Cute and easy hairstyles perfect for your travel selfies

Mitch | 09 November 2017

Travel in style with these easy hairstyles that you can create in minutes. We promise—they’re Instagram worthy!

These days, going on vacation doesn’t only mean you get to see new places and experience different cultures. It also means new material for Instagram (we sense the sheer excitement, folks); and well, a cute selfie with the Eiffel Tower in the background? Definitely #goals! You probably have your outfit for the entire trip all planned out, so while you’re at it, make sure your hairstyle is on point, too! And since we’re on the topic of easy hairstyles that would up your selfie game, we thought we’d put together an inspirational gallery of cute ‘dos that won’t take forever creating and won’t require you to pack your entire dresser in your luggage. Keep scrolling and find fun and easy-to-do hairstyles you can wear while in transit!

Cute easy hairstyles for your next travel adventure

easy hairstyles sock curls
Cute easy hairstyle for travel: sock curls. Credit: iStock

1. Sock curls

Curls are really pretty and register well on photos. But if the idea of lugging your styling tools with you on your trip is enough to put you off, don’t give up just yet. Coz all the “tools” you need to create beautiful curls may already be in your “to pack” list—a bunch of socks!

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

To curl your locks, spritz your damp hair with a texturizing spray like TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. Then roll sections of your hair around a sock starting at the ends. Keep rolling until you reach the scalp then tie the ends of the sock into a knot. Leave it overnight while you sleep so when you wake up in the morning, your curls are selfie-ready!

cute easy hairstyles for travel half-up top knot
Cute easy hairstyle for travel: half-up top knot. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Half-up top knot

The half-up top knot is one of those super easy hairstyles with major cuteness factor. It works for long hair and for bob cuts, too. You can also do it on straight hair and make it a bit messy for effect, or work some sexy beachy waves into the style.

cute easy hairstyles for travel half-up twist
Cute easy hairstyle for travel: the half-up twist. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. The half-up twist

Match your pretty travel outfits with this charming hairstyle. Just get small sections on either side of your head, twist them, and then bring them together at the back and secure with an elastic.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo

This look would be so much nicer if you don’t have frizz popping up here and there, so to make sure your hair’s frizz-free, wash with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Conditioner. This pair is specially formulated to nourish each strand, leaving them smooth, manageable, and easy to style.

cute easy hairstyles for travel updo with scarf
Cute easy hairstyle for travel: low bun + head scarf. Credit:

4. Head wrap/scarf updo

Get your hair up and throw on a cute scarf! It’s a great way to keep your hair away from your face while scoring major cute points!

cute easy hairstyles for travel braided headband
Cute easy hairstyle for travel: one-side braided headband

5. One-side braided headband

Can you already imagine how cute you would look wearing this hairstyle? This look is a no-brainer. Just part your hair to the side, French braid a section on top, and use bobby pins to secure it behind the ear. You’ll be out the door and heading to the first tourist spot in your itinerary in five minutes! Oh, and for sleek, frizz-free tresses, don’t forget to condition with Cream Silk Standout Straight Conditioner!

Cute easy hairstyle for travel: loose messy braid. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

6. Loose messy braid

This would be a great after-flight hairstyle. Doesn’t matter if your hair is messed up because you slept through the entire flight. You can just shake it a little bit for a messy effect, start braiding at mid-length, and use an elastic to secure the end. Once you’re out of the plane, grab your dry shampoo from your check-in luggage and spray along your roots for instant hair refresh. We love TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo—you gotta try it!

Like we said, these easy hairstyles won’t eat up much of the time you’re supposed to be spending outside the hotel room. They’re quick, easy, and definitely pretty—everything you need for a stylish travel look!

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