When it comes to my hair, I have to admit, I’m not the most adventurous. I usually opt for putting it up in a high ponytail or a half-up ‘do on the daily, or curl it when I’m going out. However, this summer I’m making a point of trying out new things, including hairstyles. I love the look of boho braided styles, boxer braids and twisted ‘dos, and seeing how quick and easy the summer hairstyles on this list are, makes me want to master them all.
In the summer, your hair can seem like more of a hassle than an asset. The heat, sweat and humidity can cause your hair to either frizz up, flatten out or become greasy. In order to tame your hair and keep it out of your way in the summer heat, there are certain hairstyles that you can add to your repertoire. They are quick and easy, yet look incredibly chic, so your hair will look pretty all summer long.
From a half-up twisted bun perfect for music festivals to a short stack made for gals with bobs, here are 10 summer hairstyles you can do in under 10 minutes.
1. The Perfect Braid Crown (Nasty Galaxy)
Have you ever been envious of a blogger or woman walking down the street with a braided crown? I sure have. I thought they were really tough to do, but check out this tutorial for an easy step-by-step on how to create the perfect braid crown. With only 5 simple steps, it’s sure to be a go-to this season for a wedding, music festival or day at the beach!
2. DIY French Braid Tie Back (Love This Pic)
In the summer it’s nice to keep your hair back off your face, but that doesn’t always have to mean up in a high ponytail. A French braid tie back is a great way to do this, while also looking pretty and put-together. It is a half-up ‘do that consists of putting one side of your hair in a French braid, while the other side is pulled back and laced under the braid section. It’s easy and quick, with only 6 steps and is perfect for your day to day!
3. The Braided Bun (Real Simple)
A braided bun is ideal for a windy day at the beach when the last thing you need is loose hair flying around in every direction. All this hairstyle entails is some teasing, ability to do a braid, bobby pins and some hairspray, and you’re good to go. As well as the beach, it’s also a classy look for summer weddings with a gorgeous maxi dress.
4. Top Knot (Cup of Joe)
Top knots are effortless and can look incredibly chic if done right. It can take a few tries to get a top knot just so, but this tutorial from Joanna of Cup of Jo makes it easy. I love the top knot look with a dress for a night out, or with a simple jeans and tee combo for the ultimate effortlessly cool look.
5. Half-Up Twisted Bun (Divine Caroline)
The half-up twisted bun works for all lengths of hair, but you’ll get more of a twist if you’ve grown it long. It’s a great ‘do to get your hair back off your face. It’s so simple, yet it will look as though you put time and effort into your hairstyle. It’s very boho-chic and would be awesome for a music festival or a breezy stroll along the boardwalk.
6. Messy Beach Waves (People)
If you can’t spend lots of time on the beach this summer, at least you can look like you did with tousled, beachy waves. For this one, we’re taking you to the pros. Celebrity beauty guru Riawna Capri gives her step-by-step how to’s on how she creates effortless beach waves for celebs including Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev. If you’ve been playing around with this style and just can’t seem you get it right, you’re in luck, because she tells you exactly how to get the look.
7. Dutch Boxer Braids (Missy Sue)
If you’ve been on Instagram or Pinterest over the past few months, you’re sure to have seen boxer braids blowing up your feed. They’ve made their mark as the new “It-girl” hairstyle with everyone from The Kardashians to models like Karlie Kloss rocking to ‘do, and now you can do them too. They’re the perfect hairstyle for summer as they keep your hair intact and out of your way in the heat. Plus, they look so darn cool.
8. Twisted Half Up (Lulu’s)
This one might just be the quickest and easiest one on this list. All you have to do is tease, twist and pin and you’re pretty much done! If you wake up late one day for work and still want to look like you put effort into your hairstyle, this is definitely the one for you. You’ll be out the door in a jiff, and you’ll look amazing doing so! Like the half-up twisted bun, it would also work great for a music festival.
9. Short Stack (The Beauty Department)
If you’re rocking a short ‘do or bob, this hairstyle is for you! It’s great for a date or wedding, and you can either keep the twist as the focal point at the back, or add in a hair accessory such as a floral barrette. There are no heat tools required, and it can be done whether you have bangs or not. It’s a classic hairstyle that looks incredibly chic.
10. Bohemian Twisted Ponytail (Twist Me Pretty)
This twisted pony is pretty, boho, and fun, and works for anything from the office to a day outing to a romantic date night. It’s easier than it might look, and takes about five minutes to do! A word to the wise: it works best on dirty, unwashed hair, so it’s definitely better as a second or third day hairstyle. What a perfect excuse for not washing your hair, right?
These 10 summer hairstyles are quick and simple. Do them before you run out the door to start your day, or on your way to a post-work date or party. They’ll have you feeling cool and looking chic all summer long.
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