Of all the hairstyles out there, beachy waves are one we’ll never, ever tire of: They’re easy to style, can be accomplished on most hair types, and look even better on slightly dirty hair than on clean hair—which is always a win in our book.
When we’re dying for a little bit of beach waves hair inspiration, we turn to celebrities to show us where it’s at. From Westworld‘s Tessa Thompson to the queen of beach waves herself, Chrissy Teigen, these 14 looks are among our very favorites—and we can guarantee you’ll love them, too.
A version of this article was originally published in July 2015.
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Honestly, it was difficult to choose just one look from Kerry Washington; she pulls off beach waves like a pro, especially on the red carpet.
Olivia Wilde shows off her perfectly touseled, wavy hair.
Vanessa Hudgens has that shoulder-length bob-and-wave look down. It's so fresh for the summer.
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The waves may be subtle, but it's a striking look for Tessa Thompson.
If anyone has mastered the quintessential beach waves, it's Chrissy Teigen. From the slightly off-center middle part to the perfect balayage, everything about this look is on-point—and exactly what we're trying to achieve when we wield our curling wands.
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Long bobs can sport beachy texture, too: The bend in Sienna Miller's hair gives it the perfect insouciant effect.
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Lush, shiny, a little bit messy—Keira Knightley's loose waves are ideal for any occasion.
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Olivia Palermo is never off her beauty prowess, so it's not much of a surprise that her beachy waves game is so strong.
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Jessica Alba's loose, messy waves and chin-length bob get a resounding "yes!" from us.
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Emily Blunt makes the case for classic soft, beachy waves that still have a bit of polish to them.
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Amber Heard even makes frizz look good with this sexy, voluminous hairstyle.
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We're completely enamored of this perfectly tousled look on Dakota Johnson.
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With choppy, texturized ends and a natural-looking wave, Emma Stone's long bob has been styled to perfection.
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From gamine pixie to lustrous California girl waves, Jennifer Lawrence can pull off any look, but this cool, easygoing style is one of our very favorites.
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