Ah, summer. There are so many things to love about the season: Long days spent at the beach, lazy afternoons on the porch, a cold glass of rosé (or orange wine). The only potential spoiler to all this fun? Untamed, frizzy, hot mess hair. No matter your hair type, texture, or length, heat and humidity can take a toll on your tresses, and make styling a serious chore. So to alleviate all your hot weather tress stress, we asked top stylists to share their favorite cute summer hairstyles.
There are a few universal things to keep in mind. One, whenever you can, get your hair up. “As the temperatures rise, I love to create fashionable summer hairstyles that keep your neck free. This keeps you cooler longer, but it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style,” says celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps. Two: Have fun! Now’s the time to play around with accessories like brightly colored pins or scarves and easy ways to add visual interest to otherwise simple styles. And when all else fails, don’t forget that a simple topknot or loose bun is always a good back-up option, notes John Mouzakis, a stylist at Mixed Co. Salon in Chicago. (And to that point, he advises always keeping a few extra bobby pins or hair ties on hand, just in case). Ahead, the six best summer hairstyles for 2019. Happy summer!
For Medium Hair: Beachy Bun
Rock this look whether or not you just spent a day enjoying the surf and sand. There are two secrets to success here. One, lots and lots of texture. If you are lucky enough to be coming off a beach day, all that saltwater and wind will probably have done the trick. But if not, you can easily recreate the same effect with the right type of product. Try misting a wave-enhancing spray on damp hair before air-drying or blow-drying. Our pick: Colorproof SeaSugar Salt-Free Beach Spray ($28; amazon.com). Either way, start by sweeping hair up and securing into a high pony. Add even more texture at this point by sprinkling the ponytail with a texturizing powder, like BioSilk Volumizing Therapy Texturizing Powder. This both creates volume and gives the hair just the right amount of grip so that it won’t slip. Use a clear elastic and loop hair into a bun—the messier the better. But don’t stop there. The key to this summer hairstyle for medium hair is to then repeat this process, looping the bun into another bun to add more structure, Heaps says.
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