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:
10 Hairstyles for the Beach
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.
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.
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 hard down or in a low bun and it looks great with all cuts and lengths, as it draws attention immediately to your face.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.