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JUL

5 Easy Summer Hairstyles You Need to Try

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 2:00 pm | By: Shelby MacIlvain
beach hair waves

Looking for quick, summer hairstyles that are easy enough to do yourself? Look no further!

Most of these styles are great for any length and hair type. I’ll touch on some pretty casual looks (cause helllllllo, it’s summer!) and some that you can wear out on date night.

Each of these styles involves little to no product, heat and time. Sounds impossible, right? Wrong! I am here to share some tips and tricks so you look effortlessly cool (pun intended!) this summer. Let’s get started!

5 Easy Summer Hairstyles

#1 Surfer Girl Waves

The first style I’m going to share with you—and I’m guilty of rocking this look almost on a daily basis—is the “bedhead chic,” beachy, surfer girl waves. There are two different ways to create this super easy look. The first being, the night before, spray a texturizing or salt spray throughout towel dried, damp hair. Then, either do one giant braid down the back or section your hair down the middle and do two braids on either side of your head. Make sure your braids aren’t super tight. And that’s it! Sleep on it and wake up the next day with loose, crimpy waves.

Another way, if you’re short on time, follows the same method of sectioning your hair into braids (you can even do twists if you’re not braid savvy) but then you gently and quickly run a flat iron over them. The heat from the flat iron locks in the style so when you take the braids out, you get effortless waves. I also go in with some dry shampoo at my roots for the textured, slept-in look. This style works for almost all hair lengths and types.

#2 Top Knot

Another quick summer go-to hairstyle for me is the top knot. It’s super simple and can be perfect for date night, sit-on-the-couch night, errands or work. Simply gather your hair into a high ponytail, wherever you’d like your knot to sit (I place mine pretty much smack on the top, middle of my head), then twist the hair and wrap into a large bun or knot. Secure with a hair tie and you’re done! You can always pull out some hair on the sides for a more “undone” look or keep it sleek for a more dressed up look. This style is ideal for someone with medium to long hair and any hair type.

#3 Twisted Half-Up

This next style is quick and fun and perfect for day or night, work or going out. It’s the twisted half-up. Spray some dry shampoo throughout your hair if you want a more texturized, lived-in feel, twist strands from either side of your head and pin or tie back. Its’ easy and super stylish. This look is great for almost any hair length and hair type. If you’re pinning your twists back, you can jazz it up by attaching fun hair clips instead of boring old bobby pins.

#4 Low, Wavy Ponytail

A go-to look that I use quite often when I don’t really want to fix my hair but still want to look cute is a low, wavy ponytail. All you have to do is gather your hair into a ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure with a hair tie. Spray the ponytail with a light to medium hold hair spray and taking small sections, wrap the hair around a curling wand, curling iron or flat iron. Once done curling, lightly drag your fingers through the curls, separating them until you achieve the waves you want. You can spray with more hairspray to keep in place and voila! This works on medium length to longer hair and any hair type.

#5 All Slicked Back

The last easy, summery hair look I’m going to share with you that I’ve been seeing a lot recently is the slicked back, almost wet-looking hair trend. Think “I-just-left-the-gym” hair, but with a lot less effort. All you really need is some strong-hold hair gel (fast-drying and humidity-resistant would be your best bet here, with some shine) and a brush for this look. Brush your hair straight back, tuck it behind your ears, and apply that gel throughout until you get the slicked back look you’re going for. This works for all hair lengths and most hair types.

Summer Hair Accessories

Lastly, I want to share some cute trends to follow if you want to dress up boring locks easily. I like to incorporate glitter hair parts, scrunchies (making a comeback!) and fun hair clips into my hair looks (especially during the summer). Remember, it’s all about having fun! These looks are meant to make you look and feel great, while taking the least amount of your time.




2 Responses to “5 Easy Summer Hairstyles You Need to Try”

  1. Libby says:

    I have very fine hair, but lots of it ,about shoulder length.. What do u recommend I’ve tried the wet look, top knot and braiding is not an option because my hair is fine.

  2. Shelby says:

    Hey Libby,

    A half pony tail/bun would look super cute with fine, shoulder length hair. I actually have my hair styled like that today! As a general rule of thumb, I take all the hair from the ends of my eyebrows and pull that up into a ponytail or a bun. You could always curl the bottom and take a comb or use your fingers and pull the curls out for a tousled, wavy look. Or, another super simple look is a headband twist. Simply take two strands of hair at your part, twist and pin back with a bobby pin. Easy, cute and something different. Hope that helps!

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