5 Holiday-ready easy hairstyles for medium-length hair

Stress-free holiday hair can be yours...

The sun is shining (finally!) and that means one thing: it’s officially vacation season! With many of us looking forward to spending our days on white sandy beaches, it’s highly likely that you’ve already started piecing together your holiday wardrobe. But have you thought about how you’ll style your hair while you’re away? The good news is there are lots of easy hairstyles for medium length hair that take no time at all! And what’s more, we’ve curated a list of our 5 holiday-ready favourites, below.

Our 5 holiday easy hairstyles for medium length hair 


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Easy hairstyles for medium length hair: Hairline braid.

Hairline braid

When the temperature rises, many of us just want our hair off our faces. Good news is, there are lots of uber chic, holiday-ready hairstyles that will allow you to step into sunshine season in style – and the hairline braid is one of them.

With its laid-back appeal and versatile nature, this effective hairstyle is great for lazy days by the pool as well as hot summer nights. Plus, it’s easier to achieve than it looks!

A hairline braid looks great with both straight and wavy hair, especially if you have some volume, so start by misting the Toni&Guy Glamour 3D Volumiser (£7.49*) on to dry hair. Create two horizontal sections that run from just behind one ear to another, and start to create your French braid from left to right, or vice versa. Stop when you have reached the nape of your neck on the opposite side to where you started and secure with a hairband before tucking the ends underneath the rest of your hair to hide it.

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Easy hairstyles for medium length hair: Top knot. Credit: Indigitalimages.com.

Top knot

A timeless hairstyle that will take you from day to night with effortless ease, top knots have been a summer staple for as long as we can remember. Plus it’s making a major comeback on the fashion scene, did you know?

To get the look, start by spritzing the Toni&Guy Matt Texture Dry Shampoo (£7.49*) to help give your hair some grip and texture. Next, flip your head upside down and secure your hair in a ponytail on the top of your head. Now, section your hair and gently tease it using a backcombing brush to help boost texture and achieve an undone look. Then, simply wrap your tail around the base of your pony and secure with bobby pins. Don’t forget to finish with a quick spritz of TRESemmé Firm Hold Hairspray (500ml, £4.99*) to seal the look in place without it looking too stiff.

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Easy hairstyles for medium length hair: Beachy waves. Credit: Dvora.

Beach waves

Beach waves instantly scream summer and look as good on the beach as they do after dark. The best part? It works a treat on second day hair and all you need is a curling wand or straighteners, and TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam (£5.50*) to achieve this much-coveted look.

Want to know how to create these sexy, beachy waves? Check our step-by-step tutorial.

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Easy hairstyles for medium length hair: Bedhead textures.

Bedhead textures

When the temperature rises (and the humidity levels go through the roof), it seems impossible to keep your hair looking sleek, frizz-free and straight. But why should you when sexy, bedhead hair is bang on trend for the summer – as proved to us by many fashion designers who featured natural-looking, rumpled textures on this season’s runways.

To achieve the look, start by blasting your roots with TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray (£14.95*) while your hair’s still damp to help boost volume and lift. Then blow-dry it using a diffuser on a low setting until it’s almost dry, using your fingers to scrunch your tresses, creating that effortlessly tousled texture.

Leave the rest to dry naturally and spritz some TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hairspray (£5.50*) to help seal the natural-looking kinks and waves in place while still allowing plenty of movement. That’s it – done!

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Easy hairstyles for medium length hair: Messy ponytail. Credit: Indigitalimages.com.

Messy ponytail

A messy ponytail suits pretty much all hair lengths (as long as you have enough of it to tie up, of course!) but it looks especially cute and is one of our favourite easy hairstyles for medium-length hair.

Getting the look couldn’t be simpler. Just remember that texture and volume are key to achieving the desired results. Try massaging the TIGI Bed Head Joyride Texturising Powder Balm (£16.95*) into your roots before styling, as it breaks into a dry powder upon use to create that casual, lived-in texture without leaving your locks feeling crunchy.

To see how to achieve the perfect messy ponytail, follow our step-by-step guide!

*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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