To kick off our favourite season, summer of course, I’ve decided to do a little tutorial on my favourite go-to hairstyle: Beach Waves. You know those envious locks a-la Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated. That perfect loose, model-off-duty, bouncy wave that looks so effortless- making you believe that maybe they just rolled out of bed that way and straight into the water. Yes, we all hate them, those Dior sunglasses wearing bitches, but in real life we at least know it doesn’t actually work like that!

Known for my own beachy blonde locks, it’s a look I think I’ve perfected pretty well- and I’ll be honest, it’s not always quite effortless as it seems. I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade along the way; so, I’m sharing my how-to with you today!

1) If your hair is freshly washed it’s good to add a little lightweight mousse before you blow-dry to give your hair a bit of a more rough texture.

2) When curling I curl in 4 parallel sections starting from the bottom of my head to the top. A key trick is when you curl alternate between curling around the barrel with the clamp and also just using your finger to twist the strand around the barrel. This alternates the amount of curl each piece has which in turn looks more natural. You can also alternate size of the barrel switching from a 1/2 or 3/4 inch barrel to a 1 inch barrel.

** Important tip #1: Always curl away from your face, the way you’d imagine if the wind was blowing in your face and your hair back.

** Important tip #2: Leave the bottom inch of your hair out of the curling iron to prevent the Shirley Temple effect and give it the more unfinished effortless look.

3) To get that perfect root lift for the front pieces of your hair at the part I hold the curling iron under the piece of hair closest to the part for a couple seconds to help give it that lifted S shaped bump.

4) Use a comb to brush it all out and break up any curls.

5) Use some beach effect texture spray and rub it through your hair to make it piecey and then a tiny bit of light hairspray to hold it in place.

6) If you are going for the really effortless beachy Model off duty look never curl your hair right before you are going out. It always looks most natural after falling out for at least an hour or two. The bottom photo is right after curling, the top photo is 4 or 5 hours later. That’s the difference.

7 tips to choose comfortable shoes

We rarely think about pampering our feet. And yet, just remember that, on average, we give between eight thousand and 10 thousand steps a day, according to the Association of Medicine and Foot Surgery.

These experts point out that, although the most common and visible consequences of using small, narrow shoes, of bad quality or with too much heel are chafing, wounds, calluses and bunions, the repercussions go further and can negatively affect the spine, the hip and the joints.

 Therefore, here are 7 recommendations to learn how to choose comfortable and quality shoes:

  1. Quality of the material

Look for shoes made of genuine leather, both on the outside and inside, and avoid shoes that have skin only on the outside and that, inside, are fabric or synthetic.

  1. Heel

The ideal is that the heel is wide to ensure a good footprint and that its height oscillates between 2 and 4 centimeters. If you cannot give up the “heels”, keep in mind that the ideal, if you are going to wear the shoe for many hours, is that its height does not exceed 6 centimeters.

  1. Sole

The most advisable type of sole is the anti slip, which favors the grip and prevents dangerous slips.

  1. Flexibility

The shoe has to be sturdy, but comfortable and flexible. It must ensure a firm grip of the foot without being too narrow, especially at the tip.

  1. Appropriate number

Comfortable shoes should not squeeze, annoy or cause friction in any part of the foot, if so; it is not the right number or model. Always choose shoes with your foot and conditions in mind.

For example if you suffer from bunions, you should choose shoes for delicate feet; If your foot is wider than usual, opt for shoes of special width. If you make your purchase in an establishment selling online women’s shoes, in case of doubt regarding the number, it is better to sin by excess than by effect. But the best option will be make visit at ash shoes outlet, they offer the best for your feet.

  1. Support

Also take into account the support of the shoe, which must be anatomical and flexible, to adequately cushion the weight of your body and support the walks comfortably.

  1. Always buy shoes in the afternoon, when the foot is more swollen.

In this way you ensure that the shoes you buy is your size and does not squeeze or bother you.Finally, remember that it is the shoe that must conform to the foot and not the other way around.