Holiday Hair Tips for the Ultimate Beach Babe Style

Packed your bikinis and got your holiday wardrobe sorted? Don’t forget your holiday hair products! With just a few simple hair care tips and tricks, you can become a total beach babe and turn heads this summer. Read on to discover how to create the perfect beach hairstyle, and get all the holiday hair advice you need to make waves on your trip. Bon voyage! 

Head for the beach

Sun, sea, and sand can be a challenge for your hair, so before you hit the beach, protect your hair by washing with a nourishing shampoo. Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Wash Shampoo & Conditioner is a multitasking duo that will help protect your hair against UV rays, sunlight, and humidity. Then coat your towel-dried hair in a product like Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Treatment Oil and leave-in. The trio of transformative oils (camellia seed, macadamia and carrot seed) will leave your hair shiny and sleek in the heat.

Prefer to make some waves? A sea salt spray is a holiday essential for all beach hair beauties. Beyond the Beach Texture spray is loved by beauty editors in London, and it’s easy to see why. 

Infused with English Sea Salt, it helps you create texture and waves in your hair easily. The perfect option for that laid-back beach babe look. Simply spray onto dry hair and scrunch your way to beach wave hair. You’ll have that Californian surfer girl look down before you can say ‘swell’. 

Holiday hair beachy waves tips

Pack a little style 

Preening your hair styling products to fit into your luggage can be a tricky task. Praise be for the small-but-mighty travel sizes. Percy & Reed have 17 first-class mini products to choose from that are all under 100ml. (Hooray!) For a limited time, you can select four of your fave products, and they will be packed for you in a chic Percy & Reed travel pouch. 

To keep your hair on fleek during your trip there are a few favourites that should make it onto your holiday hotlist. The Oh-So-Smooth Instant Frizz Fixer Mini can help you give frizz the brush off on your hols. To fix frizzy hair in an instant, you simply spray in and brush through. Smoothed, Sealed and Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil for Fine Hair or Thick Hair can be applied to towel-dried hair to give you holiday locks that are smoothed, sleek and shiny. Check out the No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo travel mini too. Get that freshly washed feel even when you are mid-adventure. 

From beach to bar 

It’s nice to mix it up and do something different with your hair when on holiday. Why not add a twist to your beach waves by adding an on-trend half-bun or a pretty braid? 

holiday hair half bun styling tip

For a half-bun, simply sweep back your hair, section off the top part and tie into a half-ponytail. Apply a little texture spray to add volume and then wrap into a loose topknot and secure with pins. (This look is a J-Lo fave.) Mist with Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray to keep the style in place.

holiday hair braid easy

For an easy updo braid, gather a small section of hair from each side of your head. Braid one side and then the other and join together at the back of your head. Wrap one braid under then over the other one. (Like you are tying the beginning of a knot with the two pieces.) Fasten with a band. Use Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish to smooth away any flyaways and ensure your braids stay on point all day.

Holiday hair wet look hairstyle

The versatile wet look can also take you anywhere on holiday, from yacht decks to pool parties. To get the look, start by slicking back damp hair with a comb. Then mix Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm and Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish together in your palms and apply through the hair to give the wet look finish. Leave in and re-apply the finishing polish when needed to tame any flyaways. This look is super quick but sophisticated. Shades on, ready to go.

Glam it up

For poolside chic add an accessory to any style. Accessories will also help you transform your look from day to night. Hot for 2019 are padded hairbands, (spotted on the catwalk and also on the Duchess of Cambridge), embellished and pearl bobby pins a la Alexa Chung, and ribbon scarf ponytail scrunchies. 

Oversized pearl Hair clips

For added dazzle, mist your hair with Starlight Glitter Glow Spray. This superfine mist is like an illuminator for the skin. It will create a glimmering, golden, lustrous shimmer to give you a full-beam fabulous finish ready for those Insta selfies. It’s loaded with biodegradable glitter, made from plant-derived materials. Perfect for when you need a little extra wow factor.

Glitter Glow Hair Spray

Feeling holiday ready? Hopefully, this guide has given you all the tips you need to perfectly pack your beach hair products and the hairstyling tips you need to keep your hair looking utterly fabulous throughout your trip. It must nearly be time for a coconut cocktail...

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