Beach Wedding Hair Styles
A beach wedding look needn't be complicated and fussy and can be achieved with a few tools and products. Beach wedding hairstyles can be as formal or as relaxed as you desire. With nature as your background, there are plenty of feminine options that are easy to style.
Here, a trendy feather accessory spices up the bride's pretty, simple style.
A chignon is an elegant style that will hold its own against beach winds and sand. Sweep hair up and secure tightly in a neat bun. Use pins similar to your hair color to secure the style completely. Apply a strong-hold hair spray to keep the look intact. If desired, accent your look with a rhinestone headpiece.
Beach Beautiful Waves
Take advantage of the ocean's humidity and let your natural waves tumble. Air dry hair and then use a large barrel curling iron to add extra curl. Although this style is very relaxed, you may want to keep a vented brush on hand to smooth any unruly locks for pictures.
Straight and Sophisticated
Sleek and straight styles add a modern touch to your wedding style. If you're fighting frizz or curl, touch up locks with a flat iron and apply a shine serum to add gloss and repel moisture.
For curly hair, wash hair the morning of your big day and work a lightweight serum from scalp to ends to control flyaways and add shine. Let your natural curls kink and twist; they'll look lovely in your pictures.
Elegant Side Ponytail
A side ponytail with loose curls is elegant yet relaxed, making it perfect for a beach bride. Part the hair in a diagonal going the opposite direction of your ponytail for balance. Use a large-barreled curling iron to create curls, and brush out lightly once cool. Then secure the ponytail with an elastic that is similar to your natural hair color. To further enhance this pretty look, add a jeweled headband.
Short Beachy Curls
If you have short hair, you can still achieve a curly romantic style perfect for a beach wedding. Use hot rollers or a medium-barreled curling iron to create curls on the ends of the hair, curling so your hair flips up slightly. With a vented round brush and blow dryer, smooth the top of the hair in a deep side part.
Straight and Tousled Texture
Use a texturizing product, such as Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, to create a slightly tousled straight style that is relaxed but sophisticated. After applying the texturizer, create a side part, brush the ends of the hair up slightly and smooth the top layer of hair. Add a clip or flower accessory to the side of the hair for a pretty touch.
Low Beach Bun
A casual low bun is a sophisticated, slightly retro option for a beach wedding. Create a center part, then twist hair into a low bun at the nape of the neck. Wrap a few strands of hair around the elastic, tucking in the bun once secure. Since this is a slightly casual style, having a few stray ends peek out of the bun only adds to the appeal. Pull some strands of hair out in the front to frame the face, and finish with a flexible hold hairspray.
Adapt the popular pouf into a pretty beachy style for your wedding. Apply mousse to damp hair, then brush the front portion of the hair back away from the face. Twist and push forward to create the pouf, then secure with a clip or criss-crossed bobby pins. The rest of the hair can be twisted into a twist, bun, or low ponytail to complement the style.
Beachy Half Updo
A half updo is a great wedding style for any hair type. Pull half of the hair back and secure with a clip or an elastic. Wind the hair around an elastic for a more formal-looking style, or leave it loose for a more relaxed version. Add a touch of smoothing serum on the ends of hair to help keep the style portrait-ready.
Adorn your locks with a fresh flower rather than a fussy headpiece and your locks are ready for the white beaches. Flowers can be easily added to updos, half-updos, or loose down styles. This sleek style makes the bride the focus in her natural beauty.
Elegant Beach Hair Accesssories
Consider a dainty or whimsical hair accessory for beach beauty. An elegant crown or headband takes every bride's hair style up a notch. This unfussy style will hold till the last dance while looking formal and expertly crafted.
For more wedding hair inspiration, check out our formal hairstyles slideshow.