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!
Easy hairstyles for your next travel adventure
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. Little did you know that all the “tools” you need to create beautiful curls may already be in your “to pack” list—a bunch of socks!
To create sock curls, roll a section of your damp 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. Do this to all sections of your hair. Keep the socks on your hair for a couple of hours or until your hair dries. Then, ta da! Your curls are selfie-ready!
Editor’s tip: Spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your damp locks before curling to add texture to your hair and help make your waves more defined.
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.
3. Half up twisted ponytail
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. In the mood for some wine and cheese? Glam up and put your hair in a beautiful half up twisted ponytail.
Editor’s tip: Rock this look with soft and bouncy locks. Wash your hair with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner to help boost your hair’s natural volume by up to 95 percent.
4. 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 sightseeing. You wouldn’t want hair strands blocking an amazing view, right?
5. One-sided micro braids
Yes, you can definitely braid short hair! Just part your hair to the side, French braid a section or two, and use bobby pins to secure your braids behind your ear. You’ll be out the door and heading to the first tourist spot in your itinerary in five minutes!
For easier braiding, you can spritz hair wax on the sections you are going to style to give them more grip.
6. Loose messy braid
This would be a great after-flight hairstyle. It doesn’t matter if your hair is all messed up from sleeping 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.
7. Rope braid
Getting your fingers twisted and tangled in a three-strand braid? Go for the rope braid It doesn’t even need to be perfect for you to have the perfect selfie. It’s a simple and practical hairstyle that won’t easily get messed up, so you don’t need to restyle your hair in the middle of your tour.
8. Side ponytail
Add a feminine and romantic touch to your OOTDs by putting your hair in a side ponytail. If you didn’t pack your flat iron, don’t worry! Just smooth out frizz and flyaways with a drop of hair serum. Style your hair this way when visiting museums or having coffee and cakes at that quaint cafe down the road.
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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