Best Beach Hairstyles

Whether you’re going to the beach or lying by the pool, your hair is definitely going to be fighting the elements in the summer. While you don’t want to fuss with your hair all morning, beating frizz and humidity is never an easy task. Achieving that perfectly undone hairstyle is key for a head-turning beach look that will keep your locks under wraps. Here is our list of the best fuss-free beach hairstyles.

Loose Chignon: A chignon bun is an extremely versatile look that can be worn for a casual daytime look or an evening affair. For a day at the beach keep it messy and imperfect by allowing strands of hair to fall out of place. Create a low ponytail at the nape of the neck with either a middle or a side part. Twist hair around the ponytail and secure loosely with an elastic.

Hat: When you’re really pressed for time, a hat is a quick fix to cover up that unattractive bed head. Invest in a cute straw fedora or floppy brimmed hat that you can grab just seconds before running out the door. Not only will you look chic, but it will also double up as protection from the sun!

Braid: Braids seem to be the look of the season with a variety of styles like fishtails and French braids. For a day at the beach a textured braid is the perfect way to keep your hair out of your face while still looking chic. Start by working with the natural texture and volume of your hair. Create a part of your choice and gather your hair at the base of the neck. Braid hair loosely and secure with an elastic. With your fingers, gently pull at the braid to make it uneven and slightly unkempt.

Related: Copy the braided looks from Snow White and the Huntsman

Natural Waves: One way to give off a chill, beachy vibe is to keep your hair au-natural. Be perfectly imperfect with uneven curls and embrace the natural texture of your hair. To wake up with bouncy, relaxed curls simply towel dry your hair after washing it. Twirl small pieces of hair with your fingers while your hair is still damp, and continue to twist until your hair is basically dry. In the morning, tousle curls with your fingers and you’re ready for the beach.

Top Knot: The top knot has been talked about time and time again, with many tips and tricks for perfecting the look. Opt for a low-maintenance version by simply collecting hair into an imperfect high ponytail. Loosely twist your hair around the ponytail and secure with an elastic. The key is not to fuss with it as you want the knot to be slightly disheveled and textured.

Related: Copy Julianne Hough’s top knot

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