16 Easy Hairstyles for Hot Summer Days

All winter long we pray for warmer weather. A little sun, sand, surf, and sweat? Okay, definitely not the last one, but it’s the price we pay for those long summer days. But it can be pretty hard to enjoy a backyard barbecue when your bangs are sticking to your forehead or it feels like you have ten pounds of hair trapping sweat on the back of your neck.

There’s nothing quite like humidity to send you straight to the hairdresser to ask her to chop off all your locks. But before you embark on a major hair makeover, try these styles that will help keep you cool in the summer. Basically, you’ll get all that hair off your face, neck, and back while still looking really cute. As a bonus, not a single one requires you pick up a curling iron. Because hot tools in the summer shouldn’t happen.



To get every last stray piece of hair tucked away, you can always count on a braid. And really – is there anything more summery than a bikini paired with the perfect braided do? No, no there isn’t.


1. Double French Braided Bun

Source: Katie Bliss


2. Messy Braid Wrap Ponytail


3. Fishtail Braid

Source: Once Wed


4. Pull Through Braid

Source: Kassinka


Top Knot

You’re going to want to keep a few extra hair bands on hand at all times from June to September, because the top knot is going to be your best friend this season. Always be ready to whip out a hair tie and pull every last strand of hair off your poor neck.


5. Kendall Jenner Coachella Topknot

Source: The Coveteur


6. The Perfectly Messy Top Knot


7. French Braid Top Knot


8. Dutch Fishtail Braid

Source: Missy Sue



The aforementioned top knot has overshadowed ponytails as an easy go-to hairstyle in the last few years, but let’s not forget how versatile, cute, and practical a ponytail is – especially when it’s sweltering and you have no choice but to leave the air-conditioned comforts of home.


9. Volumized Ponytail for Short Hair

Source: Keikolynn


10. Topsy Ponytail

Source: Lulus


11. Braid-Wrapped Ponytail

Source: Freckled Fox


12. The Sleek Wrapped Ponytail

Source: Makeup


French Twist

Summer weddings call for a slightly more elegant hairstyle, but that doesn’t mean you want to spend an hour wrestling with your blowdryer. A messier version of the classic French twist only requires a few bobby pins and hairspray. The less perfect, the better.


13. Textured French Twist


14. 60-Second Casual Twist


15. Messy French Twist

Source: Once Wed


16. A Sleek French Twist for Short Hair

Source: Byrdie



How do you like to style your hair in the summer?