Beach hair has one of the most overused hair terms over the last decade. Beach waves, beach spray; they’re all thrown around, especially in the beauty industry, and guess what? Almost none of the styles have ever seen or would bare up on a beach.
That said, summer is here and hopefully that means a beach break at some point; whether it’s Brighton or Barbados, the salty air and waves will wreak havoc to your sleek ‘do.
Not only a reliable favourite, beach waves are looking big for summer after reemerging as a hair trend at Milan Fashion Week. This time, they're back as soft, fresh waves for any hair length. It's a blogger favourite too; think Camille Charrière of Camille Over The Rainbow and Charlotte Groeneveld of The Fashion Guitar.
So, we’ve rounded up the celebrity hairstyles – not to try an emulate on the beach, or you’ll be sorely disappointed, but to inspire looks that’ll tackle your unruly locks.
First off, remember to keep hair protected on the beach. You wouldn’t sit in the sun without SPF and the same should go for your hair, so invest in a sun protection hair spray like Phyto PhytoPlage Protective Sun Veil (£13.50, Feel Unique) or Natura Bisse's C+C Dry Oil with SPF 30 (£50, Net-a-Porter) which doubles up as sunscreen for the face and body too.
Now, when it comes to choosing your style, think about your most common hair bother… Do you have flat hair which looks lacklustre without products and attention? Do you have curly hair that starts ringletting at your roots? Whatever your hair type, we’ve found a celeb hairstyle to inspire your beach look…
We’re loving Sienna Miller and Poppy Delevingne’s plaited styles for tackling unruly roots, Kate Bosworth’s half-up, half-down ‘do for volume at the roots or a total slicked-back bun if you just don’t want to think about it.
Of course, for dream beach hair we’ve thrown in Gisele as inspiration. Sea salt spray, like Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray (£21.50, Boots), can help achieve this look.
Check out our pick of the best A-list hairstyles for the beach…