If you’re all about that easygoing beach life, don’t waste precious vacation time fussing over your hair. Try one of these super-easy (yet super-cute!) styles that are just as good for the beach as they are for happy hour.
1. Capped and Cute
If you love the textured waves you get after swimming in the ocean all day, no need to wash it all away in the shower! Top your look with a hat to cover oily roots and extend your style as long as you want. It’ll also help protect your face from the sun, which is always a bonus.
2. The Wet Look
There’s no better time to get the wet hair look that celebs love than at the beach. Add styling gel to already-wet hair to maintain the wet effect into the night.
3. Tousled Waves
Even those with pin-straight hair can benefit from a little salt-water texture. After hanging at the beach all day, scrunch your hair while it dries for the best natural beachy waves — just in time for dinner.
4. Beachy Braids
Whether you prefer them styled tight or loose, braids are the perfect look for the beach. Not only do braids keep wet hair out of your face during the day, but they’re also fun to wear for a night out.
5. Playful Ponytail
The versatility and practicality of a classic pony is what makes this style such a good option. Whether you prefer yours low and loose, or high and slicked back, there’s a variation for you and the occasion.
If you prefer to wear your hair down but also need to keep the front pieces out of your eyes, try a half-up style, like a half-up braid, bun, or ponytail.
7. Sun’s Out, Buns Out
Throw your hair up in a bun during the day and take it down at night for the easiest waves of your life. Or keep it up in the bun if you prefer a sleeker style.
8. Styled With a Summer Scarf
Protect your strands from harsh UV rays by wrapping it up in a light scarf. Not only is it beneficial for maintaining your expensive dye job, but it also looks good.