Everyone loves a visit to the beach – there’s the sun setting on the horizon, waves crashing on the shore, and the sand in your feet! Being on a beach is a different feeling, but one of the things we love the most is the waves in our hair that form after a visit to the beach. On some days, we still dream about the salt-in-our-hair waves and sigh that it is not our reality. You’ll have to convince us that there's a more versatile and lovely hairstyle than loose, tousled beach waves. After all, what’s not to love about those beautiful beach waves? Universally flattering, this hairstyle is the perfect blend of cool and relaxed and is perfect for literally every occasion – from a party to a day at the beach! Moreover, you can style these waves in any way you want. We have listed some beach waves hairstyles for you to try for the next outing you need to attend. Take a pick and definitely try it out!

9 Beach Waves Hairstyles To Try

While beach waves are pretty amazing on their own, you can get experimental and style them on your own in different ways to give your mane a different and unique look. Here are some easily put together beach waves hairstyles that you can try out.

 

Beach waves hairstyle with choppy bangs

Beach waves hairstyle with choppy bangs

Who doesn’t love choppy bangs? Chic and casual, they have a perfect messy hair vibe. Besides, retro fringes are making a comeback right now, so if you want to hop on the trend bandwagon, then this beach waves hairstyle you must try! Opt for a long layered bob with choppy bangs for a hip vibe. Why a long layered bob? Because they add volume to your wavy tresses!

 

Beach waves long bob

Beach waves long bob

If you have medium-length hair and beachy waves, then this beach waves hairstyle is a must-try for you! A long bob is perfect for medium-length hair as you can leave it open, but also tie it into a ponytail or a cute half updo. If you like experimenting with your hair, then this style is fantastic for a balayage as well.

 

Shaggy beach waves hairstyle

Shaggy beach waves hairstyle

If a cool-girl vibe is what you’re aiming for, then slightly overgrown shaggy waves are what you need to try! This cool hairstyle looks good for a casual brunch and also for a formal event. To get those textured waves on super straight hair, here’s what you need to do:

  • Using a styling spray, settle your hair.
  • With the heat setting on low, use a straightener and wrap sections of your hair for a few seconds. Alternate the direction of wrapping each section – wrap some towards the face and some away from the hair.
  • Do this for all your hair and once that’s done, let it cool down before raking through with your fingers. There you have it, your shaggy beach waves hairstyle.
 

Braids with beach waves

Braids with beach waves


If a cool-girl vibe is what you’re aiming for, then slightly overgrown shaggy waves are what you need to try! This cool hairstyle looks good for a casual brunch and also for a formal event. To get those textured waves on super straight hair, here’s what you need to do:

  • Using a styling spray, settle your hair.
  • With the heat setting on low, use a straightener and wrap sections of your hair for a few seconds. Alternate the direction of wrapping each section – wrap some towards the face and some away from the hair.
  • Do this for all your hair and once that’s done, let it cool down before raking through with your fingers. There you have it, your shaggy beach waves hairstyle.
 

Half bun with beach waves

Half bun with beach waves

If you like a chic half-bun, then you can rock it with your beachy waves. In fact, beach waves are the perfect base for any half-up hairstyle. If you have longer hair, this hairstyle will look even better. It’s a fun and trendy hairstyle that can be done in just a few minutes. You can go for a top knot, or a chic chignon, or even a messy bun. Blow out your beach waves after tying your half bun for a relaxed vibe.

 

Messy wavy ponytail

Messy wavy ponytail

If you think ponytails are just for the gym, then this beach waves hairstyle is here to prove you wrong! Perfecting the messy pony is an art, and we’re going to tell you how to master it. Whether you’re going for a day meeting or an evening party, this hairstyle is perfect for every look. For the messy ponytail, first, spritz your hair with a hair spray and when done, comb your locks back using your fingers into an imperfect pony. Leave out a few sections in the front for that perfect messy look.

 

Adorned Hollywood waves

Adorned Hollywood waves

If you’re feeling a bit extra and want to go all out on the glamour factor, then this beach waves hairstyle is the one for you! This one’s a bit different from your messy beach waves. It has silky smooth locks that give off that super elegant vibe. Using a hair styler, you can easily create this hairstyle. Prep your hair with a hair spray and create a deep side parting. Divide your hair into different sections, rotate the styler, and glide it through your hair. Continue curling it around the head such that the styler points away from the face. Repeat till all your hair is curled. Brush through your hair lightly for sleek ripples. Your dazzling Hollywood waves are ready!

 

Smooth waves

Smooth waves

Now this one’s the ultimate brilliant casual hairstyle. These tousled ripples paired with straight ends are a superb update to beach waves, not too fussy and yet chic enough for a formal event. Prep your mane with a hair spray and divide the hair into sections to achieve this look. Place the styler vertically on the hair and rotate it 180 degrees. Glid the styler and release the styler midway, leaving your ends smooth and straight. Repeat the techniques for each section and work up until your hair is all wavy.

 

Slicked back pony with beach waves

Slicked back pony with beach waves

If you cannot imagine slicked hair and beachy waves together, we understand. This beach wave hairstyle is proof that the two styles can co-exist. To get this hairstyle, tie a sleek ponytail – high or low and then start adding texture to the hair in the ponytail. Spray your hair first, and then using a curler, create tight waves in the hair. It will add a wow factor to the ponytail! Add hairspray at the top to tease the pony to perfection.