If you’re planning for a trip the ocean anytime soon, then you may be on the lookout for cute nautical hairstyles to wear while boating or at the beach. Here you’ll find a collection of awesome summer styles along with step by step instructions that cover how to try out each.
When it comes to what to do with your hair at the beach or nautical hairstyle to wear while boating, braids are always a handy way to keep your hair out of your face so you don’t spend the whole trip trying to see through the ocean breezes that tend to send it streaming across your face. Headbands and hair accessories also do the trick as well and here you’ll find some unique twists on old classics that use each.
So whether you’re looking for nautical hairstyles to wear while boating or classic waves that will never go out of style when you’re tanning at the beach, we’ve got you covered with a great selection of fun, easy, and creative ideas.
Intertwined French Braids
How cute are these intertwined french braids for a cool, mermaid type look? If you're not sure how to execute a French braid, find out here! To duplicate this look, start by creating two smaller french braids, one on each side of your head. Then when you get to the point where they will intertwine, hold them together with a clip or hair tie so you can take all the hair from both strands and start a new french braid that you'll continue on down your back.
The French Braid Bun
If you're not up for a constant struggle to keep your hair out of your face all day while you're at the beach or out on the waves, then the French braid bun is just style for you. Begin by creating two French braids, one on each side of your head as you did in the style above. Then when they meet in the middle, combine them with the rest of your hair and make a low ponytail, fastening the elastic hair tie about an inch out from your head. Separate the hair between your head and the band into two halves and tuck the ponytail down through it. Then grab some bobby pins and flip the ponytail up between the place where the two braids meet. Hold in place with a little hairspray and you're good to go!
The Ring Braid
This is a really cool twist on the classic beach braid that will incorporate a little bit of bling! To start, gather a collection of rings and select the section of hair you'd like to braid, dividing it into three strands. Then begin braiding, but stop every couple of inches and thread one of the braid strands through a ring. Then continue to braid as normal, repeating the ring process each time you want to add another one. Hold the braid together with a hair tie at the end and you've got a really cool, unique look!
The Half-Up Headband Tuck
This style's a great way to work a colorful headband into your look and keep your hair out of your face at the same time. Just tie on your favorite headband and then take two thick strands on either side of your head. Tuck them up, over, and through the headband and repeat until they meet in the middle.
The Hair Headband
Ever get all the way to the beach and wish you'd brought a headband to keep your hair out of your eyes? This style is a simple yet genius way to make one with your own hair. Just take two thick strands of your hair from the front of each side of your face and fasten them together in a tiny, low ponytail beneath the rest of your hair with a hair tie, bobby pin, or small clip.
The Boho Headband Braid
Here's a cool, bohemian style beach do that's easier to recreate than it looks. Just take a piece of twine, ribbon, or even thin rope and hot glue small flowers or any other accessories you like to along it. Then after it's dry, tie it around your head like a headband, leaving one end much longer than the other. Take two strands of your hair below the headband and use the band itself for the third, braiding it down as far as you'd like. Use a hair tie or the end of the headband itself to tie it into place.
The Handkerchief Bun
This one couldn't be an easier way to add a little style to your favorite time honored bun. Simply pull it back as usual but use a cute handkerchief, scarf, or other piece of fabric to add a little color.
The Fishtail Braid
Fishtail braids are not only adorable, as you can see in the photo above, they even work well with short hair. Learn how to master the braid here and hold it into place with a bobby pin, cute clip, or even a cool little ribbon.
Dutch Braid With Beach Waves
This style incorporates classic Dutch braid, which you can learn to do here if you're not already familiar with it. Use the Dutch braid to pull your hair back out of your face into a half-up do from temple to temple. As for how to make the rest into beautiful beach waves? Here are two simple ways to create the look before you start your Dutch braid:
1) After you wash your hair, twist it, hold it at the end, and blow-dry it. When you release it, it will be nice and wavy.
2) If you're hair is already dry, apply a little gel to it, twist it, and run a flat iron over it several times. When you release it, the waves should have appeared and if you're worried the gel won't hold, go ahead and apply some hair spray to make sure the waves stay in place.
As it turns out, keeping your hair out of your face can make it even cuter!
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