Summer might be hot and muggy, but that shouldn’t spoil your look for a July sweet sixteen party or August wedding. Summer hairstyles are all about keeping cool with a laid back beach vibe.
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1. Pinned-up Braids
Mary-Kate Olsen combined beachy waves with braids for a perfect summer hairstyle. She loosely braiding the front part of her hair, then pinned the braids on the top of her head. The rest of her hair was loose and messy to complete the look.
2. Side Fishtail Braid
A side braid has always been a summer staple. Switch it up by doing a side fishtail braid instead. Braid your hair loosely and let a few tendrils hang around your face. To complete the look, wrap a piece of hair around the rubber band at the bottom to conceal it.
3. Messy Bun
This summer hairstyle works with long or short hair. Instead of slicking all of your hair back into the bun, create a side part and loosely form the bun. Keep your bangs hanging around your face or let a few tendrils to create a carefree vibe.
4. Messy Twist
If it’s going to be a warm night and you know you’ll be dancing, you’ll want your hair up off your shoulders. Gather all of your hair at the nape of your neck and start twisting it upward. Use bobby pins to secure it as you go along. Pin the ends randomly to create a messy look. Don’t forget the hairspray!
5. Braids and Waves
Miley’s beachy waves and summer braids are the best of both worlds. Part your hair down the middle and braid the top half into two French braids or Dutch braids. Keep the braids going until they reach the back of your head. Secure with an elastic. Then, take the hair on the crown of your head and pull it out from underneath the two braids. The ends of the braids will then be hidden underneath your hair.
6. Romantically Half-up
Whitney Port put a romantic twist on the half-up, half-down style. Her hair is parted down the middle and gathered loosely in the back. She keeps her ears covered and tendrils framing her face. Gentle twists and a braided headband complete the look.
7. Windswept, Beachy Waves
The just-spent-a-day-in-the-ocean look is great for surviving summer breezes. If you don’t have naturally wavy hair, wet your hair and start scrunching it with your fingers while it dries. Spray some sea-salt infused hair mist or use hair gel to get the waves to stay. Or, you can create curls using a thin-barrel curling iron, and then spray them with hairspray to get them to stay.