Still growing out that fringe? Yeah, us too. That’s why we’re happy that tendrils are such a chic look. No tutorial required for this easy summer look – just pull back your hair with a hair tie in either a half up, French braided, ponytail, top knot, or messy bun style. Pull out a couple of chunky pieces near your parting and – voila! – instant effortless style.
2. Braided Half Up
Channel mermaid vibes with the braided half up summer hairstyle – it’s great paired with beach waves, even if on short hair (just throw in a couple extra bobby pins to keep your braids from falling apart). We love the braided half up look for hair that’s a little dirty, a little sandy, and a little windblown from a day out in the sun.
We’re glad topknots are so timeless because they are such an easy summer 'do! Perfect for basically every summer activity, from dining to picnicking in the park, kayaking to napping by the pool. A top knot is an effortless updo that always looks elegant, and we’re here for it. Go for a messy bun if you’re just lounging around, or try styling your top knot using bobby pins for a sleek look on a hot night out, even using styling paste, waxor pomadeto help stick down flyaways for a ballerina style.
We all thought pigtails were left behind in the 90s, but like so many other fabulous 90s trends (crop tops, anyone?) they’ve made their way back into mainstream fashion, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Pull hair back with two hair ties and a couple of scrunchies and you’re ready to go enjoy your summer day.
5. Sleek Knot
A top knot, but make it glamorous.
6. Pixie Cut
Three words: No. Styling. Required (unless you’re into that sort of thing!). Spice up this short hair look with some hair colour, or use texturizing spray and hair spray to style.
7. Half Up/Half Down
Don’t have time for a braided half up look? No one will even notice if you pull back your beach waves in a half up loose ponytail (or one of those tiny top knot messy buns – so cute!). Easy summer hairstyle – check.
8. Loose Ponytail
If you’ve got a frizzy mane from the humid summer air, a loose ponytail can get you through the summer days in style.
9. Wet look
No tutorial necessary – long hair, short hair, frizzy, or fine, the wet look is the easiest summer hairstyle! Pro tip: Use a couple bobby pins to keep it in place behind your ears all afternoon!
Do you know how to French braid? Awesome. Then you know how to fishtail braid! Just do a French braid inside out and secure it with hair ties, bobby pins, and some hair spray for this effortless updo. If you have ombre or balayage, this can really make your hair colour stand out! Instead of finishing the braid down your back, tie it off with a messy bun for effortless styling.
11. Ballerina Bun
Bun updos generally fall into one of three categories: top knots, messy buns and ballerina buns. Ballerina buns might be the most difficult to perfect, but armed with some hair ties, bobby pins, and your favourite styling gel, you can totally nail this polished-looking updo. Just don’t forget to waft some hair spray over it once you’re done to tame loose flyaways!
12. Short braid
Don’t have the long hair required for a box braid? Change up your braid style with shorter braids! Share your unique style with colourful variations and length changes, even incorporating ribbon for added colour and texture.