Hairstyles for The Beach

Few places are harder on your hair than the beach. The sun, wind, sand, and water all threaten to turn your hair into a stringy, frizzy, dirty mess. So, before you leave home, make sure that your hairstyle is suitable for the occasion. In this article, we’ll share with you five cute hairstyles that are perfect for a day at the beach.

Classic French Braids


Braids are as protective as they are beautiful. Not only do they keep your hair out of your face, but they hold your hair in a compact state, protecting it from potential damage from the elements. If you’re no braiding expert, don’t worry - learning how to braid hair is as easy as watching video tutorials and practicing on yourself or someone else. 

Sexy Beachy Waves

beach waves

If you envision yourself on the beach with long, flowy locks that float carelessly in the wind, beachy waves are for you. To do this style at home, you can use a wand curler or braid your damp hair and allow it set overnight.

One thing to be mindful of when it comes to beach waves is that your hair won’t necessarily be protected in the style. So, it’s imperative to use nourishing products during the styling process – a moisturizing leave-in conditioner will work well. If you want some extra hold to minimize fly-aways, use a hairspray with UV protection. 

Carefree Messy Bun

messy bun

The messy bun may be perfect for you if you’re looking for a style that’s both chic and carefree. With a messy bun, you won’t have to worry about sand getting in your hair, stray hairs getting in your face, or the wind messing up your style. On top of that, the style is simple to achieve. After gathering your hair into a loose high ponytail, loosely wrap your hair around the ponytail’s base, and pin the ends in place. Then pull sections of hair upward to create the messy bun’s disheveled look.

Regal Crown Braid

crown braid

Channel your inner queen with a regal crown braid. With this style, you’ll be able to enjoy all the beach has to offer without worrying about your hair. Judging by the intricate aesthetic of the style, you might think it’s difficult to achieve, but that’s not the case. To get the look, do one large french braid around the perimeter of your head and then secure the tail of the braid with a bobby pin or two.

Sleek Low Bun

messy bun

A low bun is a great style for you if you like sleekness and would rather not do braids or use heat tools on your hair. With a low bun, you can forget about your hair entirely and jump headfirst into the fun at the beach.

To achieve a sleek low bun, put gel around the perimeter of your hair, brush it back into a low ponytail, wrap your hair around the ponytail’s base, and secure any stray hairs with a bobby pin.

Now you’ve got five gorgeous hairstyles that you can pull out of your back pocket for your next beach trip. We hope that this article is helpful to you in your hair styling adventures!


Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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