41 Best Hairstyles For Summer
It’s heating up out there ladies which means that it’s time to get excited and pick out the best hairstyles for summer that we want to rock. I love Summer so much. I love wearing my sundresses, wearing huge shades, and getting as tan as is safely possibly. But the best part of summer is what I get to do with my hair. Because it’s so hot, I love to rock easy summer updos that I can throw together quickly and right after I get out of the pool.
I got so excited thinking about all the newest hairstyles trends that are coming out, that I decided to look at what is trending on Pinterest, Google, and Instagram and come up with my absolute favorites for this summer. I personally have longer hair so I have a few braids, top knots, and buns thrown in here but I didn’t want to leave anyone out so I have a bunch of summer hairstyles for medium hair and some for short hair as well. After looking at them, it makes me start to want to cut my hair shorter and maybe rock a beachy waves look with some balayage highlights. Either way, I hope you enjoy these awesome looks and pick a few out that you can wear this summer to look fabulous and feel like a Goddess.
1. Cute Summer Hairstyle – Beach Twists
If you have balayage highlights or just some blonde streaks in your hair and you want to rock something that is textured and has volume, I love this summer twist. It reminds me of festivals, the beach, and is super easy to throw together. Also, because of the braid, it adds volume to your hairstyle. This is one I will be using a lot this summer. Also works great for medium length hair.
2. Easy Summer Updo For Medium Or Short Hair
Where’s my ladies with medium and short hair? I told you I wasn’t going to leave you out. This quick twist is the perfect summer hairstyle for short and medium hair. It is simple, it’s elegant, and it keeps the hair off your neck which is exactly what you want when it’s hot or when you are wearing a bikini top. Pro Tip: Having your neck exposed gives you a slimmer look.
3. Hairstyles To Keep Cool This Summer – Textured French Twist
The textured French twist is a great summer hairstyle but it takes a bit more work than the twist that we just went over. That being said, it’s a great way for women with short or medium hair that want more volume and need a hairstyle this summer that will stay in place even if you get wet or it gets really humid out. The French braid will hold your hair and prevent frizz while your running around. This hairstyle is also fancy enough to pull off at a summer cocktail party or soiree.
4. Short Summer Hair – Fancy Beachy Waves
This look is a variation on the beach waves with a bit more texture and slightly tighter curls/waves. I love this look for the beach and for pool parties. All it takes is some short work with the curling iron and then hitting it with some product to give it that messy, salty look. I love it for short hair and medium hair. Long hair not so much because it’s gonna be a huge pain to brush later.
5. Hair For Hot Days – Simple French Roll
Wow. For long or medium length hair, this is a summer look that is going to keep you cool on your neck and have you looking so fancy when the evening rolls around and it’s time to throw on your little black dress. This hairstyle requires pins and I wrote in another beauty hacks article about the idea of spraying your pins with hairspray before using them so they have more hold. I recommend that for this look.
6. Messy Braided Ponytail For Shorter Hair
Looking for a laid back look that is great for the beach and concerts? If you have short or medium hair, this is a standard go to for summer hairstyles. If you already have waves in your hair, even better. With just seven steps, you can whip together this short pony tail braid and have a look keeps the hair out of your face (great for acne and preventing breakouts), and will hold all night.
7. Woven Ponytail For Summer Soirees
I know that I am going to rely heavily on the ponytail this summer because I am going to be changing in and out of a lot of outfits, swimsuits, etc. I also know that I am going to be sweating a ton and that can make my hair look really gross and oily. When that happens, I throw it into a quick pony till I can take a shower. Well, rather than just using the plain old pony, I wanted to start mixing it up with something just as easy but with a slightly different look. Then I found this woven ponytail. And I love it. Super easy and anyone with at least shoulder length hair can pull it off.
8. Healthy Hair In The Summer Sun – Apply Minerals
I had to throw this one in here because it reminds us all of the basics of great summer hair: taking care of it! If you aren’t using the right products and getting your hair the right nutrients, it doesn’t matter how awesome your hairstyles are this summer. If your hair looks unhealthy, it will look bad. Whether you use their product or another, just make sure that this summer, you are giving your hair the moisture and nutrients it needs to maintain it’s sleek look after getting all that sun, chlorine, and sand.
9. Bohemian Festival Knot Braid
This bohemian festival knot braid is a great look for any girl with hair at least shoulder length or longer. It doesn’t get the hair off your neck, but it will keep it out of your face which is really important in the summertime for preventing break outs. You could just use a pin or a pony, but when you throw in these fishtail braids and join then in the back, you get that really laid back, summertime look that works great with a sundress and the beach.
10. 2 Minute Braided Bun For Pool Parties
Quick, you want a bun to get the hair out of your face and off your neck but you have to do it in two minutes before your crush or bf shows up. Well, when you don’t have time to stand in front of the mirror and get your bun perfectly centered and make all the hair strands perfectly tight, then you can give this two minute bun a shot. Because it rests on your lower scalp and is put together with a bit less pressure, it lets your waves and your salty hair keep it’s volume while giving you the benefit of keeping the hair out of your face.
11. Braided Ponytail Tutorial – Great For A Midsummer Cocktail Party
The braided ponytail look is obviously a look best suited for long hair, so I apologize if you can’t rock this one. I had to put it in here because it’s so beautiful. It definitely takes some time to put together but when you are at a festival this summer, and you are rocking this look, people are going to notice. It’s also a great style for hopping in and out of the pool this summer as it will keep keep and not get frizzy.
12. Hairstyle Tutorial – A Twist on the Topsy Tail
I think this is a beautiful pony that works great for summer nights that include a cocktail party or a formal event. It’s elegant enough that it works great with a black dress or a summer dress, and the hair stays out of your face and behind your neck.
13. Hair Tutorial For Hot Summer Days : Half Up Knot
14. Low Rolled Updo Hair Tutorial – Great For After Swimming
15. The Messy 4 Braid Updo – Summer Concert Hairstyle
16. Hippie Braids For Festivals
17. Summer Hairstyle For Long Hair – Straight Ponytail Braids Tutorial
18. How to Create Bohemian Waves
19. How to Style a Simple Knot Braid
20. Hot Summer Day Hairstyle : The Braided Crown
I love a braided crown look because it’s so classy and reminds me of The Princess Bride. The hair stays off your neck and out of your face and gives you this look of royalty that I can’t stop looking at. This is my go to when I am going to a summer party where I know I won’t be going swimming but I want to wear some light flowing linens.
21. Summer Style with Hair Cuttery
This is a more elegant and formal version of beach waves that you can wear at work in the office and still feel like it’s summer time.
22. Dutch Braid on Short Hair – Summer Hairstyle For Short Hair
23. Date Night Beauty : Chunky French Braid Out
24. Festival Hair How To
25. The Twisted Fishtail – Perfect For Summer
26. The Posh Pony – Keep Hair Off Your Neck
27. Ponytail Curling Trick – Loose Curls In 2 Minutes!
28. The Double Knot Ponytail Tutorial – Perfect For The Pool
29. Crown Braid Tutorial
I had to throw another version of the crown braid in because, as I mentioned earlier, this is a look that I like to wear regularly if I know I won’t be swimming.
30. Curly Side Braid Hair Tutorial with Andrea Brooks
31. Four Headband Braids For Summer Hair
32. Curling with Balloons – Weird Hack Hack For Summer
33. The Knot – Classic Hairstyle
34. Double Boho Braid Tutorial
35. Hair Tutorial: The Bouffant Bun
36. How to Style a Twisted Side Ponytail
37. How To: The Top Half
38. 1-Minute Makeover: The Longer, Fuller Ponytail
39. Beach Waves Hair Tutorial
Beachy waves here we come! I absolutely love beachy waves and they have been the main motivation for me wanting to cut my hair a bit shorter. While beachy waves look best as a summer hairstyle for short or medium hair, they also look good on longer hair like the girl in this photo. I rock them pretty often and really enjoy the added volume it gives me.
40. DIY Twisted Bun Hair Tutorial
41. Twisted Top Knot
Thanks for looking at these beautiful summer hairstyles with me. As I said, I am going to be rocking a lot of beachy waves and crown braids but if you have short hair or medium hair, there are a ton of options for you too. These easy summer updos and other awesome hairstyle trends should keep you looking fabulous this summer. If you see any other great ones on Pinterest or Instagram, let me know and I’ll add them to the list!