SUMMER TRAVEL TIPS and TRICKS 2013 banner_0

You can sizzle on the beach this summer with an easy breezy beach hairstyle, but which are the best humidity-proof, beach-friendly summer hairstyles to rock in 2013?

3 must-haves for easy breezy summer hair

“I love plaits as an easy beach style, and the beauty of them is that at the end of the day you can undo them and get gorgeous, relaxed waves,” says multi-award winning hairdresser Ken Picton, who has snipped and styled the locks of countless stars.

“Use a UV protective spray before plaiting, either a simple plait at the back or starting at the front/side of your head and plaiting round, including the fringe section, round and down to the opposite ear.”

For celebrity hairdresser Karine Jackson, summer presents the perfect opportunity to embrace a more relaxed and bohemian look.

“A messy top knot is a brilliant beach look,” suggests Karine. “Pull your hair into a high ponytail and wrap the hair round, securing with pins into the base of the ponytail.”

As with any up-do, texture is key. Here are some summer-inspired hair goodies to tempt you.

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray
This is an ideal body-booster for beachy hair. Work through damp or dry locks or apply to dry hair for detailing and adding lift at the roots.

Frédéric Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beachcomber Leave-In Conditioner
Spray it on and give your hair a good scrunch. It creates waves that are shiny and soft and, thanks to the UV shield, it helps prevent colour fading.

Osis Dust It Texture Mattifying Powder
Perfect for creating that dishevelled summer style with your beach tresses.