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.

Trade Beachy Summer Curls For Perfectly Straightened Fall Tresses With THESE Styling Tips

Woman with summer curls and fall tresses

By the time that fall arrives, everybody is more than ready to change the game a bit, ushering in new styles of fun fall clothing and accessories, and why not think about going in a different direction with your hair, while you’re at it? While those sexy curls of summer were all the rage and easy to care for, there’s no reason to be duped into thinking that you can’t seamlessly glide into a luxuriously straight hairdo for the season of crisp air, pumpkin and spice, fall evening bonfires and soul-soothing hot chocolate topped off with some toasty marshmallows. Even if you promised yourself to not again endure the exasperation of a previous hair-straightening attempt, with a few helpful pointers, there’s no reason that you can’t enjoy sporting a straight-hair coif, anytime you want one. And with these tips, you can keep that promise you made to yourself, too, as once you get the hang of it, straightening your hair will be easy-peasy.

Technique and Tools Make the Difference Now
Thankfully the antiquated “press and curl” era has moved way on, leaving that hot comb and hair grease of yesterday in the dust. For women whose hair is curly and on the coarse side, thick or thin, it just takes a little bit of proper procedure for you to enjoy the most gorgeous and natural looking straight hair that you see on other heads. While getting certain types of “straight-resistant” hair requires more than a blow dryer and a round brush, once you develop the exact technique that works best for your hair, you’ll be able to effectively straighten those tresses at home, and manage to do it without damaging your hair, and without the exorbitant expense of a blowout bar. And chances are, you’ll even be happier with your results!

In talking to women with curly hair, one of the most frequent observations made by the leading prominent hair-straightening experts is that there are several fairly common, mistakes that curly-haired women generally make in their flatiron endeavors. Have you ever looked at the gorgeous Michelle Obama, and in this case–her hair–and wondered how she manages to have such fabulous and healthy looking locks, all the time, and in every photograph? If you read on, you’ll learn the same tips that make Michelle Obama’s hair so radiant, full of shine and so bouncy.

  • Rinse Out All of That Conditioner: An overload of hair products or residual conditioner can sometimes result in a production of smoke, when your flat iron is applied to your hair. Aim for none or minimal hair products and thoroughly rinse, whenever you begin flat-ironing your hair.
  • Reduce the Size of the Sections You’re Working On: Unfortunately, absolutely no time savings ever comes from working with large sections. You’re just going to have to accept this fact and deal with it, if you want a good straightened result.
  • Ditch the Hair Dryer’s Comb Attachment: Start out by using a brush with rubber bristles and with the nozzle directly at the hair, slowly pull both tools down, together, with the hair in between. You may need to repeat this until you’re satisfied–and that’s OK.

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
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

Ponytail
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.