• Skip brushing altogether—yes, not even a pass with a comb—and just slick back hair using a light mousse on the fingertips, moving from the roots to the tips for a messy texture. Balance out the look with a polished red lip, and you're ready for anything.
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com
  •  Comb hair back into a sleek low ponytail and secure with an elastic at the nape of the neck. With damp hair, you can skip product altogether—just keep a light hold hairspray handy to keep flyaways at bay throughout the course of the day.
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com
  •  Go half bun, half ponytail with this messy flip-under style. (Pssst: it's just as good on dry hair, too.)
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com
  • Brush hair back with your fingertips, secure with an elastic, and braid. Bonus: your hair will look even better once it's dried and you've loosened the braid.
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com
  • Make Grace Kelly proud by dressing up wet locks with a floral turban and a simple French twist. To twist, grab hair at the nape of the neck and twist upward, tucking in hair as you move up, then secure with bobby pins.
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com
  •  Let's go ahead and call this the "do what you wish" updo. Twist pieces up in every direction, pinning haphazardly as you go—the messy-chic finish works with both wavy and straight hair.
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com
  •  This sleek bun works best on damp, towel-dried hair. Apply a dollop of mousse or gel, slick back your strands, and twist into a chignon.
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com
  • Damp hair is easier to section and control, which makes this sleek double Dutch braid easy to recreate. Just braid inside out, with each section going under rather than over, along both sides and bring together in one braid at the back.
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com
  • Eschew brushing in favor of creating a messy side fishtail braid. The damp hair creates that rough finish for an insouciant look.
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com
  • Keep hair damp (and looking cool) all day with a braided bun
    Photo: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway.com

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10 Perfect Hairstyles for Damp Hair


10 Perfect Hairstyles for Damp Hair

Wet hair doesn't mean you can't be chic.

Whether you’re fresh from the pool or just can’t stomach the idea of enduring the blowdryer, chances are that you’re going to want to wear your hair wet at least once this summer. But how to rock a damp hairstyle without getting those “did she just get out of the shower or what?” looks? Chic damp hairstyles are totally possible, and we’ve got the proof.

Thanks to these simple hairstyles for wet or damp hair, you won’t have to sacrifice a single drop of chicness for the sake of convenience. Wait until you see the looks you’ll get at your next beach day—with perfect hair right out of the water!

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