I often miss my pre-teen days when Summer meant spending full days outside at our family beach house in Long Beach Island. A bathing suit was the daily uniform and sunscreen was the only part of my beauty regiment since I was much more concerned with perfecting the perfect cannon ball over the perfect beach 'do and bikini bod. I took for granted the unending sunshine, golden glow that lasted deep into October and the awesome waves that came from salt-water soaked hair and beach breezes. Ahhhh the good old days!
I have tried with little success to re-create beach hair in my adult summer days which instead of sun and salt-water consists of outrageously overpriced hair products falsely promising to give that perfect beach look (I'm talking to you Bumble & Bumble). And my hair is just not having it. So I am living vicariously through these ladies and their fabulous beach locks!
Lauren Conrad has started a new beauty blog and it is pretty fantastic. Even though I was always team Kristin back in the Laguna Beach days, I must say her new gig is quickly making its way to the top of my favorites. Thebeautydepartment.com is a witty, entertaining, girly guide to all things beauty with some great tutorials and gorgeous photos. Check it out!
Her beach wave tutorial is certainly no replacement for the real thing, but definitely worth a shot!