Ashley Benson Medium Wavy Dark Ash Blonde Hairstyle with Light Blonde Highlights

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Added: 02 Feb 2012
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Ashley Benson is a natural at pulling off the California Girl look, and her latest hairdo suits this persona perfectly. Her tousled waves are sexy and effortlessly cool - and a great idea if you have medium length hair. Let's take a look at how you can achieve this look at home.

Fun and funky is the main idea for this look. Medium to long layers are cut jagged cut through the sides and back to lighten the length allowing bounce and shape for a textured finish. Regular trims every 4-6 weeks is needed to maintain this style.

First, you need to look at your hair type. If you have naturally wavy hair, you're all set. If you have straight hair, you're going to have to get out the rollers. And finally, if you have very curly hair, it will probably take a lot of work for you to re-create this look, so be forewarned!

Second, take a look at your hair length. This style is easy to re-create on all hair lengths, but will take more work the longer your hair is. Make sure you have the time and patience if your hair is very long.

Finally, it's time to style it. Wavy-haired ladies can simply wash, mousse and dry with a diffuser - lucky you! If you have straight hair, set your hair in medium rollers, rolling the hair in a spiral motion. After your hair has set, spray the waves into place, unroll and use the tail end of a comb to separate them slightly. The key to keeping this look "beachy" is to create imperfect waves and lots of the "bed head" effect at the roots. Add in a messy centre hair part and you're all set!

Hairstyle Type


Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, and 41 - 50

Forehead Height
Neck Length


30 minutes
Fluff the styling products into the ends of your hair and pinch as you go to create textured edges.
Mousse, Wax, Smoothing Shine, and Hair Spray
Curling Iron

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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

step 1

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

2. Scrunch Dry the Hair with Fingers

step 2

Tilt your head forward and then run your fingers through, scrunching as you go, until dry. Once your hair is dry, place the strands into the desired position.

3. Use a Large Curling Iron

step 3

A large curling iron is used to create large soft curls and can be used to add body.

4. Curl Mid-lengths and Ends with a Curling Iron

step 4

Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

5. Piece the Ends Using Wax

step 5

Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

6. Apply Smoothing Shine

step 6

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

7. Apply Hairspray

step 7

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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