We’ve compiled a list of 20 summer hairstyles that are comfortable, cool, and won’t interfere with sunscreen or bathing.
The goal in the hot summer months is to feel comfortable and cool, and updos like braids are the perfect wildcard. To complete the look, the trick is to sew them into the hair with part of the hairstyle. You can also go for a ‘bun wet’ (wet effect) by applying styling gel to your hair and twisting it at the crown before securing it with a rubber band. You can braid the entire mane or just a few strands. Don’t forget the scarves, which ‘celebs’ like Laura Escanes wear even with her favourite bikini.
If you prefer to wear your hair loose despite the heat, beach waves never fail for most women. If you make mermaid braids and let them heat up in the sun, you’ll get that untamable messy effect. And most importantly, hair sunscreen should be applied after completing your chosen hairstyle and before going to the beach. Finally, if you need to touch up your ponytail when you get out of the water, use a brush without small balls at the ends.
This concludes our selection of trendy summer options. Take notes, pack a wide-toothed comb or brush, a couple of small rubber bands, and some bobby pins, and have fun at the beach!
1) Tie your hair
Braids have been popular for nearly a decade. They are comfortable, practical, and simple. This one pulls all of the hair back and ties it with a lock of your hair instead of a rubber band. This is saved for the braid’s end. Against all odds, it’s a foolproof hairstyle.
2) Relaxed bun style
Nothing beats a high ponytail that’s tighter in the front and more relaxed at the nape of the neck. Finish with a scrunchie that matches your bikini if you want to add a twist. Tuck the ends of the ponytail into the scrunchie for the final pass through the scrunchie to achieve the ‘button’ effect.
3) Two Dutch braids tucked into a bun
If you want a sophisticated beach look, part your hair on the side and practice a root braid on both sides until you bring them together at the nape of the neck and tuck them into each other. The more hair you have, the more attractive you will appear. This look is all about the volume.
4) Using volume
It’s ideal if you have long layered hair (or long hair in general) because you’ll have the entire front half up with a few strands that will fall out on their own. You can add a boho-chic touch to a square scarf by folding it diagonally, tying it at the end, and letting the ends fall.
Or the traditional ponytail. Hair experts recommend styling products containing silk proteins to treat the hair while styling. And fix waters that are lighter to replace the gels.
6) Beach waves
Have a curly bob and no idea what to do with it? Make the most of your curls by using sunscreen-infused styling water at home. Massage the product into your palms, then place your head down and squeeze the strands of hair as if you were crumpling them. You’ll see what curls you get if you do this every 10 minutes until you leave for the beach!
7) A braid that flows
Until the end, no elastic was used in this braid. It’s so simple that you can do it without a comb or mirror on the beach. Take all of your hair back and down from your temples, and braid a few turns (no more). Secure, and you’re finished!
8) Scarf-topped bun
This is yet another summer look. Create a top bun at the top of your head (similar to a ponytail, but on the final pass, without pulling the hair through the elastic). Tuck the ends of the rubber band together. Wrap your favourite scarf around the bun and the scarf’s ends to finish and secure it.
9) Spiky asymmetrical braids
Low, almost undone ponytails or braids are all the rage right now. They’ve been seen quite a bit on the catwalk. They always look good while also being comfortable and cool. Ponytails and braids don’t have to be boring; you can experiment with them by creating bubbles or geometric shapes.
10) Netting on the sides
This braid has a specific technique. But don’t worry, it’s easier than you think. Begin at the front and top, and leave one loose to hook into the second row for every two strands you pull down. Repeat between the second and third rows, up to the temples. If you only do one side, it looks much cooler and less elaborate. Finish with a small rubber band.
11) Side tie fashion
Boxer braids in various variations, such as these more relaxed and hollow ones, are our experts’ favourites. In addition, these braids allow you to experiment with different hairstyles, such as those that result from gathering them in a bun or wearing them as a crown.
12) ‘Top’ braid
This option necessitates a large amount of hair. You can also use a hairpiece to achieve the mass effect. Gather all of your hair with a rubber band in the highest part of your head, between the brow and the crown of your head, tie it with an elastic, and weave a braid with which you will then make a type of donut bun held with fork braids.
13) Feather braid
Very simple and extremely safe. The trick is to continue with the same guide strand you started with rather than incorporating new strands from the lower part of the braid. You can tie the braid’s end wherever you want: at the nape of the neck, on the other side.
14) Mohican Sun style
To make this braid, we recommend thoroughly texturing the hair in the upper and front areas. Begin by parting the hair from the centre of both brows to the crown of the head. Make a herringbone braid with wide strands, stopping at the parting. Finish the braid at the crown by weaving it traditionally.
15) The open-braid
With a little trick, this is a root braid with super-wide strands. Twist each new strand to achieve the volume effect. These braids look even better with a side part. You can mix in a Swarovski strip or a scarf with your hair.
16) Headband impact
It’s better if they’re big, between 5 and 10 cm, if you’re going to use hairpins to decorate your hairstyle. If you choose the right hairstyle, you can wear it during the beach afternoon and keep it until dinner at the beach bar.
This is a more refined version of the Mohawk braid that we’ve seen before. Instead of leaving the rest of the hair loose, take sides and twist them up and pull them towards the nape of the neck to create two cocoas. Tuck your fingers into the weave and spongy it up to make it looser and more voluminous.
Just a subtle finishing touch for beachwear. Make two braids on each side of the scalp, with the hair at the temples. Braid the two strands and bring them to the back of the head, between the neck’s nape and the head’s crown. Make a ballerina bun if the hair at the nape of your neck is too hot.
19) Cloud bun
Make two partings from the centre of the temples to the back to achieve this aerial effect. Card a little, twist a couple of times, and secure at the crown with a bobby pin to prevent volume loss.
20) Sumo style
The bun, whether low or high, is extremely practical because it pulls all of your hair away from your face quickly and easily. A low ballerina-style bun or a higher one will work better, depending on your oval shape.