6 Easy-Breezy Summer Hairstyles You Can Dress Up or Down

by July 1, 2014
filed under Style

photo1Summer is a fun time, but it can also be a busy one. Use these easy hairstyles next time you’re looking for an effortless look to run errands, go to work or even a party.

For all of these hairstyles start out with wavy, texturized hair which you can achieve through sleeping in braids with damp hair, using a sea salt or texturizing spray or a combination of both.

Dutch Wrapped Braids
Separate your hair into two sections and braid it in the direction you will be placing it (across your head). Repeat on the other side and pin each braid with bobby pins.

Leave a few pieces out in order to frame your face around the front and finish with some hairspray. This quirky do’ is a great style that takes minimal effort and skill, and it works  well for many occasions




Pigtail Braids
To transition the Dutch Wrapped Braids into a more fun hairstyle, take the pins out and loosen up the braids a bit for some cute, summery braids. Add a hat and some sunglasses for a beach or casual look.



Twisted Headband Updo
For this style you will need a thin headband. I used a flower crown that is attached to an elastic band to add an extra summery touch.

First off, take small sections of your hair in the front and twist them. Then grab a small piece and pull the rest upwards so it looks like this:


Then take this piece and loop around the headband until you reach the end of the strand. Continue this process until all of the hair is looped around. Pin to secure and take a few little pieces out around your face to frame it. Finish off with hairspray. This is a great look to wear when you’re running low on time but still want to look put-together, are rushing to a party or to work. This style can be dressed up or down depending on the headband you choose to style it with.


Twisted Curls
To transition the Twisted Headband Updo to a looser, more breezy hairstyle unwrap the twists from your hair and shape them into curls with your hands. The twists will have given your hair some body as well as naturally shaping them into loose, beachy curls. To add a bit more curl and body, you may choose to apply some heat with a curling iron, however this is optional. Tease the roots slightly to add some volume and finish with hairspray. You can also add the headband from earlier for something extra. Wear this to brunch with your friends or just for an easy, everyday look.




Voluminous French Braid
Love Elsa’s huge braid from Frozen? Use this to get a warmer version of her look for summer. Section the top part of your hair to align with your eyebrows and begin a French braid, adding sections from the outside of your hair before moving inwards. When you run out of hair to add, braid a few sections tightly before pulling them out a little to add volume. The final product is a voluminous French braid that can be worn just about anywhere. Tie it off with an elastic and finish with hairspray.



Braided Bun
For a more formal and polished look, take the previous braid, loosen up the strands and wrap it into a bun. Secure this with bobby pins and spray in place. This is a great no-nonsense look for a more formal occasion or simply hitting the city.




Let us know which one of these hairstyles was your favourite in the comments below!

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