Summertime sadness can be combatted through many things, and putting your hair up in a manner that will keep you from sweating is not the least of them.
Between the humidity making your hair larger than life and sweating our way into a messy bun, summer hairstyles can be a bit of a nightmare.
Check out our list of summertime hairstyles that will ensure both comfort and style for you.
10 Summer Hairstyles that Take Less than 5 Minutes
1. Sleek Knot
A sleek knot is a neat hairstyle that makes you look sexy and in control.
How to do it: A sleek knot parted down the middle never fails to catch the eye and give you control over the heat either.
Accessories: Long earrings and shades will help you make a statement with a sleek knot.
2. Braided Crown
Milkmaid braids are the in-thing in 2020. It looks like a little wreath on the top of your head.
How to make one: Adding some texture or waves to your hair before making a braided crown helps. The Philips curling iron is a good choice and is quite affordable.
The entire process should take nor more than five minutes.
3. Stacked Buns
If you have long, thick hair that you want to get under control during the summer, make a bun in the center of your head and make a bun. Then make a couple more and place them at the nape of your neck.
How to do it: Use a hair elastic to tie up the buns and fix them up with bobby pins.
Accessories: You can stick a hair needle through the stacked buns to make it look classy.
How to do it: If you’re a let-the-hair-down person, get a half updo by tying the upper section of your hair up with an elastic.
Accessories: You wouldn’t need any.
5. Comb Headband
How to do it: All you have to do is make a knot with a hair elastic and stick a comb through it. If you have short hair, you can just put a comb through your hair to keep the strands from flying into your eyes.
Accessories: Hair combs come in varieties and a number of designs. You just have to pick the right one.
6. Low Loop
A low loop is basically a ponytail tied in a loop.
How to do it: When you go to pull your ponytail through your holder, keep half of it tucked in, then loop the other half around the elastic. Secure it in place underneath so that no bobby pins show.
If a low bun is your go-to, try this for a more modern look.
Accessories: None are required.
7. Prom Tendrils
Prom hairstyles never go out of fashion, and neither do tendrils.
How to do it: Make your bun more interesting by leaving too long pieces of hair dangling on either side of your face.
The trick to making them look more modern is to keep them slightly messy, says Sarah Klein, a hairstylist at L.A.’s Nine Zero One Salon. “Forget the hairspray and perfect spirals and add a little more texture to make it a higher-fashion alternative to the classic 2000s prom updo,” she says.
Accessories: Hair needle or tiara.
8. Short Pony
How to do it: If you have short hair up to the jaws, the heat can be very annoying. Give your neck some breathing space by making a low ponytail. Contrary to popular belief, low ponytails in short hair can be quite attractive.
9. Space Buns
Space buns are very trendy in 2020. They’re suitable for you if you have medium to long hair.
How to do it: Make two knots on either side of your head.
Accessories: Chic it up with some glitter eye-shadow.
10. Bow Tie
A very interesting hairstyle no matter what your hair type, a bow tie starts with a half updo.
How to do it: You can achieve an interesting but super easy top knot by leaving a section of hair to tie around the middle like a bow tie.
Confused about what kind of hairclips to wear? How about all of them!
Experts say the best modern approach to making your summer hairstyle stand out is by donning different colored hairclips – the trend is the law.
Statement clips are the ultimate go-to this year.
A piece of silk scarf to tie around your bow tie will make you look classy max.
A ribbon wrapped around your ponytail will make you look chic and elegant.
Use these accessories to give your summer hairstyle that extra edge.
Other Summer Hairstyles – A Lengthier Approach
If you’re seriously considering doing something extra with your hair this summer, oomph up your hairstyles with a more detailed approach. These hairstyles might take up 15 to 20 minutes of your day to pull off, and some patience. However, practice makes perfect. And if your incorporate these summer hairstyles into your routine, maybe you can become something of a stylist yourself.
1. Pigtail Braids
The little-girl braids are back! The point is to make two French braids on either side of your head.
How to French braid: step by step
Take some hair at the top and separate it into three equal sections left, middle and right.
Take the left section, cross it over the middle one and combine it with the right section.
Take right section, cross it over the middle and combine it with the left section.
And again, take the left section and cross it over the middle one, combining it with the right section…and you’ve mastered the technique! Add more hair from the right, cross it over the middle. Add more hair from the left, cross it over the middle, and continue this pattern all the way down.
Once you reach the nape of your neck, bring your hair to one side and finish off with a three strand braid.
- A little bucket hat
- Red lipstick
2. Scarf Braid
Entwine your braid with a colorful scarf and run the scarf through the braids occasionally.
A colorful scarf
3. The Pineapple Updo
According to hairstylist and Amika global artistic director Naeemah LaFond, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. “Take the opportunity to embrace your natural texture,” she says.
How to do it
Just put your hair up and let your curls be wild and free. That’s all.
4. Sporty Braid
Add a sporty edge to a classic braid by pulling your hair into a high pony before braiding. To get that really sleek look, LaFond advises that you apply a strong-hold pomade like Amika’s Haute Mess Texture Gloss or Heist Molding Blend, and then wrap a scarf around your hairline and the base of your pony.
Accompaniments: It looks really cool contrasted with a lacy dress.
5. Double Braids
A Dutch double braid takes 10 minutes to do.
Step 1: Separate your hair into three even sections.
Step 2: Make a Dutch braid by braiding the sections in a “left under, right under” pattern, weaving the left piece of hair under the center piece, then right piece under the center, grabbing and adding small sections of hair each time as you go.
Step 3: Add hair from your roots as you continue down the back of your head. Secure with a hair-elastic.
Make two of these and you’re good to go. This hairstyle takes a bit of practice, but it’s totally worth it.
6. Bubble Braids
Just “bubble” your ponytails instead of braiding them. Group your ponytail in small sections with thin elastics, and then tug at each section. A few tendrils can make it look natural.
Hair baubles give you a playful and retro look. You’ll find an assortment of them, have fun with the colors!
A printed headband is bound to go oh-so-well with your braids.
To survive the summer with style, level up your hair game with these simple styles. Keeping your strands in place is extremely important when you cannot avoid the humidity. Use these styles and escape the heat wave!