Elle Macpherson swears by THIS product for her signature beachy waves

Elle Macpherson uses this product for beachy waves

“This is my number one thing”

If there’s ever one person to nail beachy waves, Elle Macpherson definitely takes the lead.

The supermodel, wellness entrepreneur and owner of the most enviable beach-inspired textured mane recently gave us all a heads up on the secret behind those trademark waves.

And we were delightfully surprised to find that Elle’s method actually sounds SUPER doable – it all comes down to one product.

In an interview with Get The Gloss, Elle says she always carries Sam McKnight’s Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist for on-the-go touch-ups and that signature ‘undone’ look.

“This is my number one thing. Texture is so important when you have highlights and lowlights as I do,” she explains.

Sam McKnight is the hair genius behind Elle’s locks and is one of the most iconic hairdressers in the industry - he was Princess Diana’s hairstylist through the ‘90s and is responsible for Kate Moss’s iconic tousled locks, too.

To create her beachy waves hairstyle, Elle says she spritzes the product through her roots to ends after washing her hair. She then ties her hair up into a topknot and waits for the tousled magic to happen: “When I take it down I get sort of a messy wave,” she says. 

For healthy, strong hair (and glowing skin), Elle also shared that she can’t live without The Super Elixir from her own health and wellness supplement line, WelleCo. The supplement promises to nourish the body at a cellular level supporting the health of your hair, skin and nails. Sign us up!

And while we would be hard-pressed to find a picture of the supermodel having a bad hair day, she revealed in the interview that there have actually been quite a few bad hair days along the way.

“I think I remember putting Sun-In Hair Lightener in my hair and it turned my hair orange for a Sports Illustrated shoot.” Eek! “It was not a good look and I don’t recommend it!”

Want more clever tricks on how to get loose, natural-looking waves? Check out Jenna Dewan’s quick and easy video tutorial for beachy waves.

What do you think of Elle Macpherson’s hair secrets? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Erin Docherty is a Contributing Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.