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.

Creating Beachy Boho Waves

Beachy waves

Summertime is finally here, and more beach trips mean more flawless flowing beachy waves. But what about those days when you can’t exactly make it to the shore, but really want the beachy ‘do? Don’t fuss, wishing that you lived closer to the beach, and envying those born with a natural no-beach-needed wave. Since we know all straight haired beauties have felt this way before, we have dedicated this article to creating beachy boho waves, easily at home!

Now, there are a few different ways to create beachy boho waves, sans beach, but this one seems to be the easiest; all you need is your hair, a towel, and a bottle of sea salt spray. There are some really great options out there, Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray is extremely popular (and for good reason). Another fab option is Sedu’s Beach Beauty Salt Spray. However, for those of you who are reading this last minute and don’t have the time to purchase a bottle of sea salt spray, you can easily make your own concoction by adding a small handful of salt and to a cup or so of water, then pouring the mixture into an empty spray bottle.

Also, keep in mind that this is meant to be done at night, giving you the beachy waves first thing in the morning, however, if you have a few hours to let your hair dry and don’t need your ‘do done until the afternoon, that’s totally fine too!

Step 1: Begin with damp hair, start by selecting a 1 ½ to 3-inch chunk of hair from the crown of your head and use your fingers to twist the hair around itself. For those of you who want a curlier wave, stick grab a smaller section; on the contrary, those of you who are looking for a looser wave will appreciate the result of a 3-inch section.

Step 2: Use one hand to do the grabbing and twisting and use your other hand to hold a handful of finished twists at the ends.

Step 3: Use the hand that was grabbing and twisting to spray your twists with your sea spray.

Step 4: Clip the sprayed section to the side using a long stylists clip.

Step 5: Repeat steps one through four until all your hair has been twisted and sprayed.

Step 6: Flip your head over to gather all of your hair, and twist it into the twisty-ist topknot you’ve ever seen, then secure it with a loose elastic. If you are prepping your beachy boho waves at night, wrap a towel around your head to draw out the moisture.

Once your hair is totally dry, either in the morning or in a few hours, take your hair tie out and give your head a shake to let those locks loose. For separated strands that look like they’re straight from the sea, rub the tiniest amount of coconut oil or smoothing serum between your hands and fingertips; once they’re nice and smooth, use your fingers to comb through and separate your beachy boho waves to perfection.

5 Minute Beach Hair Styles

Summertime is here, and that means plenty of trips to the beach will be made this season! We’ve waited for this all year, and now that it’s finally here, it’s time to take full advantage. When you’re headed out for a day of fun in the sun, catching waves and indulging in a little ‘me’ time, you want to look cute and stylish, no doubt. You might be asking yourself, “How should I fix my hair?” Today, Lionesse brings you some quick and simple beachy hairstyles to kick your day off right – and they only take 5 minutes to complete. How could you not love that? Let’s take a look at them, and you can get started on prepping yourself for your beach day sooner rather than later.

Woman with wavy hair in a beach.

Wavy styles scream beach styles. You can braid damp hair the night before to wake up in the morning, remove the hair tie, and indulge in the waves left behind, or you can even go in with a curling wand or curling iron to create some loose waves before heading out to the beach.

Woman wearing a sun hat with a 3-strand side braid hairstyle

Simple 3 Strand Side Braid
A simple braided style is one of the beachiest, cutest styles you can create in far less than 5 minutes. If your braid skills are on point, you could probably create a much cooler braided style, such as a fishtail braid or waterfall braid in 5 minutes or less, but a simple 3 strand side braid is super cute, stylish, and pretty – and perfect for the beach to keep your hair out of your face when the breeze blows. Simply grasp three strands of your hair in equal amounts and bring them to the sides of your head. From there, interweave them one over the other and secure with an elastic. Simple, easy and done – and this should literally only take about 1 minute to complete.

Woman with a ponytail in a beach

Ponytails are an incredibly simple style to create, no matter what type you opt for. This season, mid-head pony’s are pretty popular, so if you’re going for style, opt for one of those. If you want to keep your hair completely off your shoulders, opt for a high pony. And if you are going for a comfort style, opt for a low, loose pony. Style it up with a pretty hair tie adorned with a large flower, or pair your pony with a headband to keep flyaways from tickling your face.

Woman with a natural hairstyle in a beach

Au Natural
Let’s face it – your hair is probably going to wind up getting wet and messy anyways, why not rock the now trendy au natural hair style you are blessed or born with? Leaving your hair as is is a great way to say, “Forget the styling today, I’m going to have fun and not worry about my hair. “ From your bed to the beach, all you need is a little finger tousle and voila – perfectly natural hairstyle which is perfect for a beach day.

Woman wearing a bikini with a top knot hairstyle

Top Knot
When all else fails, the messy top knot is there to the rescue. Simply create a messy bun style on top of your head and secure with an elastic. Super simple and easy, and the messier, the better. This will keep you the coolest out of all of the styles mentioned, as it completely keeps the hair away from the body.

Boho Waves Hair Style Tutorial

Boho waves are gorgeous, and are one of the easiest styles to achieve. There are many different ways to get the boho wave look, but today, we have beauty blogger Sarah McCormick on board to give us some helpful hints and tips to achieving the Boho wave look in the most natural way using our Lionesse Curling Wand. The boho look is a natural wave look, which can be likened to spending time on the beach. Some may call them beach waves. Since this week is focused on all things boho, we thought it only right to bring you a simple, easy to do tutorial on how you can get the look yourself at home. Without further ado, we would like to let Sarah get right into teaching you how it’s done. Sarah, take it away!

Boho Waves Look Tutorial Lionesse Curling Wand Finished Boho Wave Look

Hello again, lovely ladies. Today, I am bringing you a simple and easy style to create using your curling wand or curling iron – the boho wave. Boho waves can be created using anything from a hair dryer, to curling iron or wand, to a flat iron, and even pinning up the hair. Today, though, I wanted to put my nifty new Lionesse curling wand to the test and see just how fantastic I could make these boho waves look – and I have gotta say, it didn’t disappoint. I didn’t even need to use hairspray to get the look to stay! This may not be the case for everyone, but for me personally, the style held well – and I owe it all to my fantastic Lionesse product. As a side note, if you don’t own one of these, I highly suggest you invest in one – this is by far the most phenomenal curling wand I’ve ever used, and I own quite a few hair products.

The items you will need to get the boho wave look I created here are:

  1. Lionesse Curling Wand – Sold in the Silk Ceramic Set from Lionesse (You can use any curling wand, but I do recommend this brand)
  2. Heat Resistant Glove – my gorgeous black and pink glove came with my Lionesse Silk Ceramic Set

Here’s how to get the look:

Boho Waves Hair Look Tutorial Lionesse Curling Wand

Step 1: Start out with straight, clean, dry hair. You can section the hair off with clips, or keep all the hair down and go piece by piece, adding waves wherever you believe would look good like I did.

Step 2: Allow your curling wand to heat up, and put on your heat styling glove to protect your fingers from burns on the hand opposite which will be holding the wand.

Boho Waves Hair Look Tutorial Lionesse Curling Wand Creating Waves

Step 3: Grasp about a 1″  – 1.5″ piece of hair and wrap around the wand, holding the wand in a downward motion. I like to twist the hair around a bit before wrapping it to give it a somewhat beachier feel when the curl is released. This is optional. Begin about halfway down the hair shaft, and wrap around the wand with about 1/2″ between each wrap. From there, hold the hair on the wand for about 5-10 seconds, and release. You should have springy waves as a result. After that, complete this process all over your head.

Step 4: Tousle your fingers through the waves, breaking up any large waved sections. You may wish to use hairspray, especially if you have thin hair.

Boho Waves Look Tutorial Lionesse Curling Wand Finished Boho Waves Look

Enjoy your gorgeous Boho waves! Accessorize if you like with a headband or head chain, or even floral accessories. The skies the limit with this style! Perfect for day or night. I hope you’ve enjoyed my simple, easy to do tutorial. Catch you all in the coming week with more gorgeous looks for you to try!