When you’re eager to get out the door into a beautiful spring day, you might be tempted to throw your hair back into the habitual ponytail. Play up your chic sun protective clothing by styling your hair with equal sophistication. It takes an extra two minutes to get the following hairstyles that look even better when they’re windblown.
Mermaid Waves This style is ideal for wavy hair. After your shower, spray hair with a sea salt or texturizing spray, and let it air dry. Curl random pieces around the head using a wide-barrel curling iron. You can also curl hair with a flat iron. Don’t curl every piece. Run your fingers through the hair to separate strands, and spray hair spray or more texturizer to set the look.
Messy Braid Create this style the day before you want mermaid waves. Gather hair together over one shoulder and loosely braid it, securing with an elastic at the end. As you let loose in the waves, so will pieces of your hair, making the look even more relaxed. If you don’t want wisps around your face, braid your bang area first, working it into the larger braid as you go.
Sideswept Long or short hair can be conveniently held back with a few bobby pins for a graceful look that takes just a few seconds to achieve. Create a deep side part on dry hair. Loosely sweep a section to the side and pin it, hiding the bobby pin in the loose hair. Continue to do this with 3 or 4 more pieces to create a sideswept look that’s just a little out of the ordinary.
Beach Bun It’s elegance in front and revelry in the back with this hairdo. Brush some gel through wet hair and pull it loosely into a ponytail, keeping the front relatively smooth. Twist the tail and wrap it into a bun, pinning as you go. Don’t worry about staying too neat back there, though. A tousled bun adds to the beachy appeal.
Romantic Clip This will give you the easiest best-hair day ever. Part hair in the middle and twist each side section. Bring them together in the back and twist them into a super-messy bun, roll or twist. Secure with a big clip.
When you’re wearing a totally cute Cabana Life dress (sun protective clothing at its finest), you don’t have to do much to play pretty. Change things up this spring by paying just as much attention to your hair as you do to your sun protective clothing, and you’ll be able to take that dress from daytime to dancing without even trying.