The sweet, sultry air of summer goes hand-in-hand with windswept waves, boho braids, and layered haircuts.
With long days and humid nights ahead, you’ll need sun-sational summer hairstyles that embrace the freedoms of the season.
So, go ahead – indulge. Take a look at the hottest hair trends summer has to offer:
Braided Summer Hairstyles
Half Crown Braid
The half crown braid is the perfect summer hairstyle for keeping hair out of the face and in the spotlight.
If french braiding isn’t in your repertoire, try its twisted sister counterpart. Instead of braiding, simply twist the hair back from each side, then pin into place.
Butterfly Fishtail Braid
This braided hairstyle is great for loose, low hanging hairstyles that don’t tug or pull the hair.
Start with your normal part, then pull back hair from both sides of the head, and secure it neatly in place with a small plastic band. You’ll then begin your fish braid; once complete, simply lock in the braid with another small plastic band, and snip the previous one that was holding the hair in place.
Best Summer Updo – The Braided Bun
Also known as the upsidedown french braid, this hairstyle is ideal for keeping the hair off the neck during the hot days of summer.
Bonus points if you add a bow.
French Braid Fringe
Ladies who are growing out your bangs, listen up!
This summer hairstyle is great for long and short hair lengths, or just about anyone who doesn’t want frizzy bangs blocking their view.
Summer Haircuts for Medium Hair
Shoulder-length Wavy Hair
Kill the flat iron already, or at least stick in a drawer until fall!
Summer is the time to embrace your hair’s naturally flowing waves. For a long lasting look, lock it in with a sea salt or texturing spray.
PRO TIP: Be sure to use a spray with added moisture, since salt can dry out the hair.
Wavy Bob Haircut
We’re calling 2014, the year of the wavy bobs!
Quite possibly the most sought-after haircut of summer, wavy bobs embrace the hair’s natural shape, making it your super secret weapon against the relentless heat and humidity of the season.
Summer Hairstyles for Short Hair
Short Asymmetrical Bobs
This is the wavy lob (long bob) with a slight edge!
Short asymmetrical bobs keep it cool in the back, and throw a party in the front. Basically, your favorite friend this summer.
The Classic Pixie
The pixie is a classic, and what better time to give it a try than summertime?
Short strands may keep heat a bay, but make no doubt about it, this summer hairstyle is nothing but hot!
Summer Haircuts for Long Hair
Simply Long Layers
Just because it’s summer, doesn’t mean all hair should lose length.
If you’re a long-haired beauty looking to change things up, add some long, face-framing layers!
Long Side Bangs with Layers
Is just long layers too boring for you?
Try adding side-swept bangs for the perfect match to your long layers. Note: Save the bold, blunt bangs for fall – sweaty bangs are 1) annoying 2) dreadful.
Did we miss any summer hairstyles? How about your favorite summer haircut? We’d love to hear from you!