9 Low-Maintenance Hairstyles That Are Beauty-Editor Approved and Perfect for Travelling

When you're preparing to travel, your hair is probably the last thing on your mind. You may have your bag packed, your outfit planned, and your in-flight skincare routine ready to go, but if you're anything like me than your travel hairstyle is probably at the bottom of your priority list.

With that said, I'm determined that that will all change this summer. Instead of leaving my hair loose—in which case it inevitably gets greasy quickly, accumulates knots and tangles, and makes me feel hot and frustrated—I've learned that simple up-dos really are the way forward.

Ahead of my summer travels, I've bookmarked the easiest, most low maintenance travel hairstyle ideas I could find, and shared them all below. Scroll and screenshot.

Summer Hairstyle Ideas:

1. Low Ponytail

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This chic and underrated hairstyle works for everyone—providing your hair is long enough to get into a ponytail.

2. Elasticated Headband

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The best thing about this style is that it really won't break the bank. Elasticated headbands are cheap and easy to come by, but look super chic.

3. High Bun

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When you really do want your hair to be the last thing on your mind, a high bun will keep it away (and in place) from morning to night.

4. Claw Clip

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A simple claw clip up-do is about as quick, easy, and travel-friendly as they come.

5. Twists

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Swap your braids for twists—they'll feel lighter and add less tension to your scalp.

6. Simple Twist

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To keep hair off your neck and out of your face in warmer temperatures, try a simple twist fastened with a claw clip. Elegant and effective.

7. Slicked-Back Bun

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Fuss-free, quick, easy, and actually very chic—a slicked back ballerina bun is one of my travel hairstyle go-tos.

8. Half-Up Half-Down

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When you want to wear your hair down but you also want to keep it off your face, grab a hair claw. A half-up half-down style never fails.

9. Sleek Plait

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If you've not had chance to wash your hair while you've been travelling, a sleek slicked back plait hides all manner of sins.

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Grace Day is a beauty editor and content creator. She has over 10 years of beauty-industry experience, spanning editorial, retail, and e-commerce, which gives her a unique understanding into how people shop for their beauty routines. While studying for a history degree (specialising in the history of beauty) and working as a beauty adviser in department stores, Grace started writing her own beauty blog in order to share the products she discovered while dealing with acne. After graduating, she moved to Beauty Bay as beauty editor and content manager. Grace is currently a beauty contributor to Who What Wear. She has also written for Hypebae and PopSugar and works as a brand consultant and copywriter.