Curled Side Pony
Paris is ready for the pool with her barrel-curled side pony. For those with frizzy, hard-to-tame hair, this look is an easy solution. As the humidity rises, your hair tends to want to curl even more. By putting it up out of your face, you'll get the volume without the fuss. To get a similar look, make a deep side part and curl the ends with a large, round curling iron, then let the weather do the rest of the curling work for you.
This Victoria's Secret model knows a thing or two about creating a great beachy hairstyle. Play with your texture by using a leave-in beach spray like Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray for a just-off-the-beach look.
Summer is the perfect time to lighten your hue. Get a few face-framing streaks one to two shades lighter than your natural color and let the sun do the rest of the work.
Tousled waves don't just look great, they're also the easiest to re-create. Overnight, separate wet hair into two sections and tightly braid straight down. In the morning, take the braids out and spray a super-hold hairspray like Aussie Sprunch Catch the Wave Hairspray for all-day hold.
When it comes to ponytails, the messier the better. First, sweep your hair into a low pony. Then, either pull tighter to one side or straight back, but be sure to leave a few pieces out in the front. This chic, low-maintenance style looks great for going out at night, too.
Easy on the Accessories
Let your sun-kissed glow do the talking for you and leave the heavy accessories at home. Or better yet, back in the store.
Want to look au naturel on the beach? Try these products for a glow that looks like you got a little help from the sun.
Soft, Tight Curls
The key to curls like AnnaLynne McCord's is to define and separate. Apply a dab of mousse like Kérastase Nutri-Sculpt Mousse to wet hair and let it air-dry, or dry using a diffuser. Don't run your hands through the curls after they dry, to prevent breakage and frizz.
Whitney Port might live in New York City now, but a girl can never forget her pool-loving L.A. roots. If you're in a hair crisis after getting out of the water, make a tiny bun by wrapping your hair around your finger and securing it with an elastic. This look is also great as a precursor to getting soft waves.
Want to take a splash without getting chlorine-soaked hair? Take a few bobby pins and pin hair under the nape of your neck, letting the front strands fall forward. This style is especially perfect for those with shorter hair who can't get it up in a bun.
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