We all love summer for its sunny days and warm weather, but our hair usually feels the opposite. Using straighteners, blow dryers, and curling irons can dry your hair out, and let’s face it, our hair just won’t hold how we want it with the humidity! Check out some great summer alternatives; quick and easy braids, ponytails, buns and twists, to keep your hair tamed and looking fabulous!
THE FISHTAIL BRAID
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Braids are always a great way to keep your hair up and out of your face, especially in the hot summer months! The great thing about this style is that you can get as elaborate as you want. One of our favorite summer braids is the fishtail braid, don’t be intimidated by its name it’s fairly simple and super cute for any summer look! Use the simple diagram above to help you get the perfect fishtail braid! The best part about this braid is that it can be super messy and look just as cute as if it is perfectly done! We give it an A+ when it comes to a cute summer look!
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In our opinion, when it comes to a fishtail braid, the messier the better! Use a texturizing spray like this one and cute clear hair elastics to get the perfect imperfect look.
EASY NO-ELASTIC PONYTAIL
There’s no doubt about it, tossing your hair into a ponytail is one of the easiest hairstyles in the book! There are so many different ways to style a ponytail for the summer – whether it be beachy waves or ultra high! If you’re looking for a new style, try this super cute boho style ponytail.
1. Just separate hair into two sections, the more imperfect the more boho it will look!
2. Next tie they two sections into a tight knot and voilá – a cute summer pony in just seconds!
Get the full tutorial at HairStylesHowTo.com!
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Although you technically don’t NEED any tools to get this hairstyle, we like to get as much volume and texture as possible before attempting. Grab a great shampoo, conditioner, and in-shower treatment to prep your hair for this hairstyle. Also, check out a hairspray or volumizer for a more dramatic effect.
EASY TWIST CHIGNON
When it’s super hot or humid out, one of the best feelings is getting all of your hair off of your shoulders and out of your face! Chignon translates from French into “A knot of hair”, this is a perfect style to wear with your favorite swim suit or a cute sun dress and wedges!
1. First section hair down the middle of your head creating two pigtails.
2. Then twist each pig tail away from your head!
3. Next you want to fasten the twists together with an elastic hair band!
4. Pull the bottom of the ponytail up and through the top of where the elastic is!
5. Pin remaining pony tail hair to the base of your head and there you have it an adorable Chignon perfect for any summer day!
Want the full step-by-step? Go over to Yet Another Beauty Site.
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All you need to complete this look is a hair elastic and bobby pin. We typically like to choose a clear elastic or something that complements your hair color. The more hidden you can make these, the better!
What is your favorite way to keep your hair up and out of the way in the summer? Tell us in the comment below! Head to the Influenster website for more!