Terri Coles
July 01, 2013

Beat the Heat With These 5 Summer Hairstyles (VIDEOS)



There are many awesome things about summer, but if you’re like me, your hair isn’t usually one of them. Humidity can wreak havoc on your style, and it’s hard to not just default to pulling everything up in a ponytail and calling it a day.

But you don’t have to let the steamy weather stop you from having some fun. These five hairstyles help you look cute even when you’re sweating buckets and you’re pretty sure your frizzy hair will never go down to its normal size again.

1. Trap it in a fishtail braid

Fishtail braids are one of those hairstyles that look more difficult than they are. Fortunately, they also tend to look cooler when they’re a little messy. This video tutorial does a great job of explaining how to braid your hair in this style.

2. Make this easy headband updo

Got dirty hair? Got an elastic headband? Then you have this adorable updo!

3. Pin up your bangs

Getting your bangs to lie flat in sticky weather is near impossible. Just skip it and pin them back! Here are a few easy ideas.

4. Try a sock bun

How do people get those perfect-looking round buns on top on their heads? It’s surprisingly easy, and here’s the secret weapon: a sock.

5. Wear a braid around your crown



Do you have fine hair that the heat completely flattens out? Braiding it around your crown is a great way to get it off your face and get past the fact that volume is non-existent right now. This look can be casual or fancy, and done with hair that’s up or down.