5 Quick and Easy Hairstyles To Try This Summer

When the temperature is high, whether at home or on holiday, the last thing we want to deal with is hairdryers, straighteners or curlers. At the same time, we’re totally done with frizzy hair and humidity ruling over our beauty look all summer. 

The good news is hair accessories are more popular than ever this year but even better news is the fact that there are plenty of easy and quick hairstyles out there that will not only keep you cool in pulling them together but will prevent your hair from sticking to the back of your neck all day in the heat – win, win. 

Take two minutes to perfect these quick and easy hairstyles for a summer of on-trend beauty overlooking challenges posed by heat and humidity. 

Headbands

The number one saviour for a bad hair day, hair bands hide a whole lot of hair trouble by keeping hair off your face. Ideal for hiding hair on the day you didn’t get time to wash it, even better for keeping humidity-induced frizz at bay and the number one way to make a casual upstyle a little more interesting, we’re all for the reign of the hair band trend this summer. 

Braids 

No longer are braids reserved for primary school days long gone by. The last few seasons have seen braids in all shapes and forms sweep the social media scene and the catwalks alike. Hair salons have even gone so far as hiring braid specialists to satisfy the demand for plaited hairstyles. The crown braid is by no means as difficult as it looks. Your only downfall will be flyaway strands of hair but so long as you have a smoothing cream on hand, you’ll be fine. 

Deconstructed Top Knot

Take things down a notch from the otherwise intense topknot style, making things a little more interesting by leaving a few strands hanging. Leave ends loose but keep the look slick with bobby pins and hairspray. 

Low Messy Bun

Perfect for chilled, summer days, the low messy bun is chic but low maintenance. It creates a romantic, undone vibe perfect for heading out or chilling in the sunshine. Loosen things up with a few face-framing sections of hair, running the curling iron through them for some extra shape and texture. 

Sleek Knot

The sleek knot brings together the best elements of the low messy bun and the top knot. A particularly sleek take on the look is that of a centre parting paired with statement earrings to really take the look to the next level. While the middle parting is the centre of chic (pardon the pun), switching the style up to reflect your side parting works just as well. And if you’re feeling really brave, bring on the bold statement lip for a look that catches the eyes of the biggest beauty critics.

Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, image.ie and Emirates Woman.

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