7 Easy Heatless Hairstyles to Try This Summer

Turn down the heat with one of these celebrity-approved heatless hair styles!  

We all know the feeling, hitting that snooze button one too many times and now you’re rushing out the door looking a hot mess. But not anymore! We have the perfect heatless hairstyles that can be created in a matter of minutes, so go ahead, have that lie in as we have you covered in the hair department.

From effortless braids to chic updos, we have hand-picked the best of the best easy heatless hairstyles, worn by some of our top celebrity hair heroes. See them all by scrolling through our gallery above, or simply keep reading for all our expert tips and tricks to getting the look.

Bubble Ponytail

Alicia Vikander brown hair in natural textured bubble ponytail
Alicia Vikander gives the bubble ponytail her seal of approval. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

When it comes to cute heatless hairstyles, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is one of our favourite ones to watch – and this bubble ponytail may be one of her best looks to date.

Teaming her medium-toned brown hair in a natural, product-free bubble ponytail makes for the perfect look for a special occasion.

Simply get the look by backcombing hair at the roots and securing into a high ponytail. Then begin securing a hairband a few inches down the hair for a ‘bubble’ finish and repeat until you reach the tips. Easy peasy, right?

Editor’s tip: Even freshly washed hair can feel the benefits of a dry shampoo. We love using the VO5 Plump It Up Dry Shampoo, as it not only to adds grip to hair but it can also inject some body to lifeless tresses.

Half-up Hair

Nicole Richie blonde medium length hair in half-up bun hairstyle

This half-up, half-down hairstyle is the ideal look for anyone hunting for a fuss-free ‘do. From office hour to happy hour, this half-up bun (AKA a hun) is great for all hair lengths and textures.

So whether you have poker straight locks or a curly mane, simply gather the top half your hair into a messy bun and you can be out of the front door in seconds.

Annabelle Wallis blonde hair in low bun shown from side view
Peaky Blinders Annabelle Wallis opted for a chic low bun hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Day 3. Annabelle Wallis’ chic low bun

You can’t go wrong with this low bun hairstyle we recently saw on Peaky Blinders actress Annabelle Wallis. Proving that this quick and easy look is even suitable for the red carpet, you can choose whether you wear it neat or messy, working just as great for the office as it does for brunch with the girls.

Just like the uber-popular blogger bun we saw trending this summer, there is no need to be precious about this look. Simply allow hair to air dry and wrap into a bun at the nape of your neck, et voila!

Editor’s tip: Finish your look with a spritz of the TONI&GUY Flawless Sleek Creation Hairspray for hold and control with movement, body and a touchable finish.

side view of Drew Barrymore blonde long hair in rope twist braid
Drew Barrymore’s rope braid is super easy to create. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Day 4. Drew Barrymore’s rope braid

When it comes to heatless hair styles, braids are the best way to go! There are a host of braided hairstyles to try, but we at All Things Hair can’t get enough of this envy-inducing rope braid, as seen on Drew Barrymore.

Simply sweep hair into a side parting, gathering all your strands to one side and then divide them into two sections. Twist both sections individually before wrapping around each other until you reach the tips. Secure with a hairband and you’re all done!

side back view of Hailey Baldwins blonde hair in single french braid
Hailey Baldwin’s French braid is the perfect hair hack. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Day 5. Hailey Baldwin’s French braid

Calling all straight-haired girls, if you are looking for heatless hairstyles that also come with one of the best hair hacks around, then this French braid hairstyle as seen on Hailey Baldwin is for you.

Whether you want to enhance your natural hair texture or create soft waves, we suggest following in Hailey’s footsteps by plaiting hair into a French braid in the morning (or even the night before). Then after a few hours of your hair being in the braid, unravel the style to reveal stunning heatless curls.

Back view of Elle Fanning blonde medium length hair in single braid with pink ribbon finish end
Elle Fanning spruced up her braid with a pink box. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Day 6. Elle Fanning’s simple braid

Maleficent actress Elle Fanning went for this sweet 3-strand loose braid for a red carpet event. But before you dismiss this style for being too simple, know that you can jazz up the style to suit your personality.

Whether you opt for a ribbon finish or add pretty pearls or floral accessories, the world is your oyster with this blank canvas.

Haille Steinfeld dark brown hair in smooth high bun
You can’t go wrong with this Hailee Steinfeld top knot. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Day 7. Hailee Steinfeld’s high bun

When in doubt you can always turn to the tried-and-tested high bun, as seen on actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld. We love how versatile this heatless hairstyle is, from a neat, slicked-back finish to an undone look like Hailee’s, there is nowhere this high bun can’t take you.


Loved all these heatless hairstyles? Then why not head over to our Updos page for plenty more hair inspiration? It has everything you need to up your mane game for the season ahead.