It seems to be everywhere. All over my Instagram feed, and everywhere on TikTok, the wave wand trend. The mermaid waves, the effortless new beachy wave that’s simply taking over. They’re a cross between flat iron waves and effortless beachy waves. And it only requires one tool that simply clamps down and does the work for you. The easiest way to get that easy beachy look especially if you’re not too confident with a wand, or flat iron! Today I’m going to share my review of the tool I have, plus lots of great options as well to shop. Plus, my easy tutorial for achieving this look on short hair. This tutorial also works perfectly on longer hair. As do all my other hair tutorials. I have really yet to find a need to change up my curling technique from my long hair to my extra short blunt bob.
Bondi Boost Wave Wand Review
The wave wand, the mermaid hair crimper, whatever you want to call it, has been trending everywhere lately. It’s the newest and easiest way to get the popular flat iron wave look in a pinch. You can check out my flat iron wave tutorial here. But if that’s a bit challenging for you to accomplish (it really does take some practice) this Bondi Boost Wave Wand is the way to go. There are a ton of brands that make this style of hair tool from DryBar, to Beachwaver, Conair, and more. I received the Bondi Boost Wave Wand 25mm a few months back and have been loving it. It has temperature control which I always appreciate. I like to keep mine pretty hot since I have thick, heavy hair that can withstand it.
Which Bondi Boost Wave Wand Size Is Right For Me
The BondiBoost Wave Wand comes in two sizes. A 32mm and a 25mm. Obviously, the 35mm is a bit larger and will give you a more bouncy and big wave versus the 25mm. Since I have short hair, I opted for the smaller wave wand in the 25mm. This way I could get a few good waves on my shorter hair. This would also be good for shoulder-length hair. I’d recommend the 32mm for those of you who have longer hair. But it’s really just a preference on how tight you want the wave to be.
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How To Get Beach Waves With The Bondi Boost Wave Wand On Short Hair
With any of my wave or curled hair tutorials, I always start with dry hair that’s mostly straight. Don’t use a straightener to get it straight though! That will only make waving it much more challenging.
Since my hair is super short right now, I decided to not separate the sections like I would traditionally do when curling or wanding my hair. Instead, I just started to grab sections and start clamping. Clamp starting near the root and hold for a few seconds. Then move down and try to line up the outside barrel with the last wave. I also always leave a little bit of the ends out to make sure things aren’t flipping too far in or out. Keeping them more straight from my previous blowout gives it a better look in my opinion.
Work your way through your hair and change up the size of the chunks of hair you’re using to give it a not-so-perfect look. Start some pieces a little higher and some a little farther down from your root to give it all some good dimension.
TIP: To get the very bottom pieces on super short hair, I just bend over and tilt my head to get the wand underneath. Clamp a few sections to add some texture. I wouldn’t stress too much on the lower pieces!
To finish off the beach waves, I add a texturizing spray and or a beach wave spray. Both help add some texture, grit and separation to all the waves. You can also do a light spray of a hairspray to keep things in place and give it a little bit of hold for the day. A few of my favorites include the Kristin Ess Texturizing Spray and Beach Wave Spray (reviews here) and love my Kevin Murphy Bedroom Hair Flexible Texturizing Hairspray.
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