Loose waves are pretty much the ‘it’ hairstyle right now. Think Farrah Fawcett, but a little more relaxed + beachy. I’m all about it, because if you do it right, you can have loose/beachy waves for a few days. #LowMaintence (and you know I love to not constantly wash my hair). Its pretty much the perfect work/everyday do.

The Brunette Blend- Three Things for Loose Waves

Awesomely enough, its actually REALLY easy to achieve with the right iron + product. Other than a little curling or volumizing mousse, there are three things that I’m now never without when starting the style from scratch (bonus points for making it last and look good for a few days after).


When creating a hairstyle, the most important thing is your hair (OBVIOUSLY). A healthy scalp is important, too. I’ve been so tired of going through shampoo bottles, that I finally opted for a new way to shampoo. I now shampoo with a bar and this one specifically has made such an impact. You can learn more about it HERE.


Another obviously tool is a curling iron. I’m telling you, the type of curling iron makes ALL the difference. This one is AMAZING. I don’t feel like I’m ripping out my hair and the 1′-1/4′ size creates the perfect waves. All you have to do it place a section of hair in the clamp and leave about an inch or so out of the curling iron and curl. Boom. You look great.


I’ll admit, I was one of the people that got AMPED about Kristin Ess’ products being at my favorite spot, Target. C’mon, its a great product and insanely affordable. My first test was with the working texture spray and this stuff is GOLD. It creates the perfect piecey + volumized look without creating helmet hair or sticky strands.

Once you’ve got the look, all you have to do is maintain it for a few days. Dry shampoo + a low bun or pony at night (with, wait for it, SCRUNCHIE). You better believe I’m rocking this look today.

Chat soon,

The Brunette Blend-Samantha-Signature