When traveling, we usually can’t bring our usual arsenal of products and styling tools to make sure that every day is a good hair day. Suitcase space is at a premium, especially when we fly! Luckily, these simple hairstyles go from the plane to out on the town with minimal touch-ups. Spend less time styling your hair and more time exploring your destination with these easy travel hairstyles. Vacation selfie approved!
9 Super-Easy Hairstyles for Your Next Flight
1. Bun with a Headband
The messy bun is our go-to easy airplane hairstyle because it takes less than 10 seconds to style (perfect for early flights). Plus this quick and easy hairstyle is also a chic way to disguise greasy roots. When you reach your destination, add a dash of glam with a sparkly headband. A spritz of Toppik Hair Building Fibers will hide any scalp show-through, add thickness to locks that have fallen flat and help polish your look.
2. Half-Up Top Knot
Are your roots looking a little oily after taking the red-eye? Perfect. This on-trend, easy travel hairstyle actually looks better with slightly dirty hair. Sprinkle your roots with a little bit of powdered dry shampoo like Batiste™, then gather the top half of your hair into an effortlessly messy top knot.
3. Fishtail Braid
Braids make excellent, easy travel hairstyles because they can cause less breakage than ponytails. We love the fishtail braid because it looks complicated but is a surprisingly simple hairstyle. First, divide hair into two sections. Take a small piece from the outside of the left section, wrap it over the top of that left section, and tuck underneath the right section. Repeat this step on the other side, this time wrapping a small piece of hair from the right section underneath the left section. Continue alternating these steps between the left and right sections until all hair is braided, then secure with a hair tie.
4. Add a Scarf
The easiest way to make messy hair look Instagram-ready? Add a silk scarf! A colorful scarf looks cute and has the added benefit of hiding most of your hair. Plus, we love the idea of buying a scarf on vacation as a souvenir. There are countless ways to tie a silk scarf, or check out one of the many videos like this one that make it easy to perfect this simple hairstyle.
5. French Braid
Going to the beach? Try a single or double French braid. French braids hold every hair firmly in place, ensuring that hair stays tangle-free even in water or on windy days. Plus, you can undo your braid in the evening for effortlessly cool waves.
6. High Ponytail
Make a traditional ponytail into an airplane-ready style by moving up its placement to the crown of your head. That way, your ponytail won’t press against the headrest on the airplane. To minimize breakage, secure the ponytail with a scrunchie rather than an elastic hair tie.
7. Milkmaid Braid
This super-cute yet easy travel hairstyle works great for women with long hair. Divide hair into two sections. Braid each section and secure with a clear hair tie, then pin each braid across the crown.
8. Pineapple Ponytail
We love this travel-friendly look for curly-haired ladies. For an effortless pineapple ponytail, apply a hair oil to ends to keep strands moisturized in-flight, then secure hair with a coiled hair tie at the crown. Add a scarf for an extra pop of color.
9. Low Side Braid
Pulling your braid to the side means your hair won’t rub up against the back of your headrest. Plus, this airplane hairstyle couldn’t be easier! Just pull hair to the side, braid and secure with a hair tie. If your hair is above collarbone length, use a bobby pin to secure the back and keep this side-parted style in place.
Are you going on vacation soon? How will you wear your hair? Let us know in the comments!