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Easy And Stunning Beach Hairstyles For Long Hair You Need To Try

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Just because you’re heading to the beach doesn’t mean you shouldn’t slay. As women, we all want to look our best in various outings, and it doesn’t matter if we’re going summer camping or a vacation.

When it comes to our hair, no one wants to invest their time doing hair that will only get wet, damaged by the sun, or slow down our groove. You want a hairstyle that you can comfortably wear for most of the day – that’s easy to fix.

However, that can play out nicely if you have short hair. Those with long hair experience more difficulty styling hair because they have to contend with the humid weather. To help, we turned to a few professional hairstylists to share great beachy hairstyles for long hair with styling tips.

17 Beachy Hairstyles for Your Next Vacay

Low Bun Hairstyle

A low bun hairstyle is excellent for both short and long hair. But since our focus is long hair, we’ll stick to that. The low bun is an effortless hairstyle to help you stay cool on a hot beach day. It can stand up to sun, wind, and water and even keep hair out of your face. You can style the low bun in two ways – with tousled strands and without tousled strands. By leaving tousled strands to frame the face, you highlight your facial features, which adds to your beach glow.

To get this look, apply a texturizing spray to add texture to the hair. This makes it more straightforward to style. Pull your hair into a low pony at the back of your neck and secure it with an elastic. Then, twist and wrap it into a bun. Finally, secure the bun with one or two bobby pins. Remember, you can pull out a few strands to create a carefree vibe.

Beach Hair Styles Low Bun
by @princesspollyboutique

Straw Hat

Straw hats are becoming a trend now for beach vacays. They give complementary looks and complete a stunning beach appearance. Not only are they stylish and cute, but they also keep your face and head shielded from the sun. Simply wear your gear down in loose curls or waves and don your hat.

Beach Hair Styles Straw Hat
by @mybeautypharm

Bubble Ponytail

The bubble ponytail builds on the classic ponytail with more elegance. I doubt if there’s anyone who doesn’t adore this hairstyle. It’s fun, playful, and stylish at the same time. It adds a youthful vibe to your beach outfit, but that’s not all. It elevates your looks and adds a unique dimension that stands against the backdrop of the beach. You can turn it into whatever style you want, whether messy or loose. It’s a hairstyle for adventurers and those who love to make a statement hairstyle while chilling at the beach.

So, how do you create this style? Our stylist recommends brushing your hair for more smoothness. Hold the hair in place with a hair tie into a high pony. Divide the pony into several sections while securing each part with a hair tie to create a bubble effect. Carefully tug on each section for more volume.

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Beach Hair styles Bubble Ponytail
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Two-Side Bubble Ponytail

The two-sided bubble ponytail is just an extra bubble pony. This hairstyle offers a more trendy and balanced look that complements the face well. Compared to the single bubble pony, the two-side showcases its incredible length and volume. Dividing the hair into two sections creates a stylish and practical look that suits a hot beach day.

After partying your hair into two equal sections from down the middle, follow the steps in the bubble ponytail to create the two-side style. For a more beachy feel, our hairstylist recommends braiding some hair before creating the bubbles. Sounds good, right?

Beach Hair Styles Two Side
by @tarynhart

Bandana Bun Style

Bandana hairstyles are typically for the baddies, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be one to rock this hairstyle. While it does feel rebellious, it also feels elegant, as it ushers in a unique sense of attractiveness. It’s super gorgeous when combined with a bun hairstyle. After turning your hair into a high bun, wrap the base with a complementary bandana. While this helps to elevate your style, it can keep hair out of your face. So, that’s another big plus. Choose matching, bright colors that stand out. It makes the beachy experience more fun.

by @redwhiteanddenim

High Ponytail

Sometimes, you don’t need an over-the-top hairstyle to look great at the beach. All you need is an updo like a simple high pony. This hairstyle has been around for years, but it never ceases to impress. It keeps hair pulled together to a certain place, freeing the face. To achieve this look is simple – brush through the hair and pull it back with an elastic or clip, and you’re ready to go. The high pony will suit you even better if you have natural small curls. Your hair looks more voluminous at the crown.

Beach Hair Styles High Ponytail

Twisted Ponytail

I love the twisted ponytail for its simple, yet elegant outlook and versatility. It’s more eye-catching than the traditional ponytail. For that beachy look, I’d recommend this hairstyle, but only if you want more hair to play with.

To get started, divide the hair into two equal sections. Pull some hair from the outer edge of one section and intertwine it with the opposite section, repeating it until both sections are twisted. Secure both sections with an elastic band to create a pony. Then, carefully tug on the twist to create a relaxed appearance.

Beach Hair Styles Twisted Ponytail
by @brittneyypritchetthair

High Bun

Sleek Ponytail with Curls

A sleek pony with curls is an ultra-glam style that gives beachy vibes. It’s elegant and perfect for beach parties or events like weddings. You can slay with this hair idea provided you have extra long hair.

Permanent Beach Waves

Sometimes, you want to free your hair and let it all down. If that’s what you want, the permanent beach waves is for you. What I love about the beach waves is their longevity. They last a few months and even make hair more voluminous. It’s simple, yet stylish. You need a wave perm to get this look, and the gorgeous thing is you can do this yourself. Use a GHD flat iron to form a soft bend by rotating the hair as you glide down its length.

by @parkbyinsite

Braided High Buns

Braided tight buns are the hairstyle to get if you want to get rid of the hair around your neck. This hairstyle makes you look completely free – like fresh from the yard. Create small braids on the hair and gather them into two high buns on either side of your head. This hairstyle allows you to have beachy fun without worrying about your hair getting in the way.

If you want a more appealing appearance, you can ditch the braided high buns for a low one. After all, it’s about creating hairstyles that make you look good. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You can turn your hair into two braided low buns or braid a few sections from either side. Then, tie the braids into a low bun with the rest of your other free hair. It takes no time at all.

Fishtail Braid

You can’t go wrong with a fishtail braid, or the single braid, as some call it, especially if you have long hair. It is one of the beach hairstyles for long hair that you can trust if you don’t want your hair to get blown in the wind or tangled in the water. A braid is a great hairstyle to keep strands out of your face.

To create this look, apply the Kure Multi-Task Repair Treatment from Amika to your hair before braiding it down. After that, smoothen the ends with a repair cream to protect the hair from the elements. In a few hours of styling your hair, you’ll have an eye-catching, gorgeous long braid that delivers a cool look.

Boho Headwrap

by @sainasarafian

Double Dutch Pigtails

Double Dutch pigtails can work as a beach hairstyle or for a glam night out. Besides its versatility, this hairstyle is comfortable to wear. Plus, it can restrict the amount of hair that can be blown by the wind. If you like, you can braid the hair down or stop at the neckline.

I prefer the latter, as seen in this picture. It’s more versatile – it gives you a little room to flaunt your hair and engage in play activities without worrying about the hair. If you like, you can turn it into a braided half-up hairdo. You can create Dutch pigtails without any product, but I recommend hairspray like the GHD Shiny Ever After Final Shine Spray to keep the braids shiny.

Colorful Braids

This is another excellent hairstyle if you love letting your hair down. It is one way to stand out on a beachy island. I love that it’s so simple to create and the protection it offers against wind and waves. Plus, your hair doesn’t get tangled in water. If you love flipping your hair, consider rocking this colorful beach hairstyle.

You can settle for thicker braids if you don’t want those tiny ones. Multicolored is better, as it gives you a unique look. It gets the hair out of the face, and you’ve got the option of turning it into a low bun.

Beach Hair Styles Colorful Braids
by @camillerhone

Side Braids

Side braids on the sides give your style a little panache and sophistication. The sweet part is it goes along pretty well with ponytails and buns. You can add side braids if you don’t want the basic pony or bun. It’s perfect if you want to pull more hair back while you sit in the sun. You can make the braids as loosely or tightly as you want.

Beach Hair Styles Side Braids

Loose Wavy Bun

The beachy bun is a chic and classic hairstyle for a hot beach day. Pulling out two front strands to frame the face inspires confidence and lets your hair play with the wind. Blow dry or curl the two front strands with a curling wand. Apply mousse like the Oribe Curl Shaping to the lengths and entire hair for the desired texture. Pull hair to the top and secure it with an elastic or pin. Apply a salt spray, and that’s it. It’s great for textured hair.

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