Waves aren't just for the beach - they can be cute hairstyles for work, parties, or low-key plans. Beautiful all year round, these mermaid waves are an essential style to master. This beach-inspired style is all about having luxuriously deep waves with a shaken out finish to create a free-spirited look.
Bringing mermaid waves to your hair repertoire is effortless. Make sure your locks are prepped for wavy hair styling with ghd curl hold spray, then dry into your tresses with the ghd air® hair dryer for long-lasting ripples. The ghd curve® creative curl wand will bring that mermaid movement to your hair with ease.
Make a statement with your next wavy hairstyle, with this sea-stimulated look. Find out how to curl hair and create majestic mermaid waves with our wavy hair tutorial.
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Here’s how to get mermaid waves
1. Spray curl hold spray on hair
2. Dry product in with hairdryer and paddle brush
3. Separate crown to back of ear
and take horizontal section from bottom
4. Point curling wand downwards and place
5. Twist wrap hair
6. Catch curl and cup until cooled
7. Pull end of curl to create wave
8. Repeat technique to back of head
9. On opposite side, twist wrap hair and curl
away from face
10. Repeat technique, working up section
11. Shake curled hair out
12. Spray with shine spray
step one: Spray curl hold product on hair
For long-lasting mermaid waves, prep the hair with ghd curl hold spray.
step three: Separate crown to back of ear and take horizontal section from bottom
Separate the hair from the crown to the back of the ear, and start at the bottom with a horizontal section.
step four: Point curl tong downwards and place above hair
Pointing the ghd curve® creative curl wand downwards, place the tong above the hair with the clamp open.
step five: Twist wrap hair
Twist wrap the hair around the barrel, away from the face. Hold for 5-8 seconds.
TIP: Twisting the hair whilst wrapping will give you a softer wave finish.
step six: Catch curl and cup until cooled
Allow the curl to fall into hand and cup until cool to set the shape.
step seven: Pull end of curl to create wave
Once cooled, gently pull on the end of curl allowing it to pop into a wave.
step eight: Repeat technique to back of head
Continue the same technique to complete to the back of the head, always with the barrel above the hair and curling away from the face.
step nine: On opposite side, twist wrap hair and curl away from face
On the opposite side of the head, starting again from the front, twist wrap and curl the hair away from the face - it’s easier to change the hand you hold your wand in to do this.
step ten: Repeat technique, working up section
Continue using the same technique working up the section, always with the barrel above the hair and curling away from the face.
step eleven: Shake curled hair out
Dress out the curls gently with hands, lifting and shaking to blend sections but retain definition.
step twelve: Spray with final shine spray
To finish your mermaid waves, spritz the hair with shine spray.