3 Easy Summer Hairstyles to Keep Cool

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to getting ready in the morning I have my go-to outfits, my go-to makeup routine and my go-to hairstyles that I know will make me look put together and get me out the door in the quickest time possible. With four littles, it all comes down to time. When it comes to summertime though, we also get to factor in things like heat and humidity, left-over beach hair, looks that will work poolside and late nights… meaning less time to wash and more built-in texture. With this, it’s even more important to have a “stash” of looks you can pull out and pull off in a pinch!

Here are our top three easy summer hairstyles! Each look is simple and achievable in a matter of 5 minutes, and in my opinion, they are all a great way to add a little variety to your look.

Knotted Ponytail

First up, we’ve got a twist on a classic. Even if you can’t braid, you can pull off this style of tying knots and adding rubber bands. It’s perfect for when you can’t be bothered to break out the heat tools—so, like, now until September. If you’ve got straight hair or curls, beach waves or need to wait another day before washing, you can pull off this messy, knotted ponytail.

  1. If you do feel you need more waves and you want to break out the heat tool, add some quick wand waves.
  2. Next, add a little texture by spraying some dry shampoo throughout the hair.
  3. Take two small strands from the front temple area and pull back.
  4. Tie those two strands in a half knot.
  5. Take two of your mini bobby pins and criss cross them through the half knot to secure.
  6. Now take those two strands from the tail of your knot and criss cross them underneath the ponytail near the nape of your neck, securing with a mini hair tie or micro clip.
  7. Gather a little more hair from the back and bring to front to tie again.
  8. Repeat as many times as desired.  You can do it once, three times is classic… but as few or as many knots as you want with your length!
  9. Last you’ll want to pull and loosen the hair gently to create a little more texture. Add a spritz of hair spray if desired.

Boho Messy Bun

When we’re feeling lazy or short on time… there’s good news. The messy bun is officially a “thing”. So keep it simple and un-fussy without getting too sloppy. On those days I’ve got great texture in my hair (either because it’s dirty, shhhh, or the beach has perfected the wave) I like to stay on trend with the messy bun, while still keeping some length. This half up, boho bun is the perfect solution. If you’ve got bangs or want to pull pieces down around the front, this still works! The bun is also a perfect solution to add in a little extra moisture that our hair craves in the summertime. If you’ve got a hair mask or deep conditioner, add a little to your ends if you know you’ll be throwing it up into a bun.

  1. To nail the style with minimal effort, spray some texturizing spray throughout your hair.
  2. Gather your top section of hair and secure with a mini hair tie.
  3. Throw it up into a bun, and secure with bobby pins, letting some pieces fall as they may.
  4. With the hair that remains down, use a wand to add in some loose waves, if desired.
  5. Finish your ends with an oil or moisturizer.

Braided Ponytail

For the non-braider like myself (I mean, that gorgeous french braid that cosmo girls can pull off would take me an hour to do, and then it probably still wouldn’t work, ha!), ponytail braids are such an easy way to rock the braid trend while keeping it simple and muss-free. To add an extra layer of dimension, you can add in some braids while you’re pulling your hair up into a pony, otherwise, just add them in later.

  1. Start by gathering a section of hair at the nape of the neck and braid upwards towards where your ponytail will be and secure with mini hair tie.
  2. Pull all of your hair up into a ponytail and secure.
  3. Use a braid or hair pulled from the underside of the pony and wrap around the ponytail holder, securing with a pin.
  4. Begin grabbing and braiding small sections of hair and secure with mini hair ties.
  5. Add in as many or as few as you’d like! Here you can even play a bit with regular braids or fishtail braids. If you want to create even more of a boho style, loosen the braids quite a bit to give more fullness and texture.
  6. Finish with some texturizing spray and a spritz of hair spray to hold.

What about you? What are some fun summer styles you enjoy that make it easy to get out the door in morning?

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