HAIR CARE Summer Hairstyles That'll Keep You Cool & Chic

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Summer's here and you know what that means - long days, time with friends, and of course, warm weather! Lots of people look forward to this time of year for the chance to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.

 


But for hairstyle enthusiasts in particular, this time marks an important milestone: the debut of the season's hottest new trends. From beachy braids to sleek updos, there are endless possibilities for summertime style.

 

If you're looking to try something new this season, check out these nine trends that are sure to turn heads.

 

1. Low Crown Braid


Get ready to rule summer with a super-chic crown braid. As their name suggests, these braids sit low on your head, wrapping around the nape of the neck so as to imitate the shape of a crown.

 

They gather all of your hair up into one cohesive, put-together do, making them perfect for hot summer days. The best part? They look way more complicated than they actually are. All you need is a little practice and patience to get the hang of it.



How To Do It


1. Start by parting your hair down the middle. You can do this with a comb or your fingers –whatever works best for you.


2. Take a small section of hair from one side of the part and begin braiding it towards the back of your head. Secure the braid with a clear elastic band.


3. Repeat on the other side.


4. Take both braids and wrap them around the back of your head, crossing them in the middle.


5. Secure the ends with another clear elastic band.


6. Tuck any loose ends under the braid and mist with hairspray to finish.

 


 2. Rope Ponytail


The rope ponytail is a summer staple for a reason – it’s easy, effortless, and looks amazing. This style is perfect for hot days when you want your hair off your face and out of your way.

It’s also great for second-day hair, as it can help to disguise any grease or grime. Best of all, it takes less than five minutes to do!



How To Do It


1. Start with clean, dry hair. If your hair is on the greasy side, you can start by spraying it with dry shampoo to absorb any excess oils.


2. Gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with an elastic band.


3. Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to conceal it.


4. Separate the ponytail into two sections.


5. Twist each section around itself until it forms a rope-like braid.


6. Secure the ends with another elastic band.


7. Tug on the braid to loosen it up and give it a more relaxed look.


8. Mist with hairspray to finish.

 


3. Bubble Braid/Ponytail

 

Bubble braids and ponytails are a fun and easy way to add a little interest to your summer hairstyles. They’re perfect for days when you want your hair off your face, but don’t want to go for the same old ponytail. This style is also great for kids, as it’s playful and easy to do.



How To Do It


1. Brush your hair out.


2. Pull your hair into a ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.


3. Add another hair tie an inch or two from the base of your pony - this will be the first section.


4. Tug the section to expand its shape.


5. Repeat for the length of the hair tail.



4. Curly Updo


Calling all curly hair lovers! This is your time to shine. The curly updo is a chic and easy way to show off your natural texture. It’s perfect for summer days or nights when you want to keep your hair off your face and out of the way. Plus, it’s a great way to avoid the dreaded frizz.



How To Do It


1. Start by spraying your hair with a lightweight leave-in conditioner. We love our Hydrating Leave in Milk. This will help to protect your hair from the heat and keep it hydrated.


2. Next, use a diffuser to dry your hair. If you don’t have a diffuser, you can just let your hair air dry.


3. Once your hair is dry, use your fingers to scrunch up your curls. This will help to create even more volume.


4. Gather your hair into a loose ponytail at the crown of your head and secure it with an elastic band.


5. Twist the ponytail around itself to form a bun. Secure with bobby pins as needed.


6. Tug on the bun to loosen it up and give it a more relaxed look.


7. Finally, mist with hairspray to finish.

 

5. French Braid

 

 

The French braid is a classic look that never goes out of style. It’s a simple, yet elegant way to keep your hair out of the way and is super flexible in terms of how it can be done and worn.

 

Whether you’re looking for a casual daytime look or something a little more glam for a night out, the French braid has got you covered.

 

 

How To Do It


1. Start with clean, dry hair. If your hair is on the greasy side, you can start by spraying it with dry shampoo to absorb any excess oils.


2. Gather a small section of hair at the front of your head and divide it into three equal strands.

3. Begin braiding the hair by crossing the right strand over the middle strand, then the left strand over the middle strand.


4. Continue braiding the hair, adding small sections of hair from the sides as you go.


5. Once you’ve reached the end of the braid, secure it with an elastic band.


6. Tug on the braid to loosen it up and give it a more relaxed look.


7. Mist with hairspray to finish.


And, if you need a more in-depth tutorial on this popular braid, we have THE PERFECT FRENCH BRAID TUTORIAL for you!



6. Space Buns


We all love space buns for their playfulness and quirkiness. This style is perfect for those days when you’re feeling a little extra and want to have some fun with your hair. It’s also a great way to keep your hair out of your face if you’re trying to avoid it getting in the way.

 

Space buns are super easy to do and only require a few simple steps.

How To Do It


1. Start with clean, dry hair. If your hair is on the greasy side, you can start by spraying it with dry shampoo to absorb any excess oils.


2. Next, gather your hair into two ponytails at the top of your head.


3. Twist each section of hair around itself to create a bun effect.


4. Secure the buns in place with bobby pins.


5. Tug on the buns to loosen them up and give them a more relaxed look.


6. Mist with hairspray to finish.


7. Topknot


The topknot is a go-to choice for many because it’s quick, easy and can be done with any hair type or length. If you’re looking for a style that will keep your hair out of your face and give you a polished look, the topknot is for you.


How To Do It


1. Brush your hair out so that it's smooth and free of tangles.


2. Next, gather your hair into a ponytail at the top of your head and secure it with an elastic band.


3. Wrap the hair around the elastic band to create a bun effect.


4. Secure the bun in place with bobby pins.


5. Tug on the bun to loosen it up and give it a more relaxed vibe.



Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new hairstyles. If you’re looking for some inspiration, be sure to check out the styles we’ve listed above. From the classic topknot to the playful space buns, there’s a style for everyone. So, get out there and have some fun!

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