Heading for an exotic location? Lucky you! Sights, sun, sea and most importantly, some well-earnt rest. With soaring temperatures and gentle sea breeze, the last thing you want is to be looking like a hot, sweaty mess. Frizzled hair and major sunburn is not a good look! With your hair loose and fancy-free, trying to get it to obey in hot temperatures is a never-ending battle, so you need to tie it up.
Trying to keep your hair frazzle-free shouldn’t have to compromise your style. In fact, there are so many awesome and flattering hairstyles that will still make you feel on your A-Game, even when you’re asleep on a sun lounger.
The Top Knot
For those of you who don’t want to get their hair wet in the ocean and want to keep it off your back and neck, the top knot is the perfect way to look put-together without breaking a sweat. This look can take you from a day at the beach to a date night at the bar, just add an edgy headscarf or a dainty hair slide and go!
The side ponytail is no longer deemed some Noughties’ fad, but is now a stylish hairstyle to adopt on and off the beach. Twisting the ponytail is a great way to add a bit of edge and texture all whilst keeping your hair off your face.
Two braids is such a surfer girl-esque vibe that we love. It looks carefree and is such a bohemian chic way to keep your hair out of the way. Incorporate mini braids into the two main braids to add a little playfulness.
If you are lucky enough to have gorgeous curly hair, don’t grab any heated protects like your straighteners or a curling wand. Your sun is going to damage your hair enough as it is! Nourish your curls, let them loose and give them bounce. Make sure to apply serum to your hair post-swim to keep it hydrated!
For a simple but efficient way of looking cute with your hair out of the way, a high textured ponytail will be a flattering option. Use mousse to add texture and to make sure your pony isn’t looking flat and lackluster.
Half Up Half Down
If you’re not used to tying up your hair, then the half up half down look will make you feel like yourself all whilst keeping cool. Create a messy bun with the top layer of hair and leave the rest loose for a rebellious finish.
The Fishtail Braid
If you’re feeling ambitious, then the fishtail braid is the perfect hairstyle for long hot summer days at the beach. Fishtails can loosen up, especially with the heat, so use texture spray to lock down your braid and keep it looking picture-perfect all day long!
The Milkmaid Braid
If you’re hesitating between buns or braids – why compromise? Braid back your bangs and add a bun to keep your hair away off your neck in an elegant manner. These completely tied-back hairstyles help you to fight the frizz and keep your hair healthy over your dreamy holiday. If you want a hairstyle that’s Instagram-worthy, this is the one!
The Low Bun
There’s an art to perfecting the low, casual bun. It gives a carefree vibe but still looks put-together and ultra-feminine. This hairstyle will look as good with your bikini on the beach as it does a floaty maxi dress for sightseeing. This is Riviera vibes at their best!
Last but not least, space buns are a playful hairstyle to opt for when on the beach. They will keep your hair out of your face with a 90s-inspired vibe and give an edge to your whole look. Release your creative streak by braiding the parting, this will add texture to your hairstyle and fight heat-related frizz!