Whether you are looking for a way to cut down on how much time it takes you to get ready in the morning, you’re trying to save your hair from styling tools, or you need a better way to style your hair after swimming, we’ve got some super trendy hairstyles you can put together in a pinch! Here are 19 of the hottest hairstyles for wet hair that will take you from drab to fab!
19 Hottest Hairstyles for Wet Hair
1. French Twist
French twists are a classic hairstyle that anyone can pull off, regardless of your face shape or hair length! We love the idea of styling a French twist with wet hair because it looks super chic and put together with hardly any effort at all! We recommend using a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair frizz-free all day! Pair this wet hair French twist with shimmery eyeshadow and a light coat of mascara to pull it all together.
2. Side Twist
This side twist is super romantic and works with any hair type! As long as you have a few bobby pins, you can put this fabulous hairstyle together in seconds! If you want to try this style for yourself, you can check out this quick tutorial!
The scrunched look is always in style, and you can rock this look anywhere from beachside to a romantic date night! The trick is to use a good moose or spray, one that isn’t too sticky and won’t make your hair crunchy. We’ve all witnessed this scrunch look go totally wrong by using the wrong styling products, and if you haven’t, let’s just say the result is crunchy, not scrunchy. We love sea salt sprays for this look because they add just the right amount of scrunch.
4. Messy Bun
You have likely already rocked a messy bun a few times (or many) in your life, but have you ever tried one wet? Messy buns are notable for being a quick, easy way to throw up your hair when you are short on time, and a wet, messy bun is even quicker! Just be sure you use spiral hair ties instead of regular elastic ties so you don’t damage your hair.
5. Low Ponytail Braid
Low ponytail braids work fabulously with wet hair and are essentially effortless. Plus, you get some pretty killer waves when your hair dries, creating an entirely new style! What’s not to love about that? We recommend using a frizz control serum to help keep the frizz at bay for your braid and your waves. To learn how to style this gorgeous wet hair braid, check out this video!
6. Triple Twist Buns
This is one of the best hairstyles for wet hair because its super adorable and comes together in 2 minutes or less! All you need are some bobby pins! Want to try this style out for yourself? You can find the full video tutorial here!
7. Fishtail Braid
If you want something easy peasy but want something with a bit more pizazz than a regular low ponytail bread, a fishtail braid is right down your alley! Fishtail braids may look complicated, but they are ridiculously easy to style using only clear elastic hair ties! Here is a super quick tutorial on how to do a fishtail braid so you can start doing these braids like a pro!
8. Low Bun
If you aren’t a fan of a top messy bun, you should give this low messy bun a try! If you have short hair, you can pull this together in a few seconds with just bobby pins. If your hair is longer, you will need an elastic tie as well to keep your hair secure. To pull off this look, leave the top loose, and don’t make the bun too tight.
9. Headband Roll
This hairstyle is so adorable you may never need to blow dry your hair again! We love this look because it looks like you tried without really trying. You only need a cute headband and some bobby pins to create this hairstyle! Here is a video tutorial to walk you through it.
10. Half Crown Braids
These half-crown braids are gorgeous and one of the best hairstyles for wet hair! They are flattering on everyone and so romantic. Just ensure you have some clear elastic ties and bobby pins, then watch this video to learn how to achieve this pretty hairstyle!
11. Dutch Braids
If you have a little time to spare, you need to give these Dutch braids a try! We think these braids are gorgeous and are perfect for the beach, going swimming, or when you don’t have time to dry your hair before running out the door but still want to look flawless. Check out this video tutorial to master these beautiful Dutch braids!
12. Slicked Back
Not feeling braids or buns? Give this edgy, slicked-back hairstyle a try. This look is super trendy right now and will have you feeling like a total baddie without ever touching a styling tool. Well, maybe a hairbrush. To achieve this look, rub a dime-sized amount of styling cream or gel in your hands and rub through the top of your hair, focusing on your scalp. Use a smoothing brush to smooth your hair back, and you’re done! It’s that easy. If you have time for makeup, try a neutral smokey eye with smudged liner to really set this look off!
13. Sleek Bun
If you aren’t a fan of the messy bun, no worries! This super sleek bun is ultra stylish and so easy to put together when you have wet hair! Want to try this look? You can find the video tutorial here!
14. Unsecure Pony
Do you have bobby pins, but you’ve found yourself out of elastics? We’ve got you covered! Who needs elastics anyway? To pull off this look, rub some styling cream with a medium hold through your hair. Brush the sides back with a smoothing brush, and secure the hair in place with bobby pins. Brush the top section of the hair back and let it fall over the top of the pins to conceal them. Now you’re ready to rock!
15. High Ponytail
If you are short on time, we recommend keeping things simple with a sleek, high ponytail! Rub a bit of serum through your strands to prevent frizz and flyways, then brush your hair back tight and secure it with an elastic. To prevent your pony from looking flat, use your fingers to make an opening behind the elastic and pull the pony up and through the opening to create some volume.
16. Rope Braid With Low Bun
This is one of the prettiest hairstyles for wet hair, and it’s also incredibly easy! As long as you have an elastic tie and some bobby pins, you can achieve this adorable style in a jiff! Check out the tutorial here! If you want to set this look over the edge, you can style your bun with a pretty flower clip!
17. Ponytail Twist
This hairstyle is so easy and perfect for when you hit the snooze button one too many times (We’ve all been there). We recommend applying some anti-frizz serum to your hair, but if you are in too big of a hurry, you can skip this step! Just brush your hair back and secure it into a high ponytail. Split your ponytail into two sections and begin wrapping each piece around the other until you reach the end. Secure it with another elastic, and you’re ready to go! If you have a few seconds to spare, throw on some mascara and a little blush on your cheeks to bring it all together.
18. Chic Side Bun
We love how romantic this hairstyle is and how easy this chic side bun comes together! Rub a dime-sized amount of styling cream through your hair and towel dry just enough to tousle it up. Create a deep part, then use your fingers to bring one side of your hair back loosely. Secure with a bobby pin, then repeat on the other side, ensuring you leave everything loose. Create a loose bun and secure it with an elastic tie. If you decide to rock this for a date night, we recommend applying some shimmery blush or bronzer.
19. Braided Updo
This wet hairstyle is elegant and sophisticated, perfect for when you are running late for work but need to look like you weren’t. This gorgeous style only takes two minutes to put together, so that you can be out the door in no time! You will want to rub some styling cream through your strands before styling so no frizzies show through and take away from the style. Here is the full video to walk you through creating this style from beginning to end!