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The Best Travel Hairstyles and Styling Tips

Hair Styling on the Go
Model Irina Lazareanu selected this simple travel hairstyle. Her slightly more than shoulder-length hair is undone, her fringes fall casually into her forehead, and the hat covers her and keeps her hair in place at the same time
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Your hair should be at its best whether you take a short trip or a long one and whether you go by car, bus, train or plane. The ideal hairstyle for any kind of trip requires a minimum of styling effort but still looks organised and beautiful. We share with you our best travel styling tips. In our gallery, you may find the right hairstyle solution for your next trip

  • Successful travellers are flexible and mindful of their surroundings. Unnecessary distractions from the trip and the surroundings are quite unwelcome. Therefore, it is best to wear comfortable attire and a simple hairstyle, which does not need constant attention. Of course, that does not mean that all fashion considerations are suspended for the trip. Both attire and hairstyles can be simple and simply smashing at the same time.

  • Hair Styling on the Go: A Hairstyle for Every Place

    Elaborate hairstyles are out of style for travellers. Besides, intricate styling would be a waste of time because teased hair, extravagant curls or complicated braids would not stand up to the conditions of most trips. Travel hairstyles must conform to a specific set of standards. Always practical are the old standby hairstyles like the chignon or a simple ponytail. They keep the hair out of the face and allow for the vagaries of weather and schedules a traveller may face. Gather your hair low in the neck or on the side so that you can lean back in your seat. Straight or straightened hair works well for a day-trip. The style is perfect for the adventures of a tourist and elegant enough for an evening on the town or a relaxed dinner in a restaurant.

  • Hair Styling on the Go: Going Places and Staying in Style

    Even if you prefer to travel light, it pays to have a few styling aids at hand during trips. Dry shampoo freshens up a hairstyle, which has fallen flat, and volumising powder works wonders especially for undone hairstyles. Don’t forget to pack a small brush, a spare scrunchy, and a few extra hair clips and slides.

    We share more styling ideas with you in our gallery. In his video tutorial, hair expert Armin Morbach demonstrates how to blow-dry and straighten your hair right before you venture out on a trip.

  • Video: How to Blow-Dry and Straighten Hair

  • Gallery: Hair Styling on the Go

    Hair Styling on the Go: Jessica Hart

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    Hair Styling on the Go: The Chignon

    Models like Jessica Hart are experts in styling hair on the go. She placed her chignon high on the crown of her head. The chignon is her favourite travel hairstyle


    Hair Styling on the Go: Pigtails

    Singer Sky Ferreira braided her hair into pigtails. On a trip, braids should be casual and simple. This hairstyle is perfect on trips especially if you are on your way to the mountains, the sea shore or the city


    Hair Styling on the Go: Straight Hair

    A flat iron will straighten naturally curly or wavy hair. Model Irina Shayk demonstrates the sleek look, which is ideal if you want to experience a new city. Straightening spray keeps the style intact all day long. During the day, the hair flows silky over the shoulders and later in the day, the style looks elegant enough for any occasion

    Hair Styling on the Go: Lauren Conrad

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    Hair Styling on the Go: The Ponytail

    Actress Lauren Conrad goes back to basics on her trips. She wears a loosely gathered high ponytail, which is easy to maintain on trips of all kind

    Hair Styling on the Go: Leigh Lezark

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    Hair Styling on the Go: Short Hair

    Model Leigh Lezark does not have to think about a simple and durable hairstyle for trips. Her simple short hairstyle needs no more than a little styling gel to keep its shape no matter where she goes

    Hair Styling on the Go: Elizabeth Olsen

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    Hair Styling on the Go: The Undone Look

    Elizabeth Olsen’s long hair is also quite convenient for trips. This undone version is practical on trips, it looks appealing, and it can be easily styled into a semi-updo