No-fuss beach hair ideas from Instagram

Get beautiful, beach-ready 'dos even before you hit the sand. 

Want to look and feel cool while you’re at the beach? Then you’ve come to the right place! The All Things Hair team has put together 4 of our favourite fuss-free ‘dos from Instagram, so have a scroll through our gallery above, or see below to find out what made our list for easy beach hair ideas.

4 No-fuss beach hair ideas


girl lying down with blonde beach hair ponytail
Beach hair: Simple ponytail. Credit:
After swimming in the pool or sea, use a clarifying (deep cleanse) shampoo as this will help remove the impurities… The VO5 Give Me Moisture Hot Oils or VO5 Nourish My Shine Hot Oils (£4.28* each) will remove 75% of the chlorine and leave hair feeling soft and nourished! – Unilever creative director & head stylist Dan Lynes.

Simple ponytail

When it comes to fuss-free beach hair, nothing beats a simple ponytail. Practical and pretty, it’s a great way of keeping your mane neatly out of the way while you chill on the beach. Just gather your tresses towards the back of your crown, wrap a snag-free hairband around your hair to keep it securely in place, et voilà! You’re ready for the sun, sand and sea! Credit: @claudia_porta

top knot hairstyle at the pool beach hair
Beach hair: Messy top knot. Credit:

Messy top knot

Are you the proud owner of lovely thick locks? Then the top knot is the beach hair style for you. It’s ideal for keeping longer hair lengths wrapped up and out of your face while you’re poolside or by the sea.

Just loosely twist your hair, wrap it around itself to create your messy bun, securing it in place with a hairband – and your beach ‘do is complete!

Tip: Why not give your hair a little extra TLC and spritz it with a leave-in conditioning spray? This way you can look stylish while also treating your hair to some much needed nourishment! The TRESemmé Oleo Radiance Bi-Phase Conditioning Mist (£6.99*) is a perfect mix of nourishing pure oils and a lightweight detangling mist. It instantly helps with manageability, giving you healthy-looking softness and shine that lasts all day long! Credit: @kaaaaatiiii

platinum blonde vintage inspired hair with a read scraf
Beach hair: Vintage inspired. Credit:


Want to transform your pretty ponytail and give it a continental French Riviera feel? Using hair accessories is an easy way to achieve the effect. Just pick your favourite silk or chiffon scarf, and tie it around the base of your ponytail, and you’re done! If you want to add an extra cute touch, why not try tying your scarf into a beautiful bow? We promise you’ll instantly look like the retro queen à la plageCredit: @gracefullyvintage

Blonde girl raking hair hands through her hair on the beach
Beach hair: Carefree and down. Credit:

Carefree and down

Ok, we know that this is a little bit of a cheat, but let’s be honest: sometimes we just want to let our hair down (we’re talking literally and figuratively here), especially when you’re on holiday and chilling on a tropical island beach.

To get beach hair before you even hit the sand, spray the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray (£7.49*) on damp or dry hair to create effortlessly textured, tousled waves and gently style your tresses with your fingers. For flat hair, concentrate the spray on your roots for extra lift. Credit: @ekaterina_fufaeva

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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