As summer winds down, it’s time to take advantage of low-maintenance, gorgeous hairstyles fit for the beach. Take a look at these tousled DIY ‘dos that you can incorporate into your everyday beauty routine. They’re versatile enough to carry you through your last warm weather vacation or into the fall season.
7. String-Wrapped Braid
The Beauty Department knows how to take a basic hairstyle to the next level. Case in point: this string wrapped braid. Recreate this look using two bobby pins and any type of string, ribbon or cord.
Related: Learn How to Create a String-Wrapped Braid
Pull your hair off your neck and atop of your head with this adorable fishtail updo from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Think of this style as the more beachy version of the traditional milkmaid braid updo.
5. Knotted Side Pony Tail
For a quick, on-the-go style, try twisting your hair into a knotted side ponytail. Jenni from I Spy DIY show us how you can easily master this laid back look. Don’t worry about smoothing out each bump; this style looks just as good with a few unkempt, loose strands.
4. Twisted Fishtail Braid
Recreating this half-up, wavy look is a great way to keep your hair off your face. If you’ve mastered the fishtail braid, Amber from Barefoot Blonde offers a great tutorial on how to achieve the full look. Try curling your hair hanging down into loose waves for an especially beachy feel.
3. Low, Braided Bun
Are you running late with only two minutes to spare? This chic chignon is great for those mornings when you’re a little behind but still needing to look polished. Note: If your hair is shoulder-length or shorter, you might want to use bobby pins to secure your bun.
2. Messy Bun
Girls who are blessed with long hair will appreciate this fun and functional bun. This tutorial from Sitting in Our Tree shows you how to weave pieces of your hair into a slightly unkempt yet very chic style.
1. Beach-Ready Braids
eHow Style Blogger Anna Liesemeyer shows us how to create two vacation-approved hairstyles. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or swimming in the ocean, these looks will help keep your wet hair off your face and tangle-free.