The 30 Best Beach-Hair Moments of All Time

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Even if you live in a landlocked state, tell a hairstylist you want “beachy hair” and he or she will instantly know what you mean. Thanks to runway beauty inspiration Gisele Bündchen and the discovery that everyone’s hair looks better at the beach, the phrase has become a stalwart of beauty vernacular. Although you can achieve a beachy effect to your hair with texturizing spray and a curling iron, the best part of seemingly sand-and-salted hair is what it represents. It stands for not overthinking your hair, letting it run wild and free, adopting a carefree attitude, and luxuriating in the landscape. Click through the slideshow for the 30 best beach-hair moments, from Olivia Pope to Penelope Cruz to Brooke Shields, which celebrate what it means to have beachy hair.

The 30 Best Beach-Hair Moments of All Time