Sun sand and sea sounds amazing right? However all these elements can play havoc with your hair and instead of looking like a beautiful long locked beach babe the reality can often fall short. So… Here are three easy hair styles to keep you looking beach fabulous all day long.
The wonderful wave
There is something inherently beautiful about a full head of long wavy beach hair.
This look is best suited to naturally wavy hair. Although effortless looking using products can banish the dreaded frizz caused by humidity. Get Victoria Secret model Erin Heatherton’s (26) wonderful waves by apply applying an anti frizz serum to damp hair, try John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 effects + serum (€8.59, Boots.ie). Add a spritz of salt spray then throw your head over and scrunch the hair a few times, leave to dry naturally, et voila beautiful wavy beach hair.
The Pretty Plait
Beautiful braids and pretty plaits work so well when beach or pool side. Apart from keeping your hair off your face they instantly create a chilled out boho beach vibe. Get Nicole Richies (33) look by first applying a leave-in conditioner specially formulated to protect your hair from sun damage to damp hair to give it some texture. Try Revlon Equave Sun Protection Detangling Conditioner 200ml (€14.99, Terrysales.ie) . Then, part your hair on the side and start a French braid that follows the hairline, working its way down toward the ear. Do this on each side of the part. Last, secure the ends of the braids with elastic.
The Beach Bun
If free flowing hair or intricate plaits are all a bit much there is one sure way to get it right.
The Top Knot as worn by Model Gigi Hadid (21). This is so simple yet chic. Again spray a generous amount of sun protecting conditioner onto damp hair. Pull the hair tight into a ponytail towards the top of the head and secure with an elastic. Separate the lengths of hair into three, twist one around the elastic and secure with a bobby pin, repeat with the other two strands. Add a spritz of sun protector spray which will also help stop fly away hairs. Try Soltan Head & Hair Dry-Touch Transparent Suncare Spray SPF30 75ml (€6.00, Boots Nationwide).