When the temperature soars, your
hair is usually the last thing you want to think about. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve planned out the perfect summer outfit from head to toe only to get so hot and bothered that there was simply no other option but to throw my hair up into a messy bun and call it a day. And don’t even get me started on humidity. It’s the nemesis of chic summer hairstyles and can ruin the sleekest of looks in minutes, especially for those of us with textured hair.
But with a little experimentation and a lot of research, I’ve found that there are a few low-maintenance hairstyles that look good, scream “summer-ready” and are beyond easy to re-create at home. Keep scrolling for 30 of the best easy summer hairstyles for all different hair types, lengths, and textures.
If you have long, thick hair, this style requires little time but lots of hair pins to keep it in place. We love hoarding these ones from Goody.
For textured hair, twists make a great alternative to braids, as the hair you use is less weighty.
For those not in the know, a TWA is a teeny-weeny afro, and using defining butters or creams on your coils during your washday helps this style to really pop.
Undoubtedly the simplest and chicest way to keep your hair out of your face in the heat.
Shorter styles misbehaving in summer can be delicately scraped back with an oversize clip. We love this affordable, pearl-studded option from Kitsch.
Waves? Enhance your natural texture with a cocktail of hair cream and serum on the lengths, and let it air-dry. (Read our full story on how to nail your at-home air-dry technique here!)
Use a bungee hair tie to gather thicker hair into a casual high pony.
A true suits-all style. If you have hair on the shorter side, opt for a great clip-in ponytail, we love options from the must-have brand Insert Name Here.
Half-up, half-down is always a winner on warmer days.
Crocodile clips and ’90s tendrils are an easy summer hair combo.
If you have shorter layers in the front, pinning a few sections back is cute and keeps you cool.
Sweep your locks back into a delicate clasp for a laid-back look.
If you have a basic (or non-basic) braid nailed, then the summer style opportunities are endless.
A headscarf or wrap is a chic and simple way to protect textured hair from the summer elements.
Easily mask any frizz or flyways with mini braids around the crown of your head.
Gather your waves into a low ponytail that sits just above the nape of your neck. Check out these pro tips for getting an A-list level style.
If you’ve recently straightened your hair, pulling the front section back will keep it protected against the humidity.
Accessorize with a bold-print bandana for simple summer style.
Pile your hair high into this messy bun for a cool look.
Leaving the ends loose gives a slight edge to this classic style.
The preppiest way to keep your hair out of your face this summer. Click here for all of our faves.
For long, curly, or coily hair, braids are a low-maintenance summer option.
Free yourself from braid-outs and twist-outs for the summer by air-drying your coils.
If in doubt, piling your curls high on top of your head in a pineapple is always a great summer look.
Statement curtain bangs are still on trend and are the easiest way to wear a fringe in summer.
Butterfly locs are easy to install and keep your coils protected during the hotter months.
Load up on the heat-protecting serums to keep hair shiny, and this laid-back style will stay looking luxe.
Use the volume of your braids to create a full bun.
Protective and cute. Give your scalp a break from the rays with a sun hat. These 24 are super-chic.
Humidity doesn’t stand a chance with this low-slung ponytail. This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK. Up next, 5 haircuts that will trick people into thinking you have 3 times more hair.