9 Best Beachy Hairstyles

My favorite signs of summer: pool party invites, the smell of sunscreen, an ice cream truck’s jingle … and of course, gorgeous, beachy summer hair everywhere I turn.

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Why do I love a good beachy hairstyle so much? Mainly because it puts you in a tropical, umbrella drink kinda mood — even if you’re nowhere near the ocean.

To get us all in that summery, coconut cocktail frame of mind, I’ve rounded up the cutest waves, braids, and buns that are perfect for sunning by the pool, playing beach volleyball, or just hanging out drinking lemonade on the porch. And, OK, even if you don’t actually get to do those things this season, these hairstyles will also work well in office cubicles or summer school classrooms.

And beyond the fun vibe of these looks, the best thing about beachy hair is it’s super easy to do on your own. The whole point is that these styles are supposed to look natural and a little messy. Unlike most things in life, beachy hair looks better when it is a tad unkempt. After all, the whole point of summer is to kick up your heels and relax, not spend hours in your un-air-conditioned bathroom.

Now, click on for the beachiest hairstyles this side of summer.