Ready, Set, Go: Travel-Friendly Hairstyles Perfect For The Jet-Setter

Ready, Set, Go: Travel-Friendly Hairstyles Perfect For The Jet-Setter

I know usually when we get on a flight we just throw our hair in a bun and Hail Mary our way through it. But this doesn’t work every time, especially not when you have somewhere to be immediately after getting off the flight. Then, no one wants to look like a hot mess as soon as they step off a flight. The hairstyle ideas we’ve listed below will not only inspire you to try them out but will also make you look super fresh after a long, tiring flight. Here are 7 travel-friendly hairstyle ideas for long, gorgeous hair. (You’re welcome!)

1. The Pretty Twisted Side Ponytail

The twisted side ponytail is easy and quick to master! All you have to do is grab a section of hair and then hold a section underneath and twist it over. Basically, it’s just twisting the back section over and over until you reach the other side. Once you’re done twisting, secure the braid and ponytail using a transparent elastic band. To finish the look, simply take a section of hair from your ponytail and twist it around the elastic band and tuck it in.

Time taken: 5-6 minutes:

Difficulty level: 2/5

POPxo Recommends: Transparent Elastic Rubber band (Rs 500)

2. The Sophisticated Half-Up Bun


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Doesn’t this long hair hairstyle look effortlessly chic? Yep, we think so too! When styling your hair, start by pulling your hair back, take the front section and slowly begin to backcomb it from the roots. This ensures that your crown looks voluminous meaning you won't have flat hair when you get off the flight. Now, comb all your hair to the back and use your fingers to gather your hair from the front to the top. Tie a ponytail and while holding the pony in one hand, pull the pouffe to the front. Then twist your pony and wrap it around to make a bun. Use bobby pins to secure the bun and you’re done!

Time taken: 5 minutes:

Difficulty level: 3/5

POPxo Recommends: Black Plated Flat Top Hair Bobby Pins (Rs 299)

3. The Gorgeous Crown Braid


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Instead of wrapping a scarf around your head, we think you should totally give the crown braid a shot. After all,  it’s neater and prettier. Start by applying some serum to your strands and creating 2 dutch braids by splitting your hair into 2 halves from the back. On one section, you’ll have to braid up and on the second one, you’ll have start braiding down. After you’ve reached the tips, use an elastic band to tie your hair up. Leave it as it is and now shift your focus to the other side of the braid. Start braiding from the top and use another elastic band to tie it up. Wrap each braid around your head and use bobby pins to secure them. Why don’t you check out yourself in the mirror? You look like royalty.

Time taken: 15 minutes

Difficulty level: 3/5

POPxo Recommends:  Livon Serum (Rs 173)

4. Braid It Like Kylie Jenner!

Double Dutch braids are trendy and gorgeous. The one we’re about to show you is quite similar to Kylie’s iconic hairstyle. However, what’s different about it is that you’re not going to braid it all the way to the end, but tie ponytails! Apply serum to your hair first and middle part your hair. Now take a small section of hair from the very top of your head and divide them into 3 sections. Braid it up and tie your ponytails!

Time taken: 10-15 minutes:

Difficulty level: 3/5

POPxo Recommends:  Garnier Fruits Long and Strong Serum with Fruit Oils (Rs 196)

5. That Beautiful Braided Ponytail

This hairstyle looks elegant and classy if you ask us. To nail it, you’ve got to comb your hair all the way at the back. Divide your hair into two sections: one at the crown and the other your loose hair. Keep making a french braid and only stop once you reach the bottom. To keep the flyaways away, feel free to use some serum.

Time taken: 7 minutes:

Difficulty level: 2/5

POPxo Recommends:  Garnier Fruits Long and Strong Serum with Fruit Oils (Rs 196)

6. The Classy Twisted Low Bun

The beauty of this hairstyle is that you can wear it for a grand occasion and you can also wear it while travelling. It’ll keep your hair back and make it look neat and tidy as soon as you step out from your flight. Begin by gathering your hair to one side, and divide it into two sections. Gather the rest of your hair to the centre. Push it up and secure your mane using bobby pins. Divide the bottom half of your hair into 2 sections and make 2 rope braids on both sides. Once that’s done, take one braid and pin it below the crown area. Don’t forget to do the same for the other braid. To fix any loose ends, you can always use bobby pins or hairspray.

Time taken: 8-10 minutes:

Difficulty level: 3/5

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7. The Elegant Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid gives off a fairytale vibe. Start by gathering all your hair to the back. Tie a low pony and on top of that, try doing a fishtail braid. After making a few links, use an elastic band to tie your hair up. From afar and up close, we know for a fact that wherever you land and whomever you meet, you’re bound to fetch a bunch of compliments.

Time taken: 5-8 minutes

Difficulty level: 2/5

POPxo Recommends: Black Ponytail holders Hair Elastic Rubber bands ties (Rs 199)