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Easy Hairstyles & Makeup for a Fun Spring Break Getaway

Updated: Mar 26

Spring break – those magical words that conjure up images of sunshine, relaxation, and adventure. Whether you're hitting the beach, exploring a new city, or just soaking up some much-needed downtime, you want to look and feel your best. But who wants to spend hours fussing over hair and makeup on vacation?

Here are some of my favorite easy hairstyles and makeup tips that are perfect for your spring break getaway.

Hairstyles for Fun in the Sun (and Sand):

Beachy Wave Hairstyle

This effortless style is a classic for a reason. Simply braid damp hair overnight or use a curling iron for loose, tousled waves. Finish with a texturizing spray for added volume and hold that will last through a day of beach fun.

Beachy wave hairstyles
Beachy wave hairstyle

Messy Bun Hairstyle

A lifesaver for second-day hair! Throw your hair into a high or low bun, leaving some wispy strands loose for a relaxed vibe. Add a cute hair clip or headband for a touch of personality.

Messy bun hairstyles
Messy Bun Hairstyle

Half Up / Half-Down Hairstyle

This versatile style keeps hair out of your face while still looking polished. Braid, twist, or simply tie back the top half of your hair for a quick and easy look.

Half up / Half down hairstyle
Half up / Half down hairstyle

Makeup Must-Haves for Carefree Days:

bb Tinted Moisturizer

Ditch the heavy foundation and opt for a tinted moisturizer with SPF. It provides light coverage and sun protection, perfect for a natural, glowing look.

My recommendation: YOUNIQUE BARE・YOU bb tinted moisturizer+ Click Here>>

Waterproof & Long-lasting Products

Spring break often involves water activities, so make sure your mascara, eyeliner, and lip color are waterproof. You won't have to worry about raccoon eyes or smudged lipstick, even after a swim.

My recommendation: YOUNIQUE Moodstruck Epic Mascara Click Here>>


A touch of bronzer gives your skin a healthy, sun-kissed glow. Apply it to your forehead, cheeks, and jawline for a natural, sculpted look.

My recommendation: YOUNIQUE Touch Matte Bronzer Click Here>>

Bonus Tips

Embrace the Braid

Braids are a great way to keep your hair neat and stylish. Try a Dutch braid, French braid, or fishtail braid for a touch of bohemian flair.

Girl with Dutch Braids
Braids are so popular & very practical for being on-the-go!


Hair accessories like headbands, bandanas, and scrunchies are a fun way to add personality to your look. They're also practical for keeping hair out of your face on windy days.

Girl with headband hairstyle
Headbands & accessories are so cute for this season's favorite hairstyles!

Keep it Simple

Don't overdo your makeup. Stick to a light application that enhances your natural features.

Girl with natural makeup look
Embrace your natural makeup look for Spring Break

Most Importantly, Have Fun! Spring break is all about relaxing and enjoying yourself. Don't stress about achieving a perfect look. The most important thing is to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin.

With these easy hairstyles and makeup tips, you'll be ready to conquer your spring break adventures in style! Now get out there and soak up the sun (responsibly, of course!).


Melissa Petroelje is a master hair stylist and hair colorist in Grandville, Michigan. Beauty Mark Salon by Melissa is a private, boutique salon in Grandville, Michigan by Melissa Petroelje, hair and makeup artist. Her Grand Rapids salon also specializes in permanent hair smoothing.  Looking for a new Grandville salon or Grandville hair stylist? Book Now!

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