8 Hairstyles That Are Perfect for the Beach
Capped and Cute
Diane Kruger kills it in this casual look: a side ponytail paired with a straw fedora and ribbon detailing.
To score her style, simply pull your hair to one side and secure your ponytail with an elastic. Top off the look with a chic cap.
Sometimes it's good to just give in to your natural hair texture, like Alicia Keys did here, since the fight against it can be grueling.
If your tendrils tend to get a little out of hand in the humidity, take a silk scarf to the beach and wrap up your mane mid-day.
Sitting surfside? Simply take a dip in the ocean and then scrunch your strands, ends to roots, to get Ali Larter's tousled 'do.
A Staple Style
One of the easiest looks to pull off, a side braid can be done anytime, anywhere. And, they're not only an acceptable beach style, but you can even rock one on the red carpet like Jordin Sparks did here.
Simply pull your strands over one shoulder and, starting directly below your ear, begin to braid three sections of hair until you reach your ends. Secure with an elastic.
Easy, Breeze-y Bombshells
Wanna mimic Lauren Conrad's cool-girl style? Take a straw hat with you to the beach to add to your ultra-chic look—and to protect your hair color.
If your look is more like Lea Michele's and you don't plan on taking a dip in the water, throw a travel-sized dry shampoo bottle into your bag to keep your bangs from greasing up and sticking to your forehead. Spray the formula directly onto your fringe, then tousle them with your fingers to blend it in. The result: your bangs will instantly look refreshed.
Messy, yet Polished
We love this undone-bun look that Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 star, Krysten Ritter, is sporting here.
Steal her look by pulling your hair up as if you were going to put it into a high ponytail. Then, loop your hair into a messy bun, leaving the ends jutting out to achieve that unfinished effect.
A Badass Ponytail
Rihanna can make just about any hairstyle look way cooler than it actually is. Case in point: this simple ponytail she recently rocked. No bells and whistles, just her blonde locks pulled through the back of a cap. Damn, girl's got style.
Follow RiRi's lead and stash a ball cap in your tote before heading to the shore. The humidity and salt water will add sexy texture to your tresses, and the cap's bill will provide added sun protection for your hair and face.
Nicole Richie nails the beach-babe look with her black oversized sunnies, sundress, and head scarf. Wanna mimic this Fashion Star's sexy turban style? Pick up a long, thin scarf and then click here for step-by-step instructions.