You’re probably pretty psyched that it’s almost spring break! Whether you’re soaking up the rays at the beach or traveling to Europe, you’re going to need a variety of cool spring break hair looks. Sure, you could go for your regular hairstyle but we love that a vacation can be a good excuse to try out something new on our hair! It’s not like you need to get up early, right? Plenty of time to work on your braiding or updo skills. Read on to get inspired by some of our favorite spring break hairstyle ideas.
Some of Our Favorite Spring Break Hair Looks
1. Beachy Braid
Of course we had to include this beachy style. It’s quick, easy and keeps your hair off the back of your neck! Oh, and it’s super cute. To achieve this look, spritz some sea salt spray onto your hair to get that “just swam” texture. Then just create a simple three strand braid, keeping the weave nice and loose. Secure at the end and rough up the braid for even more texture, beach babe!
2. Windswept Hair
Regardless if your windswept texture is from, you know, actual wind, we’re loving this look. It’s actually pretty easy to DIY, even if it’s just for a few Instagram pics. Follow our tutorial for faking windswept hair to try it yourself. Pair with an equally easy breezy outfit for the best results.
3. Perfected Waves
These waves are so relaxed, they almost look natural! And guess what? You only need a flat iron to create them. These easy flat iron waves are almost like the trendy scandi waves but even looser. We love to create this style and wear it with half updos and add in hidden accent braids, too!
4. Space Buns
Space buns are our one of our favorite trendy styles, we just can’t get enough! They are easy enough to do, and you can style them so many ways! Half-up space buns are a favorite, as well as braided space buns. This style is best for girls who want their hair out of their face with a funky, fashionable edge.
5. Tight, High Ponytail
Yes, it’s a ponytail but it’s a classic for a reason! A low-key hairstyle, we love a good ponytail that can define your face as it takes your hair off your neck. To keep any little flyaway hairs from wrecking your sleek style, you’ll need to set it with hairspray.
6. Side Braid
This braided style is very unique! It’s kind of like a half-updo, because half of your hair is tied up in the braid. You’ll start off this style just like a braided headband but instead of pinning the braid by your ear, you’ll keep braiding it all the way down to the ends of your hair. Simple enough for such a cool style.
7. Dramatic Part
Another fun (and easy!) style is this fun half-pulled back look. Often dubbed as a dramatic part, this look is all about its signature deep side part where you can pin back the shorter side or leave it as is. You can go for a messy, rough look for the beach, or a slicked back style for nights out!
8. Fishtail Braid
Fishtail braids just feel right for spring break hairstyles. There are so many ways you can wear fishtail braids, just think of any braided style and try a fishtail! But, you’ll need to be able to do that fishtail braid first, right? Follow our tutorial to recreate this easy fishtail side braid.
9. Easy Chignon
This style is great for outdoor formal events that may come up over spring break. This particular chignon, is really just a hair roll. Think pin curls, but with all of your hair! Roll your hair from the bottom right on up, and pin into place at the nape of your neck. Top it off with a bold headband for a chic look.
10. Half-Up Top Knot
Nothing’s better than half-up top knots. We love them because you can show off your hair, while keeping it out of your eyes. You just need to section off the top of your hair and twist into a bun. How you secure this style depends a lot on your hair type! Thicker hair types can get away with a simple hair tie and a bobby pin or two for straggler hairs. Thinner hair types may want to use a hair doughnut or other hair accessories that can create a voluminous bun.
Beach hair isn’t always easy to do. But, if rough wavy styles aren’t your jam, that’s okay too! You’ll just need to use a hair product that can beat the heat and humidity. We suggest doing a smooth blowout with a round brush to create this style. Before you start to dry your hair, apply some of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum to help keep your hair smooth and sleek all day!
12. Braided Waves
If you really can’t deal with doing your hair in the morning during spring break (we get that!) this style is for you. You do all the leg work the night before so you can wake up with beachy tight waves. These tight waves are created with several braids that set overnight, similar to how you can fake crimps with braids. Set it and forget it, then you can take the braids out the next morning!
13. Natural Fro-Hawk
This funky style is a favorite of ours all year long. There is just something so cool about wearing curls in a fake mohawk! Check out our fro-hawk tutorial for a complete step-by-step.
14. Boho Braided Bangs
One of our favorite braid secrets is that you don’t need to have hair to add on both sides. You can braid back your bangs for this cool hairstyle idea. You’ll need to start off like a regular braid, only adding more hair to the back side. You leave the front side as is that is sure to evoke some major boho vibes!
Need even more spring break hair looks to try? Check out these party braids for spring break.