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 Curly Hair: Defined Curls
Any attempt you make to completely straighten your curls likely won’t last long in the heat and humidity. Instead, Mouzakis recommends working with what you’ve got and simply enhancing your curls: “Twist in a curl lotion or cream, and let hair air dry,” he says. Try Oribe Styling Butter Curl Enhancing Créme ($46; amazon.com). You can then touch up any pieces that aren’t falling just so with a curling iron. Heaps likes the CHI Lava Wand since you can use it to define any size curl depending on which part of the wand you twist your hair around. Finally, instead of brushing them out, use your fingers to piece out and separate the spirals ever so slightly. And if all else fails, “Pull your hair into a low bun and call it a day,” says Mouzakis.
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