As much as we love the summer months, there’s nothing worse than wet hair plastered to our sticky foreheads. The summer heat mixed in with pounds of hair framing your face can be an uncomfortable situation, so we’re here with the 10 hairstyles to keep you from sizzling away this summer.
Summer hair is all about braids and beachy waves, and you’ll definitely catch sight of them this season.
1. Half-up beach waves
The classic half-up/half-down hairstyle is a must for the summer season. Not only is it perfect if you still like to show off your long locks, but it will help keep all the hair out of your face.
Instead of rocking it straight or curly, twist your hair as you wrap it around your curling wand to achieve effortless beach waves.
2. Braided up-do
Why settle for one style when you can have two? This braided bun is a stylish way of keeping your hair out of your face and off of your shoulders.
The style features a French braid along the crown of the head which melts into a messy bun. If you want to splash around a bit in the ocean without wetting your hair, this is a great beach option.
3. Crown braid
Another great style for getting your hair off your shoulders is a crown braid. Gathering your hair to one shoulder, you can either accomplish this look with a regular three-strand braid or a fishtail braid.
You can thicken the braids by gently pulling out the strands which will also help to flatten it and make it lie easier on your head. Feel free to pull out a few pieces or your bangs to frame your face.
4. Classic braid
If you’ve yet to master French or fishtail braids, you can always go with the classic three strand braid. If you’re feeling like you need to boost this style, you can add hair accessories like headbands or tiny barrettes to place in between the strands.
5. Half-up fishtail braid with a twist
This is a variation of the half-up beach waves if you’re feeling a bit more bohemian. While you will still need some beach waves to accomplish this look, the fishtail braid is a great way to add detail and depth to the hairstyle.
To nail this hairstyle, after you have completed the fishtail braid, create an opening at the top and loop the end of the braid into this opening. This will create a beautiful twisted effect at the top of your braid.
6. Double French braid
This is a hairstyle you’re sure to see a lot of this upcoming summer season. The double French braid is soft and feminine, but you also might see this style achieve with fishtail or Dutch braids, as seen on Kim Kardashian.
If you’re going for a softer look, fatten the braids by gently pulling out the strands, and if you’re looking to block out the sun, these braids look great with hats.
7. Twisted fishtail braid
A twisted fishtail braid is excellent for the summer if you’re looking for an effortless look. Some people enjoy a purposely messy style because it gives off the appearance of any easygoing and carefree person.
This hairstyle begins at the crown of the head with a twist before falling into a fishtail braid. If you’re hoping to achieve the same thickness as the braid, pull on the strands until you get the desired effect.
8. French braid
After the classic three strand braid, the French braid is possibly the most common. It’s a quick and easy way to get your hair out of your face, but it gives your hairstyle more detail than the classic braid ever could.
In order to take this hairstyle to another level, try adorning flowers or barrettes throughout the grooves in the braid to make the look a little more special.
9. Space buns
If you’re a 90s baby, this hairstyle is for you. Space buns were huge throughout the 1990s, and as we watch crop tops and chokers make their way back into fashion, this hairstyle has made it back as well.
Space buns are extremely easy to accomplish. Part your hair down the middle or slightly off center, and tie both sides of your hair up into high buns. You can either go with a slicked back look or opt for glamorously messy.
10. Fishtailed bun
In the same way as the braided up-do, the fishtailed bun adds something special to the summertime by combining two styles. To create this hairstyle, first you’ll tie your hair into a ponytail then turning the ponytail into a fishtail braid.
You can thicken this braid as much as you want before wrapping it on top of your head into a bun. Make sure you have a lot of bobby pins because you’ll need them to keep this style secure!
Voila! These are our 10 easy hairstyles that you can rock this sizzling summer. If you haven’t learned how to master the classic, French, Dutch or fishtail braids, practice makes perfect, but if you don’t have time to learn them yet, a simple ponytail will always come in clutch!
In the comments down below, let us know your favorite go-to hairstyle of the summer!