Seven Beach-Inspired Hairstyles
Some of today's hottest celebrities are sporting messy, choppy bobs that look beach-ready. Get inspirations from these fun-to-wear hairstyles for this season.
Songstress and Smash star Katherine McPhee rocks this center-parted bob. Her bangs are face-framing when she wants them, but can easily be curled away from her face.
Ask your stylist for a blunt-cut bob that's just above the shoulders. One of the most stunning effects is Katherine's ombre tips, which are achieved by dipping the ends of her hair in a lighter hair color. A colourful inspiration for this season.
Bob it and Shag it With Side-swept Effect
This Glee beauty is a far cry from her slicked-back Quinn ponytail. Her hairstylist Giannandrea calls the look a “shab,” or a cross between a bob and a shag.
To create the cut, Giannandrea cut Dianna's hair in a bob just above her shoulders and used a razor to create a slight angle from back to front with the longer pieces in the front. The look is finished with sideswept, choppy bangs.
This style is ideal for most face types and hair textures, including curly-haired girls. The only caution is to skip the bangs if you have curly hair because the bangs might not have Dianna’s side-swept effect.
Medium Bob With Tousled Look
While it seems like there are few haircuts Julianne Hough doesn't look good wearing, this one seems especially flattering. The cut is similar to Dianna's above, except Julianne's is left slightly longer and without the angled effect and bangs.
Although she looks effortless, there are a few steps that go into achieving this tousled look. Start by applying some medium- to strong-hold gel to wet hair to achieve the "scrunch" and tousled effect. Dry your hair upside down to give added lift at your roots. The goal is to achieve a messy do. That means you can have fun while drying your hair, tossing it from side to side as you dry and pulling it every which way.
Flip your dry hair over and use a clipless curling iron, like Bed Head's Curlipops 1-inch curling iron wand. This wand allows you to twist your hair over the barrel for a loose effect.
- Separate your hair into three sections: bottom, middle and top.
- Curl the top section in loose ringlets by holding your curling iron vertically, making the curls all in the same direction.
- Loosen the middle portion and curl his layer in the opposite direction from the bottom portion. Reverse the direction again for the top layer.
Fun with Wavy Bob
Victoria's Secret superstar Karlie Kloss rocks a slightly shorter and more polished bob than Julianne and Dianna. Her hair texture seems slightly thinner, making it ideal for those with fine hair.
Karlie Kloss told People: "It’s an honor to be the first Victoria’s Secret girl with short hair." she says. "There are girls out there with every body type and there are girls out there with every hair type. You can be sexy with short hair!"
Karlie's hairstylist cut this bob freehanded at the end of the cut to make the ends appear more jagged and tousled. Apply a voluminizing hair product, such as L’Oreal Paris' EverStyle Alcohol-Free Volume Boosting Mousse. Twist your hair as you dry it to create Karlie's curls.
Short Crop with Sexy Fringe
Mrs. Thor's hair is nearly unrecognizable from her longer, brunette ‘do in her Fast and the Furious role. But this look highlights Elsa's unforgettable face and makes her look like she stepped off a surfboard and out to movie premieres.
Elsa has a heart-shaped face ideal for this pixie cut. Her stylist used a razor to create the short layers that accent her cheekbones. She also wears a deep side part to achieve the over-the-eye fringe that ups the sexy factor big time.
Wild Wavy Bob
This lovely look is Charlize's longer, wavy bob. The bob is blunt-cut and chin-skimming. Charlize has some slight texture to her hair, but the curls can be more defined by using a hair styling wand, such as the Conair CD117 Tourmaline Curling Iron “You Curl” Infiniti Wand.
Beach Wave with Smooth Strands
You want it with plenty of volume and movements but absolutely frizz-free with polished strands that shines when you are under the sun?
Like any other styling procedure – start with applying styling cream or foam on damp hair and work it through the entire hair with fingers. Take sections of strands and twist it around fingers as you blow dry. Don’t try to be perfect – go random and have fun. Take your flat iron or any other hot tools and use the edges to smooth the ends and seal the cuticles. Finally rub small amount of moroccan oil onto hands and work it gently through strands without disturbing the natural shape of your waves. Like to have more intense curls? Use Intense curl cream for more bounce and definition. Have fun!