City break or long-haul? How you should style your hair for your holiday destination

Our destination-based mane guide will ensure you look amazing wherever you go!

Heading away for the bank holiday or planning on taking a long-haul trip away in the summer? No matter what your destination, we want to make sure you spend time enjoying it and not worrying about your hair. That’s why we’ve picked out these 6 flawless travel-ready hairstyles, below.

Whether you’re hitting the slopes or catching some sun on the beach, there’s bound to be a look here that’ll make your mane feel on-point.

1. Beach

back shot of woman with low ponytail with scarf wrapped around it, wearing swimming suit and posing on the beach
This scarf ‘do will make you feel like a glam beach babe. Credit: Instagram.com/the_salty_blonde

White sand beaches, rolling waves and copious amounts of sunshine all make for a relaxing holiday. But when you get bored of rocking beaching waves, we suggest you fashion your salty tresses into this low ponytail + printed scarf combo.

The best thing about this look? You’ll be giving off serious off-duty vibes, without even trying. Credit: @thesaltyblonde

Psst! Create this look at home and buy our favourite headscarf to style your hair.*

2. City break

close up shot of woman with half up half down hairstyle, wearing jacket and grey jeans, posing next to a window over looking new york city
Own the town with this pretty half-up, half-down ‘do. Credit: Instagram.com/bridget

Looking to outdo your normal travel ‘do? Whether it’s New York or Milan calling, you really can’t go wrong with this double tap-worthy half-up, half-down hairstyle.

For trendy girls on the go, this hairstyle is just what you need to make you feel like a street style star, as it is practical (you won’t have to worry about it falling in your face!) yet super-stylish. Credit: @bridget

Editor’s tip: Dry styling your mane on-the-go doesn’t have to be a chore with the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray around! This nifty product is great for dry styling your hair, and will give your tresses tonnes of definition and texture to create this lovely half-up style.

3. Adventure holiday

close up shot of woman at the grand canyon with boxer braids, a long top and jeans, wearing sunglasses and posing
Feeling like Dora the Explorer? You’ll want to take another look at this ‘do. Credit: Instagram.com/dreaming_outloud

Attention, adventure-seekers! If you’re keen on exploring in style, this fierce boxer braid hairstyle is just what you need to take you that extra mile.

Just check out our boxer braids tutorial to watch the only video step-by-step you’ll need to create the look. Credit: @dreaming_outloud

4. Festival holiday

close up shot of woman with natural curly hair styled into space buns, wearing orange crochet top and flowers in her hair and posing in a studio
If you’re looking for a great all-rounder, space buns or any other types of buns are great. Credit: Instagram.com/deja_letrice

Lucky enough to have tickets to Coachella or any other festivals? Keeping your hair up in dance-ready space buns will ensure you nail the boho vibe — especially, if you adorn your cute look with flowers. Credit: @deja_letrice

To get your flower power on, shop our favourite floral accessories.*

5. Ski trip

close up shot of woman at a ski destination with hat, bubble pigtails, wearing pink jacket and gloves
Can’t braid? You can hit the slopes with this bubbly ‘do! Credit: Instagram.com/barefootblonde

There’s nothing worse than taking off your winter hat and realising your ‘do looks better with it on. So, why not keep your hat on when you hit the slopes and slay these bubble pigtails?

If you’re not a plaiting pro, this playful look is destined for you, as it requires no actual braiding because it’s all down to the work of elastic bands. Credit: @barefootblondehair

Love this bobble hat? Purchase our must-have hat, and don’t forget to grab a pair of stylish sunnies.*

Editor’s tip: If you want to make your bubble pigtails look as plump as the ones pictured? Sprinkle the TONI&GUY Root Lift Sculpting Powder on your pigtails to give your hair a little texture, before gently pancaking your mane.

6. Wellness retreat

close up shot of woman overlooking the sea, posing with wind swept hair at a wellness and spa holiday
Let your hair down and breathe in and out. Credit: Instagram.com/caro_e_

Going on a detox and focusing on your well-being? After months of using heat on your hair, colouring it and more, your mane is probably in need of a detox, too.

Instead of worrying about how to style your tresses for this ‘me time’ getaway, you should focus on giving them some extra TLC with a hair mask. This means when you get back, you and your mane will be refreshed and ready to deal with Susan from HR. Credit:@caro_e_

Editor’s tip: If there’s one hair mask you need in your suitcase, it’s the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Intensive MaskThis powerhouse of a product is made for overworked tresses, it’s formulated with Biotin & Pro-Bond Complex that penetrates inside the hair fibre to restore broken bonds caused by hair damage.

So, not only will it leave your hair feeling smooth and healthy-looking, but it will also future-proof your mane against breakage. You can’t argue with that, can you?

Shop the article

  1. Silk headscarf
  2. VO5 Dry Texturising Spray
  3. Floral accessories
  4. Bobble hat
  5. Stylish sunnies
  6. TONI&GUY Root Lift Sculpting Powder
  7. TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Intensive Mask

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