9 Beach Hairstyles To Try On Your Holiday

May your summer be long and filled with good hair days

Beach please! You’re heading off on holiday? Good for you. Let us guide you down the path of good hair and excellent style with some hairstyles to play copycat with fresh from Instagram.

You’ll be a beach goddess in no time.

1. Braids

A simple braided up-do is your best bet for a day at the beach – not only will it survive all the sun, sea and sand you can throw at it but will only look better for the extra texture your beach fun will add. Hair-bonus, right there.

Image: @hairromance

Add some summer romance to your low-slung pony by plaiting small sections of hair before you pull it into a loose loop.

Image: @kayleymelissa

Inspired by Wonder Woman, why not try a messy, dramatic fishtail braid like this one. Will keep you cool in the heat and looks oh-so cool.

Image: @kayleymelissa

2. Box Braids

We love these jumbo box braids for summer.

Image: @bestboxbraids

Image: @bestboxbraids

3. Bun Hair

It gets hot, and humidity can get to you, and to your hair. In summer there's no better time to master the art of twisting your hair and scrunching it into a bun.

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Make your bun or top-knot look more casual and summery by pulling out some strands of hair. Chic but low-maintenance.

4. Blonde Hair

Go wild (and be on trend) by joining the platinum army this summer.

Image: @hairpainters

Cara Delevingne, Kristen Stewart, Lily Allen and Zoe Kravitz have all jumped on the bleach blonde wave this year.

5. Balayage

Balayage is the hair trend that is not dying, and this summer we are seeing balayage with brighter and more summery tones. For the perfect sun-kissed beachy look, ask your hairdresser to find the right tones for your skin.

Image: @mastersofbalayage

6. Tiger Eye Hair

Tiger eye hair is the new balayage hair trend. Playing on the ombré look, tiger eye hair is about combing bronze and gold colours into the hair to add highlights and lowlights for a beachy look.

Image: @amyserrano

7. Bob & Long Bob

Join the A-list crowd this season and cut your locks into a sleek, chic bob (or long bob). Follow in the footsteps of Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez and Chrissy Teigen.

8. Curly Hair

Whether you have naturally curly hair or you want to work in some curls manually, there are a lot of style options. Just take note of these celebrities.

9. Hair up

This season has seen a lot of red carpet glamour: the Met Gala and Cannes Film Fesitval have been opportunities for stars to flex their sartorial nous as well as experimentation with their long locks. Could you rock this sleek look this summer?

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