Sometimes there’s nothing sexier than the look of tousled summer waves, but it isn’t always easy taming your hair for the beach! The combination of the ocean breeze, sea spray, hot temperatures and salt water can leave your precious locks looking wild and frizzy if you’re not careful.
If you want to achieve a relaxed, effortless hairstyle for your next tanning session, try one of these summer beach hairstyles.
1. Windswept Waves like Kate Hudson
What’s not to love about resembling a sun-kissed beach goddess with luscious locks?
Now it’s as simple as creating them at home – the hardest part is choosing the method.
2. Plait your hair after a wash and applying mouse like Sebastian Whipped Crème (from £15.50) for a natural curl after drying.
3. Follow this great tutorial on how to use a hair straightener.
Finish with a shine and hold spray like Garnier Fructis Flexihold (from £2.39)
2. Romantic Braids like Kristen Stewart
There’s something very capturing about soft braids in a summer breeze. Whether it’s a full French or side plait, this is one of our favourites.
Healthy hair is always a must, but a glow will especially add to your up-do. Try a shine spray like TIGI Head rush shine adrenaline (£9.25) to add depth to your style. For super shine and protection again humidity, use Kerastase Touche Finale (£19.50)
Be sure to keep your hair luminous by protecting it from the sun with Kerastase Soleil Fluid cream (£15.12)
3. Cheeky Buns like Vanessa Hudgens
Even though this laid back look requires a bit of effort, it’s a cute way to hit the beach and soak up the sun.
For a messy bun, you want your hair to look thick and texturized, so try a volumising mouse like this one from British Hair (£9.78) and/or Samy Fat thickening spray (£5.99) and finish with a spray – for the ultimate summer scent, go for Fudge Urban Iced Rasberry and Vanilla spray.
4. Hip Hats like Miranda Kerr
It’s okay having an off-duty hair day – wearing a hat is a great way of sprucing it up. Feel like a diva in a floppy hat like this one from Next or try a wide brimmed straw hat for a true summer feel. Wear a sun fedora (O’Neill) with some beads for a bit of edge to your beach look.
With so many options to choose from, you’d better get started and show us your favourites!