Beach Waves

Hi! It’s all about the hair today.  All of us have that one thing that makes us feel like we have a little jump in our step.  For me, when I put a few beach waves in my hair,  I immediately feel more pulled together. So I am excited to share the products I use and a few helpful tips to achieve the beach wave look. My favorite everyday products for this look are pictured below.  Lets get our waves on!


You can achieve this look on any length of hair that wraps around a wand once or twice.  Today I am using a 25mm wand that creates a soft tousled look.  I like to use the 25 mm on my hair when I want the waves to stay in a bit longer.  If I use a bigger wand I tend to need more products, so for an every day style I like to keep my products simple and my wand smaller.  Start with dry hair and use the Nume 25 mm curling wand. This is an awesome curling iron, it has a 360 degree rotating power cord.  I love this feature because it keeps the cord from tangling.  You can shop the link below or take a closer look.  Curling Wand


Okay excuse the no make-up look I have going on here.  I like to do my make-up after my hair.  I usually get hot and like to save myself any touch ups.  Sorry for the side bar, back to business.  If you are curling the left side of your hair, grab a small section of hair with your left hand and reach over your head with your right hand holding the wand.  this makes it easy to curl the hair away from your face.  This curling iron comes with a glove however I find it harder to use.  Hold on to the ends of your hair away from the wand.  This look is meant to be a tousled look, the ends look better if they are not curled under.  FullSizeRender (6)

Repeat on your right side of your head.  Hold the hair with your right hand and reach over with the left.  When you release the hair do not untwist it, just pull up on the curling wand and let the hair fall.

The next step is adding volume.  You guys, if your hair is flat like mine, this will be your new favorite product.  It is made by Bamboo and gives your hair volume and hold.  Lift up small sections in you crown area, give a shake of the liquid powder on your root and give your hair a little shake.  You will have instant volume.

Bamboo Liquid Powder

Bamboo Uplifting Hair Spray

Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo

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Now you are ready to lightly spray your beach waves with the bamboo uplifting  hair spray.  Go throw some lipstick on, grab your coffee and head out the door with your cool hair!  One more thing, when  the afternoon comes around I will touch up my roots with Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo because I tend to have oily hair.  It makes my hair look fresh all day long.  I can even use this product for a second day to help with the oil and stretch my styling efforts out a day.  And not having to do your hair two days in a row is magical!  Good luck, and remember your waves do not have to be perfect, just keep trying.  You will get the hang of it.

Cheers, Nicole


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Less Than Fancy

  Hi friends! My name is Nicole Runfola. I ADORE clothes, cocktails, nature, long walks and sitting by a fire with a glass of wine. Finding what color looks best on skin tones is fun for me and I am a sucker for a great accessory. Beyond all those fun little facts I am, at my core, a sensitive, loyal and flawed person. I am a mom to four amazing kiddos who I love with the deepest part of my heart. I am married to Erik, he is a handsome, genuine and hardworking man you I am crazy about. I love growing older with him. I find it a bit romantic to watch what is left of his hair turn grey! There is something in my soul that wants people to feel comfortable and ease around me. I have lived by the motto that I am no better or worse than anyone. If I happen to meet you and you are new to an environment, I will introduce you to other people I know and most likely more than once. 😂 I love the people in my life. I am not sure how I got so blessed to have so many around me that make me better. I think I am funny, probably funnier than I actually am and I appreciate people that can make me laugh. Because really, a good laugh makes most things better. Follow me in Instagram @lessthanfancy for a quick way to see what is happening. Cheers, Nicole

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