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Vacation Planning: Spring & Summer Hair

The time for Spring Break and Summer vacations is swiftly approaching which means that it’s almost time to start thinking about your travel style. One of the things that I love about vacations is playing the part of a vacationing fashionista – Breaking out my resort gear, simplifying my beauty routine, and spending all my time in sandals & bathing suits. I keep boxes of vacation gear on the upper shelves of my closet filled with everything from bath suits, sarongs, and wet suits to colorful maxi dresses, sundresses, and bathing suit cover-ups.

In this three-part series I’ll discuss some of the most fun parts of getting away from it all – (1) Mixing up your go-to hair styles, (2) Changing your beauty routine to keep things simple, and finally (3) Styling & packing for your trip.

If you’re staying at a nice resort or aren’t the type to leave home without your tools here are some hairstyles to try out for your next vacation – Master Using Your Curling Iron In 3 Easy Steps from Refinery 29.


Favorite First Date Hair Tutorials from My Precious Confessions that include sweet updos, the perfect blow out, and vacation waves

Love a good blow out & want to effortlessly create the effect while you’re on vacation? Saucy Glossie has the answer so read her post How To Fake A Blow Out!

Want the perfect beachy, just rolled out of bed waves? 5 Ways To Get Loose Waves from Glitter Guide

Don’t want to mess with products & tools? Why not get a fresh haircut before you head for the airport – Our 8 Favorite Haircuts for Spring 2013 from Harper’s Bazaar includes Charlize Theron’s sweet new pixie cut & Nicole Richie’s wavy bob among others.


If you need more inspiration head to Pinterest and check out my Hairstyles & Updos board which is jam-packed with fun looks for you to try this Spring/Summer – From flirty ponytails & messy buns to cascading waves with jeweled clips & colorful streaks.

For some of my personal tips & recommendations when it comes to packing & getting yourself out the door for a trip check out my Weekends Away – Styling, Deciding & Packing from September.

What’s your go-to hairstyle for vacations?


{This three-part series is part of The Girls Inspired Group’s  Spotlight Series called Spring Fever that I’m hosting w/ the lovely Mari of I Love Green Inspiration}


20 responses

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  2. Great hair tips! 🙂 This is really great for spring:)

    April 22, 2013 at 1:03 AM

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  5. I so love the one from the first pict
    Great hair style inspiration

    April 4, 2013 at 2:45 AM

  6. I don’t have a special hairstyle I love to wear during summer. I should start thinking about it and make a little change.

    April 4, 2013 at 2:09 AM

  7. giovanna

    Loving these styles! A sleek ponytail is where it’s at! It’s crazy I know the girl in the first photo! lol


    April 3, 2013 at 11:57 AM

  8. Amazing hair styles! Love the details of them… reallu cute!
    Kisses from Miami,

    April 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    • What’s your go-to daytime hairstyle in Miami, Borka? 🙂

      April 3, 2013 at 10:24 AM

  9. All this is awesome — thanks for sharing these links and resources! I have to confess that I go suuuuuuuper low-maintenance while on vacay; I don’t usually bother to do anything functional with my hair, but these pics are inspiring me to do something prettier than my usual sloppy bun. 🙂

    April 3, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    • Confession – This post was half to inspire myself to do something other than a sloppy bun! 🙂

      April 3, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      • Bhahahaha — that’s awesome. I’m rocking the sloppy bun today (so I don’t even have the vacay excuse), but I’m glad to know I’m in good company on vacation hairstyles. 🙂

        April 3, 2013 at 1:03 PM

  10. Thanks for all the great hair links. I can’t wait to wear resort wear this summer when I go on vacay. I don’t have a go-to hairstyle for vacations, but I totally should have one.

    April 3, 2013 at 8:46 AM

  11. great hair styles )
    awesome post )

    Angela Donava

    April 3, 2013 at 7:55 AM

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