If you are struggling to get away from your everyday hairstyle, we are here to help! These summer hairstyles are the perfect way to freshen up your looks as you relax by the pool or go to brunch with friends. Whether you are a novice braider or an expert hairstylist, there is a hairstyle here for you!
1. Mini Buns
Mini buns are a cute and versatile summer hairstyle. You can wear them on top of your head, at the base of your neck, or as a half-up style. The options are endless with this hairstyle! For an extra flair, try twisting the hair along your hairline until you get to the base of your neck. The twist will add some volume to frame your face and create a relaxed look. I recommend wearing these buns under a baseball cap or sun hat for a trendy summer look!
2. Fishtail Braid
Fishtail braids are another super versatile hairstyle! If you have long hair, you need to try these braids. You can wear them as pigtails or as a single braid down the back. These boho-style braids are the perfect summer up-do since they will keep your neck cool. Try wearing them under a baseball cap, with a bandana, or with a headband for some cute accessories!
3. Rope Braid
Rope braids are one of the easiest hairstyles. If you need a quick morning hairstyle, this is the one for you! You can wear them as pigtails, a single braid, a half-up style, or paired with another kind of braid! I recommend wearing them as pigtail braids and pulling out loose hairs to frame your face. Or, you can wear it as a single side braid accompanied by a Dutch braid. These braids are perfect for relaxing by the pool on hot summer days or going to brunch with friends.
4. Bubble Braid
Bubble braids are cute, trendy, and easy! Also, they have a super cute and fun name. The best part about bubble braids is that they do not require any braiding skills. If you can’t braid, this is the hairstyle for you! For this hairstyle, you will want several rubber hair ties that match your hair color. You can wear these braids in a variety of ways. Try wearing them as two pigtails in a half-up style to complement your summer outfits!
5. Faux Fishtail
Faux fishtail braids are another perfect style for gals who lack braiding skills. These braids are best worn as pigtails under a sun hat or baseball cap. You can make them as tight or as loose as you want. If you have long hair, you will want to wear these braids as two pigtails. They are the perfect compliment for any summer outfit. You will amaze your friends with your arsenal of faux braids if you try these hairstyles this summer!
6. Milkmaid Braids
If you have long hair, then you need to try milkmaid braids! This cute hairstyle is the perfect way to keep your hair off of your neck, especially for my thick-haired gals! There are a few ways you can wear this hairstyle. You can make two loose Dutch pigtail braids and wrap them around your head, or you can make two braids starting at the base of your neck and flip them over your hairline. I recommend the first way if you have long hair, and the second way if you have short hair. These braids are best worn in a loose style, and they are the perfect compliment for flowy summer dresses!
7. Pretty Ponytail
Need some ideas on how to spruce up your boring ponytail? This pretty ponytail style will take your ponytail from boring to stylish in seconds! Simply make a ponytail at any point on your head, and wrap a strand of hair around your hair tie. You will want this strand to be about 2 inches thick, depending on the thickness of your hair. Pin the strand of hair under your ponytail and pull a few framing hairs around your face. For a more advanced style, make a loose french braid around your hairline and add it to your ponytail. You can also add some loose curls to your ponytail for volume.
8. Claw Clip
If you are looking for a simple hairstyle idea, you need to try this one! Claw clip hairstyles are all the rage right now. They are quick, easy, and trendy styles that will keep you cool and comfortable throughout the summer. You can wear your hair slicked back for a more professional look, or let your framing hairs fall around your face for a more relaxed look. I recommend buying a variety pack of claw clips so that you have small clips for half-up styles and large clips to hold all of your hair.
9. Pull Through Braid
These braids are a great way to cheat if you struggle with french braids. You can create the illusion that you are a fantastic braider by trying this hairstyle! You will need several elastic hair ties that match the color of your hair. I recommend wearing these braids as two ponytails if you have long hair, and a single half-up style if you have short hair. This style can be a bit complicated, so I would recommend watching a few YouTube tutorials to help you hone your skills!
10. Fancy Messy Bun
Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned messy bun? This is the perfect hairstyle for any occasion. If you need some ideas on how to accessorize your boring messy bun, this hairstyle is for you! Simply throw your hair up into a normal messy bun and put a headband along your hairline. Pull out some loose strands of hair for that relaxed, messy look. Put some sunglasses on, and you’re ready for a summertime shopping spree!