Whether you’re on the beach or the summer heat is starting to approach, if you have long hair you’re constantly looking for ways to keep your locks from making you feel even hotter. You consistently go to the ever trustworthy ponytail look, but after so long it starts to get old. Instead of settling for the same ponytail hairstyle, why not mix it up with some new twists to boost your look but still keep it functional?
Braids are a great way to add a beachy feel to your hairstyle, and also keep your hair out of your face and off the back of your neck. This season there’s been a lot of braided headband looks. It’s easy to do and often the less perfect they look, the chicer they are! When you’re going for a beachy look it’s less about the hairspray helmet and more about the go-with-the-flow vibe.
Topknots have made a huge impact in trends the past couple of years, and they’re still going strong. When you’re looking for a beachy vibe for your hair, try the messy or undone topknot. When the Kardashian sisters first started rockin’ the topknots they were more pinned back and perfect knots, now it’s more about the loosely finished knots. Have a few lumps on the top? Work with them! Pull out a few pieces of hair around your face. Don’t stress if it isn’t perfect, that’s the beauty of a beachy look.
Work with the Wave
If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, work with it! Embrace the waviness in your hair with buns and ponytails. The waves add to the beachy feel. If you have naturally straight hair, add in a few waves with a curling iron. Again, the waves don’t have to be perfect.
Side swept parts are a quick and easy way to add a little touch of elegance to your hairstyle. Think a side part with a low bun, or roll your waves up and pin them in for something a little different than your typical bun.
All in all, the best beachy updos are those that combine function with style. The combination of these two factors allows you to have more flexibility and less stress about you hair being ‘perfect.’ Whatever occasion you need a beachy updo for, the ease and flexibility gives you the option to wear them for more formal occasions or just for everyday wear. Since the possibilities really span a wide range, it’s up to you to decide what feels right for you, your age and your hair. Since most of the styles require minimal effort anyone can accomplish these looks. Remember, beachy updos aren’t about being perfect in fact the less perfect the more beachy it feels.
So what beachy updo look are you going to try first?