Beat the Heat with These Summer Hairstyles

If you’re rocking a pixie cut this summer, then you’re already set to beat the heat. But, for the ladies with longer locks, summer can turn your head into a frizzy mess. What’s a girl to do?! If you aren’t committed to sporting a new ‘do, then you’ll need a style that’ll keep your hair in check all summer long.

Sure, you can always throw your hair up into a high pony or top knot. But you should be able to express yourself with fun, creative hairstyles while also staying cool. When the humidity won’t hold a blow-out, try these five summer updos to help you clap back at that summer heat!

1. Boxer Braids

Also known as a Dutch braid, “boxer braids” are when you braid your strands under instead of over in a typical French braid. This helps create a bit of height and added texture for a kick-ass look whether you’re pounding the pavement or hitting the trails.

Follow this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess to get this look.

2. Double Twist Low Buns

Want a hairstyle with a bit more elegance? Watch this video tutorial by Missy Sue to try out these twisty, low buns. It’s the perfect style to get your hair off your neck and keep you cool from your morning commute to happy hour on the patio.

3. Three-Bun Updo

When one bun won’t do, try three! Stacking three buns on top of each other creates an edgier look that’s pretty easy to achieve. Perfect for mornings when you want to look chic with minimal time and effort. Get the summer hair tutorial here.

4. Upside Down Braided Top-Knot

When the heat hits, nothing feels better than piling your hair on top of your head. But, a top-knot is plain and simple, and tends to slip out of place over time. This inverted braid updo dresses up a basic ballerina bun, and keeps it securely in place. Check out the full tutorial from Abby Smith’s Twist Me Pretty blog or her YouTube Video Tutorial.


5. Fishtail Braid Ponytail

When your summer plans include hitting the woods with limited access to running water, you’re going to need a hairstyle that lasts...or loads of dry shampoo! A fishtail braid ponytail is perfect for keeping your hair up and out of the way. Follow this hair tutorial from A Cup of Jo to master this look.




From braids to buns, there are several fun ways to keep your hair up when it’s stinkin’ hot out. Whether you’re going for a run, or simply running after your kids, stay cool this season with these hot-weather hairstyles.

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