Beach Worthy Hair Accessories

“Palm trees, ocean breeze
Salty air, sun kissed hair
Endless summer, take me there” 
– Author: unknown. Source: Pinterest –

The weather is warm and the sky is clear, atlas summer is here! Those who live in a coastal state will undoubtedly make their way to the beach – if they haven’t already that is. Whether you leave your beach blanket in the trunk of your car because you head to the beach every weekend, or you are excitedly planning ahead for the beach trip you have this summer, you should most definitely test out the waters with some of the super cute beach worthy hair accessories below!

Starfish hair pin

Starfish Hairpins
These are perfect for the days when you want nothing other than to throw your hair in a messy bun, find your favorite pair of flip flops, and set your sights straight to the shore. When you crave the beach this badly, you probably aren’t too interested in how your makeup and hair look, but that’s no reason to skip these delicate hairpins! Not only will your inner mermaid be subtly on display, but you won’t have to repeatedly re-do your bun because the hairpins will hold everything in place.

Jeweled Barrettes
For those who are all about the bling, but chose to leave your glam accessories at home with the understanding (and maybe past experience?) that jewelry can leave some pretty strange tan lines you should absolutely get yourself some jeweled barrettes. You can use them to pull your hair out of your eyes, and you’ll be thrilled that you’re rocking your glam style at the beach!

Seashell Bobby Pins
No matter what your hair length or type, bobby pins always manage to make themselves useful. Why not accessorize your tresses with seashell accented bobby pins?! If you can’t find them at a local boutique or hair salon, you can easily DIY in less than five minutes! All you need to do is use a hot glue gun to adhere a tiny seashell (or a few) the end of a clean bobby pin. Just be careful not to glue it too close to the rounded edge, as the shells are more likely to fall off when they’re on that edge.

Woman wearing a sun hat

Big Floppy Sun Hat
Floppy sun hats are not just cute, but they are totally in right now! If you are worried about the sun getting to your hair color, or if your just having a bad beach-hair day, grab a big floppy sun hat!

Minimalism Inspired Broach
Gilded inspired accessories are super hot this season. The simplicity of a bronze or brushed silver broach allows the accessories to match virtually anything. A cute way to wear this is by securing it slightly above your ponytail holder.

Cuff Ponytail Holder
Similar to a minimalist broach, cuff ponytail holders can be worked into any style, from preppy to boho. Simply pull your hair up into a ponytail. Then slip your hair through the cuff, and slide it all the way up until the accessory hides the elastic holding your ponytail in place.

Romantic Pony Bow
Perfect for a moonlit beach walk, a romantic ponytail bow is simply made by tying a long piece of ribbon around a pony or half pony.

Heat Free Hairstyles for Summer

Pigtails hairstyle

While in the midst of the dog days of summer, the last thing anyone wants to do post-shower is to spend countless minutes blowing hair-dryer heat directly onto our head. Sure, hair-dryers have s purpose, but with summer temperatures in the 90’s any and all unnecessary heat is simply unwanted. If you’re ready to put your high-heat hair-dryer away until cooler days recommence, check out the uber-cute hairstyles below; they’re heat free making them perfect for summer!

Fishtail Pigtails
Bring out your inner mermaid this summer by rocking a set of fishtail pigtails. Simply part your hair down the center, and start the fishtail pattern around the ear area. Keep the pattern going all the way down to the tips of your hair and secure it with a tiny elastic. As you might have already guessed you’ll go ahead and do the same fishtail pattern on the other side, and secure it with an elastic, and completing the fishtail pigtail look.

Headband Twist and Wrap
You may have seen this ‘do elsewhere on Lionesse, that’s because it’s one of our favorite five-minute hairstyles! It’s super cute, beyond easy, and requires no heat at all! The best thing about the headband twist and wrap is that you can create the look with just-out-of-the-shower hair. Simply slip your headband atop your head as you normally would, then grab small sections of the hair, twist them around your finger and wrap them under and around the headband. Keep taking, twisting, and wrapping new sections of hair until all your hair is away from your face and off your neck, snugly tucked into the headband.

Wavy hair

Effortless Waves
If you are already a fan of the headband twist and wrap you’re about to love it even more. Get two looks out of the twisted look by wearing keeping your hair wrapped in the headband the throughout the night. If you’re worried that your will hair will fall out of the headband in the middle of the night, just add a bit of strong hold hairspray. When you wake up in the morning, take the headband out and your hair will fall into loose waves that took close to no effort at all.

Bubble Ponytail
This look is popping up all over Instagram and Tumblr, probably because so many young ladies are realizing just how easy this no heat hair style is! You use freshly-washed air-dried hair, or second-day dry shampooed hair, either way, you’ll being by gathering all your hair together into a mid-high positioned ponytail. Secure it with a thin, but sturdy elastic. Take a small section of the pony and wrap it around the elastic. Dampen your fingers with some strong hold hairspray, and use your fingers to smooth down and hold the wrapped hair in place. Tease the remaining ponytail hair, then about three-or-so inches down the pony, take bother section of hair and wrap it around. This time, use a small, clear elastic to secure it. Keep doing this same thing every few inches down the ponytail until you’ve reached the bottom.


Best New Hair Cuts of 2015

If you are thinking about getting a new haircut, now is the time to think about the style you want to achieve. Lucky for you, some of the cutest styles are trending right now – and just in time for summer! When it comes to the summer months, many of us want to opt for taking length off. Most of these summer cuts are aimed at shorter styles, so if this is something you might have in mind, by all means – go for it!

Loose and Layered Hairstyle

Loose and Layered
Loose, layered locks that are about just above shoulder length are perfect for the hot summer months. Not only is the look easier to maintain, but it will provide you with a stylish, cool feel for the summer. There’s nothing quite like beating the heat with less weight on your head and shoulders. Plus, you’ll be able to achieve the loveable teeny tiny ponytail look this way – also super trendy for summer!

The Irregular Cut Hairstyle

Irregular Cut
Irregular cuts tend to contain lots of jagged looking angles and edges, and can be shorter on one side than the other, or shorter in the back and longer in the front – whatever style you choose. Irregular cuts are great for those who are daring, and who want an adventurous, different style. These types of cuts look great with pops of color added in, whether it’s a bright unnatural color, or natural colored highlights – the choice is yours based on your personality type!

Pixie bangs hairstyle

Pixie Bangs
Pixie bangs are a great implementation into your summer style. Choosing to cut your entire hairstyle into a pixie cut is super cute for summer, but some women just can’t bring themselves to take such drastic measures, so opting for pixie bangs is a good starting point. It also helps to give your style a whole new look, while readying you for the summer months and adding an adorable new elegance to your look.

Hair Cut with Body Wave Perm

Cut with Body Wave Perm
You can opt for a cute chin length or shoulder length straight or short layered cut with a body wave perm to get those perfect beachy waves every woman craves during the summer months. If you love your hair waved, and just don’t have the time to mess with it every day, this is the perfect time to opt for a body wave. They look gorgeous and don’t require much work – plus, it will feel fantastic with your new shorter cut.

The Fringe Cut Hairstyle

Fringe Cut
A side swept fringe cut is absolutely gorgeous for summer. If you can muster up the courage to take your long locks off, this style will be perfect for the season. Certain face shapes such as those with oval faces and thinner facial structures look exceptional with this style. Those with a round or square face should not opt for a short fringe. Those with heart or round shaped faces should check out the following style!


Chin Length Shag
The shag is a beloved style that got it’s beginnings in the 60’s, and has become a much-loved style since. This season, the shag is back – and this style is perfect for the ladies who have heart, round or square facial structures. Opting for a razored shag with a longer front and shorter back with plenty of layers will suit you perfectly for the summer. Add in some highlights, and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer look!