They are reminiscent of the look of Californian surfers, fall casually over the shoulder, and provide the ultimate summer feeling in your hair: Beach Waves are the long-running hairstyles for the sunny season, but this year they are finally getting their first competition. The hairstyle trend Mermaid Waves promises a new and playful variant of Beach Waves in the summer of 2021, which lets us as modern mermaids stroll through the warm days and is already considered the hottest contender for the hairstyle trend of the season. We explain what distinguishes Mermaid Waves from classic Beach Waves and how you can easily recreate the ultimate look for summer 2021 at home.
We are adding a new term to our hair lexicon because mermaid waves are the new hairstyle trend that should now be noted for summer 2021. The difference between classic beach waves? Mermaid waves are characterized by small waves in an even, beautifully defined S-shape - beach waves, on the other hand, fall over the shoulder in large, loose, and messy waves and are more reminiscent of the disheveled undone look. Whichever hairstyle trend you choose, both versions ultimately bring movement into your hair, give fine lengths more volume and provide instant summer feelings in your hair.
The new hairstyle trend can be worn with any hair texture (but straight hair is an advantage) - medium to long hair, however, is a prerequisite for Mermaid Waves. And the best? The trending look for summer 2021 is super easy and can be styled at home in just three steps. And this is how it goes step by step:
The first step is to wash the hair as usual with shampoo and conditioner and then let it air dry. In the case of naturally wavy or curly hair, on the other hand, it is worthwhile to dry it with a hairdryer so that the waves later look nice and smooth and no frizz occurs. Also very important? Don't forget the heat protection! This is worked into the still damp hair and protects the hair from damage by blow dryers and waving irons.
Once the hair is completely dry and protected, it goes to the actual Mermaid Waves. A very special heat tool is used for the hairstyle trend - the wave iron. This is characterized by two or three heating rods next to each other, through which the individual strands of hair are shaped.
The wave iron works in a similar way to the well-known crepe iron: you clamp a strand of hair near the base between the heated heating rods and wait a few seconds until a wave is formed. Then slide the waving iron a little further down the strand and repeat the procedure up to the tips. This is done strand by strand until all of your hair is curled in mermaid waves.
Tip: To make styling easier, you can first section off the top hair and, in the first step, only wave the lower part of the hair. Only then does the top hair come into play step by step.
If the entire hair is wavy, the Mermaid Waves can be combed out a little or gently teased with a comb so that they look a little more effortless and casual. Finally, fix the hairstyle trend with some hair or shine spray - the new mermaid look for summer 2021 is ready!