• 27 Apr - 03 May, 2024
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Sunscreen? Check! New swimsuit? Packed Away! Comfy sandals? Of course! A hairstyle that will keep you looking good during your next vacation? Um… not quite.
With the very limited time while on holiday, you don’t want to be spending your time in the hotel room styling your hair. We are here to help you become savvy travellers and plan ahead to save time and hair-aches!
With the right products and styling techniques, you can create a look that is both, stylish and comfortable. Whether you’re looking for a beachy wave, a sleek updo, or something in between, plan your hairstyle beforehand. Every snapshot from your trip to paradise will be one to put on the digital frame.

1. Adding volume
If you would like to put your hair up, but you have short or medium-length hair; consider adding a hair wrap. Just put your hair in a ponytail and put the hair wrap around the ponytail, once or twice, depending on how messy you want the bun. Secure with a couple of bobby pins, if needed. Voila!

2. Messy bun
Opt for a casual and chic look by styling your hair into a messy bun. It’s effortless and perfect for a day at the beach or strolling in the city. To create, pull hair up with a rubber band, leaving some of the hair out, and wrap it again. While holding the bun, pull the hair around the sides to create a looser effect.

3. Braided crown
Create a beautiful braided crown by French braiding one or two sections of hair from the sides and joining them at the back.

4. Hat with a ponytail
Combine style and practicality by wearing a hat and securing your hair in a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.

5. Side braid
Sweep your hair to one side and create a loose, romantic braid for an elegant and carefree look.

6. Sleek and straight
Straighten your hair for a polished and sophisticated look that works well for any occasion. Using a curling iron that is dual voltage and also a straightener can be a win-win!

7. Beach waves
Achieve natural-looking waves by spritzing salt water or using a texturising spray, then scrunching your hair with your hands. Use a heating tool like a travel curling iron to make the waves last for two to three days. If travelling to another country, make sure your heating tool has the dual voltage, if needed. Braid hair loosely at night. In the morning take out the braids and use a light hairspray to set the style.

8. Hats, hats, hats!
One of the easiest and fastest ways to get out the door while on vacation and to still look stylish is to throw on a hat. Be sure you have enough room in your luggage. Large beach hats are best taken in the car to the beach. While berets, beanies, or foldable hats can go into the suitcase. Take a couple with you so that you have different looks for your photos!

9. Scarf updo
Tie a colorful scarf around your hairline and twist your hair into a low bun or a high-top knot.

10. Rinse your hair with cold water
Hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle. After swimming in the ocean or pool, rinse your hair with cold water to help keep it hydrated and protected.

11. Embrace wet hairstyles
If you’re near water or spending a lot of time at the beach or pool, embrace wet hairstyles. Apply some leave-in conditioner or hair oil, comb through your hair, and let it air dry naturally. Consider using a curl mousse which helps with frizz control.

12. Dry shampoo
When you get up in the morning and you need to be out the door quickly, spray on the dry shampoo mainly around your roots. Dry shampoo can soak up any oily hair and provide a bit of volume too. There are several different types available. Consider a dry shampoo to match the colour of your hair as well.

13. Headband
Create a quick stylish hairdo with the right accessories. Using a headband can create a whole different look. When putting on your headband for long, medium or short hair, pull hair out from under the headband around your face area. This creates a more wistful look.