Wave Hello to Summer: You Need to Try These 10 Perfect Hairstyles for the Beach

Beach babes take note, these are the hairstyles you'll be wearing all summer long!

Warm weather and sunny summer days mean trips to the beach and maybe a photoshoot or two for the gram, while you’re there! Many women choose to go au naturel with makeup and minimal clothing as they set up beachside due to the extreme heat, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a fun hairstyle to amp up their look. Whether you’re going for a look that requires a little prepping or just trying to accentuate your natural texture, here are some of our fave hairstyles for the beach that you need to try:

Hairstyles for the beach curly and natural
Keep it curly and natural.

1. Curly Natural

Instead of trying to tackle your curls with a straightener or hair dryer before heading out into the sun, accentuate your natural style and give your curls the nourishment and bounce they deserve. Give your curls a pump of Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Créme Serum to nourish your hair and add some shine. The serum can be added to dry or wet hair so bring it with you and apply some even after you go for a swim.

Hairstyles for the beach straw hat
A stylish straw hat never hurt nobody!

2. Straw Hat

Straw hats scream summer and go with any beachy look. If you’re working with dirty hair then a hat is a great option to cover greasy and tangled hair before getting it wet and it adds a practical accessory to your outfit.

Hairstyles for the beach floppy hat
Hairstyles for the beach: Rock a floppy hat for extra sass and sun protection!

3. Floppy Hat

The floppy hat is the ultimate beach hat as it offers optimal sun protection and sass. The loose fit of the hat makes it comfortable to wear your hair down or in a low bun and it looks great with all cuts and lengths, as it draws attention immediately to your face.

Hairstyles for the beach textured waves
Embrace your waves and add some texture, too!

4. Textured Waves

Those who don’t have straight or curly hair understand the struggle of having an in-between, wavy style that can be hard to decide how to accentuate. Instead of straightening or adding mousse for curls, give your waves some sexy texture and embrace all the different movement your hair creates. Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray will be your best friend as it provides beachy texture for up to 24 hours and has a UV complex to protect against harmful sun rays.

Hairstyles for the beach scarf headband
Hairstyles for the beach: Scarf headbands are perfect to keep your hair out of your face.

5. Scarf Headband

Add a scarf headband to your look to keep your hair out of your face and add some cute flair to your beach vibe. Scarf headbands can be added to an updo to keep the heat off your face and the back of your neck or they can be worn alone to give your hair more volume and frame your face.

Hairstyles for the beach boho braid
Easy, effortless, boho braid.

6. Boho Braid

Boho braids are ideal for ladies with long hair as it looks best when it’s loose and wild. This style is so simple it’s crazy. Before starting, add five to eight pumps of Love Beauty and Planet Smooth & Serene Leave-In Smoothie Cream to prevent frizz, then create a large, loose braid. Once you’ve secured it with a hair tie feel free to pull at the body to loosen the strands and give it a more relaxed, carefree feel.

Hairstyles for the beach wet
Rock your wet hair with confidence!

7. Wet and Wild

Once you’ve gone head first into the ocean for a dip, there’s no going back and your hair is going to be a beautiful, salty tangle until you hit the shower. Don’t panic though! Rock the tangled, wet hair look for the rest of the day and when you get back home, wash your hair with Suave Essentials Ocean Breeze Shampoo and Conditioner for a gentle cleanse and a final whiff of the ocean.

Hairstyles for the beach mini braids
Keep it simple and cute with multiple braids.

8. Mini Braids

Committing to a whole head of braids can be a lot, but it’s totally worth it when it’s done and is a great style to wear to the beach. This style is a no fuss or stress one and looks great worn up or down. Add some colored braids for a pop of fun that will look awesome with all of your beach attire.

Hairstyles for the beach bun
Throw your hair up in a bun and hit the beach!

9. Fun Bun

If you just can’t be bothered to style your hair and it’s far too hot to keep it down, just throw it up in a fun bun. what makes the buns fun is that you do it haphazardly and never know what shape you’re going to get. Don’t overthink this one and just go with the flow. Once your bun is up, pull around the top to loosen it and give it a little more body.

Hairstyles for the beach beachy waves
Embrace beachy waves, whether natural or premeditated!

10. Beachy Waves

Whether you achieve your beachy waves naturally after a dip in the ocean or arrive with a premeditated version, these are classic summer hairstyles for the beach that most women desire. If your hair needs a little assistance getting that “effortless” texture and wave, try using some Bed Head Beach Me Wave Defining Gel Mist to add definition, shine and protection from humidity.

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