Mermaid Vibes: 10 Sensational Mermaid Hairstyles!
by BRENDA L. / MAY 16, 2023
Reading Time: 6 Minutes
Summer is fast approaching, and as the temperature rises, some of us are getting ready to release our inner sea goddess. Whether you’re planning a selection of gorgeous holiday looks or are getting ready to stun the audience next week at The Little Mermaid premiere in your local cinema, these glamorous hairstyles will have you covered. Ready to steal some sailing hearts? Find out how you too can achieve your own mermaid hairstyle with the help of clip in hair extensions.
Mermaid waves are a beachy-glam hairstyle that goes a long way – both for a glitzy look on the beach, a bonfire party, or even just a night out in the city (being a modern mermaid sometimes is like that!). You can easily recreate it using hair extensions at home: start by clipping in your hair extensions. Then, use a waver to get that gently crimped, funky look. Finish with a sea-salt spray for added texture, and to make it even more natural you can also tousle your hair with your fingers. With seamless hair extensions, you can easily achieve the mermaid-inspired hair of your dreams and channel your inner sea goddess all summer long.
Also known as the milkmaid braid, this type of hairstyle can be both elegant and polished or have its unique boho-chic vibe. It could be the perfect choice for a wedding reception on a sandy beach, a sailing trip, or an island party. You can choose to create a traditional three-strand plait or a mermaid-like fishtail braid for added texture and interest; even better with added hair charms, in pure sea-with style. Once you have your braids, cross them over the top of your head and pin them in place with bobby pins. You can leave some tendrils out loose for a more relaxed, bohemian look, or you can gel the strands and tuck the ends under the braids for a more polished, regal effect.
For a simple yet stunning look, try a half-up half-down hairstyle. Double weft hair extensions are the perfect tool to achieve a perfectly-crafted half-up, half-down hairstyle without losing volume and thickness where your tresses have been sectioned; then, you can either use some texturizing spray to get that “just coming back from a surfing session” effect, or even use your curling wand or straightener to create loose, soft waves. Gather the top half of your hair and secure with a hair tie or clip for a playful, flirty look.
Fishtail braids are a mermaid-inspired classic, and a favourite for festival hairstyles and summer celebrations in general. Clip in hair extensions can help you make your fishtail plait nice and thick, or even add some inches for extra length. This hairstyle’s iconic herringbone shape makes the perfect mermaid hairstyle; another popular feature to go with this awesome plait is hair jewellery, always trendy for a bohemian beachy look. When braiding your way down your tresses, don’t forget to gently pull apart the braid for a messy, beachy effect!
As seen on many beach babes, the top knot is a clever choice for a summer hairstyle that is both cute and functional – keeping your hair away from your face and neck to help you cool down and achieve a flawless tan. The top knot is a popular hairstyle, and it’s easy to see why. So why not make it even more interesting by adding hair extensions for added volume, or why not, even a dash of color? A mermaid-inspired hairdo means that you can experiment with crazy colors that will make you reminisce of sea-foam and ocean life, such as blue, purple, turquoise and reef-green. Explore funky colored hair extensions to make this look yours!
For a romantic, ethereal look, try a side braid – and make it go with your glamorous sea-goddess vibe. A side braid can be the final look to complete an outfit inspired by the sweet life by the shore, and it can be furtherly embellished by adding themed hair charms and jewels – or left as it is to accompany some more detailed looks. A set of classic full head hair extensions could be the perfect addition to your side braid – being the lightweight and subtle solution that can elevate it in a discreet, elegant way. Once you’ve clipped your hair extensions in, create a loose braid over one shoulder. You’re all set!
For a laid-back, beachy look, try a tousled ponytail! Using a wrap around clip in ponytail hair extensions set is the quickest way to achieve a sleek, perfectly thick and long ponytail – then, you can start styling it to make it more casual and beachy. Texturizing sprays such as sea-salt based ones can help you give your ponytail a more lived-in look, whilst styling tools such as waves and small curlers can make your hair texture go even deeper.
For a unique, eye-catching look, try a twisted half-up hairstyle – a flirty and playful variation of the classic half-up, half-down hairstyle (usually considered more formal and romantic).
The twisted half-up instead is a perfect option for those who want to add a unique and modern twist to their look (quite literally). This hairstyle is easy to achieve with hair extensions and can be done in just a few simple steps. Once you’ve worn your hair extensions and creating loose waves using a curling iron or wand. Then, take two small sections of hair from either side of your head and twist them together. Secure the twist with bobby pins for a chic and modern look. This hairstyle is perfect for a night out, a summer wedding, or just as a statement hairdo. You could also add a silk scrunchie to match your outfit!
Both elegant and fierce, the braided ponytail has to be the go-to look for the type of mermaid that charms sailors away from their charts. Gather your hair in a high ponytail (if your tresses are not long/thick enough to do so, you can always put it up in a set of clip in ponytail hair extensions instead), then start braiding it all the way down. Secure it with a hair tie and you’re all done! Inspired by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, the tightly braided ponytail is a real stunner – chosen by celebrities and influencers alike.
For a polished yet stunning look, try Hollywood waves – the hairstyle inspired by the silver screen that rapidly became the gift that keeps on giving. Ultra volume hair extensions can be used to supersize your hairstyle and maximise its glitz and glamour. Did you think Hollywood waves are exclusive to weddings and red carpets? Think again. After all, mermaids in the 1950s have been portrayed wearing their hair in glossy, elegant Hollywood crimped tresses too – so why shouldn’t you?
Mermaid-inspired hairstyles are all about embracing your inner sea goddess and channelling the effortless, beachy vibe of coastal life. With hair extensions, you can recreate these stunning looks at home and achieve the mermaid hair of your dreams. So why not try one of these 10 mermaid hairstyles ideas for your next holiday adventure?