With temperatures now consistently above 100 degrees – gross – the summer heat, humidity, and sweat all combine to leave your hair sticking to your damp, sweaty skin. Fortunately, there are a few summer hairstyles that not only keep your hair up and out of your face but are easy to create.
The Messy Bun
The best part about a messy bun is that it doesn’t have to be perfect; in fact, flyaway hairs and frizz add to the overall look of this hairstyle. To give your hair that imperfectly perfect style, spritz in sea-salt spray before pulling your hair up into a bun. There’s no specific way to pull it up into a bun either – do whatever works for you! Pull a few strands near the crown or your face to frame your face to hang down.
Braid and Roll
Perfect for those wanting a simple yet stylish hairstyle on the back of your head.
- Separate your hair into two sections and choose one area near your ear. Twist that section while also pulling it back towards your neck. Once you’ve reached the bottom of your ear, secure the twist with a pin to hold it in place. French braid the remainder of your hair, securing it with small rubber elastic. Distress and pull at the twists and take out the pin from before.
- Repeat step one on the opposite side of your head.
- Take each braid and tie them around each other, similar to how you tie your shoelaces. Secure the knot with a pin, then take one braid and pull it snugly towards the top of your head. Secure the braid wherever you wish it to end. Repeat.
Twisted Top Knot
Complimentary to nearly every hairstyle and type, the top-knot is a great go-to look. Using your brush and styling gel or cream, pull your hair up to the top of your head, brushing out any creases or bumps along the way. Gather the hair into a pony and tie with an elastic to keep your hair tight and in place. Finally, twist your hair into a bun shape and secure it with bobby pins.
This up-do is an attractive option to wear during the summer.
For those with long hair:
- Split your hair into two sections and braid each side.
- Wrap the braids around your head using bobby pins to hold them in place.
For those with shorter hair:
- Part your hair down the middle and do a Dutch braid on each side, securing with an elastic.
- Tuck the ends of each braid into the other. You might need more bobby pins and some time in front of the mirror, but it’s completely worth it.