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Aloha! 3 Hawaiian-Inspired Hairstyles That Are Basically Made For Island Living

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We’re channeling that island life with these three Hawaii-inspired hairstyles! Anthony Rawlings, British Redken stylist, shares his top tips for creating these gorgeous looks, taking us through all the must-have products and techniques you need to master to unleash the beach goddess from within (whether you have dark brown hair or blonde!). Aloha and welcome to the most laid back chic looks out there!

So what are Hawaiian hairstyles?

When talking about this beautiful state, it usually conjures up images of sun-soaked beaches, girls doing the hula, and nature aplenty. When it comes to hair inspiration, it’s all about that natural, fuss-free style. Think beachy waves, loose braids, and bright accessories as decoration.

“Because of its laid back and effortlessly glam nature, this style inspiration works perfectly for summer weddings or more informal events,” Rawlings explains. “To successfully create all these looks, the key here is texture.”

With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at the top three looks you can create by drawing inspiration from traditional Hawaiian hairstyles and putting a modern spin on them!

Hawaiian-Inspired Beach Waves

No Hawaiian hairstyles list would be complete without mentioning gorgeously natural beach waves—is there anything more summery than this look? This boho-inspired style gives you added dimension and volume with waves to create a stunning effect that adds depth to any color or haircut.

Try Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl Curly and Wavy Hair Cream Serum, a 2-in-1 formula that fights frizz, seals in moisture, and locks out humidity. We love the combination of the striking caramel ombre at the ends mixed with a darker base on top and a cooler-than-cool choppy fringe. Look like you’ve just walked off the beach (but in the chicest way possible!) by visiting your salon today to get this look!

Beachside Braid

Keeping within the island theme is this beautiful beachside braid that is equal parts mermaid and off-duty model. So why is this arresting braid showing up on our Hawaiian hairstyles list?

The pro shares his thoughts:

“Braids are a foolproof way of avoiding the dreaded ‘drop’ [in volume]” he explains. “With a braid, you get a style that lasts all day and night and is totally dance floor-proof.” 

We’re all for transitional looks that last the night!

To prep your hair for this look, he suggests “working a little Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 throughout your hair for matte texture and added control. Once the braid is in your hair, tease the braid out using your fingers for a more piece-y texture.”

This braid creates an eye-catching effect, especially when combined with blonde balayage, drawing attention in the best way possible!

Flowers In Your Crown

Traditional Hawaiian hairstyles usually feature flowers as a bright and bold accessory. For a modern spin on this look, try a flower crown or a well-placed flower to add beach-inspired style to your locks. Paired with sleek, straight strands, flowers are definitely the ones to watch this summer!

Say aloha to these the Hawaiian hairstyles, ideal for the laid-back yet chic woman!

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