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21 Knockout Pool Party Hairstyles You’ll Want To Wear All Summer

21 Knockout Pool Party Hairstyles You’ll Want To Wear All Summer

A little party never killed nobody! Prepare to turn heads with these alluring pool party hairstyles: half-up space buns, braided ponytails, beach waves, messy buns… Warning: these styles are so awesome you’ll want to wear them all summer.

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1. Flower Crown Pineapple Updo

Celebrities like Rihanna made us fall in love with the art of pineappling our hair. To recreate this fruit-inspired style gather your hair into a high ponytail, and use bobby pins to form and secure your pineapple updo. Add a flower crown and get ready to become the queen of the pool party!

2. Double Stacked Braids Pool Hairstyle

Instructions for one double stacked braid: divide your hair on top into two sections – a small one and a larger one below that you’ll divide into three sections. Start a normal three-strand braid and, when done, secure it with an elastic. Then release the small strand of hair above your braid and start braiding again. When done, secure both braids with the same elastic. Do the same for another braid to create double-stacked braids.

3. Waterfall Braid

Choose an effortless, romantic waterfall braid for the upcoming pool party regardless of your hair length. Trust me, this braided hairstyle is easier to do than it looks – you need to add new sections of hair while braiding it the usual way.

4. Fishtail Braid

Unlock your boho vibes with this mesmerizing fishtail braid:

• Step 1: Split your hair into two sections down the middle. Then split your first section into two sections.
• Step 2: Grab a smaller piece of hair from one section, then cross it over to the other. Do the same for the opposite side.
• Step 3: Continue alternating left and right sides until you have a few inches of hair left.

Easy, right?

5. Soft Wave Ponytail

Soft wave ponytails are neither too glamorous nor too casual. They’re just perfect for pool parties! You’ll create soft waves by wrapping the sections of your hair around the curling iron and then brushing through your hair with a bristle brush. Spice up your style with a decorative ponytail holder!

6. Twisted Half-Up

Twisted half-ups feature twisting two sections of your hair to create a beautiful half-up half-down hairstyle. Secure the twists with bobby pins and focus on having a good time at the party without worrying that your hair will be all over the place (or your face).

7. Messy Bun With A Side Braid

Hello, boho lady! A messy bun with a side braid is reserved for those who want to celebrate bohemian vibes at the pool party. Add a few decorative bobby pins and you’re good to go! Pro tip: if you have short or thin hair, wrap the hair around the hair padding to create a thicker and more voluminous bun.

8. Soft Waves With A Hair Vine

Soft waves with a hair vine is a romantic, soft hairstyle with a splash of boho vibes. If long soft waves aren’t your cup of tea (or you want a more protective style), you can always opt for a braid or a low messy bun while keeping the hair vine. As always, the choice is yours!

9. Sleek Messy Top Knot

Let’s be honest. Curly or coily hair can be challenging to style, and if you’re short on time you can always rock a popular sleek messy top knot. For long hair: gather your hair into a high ponytail. Then wrap your hair around the ponytail and secure it with bobby pins. For short hair: do the same as if you have long hair except for the wrapping part. And yes, you’ll achieve the sleek texture by applying hair gel and combing your hair with a soft bristle brush.

10. Mermaid Waves With A Twist Braid

Mermaid waves with a twist braid is a breathtaking, effortless style perfect for pool parties. Here’s how to achieve it: gather your hair into a ponytail and wrap the sections of your ponytail hair around the curling iron. Brush through your curls with a soft bristle brush to create mermaid waves. Spice up this alluring hairstyle with a simple twist braid – split a small section of your hair above your ears into two strands, and twist them. When done, secure the twist braid with bobby pins.

11. Low Messy Bun Updo

Low messy bun updos are a great option for those who want to keep their hair away from their face and stay cool at pool parties during summer. The photo above shows steps for achieving a voluminous messy bun using synthetic hair. Instead, you can use hair padding or create a low messy bun updo with your natural hair.

12. Headscarf Wrap

Show up at the pool party with a headscarf wrap to leave everyone speechless. Choose a headscarf that matches your outfit, and you’re ready to roll! Pro tip: if it gets too hot, gather your hair into a ponytail or a low bun while keeping the headscarf.

13. Half-Up Space Buns

If I had to describe space buns in two words, they would be CUTE and SASSY. If these two words perfectly describe your desired style for the upcoming pool party, then half-up space buns are the best bet. While creating this style, you can play with different textures from messy and curly to sleek and wavy.

14. Half-Up Sleek Wavy Ponytail

Choose a half-up sleek wavy ponytail for a youthful aesthetic. This hairstyle promises you three things: your hair will be away from your face, you’ll get a mini facelift, and you’ll look stunning. Does this sound like a good deal to you?

15. Half-Up Bantu Knots

Looking for an edgy, unique hairstyle for pool parties? Half-up Bantu knots are the right answer! Here’s how to create Bantu knots: twist a small coil at the base of your scalp and wrap the rest of the hair around the coil. Do this on damp hair. Worry not, I didn’t forget about the sleek baby hair for which you’ll need hair gel, a baby hair brush, and a rat-tail comb to create a desired shape.

16. Crown Braid

Opt for crown braid because you deserve to show up as a real queen at the pool party! This beautiful crown braid will ensure your hair stays secured and in place no matter what. Well, you can also go for a swim being rest assured your hair will stay dry if you keep your head above water.

17. Hollywood Glam Waves With Pearl Barrettes

Hollywood glam waves are different from classic beach waves or mermaid waves. To achieve glam waves, you need to wrap the sections of your hair around the curling iron in the same direction. Use lots of hairspray and spice your hairstyle with pearl barrettes for a vintage summer look.

18. Hairstyle For Swimming: Dutch Braided Space Buns

Combine braids and space buns to create a cute protective hairstyle for pool parties. Remember, Dutch braids are done by weaving each section of hair under instead of over as with French braids. Dutch braided space buns are a real head-turner when combined with stylish bows.

19. Braided High Ponytail

A braided high ponytail aka pull-through braid is created by pulling the ponytail under and up while securing the sections of your ponytail with an elastic. This hairstyle looks best on long hair, so consider adding hair extensions if you have shorter hair.

20. Fountain Ponytail

The fountain of youth, the gem of pool party hairstyles – fountain ponytail is an easy style that makes a big statement. Wearing a fountain ponytail with face-framing layers will make a knockout impression at the pool party.

21. Beach Waves

Beach waves and pool parties are almost synonymous, so if you want to show off your beautiful long hair, beach waves are the way to go!
For straight hair: you’ll create beach waves by wrapping the sections of your hair around the curling iron and then gently brushing through your hair with a wide-tooth comb.
For naturally wavy/curly hair: apply sea salt spray to your damp hair, and dry your hair upside down with a diffuser for a volume-boosting effect.

As a bonus, here’s a DIY recipe for sea salt spray: mix 1 cup warm water with 1 tablespoon avocado oil, 2 teaspoons sea salt, and 4 to 5 drops of essential oil. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and you’re ready to create perfect beach waves!