Dreaming of laid-back beachy waves a la Kate Hudson? Join the club. But if your best attempt with a curling tong leaves you looking more like a pedigree poodle than a surfer goddess then you'll definitely want to take note.

Relaxed, tousled curls are a great way to give a nod to the '70s Woodstock vibe that was all over the spring/summer ’15 catwalks. But whether your hair is as fine and flat or totally untamable, achieving this relaxed bohemian style is rarely as effortless as the end result suggests.

InStyle's Beauty Writer Jess’ step-by-step video takes us through how to create Kate’s style – no entourage required. Plus (spoiler alert) you’ll only need two products to get the look. With just a curler and a salt spray, there isn’t a sectioning clip in sight – keeping things easy peasy.

Like many of us, Jess admits to having been previously scared off traditional curling tongs as she was prone to burning her fingers and found them snooze-inducingly slow but has since been converted to BaByliss’ Pro Perfect Curl (£109.95, johnlewis.com) after it won the ‘Best Tool’ category in our Best Beauty Buys Awards.

A great look to try if you’re afraid of things looking a little too ‘done’, it works best with pared-back makeup and a sunkissed complexion, perfect for those of you who are already fantasising about summer (yep, us too).

Whilst we can’t all be blessed with Kate Hudson’s laid-back LA lifestyle (we’re getting reacquainted with our fake tan bottles as we speak) we can at least cheat her fabulous beach babe hair.

Don’t forget to check out InStyle.co.uk again tomorrow, when we’ll be letting you in on more beautifying tips and tricks in our next tutorial video.

See every single winner in our InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2015 here or get your very own supplement with the March issue of InStyle, on sale now.

By Catherine Scale