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Pool-Party Hair Ideas From Hollywood's Hottest Beach Babes

Sep 1 2014 - 8:00am

While your Summer vacation might not match up to those of the stars (it's hard to compete with living it up on a yacht in the French Riviera!), you can easily replicate their warm-weather hairstyles. It's not just about the ponytail — these bikini-clad celebrities make wet hair look crazy chic. Steal their style no matter where you're headed! Braids, hats, and bun ideas abound when you scroll.

Source: FameFlynet [1], Instagram user itsashbenzo [2], Twitter user msleamichele [3], and Tumblr user Beyoncé [4]

Kim Kardashian

Kim knows that there's no sexier poolside selfie than one featuring a slicked-back mane.

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele's topknot is perfect for any shoreside activity, including crafting a sandcastle or two.

Cameron Diaz

When all else fails, Cameron Diaz [5] knows that you'll still look chic on the beach with a ponytail-visor combo (plus, wearing a hat is good for your skin).

Kendall Jenner

A center part like Kendall's is just as pretty on a paddleboard as it is on dry land.

Cara Delevingne

When you're frolicking on a yacht, look to a ponytail like Cara Delevingne's — it'll keep your hair out of your face so you get a perfect 10 on your big jump.

Elle Macpherson

Even if you don't have Elle Macpherson's slamming beach body, you can still get her mermaid waves with a little conditioner and sea-salt spray.

Source: Twitter user ellemacpherson [6]

Alessandra Ambrosio and Behati Prinsloo

Alessandra and Behati both looked beach-waved and beautiful at a poolside event for Victoria's Secret.

Charlize Theron

Charlize showed off how good a pixie cut can look beachside.

Bar Refaeli

A mussy topknot looked darling on Bar.

Nina Dobrev

A fedora and waves were a winning combination on Nina at the beach.

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson covered her hair in a fedora cap to keep the sun at bay while seeing a few sights and sunbathing.

Source: Instagram user itsashbenzo [7]


Beyoncé Knowles kept daughter Blue Ivy entertained on the beach wearing a floral garland. We're loving baby Blue's hat, too.

Source: Tumblr user Beyoncé [8]

Nicole Richie

A topknot, bandeau bikini, and bronzed glow made Nicole Richie [9]'s boat ride more stylish than average.

Source: Instagram user nicolerichie [10]

Rita Ora

Bohemian braids were the style of choice for Rita Ora as she cruised on her Summer vacation.

Source: Instagram user ritaora [11]

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton [12] sported a half-up hairstyle for her impromptu poolside photoshoot.

Source: Instagram user parishilton [13]

Audrina Patridge

Seaside, a quick air-dry equals effortless waves à la Audrina Patridge [14].

Jennifer Lopez

For a day at the beach with her twins, Jennifer Lopez [15] styled her hair in a water-ready topknot.

Heidi Klum

Is that Heidi Klum [16] or Bo Derek? Heidi wore tight cornrows with colorful beads at the ends for a trip to the beach.

Source: Instagram user heidiklum [17]

Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Greene

Vanessa Hudgens [18] wore a backwards baseball cap while learning to surf with friend Ashley Greene [19] in Bali.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele [20] carried a wide-brim hat poolside to protect her hair and skin from the sun.

Source: Twitter user msleamichele [21]

Christina Milian

Using sunglasses as an impromptu headband à la Christina Milian is one quick solution, but we also advise keeping a few hair ties on hand for a quick low ponytail.

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev [22] wore an over-the-shoulder style with a plait to create an undercut effect while basking at the beach.

Julianne Hough

Nothing will keep you cooler poolside than a light fedora like Julianne Hough's. Plus, you don't have to worry about burning your ears or having great hair — always a score in our book.

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere [23] pulled her long blond locks back into a casual bun to keep them from getting soaked in the ocean water.

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge's ombré highlights are perfect for Summer; the technique ensures little to no root touch-up is required. Be sure to use SPF in your hair [24] to keep your style looking its best.

Miley Cyrus

When you have a short pixie like Miley Cyrus [25]'s, you don't have to carry rubber bands or hats. It's easy to just let it fly.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry [26]'s side braid and bucket hat combined to create the ideal Coachella festival style at the Harper's Bazaar pool party in April.


Red lipstick, geometric shades, and a milkmaid braid — Rihanna [27]'s look could easily transition from water games to a nighttime party on the beach.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima has mastered the ideal beach style for long hair. Take note, and casually whip your hair up into a clip before you surf the waves.

Alessandra Ambrosio

After a long photo shoot on the beach, Alessandra Ambrosio took in some sun with her copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, along with a clip to keep her bangs out of the way.

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel sported windblown waves as she shot a bathing-suit campaign in beautiful blue waters.

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel protected her fair skin and dark hair while on vacation with a stylish wide-brimmed hat.

Doutzen Kroes

Model Doutzen Kroes was obviously having a good time in the surf with her hair pulled back into a wet topknot.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff [28] looked cool rocking a bandanna to keep from melting in the heat.

Erin Heatherton

Make sure to steal some seawater for a easy DIY [29] salt water hair spritz, and you're sure to have effortless waves like Erin Heatherton's.

Katharine McPhee

Katharine and her dip-dyed strands took a dip in the pool at a Coachella party in Palm Springs.

Molly Sims

Molly topped her long ponytail with a classic baseball cap for a sporty style while lounging poolside.

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