In LA, the pool party scene is more about looking chic rather than actually going for a dip. But no matter where you live or whether or not you plan on jumping in, these effortless pool party hairstyles are sure to take you from drab to fab poolside in less than five minutes. Here’s how to recreate each look. Trust us, they’re all fairly simple!
LOOK 1: THE MESSY SIDE BRAID
Step 1: Gather all of your hair to one side and section into three even sized chunks. If your hair is thin, use a texturing spray beforehand to create the elusion of thickness.
Step 2: Braid loosely, and secure the end with an elastic hair band. If you’re feeling extra sassy, try a brightly colored hair tie that complements your cover up and/or bathing suit.
Step 3: Pull out several pieces to frame your face, and use your fingers to sort of “mess up” your braid if it looks too polished.
Step 4: Add some hair spray, and use bobby pins to secure any strands you don’t want falling out. Now you’re good to go!
LOOK 2: THE TOP KNOT
Step 1: Pull your hair up into a high ponytail, and secure with an elastic hair band.
Step 2: For added texture and volume, tease your ponytail using a bristled brush (or a comb) until it’s as messy and big as you’d like it.
Step 3: Grabbing your ponytail at the base, twist it around to form a bun, and secure with another hair tie.
Step 4: Use bobby pins to perfect your look, and finish with a spritz of hairspray.
LOOK 3: BOHO BEACH WAVES
Step 1: The night before you hit the pool, separate damp hair into two big sections and loosely braid each. You should look like Pocahontas at this point. Alternatively, you can wrap hair into several high buns for the same effect, and secure with hair bands.
Step 2: Sleep on your braids (or buns), and gently unravel when you wake up in the morning.
Step 3: Finger comb your hair and use a volumizing spray to add some lift to your roots if necessary.
Step 4: Top it all off with a forehead headband for a look that screams, “boho chic, pool party perfection.”