Soft, beachy waves have been a beauty trend for some time now and it doesn’t look like this hair style is going anywhere anytime soon. Recreating those soft waves are easier than you think, it just takes the right tools.
When Walmart approached me and asked if I would be interested in trying out a new hair tool to hit their stores shelves I immediately said yes. I’m all about trying out the latest beauty tools and I knew exactly what I wanted to attempt to do with the Remington Ultimate Stylist. But first you may be wondering what is a Remington Ultimate Stylist. If you are like me, you may already have a drawer full of hair styling tools. What makes the Remington Ultimate Stylist different? The Remington Ultimate Stylist ($24.97 at Walmart) is pretty neat as it replaces a few hair tools that you may already have with interchangeable barrels. Yes, that’s right one device can give you 3 different hair looks with the simple change of an attachment. I think that’s pretty cool. Each attachment is sold separately so if you don’t need all 3 you don’t have to buy all 3 and you can mix and match the styling tools that you prefer. The Remington Ultimate Stylist comes with a teardrop shaped ceramic barrel that heats to 410°’s. This uniquely shaped barrel when used correctly provides perfectly shaped waves. If waves aren’t your thing however there are two other attachments sold separately ($12.97 each at Walmart) that provide different looks like the 1/2″-1″ curling wand for medium curls and the classic 1″ extra long curling iron. With a twist of the locking color band in the center of the Ultimate Styler one can easily change out the various attachments when the styling tool is not in use.
The Remington Ultimate Styler does only have one heat setting and one on/off switch. The time it takes to curl or wave your hair depends on length, texture, and thickness. You know your hair best. The Remington Ultimate Stylist also comes with a heat resistant glove so one doesn’t have to worry about burning your fingertips or accidentally grazing the side of the hot iron when attempting to curl one’s hair. Also unlike a traditional curling iron, a styling wand does take some time getting used to as it is a bit different. But after I got the hang of curling my hair with a styling wand I found that I like styling it with a wand much better than with a regular curling iron.
How-to Create Soft, Beachy Waves with Remington Ultimate Stylist (Teardrop Shaped Barrel or Styling Wand attachment)
To get soft, beachy waves you are going to use either of the wand attachments. I’m using the teardrop shaped barrel attachment that comes with the main unit for this tutorial as I have longer hair (to the middle of my back) but if you have shorter hair the 1/2″-1″ styling wand may work better for you.
Step 1: First, apply a heat protectant spray onto the hair. Separate your hair into 3 or more sections to make curling your hair a bit easier. I usually do 3 layers as I have rather thin hair. Pin the top two layers on top of your head as we will be curling the bottom section first.
Step 2: Heat your Remington Ultimate Stylist. And put on the heat resistant glove onto the opposite hand that will be holding the curling wand. If you are curling on the left side of your head, reach over the top of your head, hold the curling wand with your right hand, and wear the glove on your left. When switching to the right side of your head, change hands so that the left hand is holding the styling wand and your right hand is wearing the heat resistant glove.
Step 3: Separate your hair into 1/2″ to 1″ wide section. Point the barrel of the Remington Ultimate Stylist down as you wrap your section of hair (in the direction away from your face) around the barrel. Hold it for about 5-10 seconds then release. The longer you heat the hair the tighter the wave will be but don’t hold your hair on the heat for too long as it may damage it. Also the hair will wave quicker if you use a smaller section of hair.
Step 4: Repeat these steps until all of the bottom section of hair is curled. Let down the middle section of hair and repeat separating and wrapping the hair around the wand like in step 3. Once the middle section of hair is curled, release the top section of hair and repeat the steps again until all of the hair has been waved.
Step 5: Spritz hair lightly with a flexible hold hair spray. Once the hair spray has dried take your fingers and lightly pull apart the waves so that aren’t all stuck to each other. This will give a fuller, piecy beach wave look.