Now that summertime is upon us, most of your clients probably coming in asking for beachy waves. After all, this hair look works for everything from engagement photos, weddings, and other seasonal soirees. You want to give clients a long-lasting look they’ll love, but that often means searching endlessly for the right hair products.

The search is over. With these great products, you can achieve hot, beachy waves for clients anytime, anywhere, even if they’re not near the ocean.

Hanz de Fuko’s QUICKSAND

Don’t let the name intimidate you, QUICKSAND is one of the best products on the market for beach waves. Hanz de Fuko’s formula has no parabens, only certified organic extracts. QUICKSAND is a combination of dry shampoo and styling wax; rather than spritz it on a client’s hair, you run it through with your fingers. The diatomaceous earth within controls oil and keeps hair in place for hours. With its ultra-matte finish, you can use this with freshly-washed and even second-day hair.

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Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray

One of the top brands in the hair game, Bumble and Bumble proves why with its coveted Surf Spray. Hair should be dry or damp when you use this spray. Then, grab and crunch locks until they take on the right texture and shape. Ingredients like sea kelp extract (macrocystis pyrifera) add shine, while ascophyllum nodosum extract controls flyaways, adds body and softness, and provides elasticity and moisture.

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IGK’s Beach Club Texture Spray

Another great spray to have in your arsenal is the Beach Club Texture Spray from IGK. This has no salt (unlike Bumble and Bumble’s product) so you never have to worry about dry, fried strands. Once again, make sure the client’s hair is dry or damp when using it. IGK’s spray is gluten-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and color-safe. It’s also petroleum and mineral oil-free. There’s even mild UV protection.

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Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray

If you need more salt-free beachy waves in an aerosol, Oribe delivers. Their Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray is loaded with ingredients like amber (styrax benzoin), watermelon extract (Citrullus lanatus), and safflower seed oil (Carthamus tinctorius). What it doesn’t have is sodium chloride and parabens that can weigh down and damage hair.

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Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray

Lastly, there’s Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Soft Waves Sea Salt Spray. With a pleasant Tropical Banana scent, your clients will ask for this all the time. It comes out as a powder more than a spray, so you’ll have to use your fingers or a brush to spread the product. This spray is formulated not to dry out strands.

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