Vacation is a time for a lot of things. Fun, novelty, relaxation, curiosity maybe…but generally, most people don’t picture spending hours taming their locks every day as being a quintessential part of the vacation experience. In fact, it takes a great deal of time away from enjoying all the new experiences, fun times, and relaxing pampering you’re on the vacation to do. That said, nobody wants to go around all day looking like a total slob who never touches their hair, with frizz and bed-head aplenty. So is there a happy medium? A way to stay looking good and fresh without spending hours on your hair and missing out on the actual vacation? Vine Vera thinks there is, which is why we’ve come up with several hairdos that are simple and attractive. These are perfect for vacation, but we’ll give you a hint: they’re also great for any ordinary day you’re running late or are just feeling lazy, but don’t want to look lazy.
No list of easy-but-good-looking hairstyles would be complete without this one. Do we even need to tell you how to do it? Just gather all your hair behind your head and secure with a hair tie. Vary the positioning of the ponytail for different effects. Low ponytails are simple and down-to-earth. High ponytails are fun and flirty. Side ponytails are cute and quirky. Adding a ribbon to the ponytail can add a playful, youthful element to your look.
Section off a big chunk of hair on one side of your head and braid it. Then gather all of your hair, including the braid, into a big, messy, low-lying ponytail, making sure the braid sits on top of the rest of the hair that you have tied up. And you’re done! This adds attractive interest to an otherwise extremely simple look and only takes a few minutes more.
This one’s a classic for a reason. Just start at the top of your head and stop when you’re out of hair, going straight down the middle of your scalp. And done! Elegance in minutes.
This one is more like a whole subcategory of simple hairstyles, because there’s a bunch of unique things you can do if you vary it a bit. The basic, quintessential half-up styles is the half-ponytail. For this, simply gather all the hair from the front half of your head and pull it behind. Gather it together so that all the hair that would normally fall in front of your ears or over your forehead is now pulled back tight, making the front of your head look like it’s in a ponytail, but the back falling free. Now, just secure it with a hair tie.
For a twisty half-up do, do the same as the above instructions, but twist the two clumps of gathered hair around several times before joining them, and then twist the joined clump several times before putting on the hair tie. For a braided version, just follow the basic half-ponytail steps, but when you get to the part where you’d apply the hair tie, braid it instead, and put the hair tie at the end of the braid. Now you have an elegant braid laying on top of a bed of “down” hair, which creates some neat visual interest. Mess around with half-up styles and see if you can find a variation all your own that you like!