How to recreate Khloe Kardashian's signature beach waves

The perfect summer hairstyle? Effortless beach waves. 

Our favorite reality star and new momma Khloe Kardashian has been rocking the style for years now, and it turns out recreating it is not as hard as it looks! Celebrity hairstylist Kieran McKenna of Kieran McKenna Salon showed us step-by-step instructions to recreate Khloe's signature hairstyle. 

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"Recreating beachy waves without going to the beach is a lot easier than it sounds," McKenna says. "The key? Make sure your curls don't look too perfect — you want to look like you've been swimming in the ocean all day."

What you'll need:

Directions:

  1. Section your hair. Separate a two-thirds section of hair and clip it up and out of the way, leaving the bottom third portion of your hair down. (Ear to ear across the back of your head). 
  2. Start curling. After spraying your hair with a heat protectant spray, take a 1 or 2inch section of hair and wrap it around the wand, leaving the ends uncurled (straight).
  3. After leaving your hair on the wand for a few seconds, release the section of hair and immediately tug on the end of the curl to loosen it to the desired wave. This is to prevent super-tight curls.
  4. Re-section your hair, ear to ear across the top of your head, dropping the back over your already waved hair. Continue to curl your hair in the same size sections. Alternate curling the sections in different directions (toward your face, away from your face) to create a messier texture, making your waves look more organic.
  5. Now drop the side sections and continue as before. Leave the front pieces for last. Curl the face-framing sections of hair away from your face for a more flattering wave.
  6. Finish with a texture spray. Beachy waves need a little texture. Spray your roots and strands with a texturizer to finish the look, and then break up your curls with your fingers to tousle your waves. Don’t use a bush or comb. 

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The Kardashian and Jenner clan, all dressed in denim, pose for a family portrait.
Khloe and family attend the release of "Cinderella" on video.
Khloe and Kim attend a charity event, decked out in tight-fitting dresses and black peep-toe pumps.
Khloe attended an L.A. Direct Magazine party in a tight, cobalt blue dress.
Khloe channeled the flappers of the '20s in this fun black number for her sister's 27th birthday.
Khloe showed off new blunt bangs while attending the Scandinavian Style Mansion in Beverly Hills.
Khloe was vibrant in this orange mini for the launch of family friend Jonathan Cheban's Kritik Clothing.
We don't love the belt, but Khloe's flawless hair and makeup totally make up for it in this look!
Khloe was a bronzed beauty while hosting a Naven and Boulee fashion event in Hollywood.
Khloe shows off her engagement ring, wearing a black and green patterned sweetheart mini.
Khloe rocked a striped maxi dress while celebrating her sister Kourtney's 31st birthday.
The Kardashian sisters attended the grand opening of New York City's DASH, all in chic black dresses.
Khloe debuted a new hair color in early 2011, wearing her hair long and red with a simple grey gown and Alexander McQueen clutch to the People's Choice Awards.
Khloe wore a daring animal print dress to the 16th Annual Critics Choice Awards.
Khloe wore a questionable number to an after party, pictured here with her husband, Lamar.
Back to her dark haired roots, Khloe chose a chic black suit and a bright clutch for the launch of her fragrance, "Unbreakable."
Khloe looked lovely in this flowing animal print at the Teen Choice Awards.
Red with red -- Khloe goes for a daring lip to match her brightly colored bottoms.
Khloe chose a sleek black dress with a pop of color on her shoes for a visit to Watch What Happens Live.
Posing with her two younger sisters, Khloe rocks a sheer top and cuffed jeans.
Khloe looked lovely in this black wrap dress, carrying  a bright red Birkin bag.
Khloe looked lovely in this top with sheer sleeves and simple white skirt, showing off tanned legs and bold shoes.
Looking lovely in white, Khloe stunned at the Kids Choice Awards.
Khloe wore this brightly patterned dress to LIVE with Kelly and Michael, and pairing it with bold accessories made the look an A+.
Khloe went for a classic glam look at the launch of her beauty line, "Kardashian Beauty."
Kylie and Khloe attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival in leather from head-to-toe.
Khloe looked lovely in a flowing white mini dress at The Hollywood Reporter's 22nd annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast. 
How chic does Khloe look in these navy separates?
For the grand opening of DASH Miami Beach, Khloe opted for a classic black gown with a plunging neckline.
Khloe chose a neutral bodycon dress when she attended a recent Mayweather fight.
Khloe and Kim at the 2014 NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfronts.
Our favorite look from when the Kardashians were in Paris for Kim and Kanye's wedding, Khloe sparkled in this gorgeous gown.
Stylish, even when wearing a pair of ripped jeans!
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Khloe Kardashian attends the Hairfinity UK Launch with special guests Kim Kardashian West & Khloe Kardashian at Il Bottaccio on November 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Hairfinity)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Khloe Kardashian attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Khloe Kardashian attends the Hollywood Reporter's Women In Entertainment breakfast at Milk Studios on December 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Khloe Kardashian is seen in Los Angeles on December 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Khloe Kardashian is seen in midtown on February 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 21: Television personality Khloe Kardashian arrives at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on March 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Khloe Kardashian is seen on April 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Khloe Kardashian seen at Craig's Restaurant on April 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Kris Jenner, Kylie, Kendall, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and Scott dine all together at the restaurant. PHOTOGRAPH BY Candid / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Candid / Barcroft Media via GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Khloe Kardashian arrives at 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on May 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Khloe Kardashian is seen in Soho on September 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Khloe Kardashian arrives at Cosmopolitan Magazine's 50th Birthday Celebration at Ysabel on October 12, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Khloe Kardashian signs and discusses her new book 'Strong Looks Better Naked' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on November 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Actress Khloe Kardashian is seen outside 'Good Morning America' on January 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: Khloe Kardashian is seen arriving at 'JFK Airport'on January 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Khloe Kardashian attends the NBCUNIVERSAL 2016 Upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall on May 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: Khloe Kardashian attends the House of CB flagship store launch at House Of CB on June 14, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Khloe Kardashian is seen on June 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG003/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 21: Khloe Kardashian is seen on July 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG010/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Khloe Kardashian Good American Launch Event at Nordstrom at the Grove on October 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Khloe Kardashian attends the 2016 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Khloe Kardashian is seen on January 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Khloe Kardashian attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Khloe Kardashian is seen at LAX on June 04, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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