5 Easy summer hairstyles to try now

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What’s not to love about the summer months? The days not only get sunnier, happier, and brighter, but it’s also the perfect time to experiment with your look and try out lots of easy summer hairstyles. And seeing as we’re so happy the sun’s shining at last, here’s a list of 5 super cool and easy summer hairstyles to try now. You’re welcome!

5 Easy summer hairstyles


Easy summer hairstyles: blonde woman with single 3 strand braid
Easy summer hairstyles: The simple braid.

The simple braid

Braids really do capture the laid-back spirit of sunshine season well, and if you’re attending a festival this summer, they’re the perfect way to nail the bohemian trend. From milkmaid braids, through to intricate fishtails – when it comes to embracing this look, anything goes. And the good news is, if you struggle with the more intricate braiding styles, a simple three-strand plait is just as effective. Whether you braid your plait tight and sleek, or pancake it for a messy and loose effect, this traditional, feminine style is certainly all grown up. What’s not to love?

Editor’s tip: Try spraying your hair with the VO5 Give Me Texture Rough & Sexy Sea Salt Spray (£3.99*) before plaiting fine hair – this will give it grip and texture, making it easier to weave your braid and prolong its staying power!

Easy summer hairstyles: brunette waves
Easy summer hairstyles: Waves. Credit: Indigitalimages.com


Whether you’re relaxing on a white sandy beach or attending a glamorous summer soiree, loose, laid-back waves will certainly get you noticed. Adding waves is great for any hair length, as it’ll inject movement, texture and volume, while earning you instant style points! Creating luscious waves is also super easy and you can achieve an eye-catching, tousled look by changing up the barrel size of your curling iron. Now you’re ready for whatever summer throws at you!

Easy summer hairstyles: Blonde low ponytail
Easy summer hairstyles: The low ponytail. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

The low ponytail 

Looking for the ultimate, high impact hot weather hairstyle that requires minimal effort? Then the sleek, low ponytail should be right top of your list of easy summer hairstyles. Not only does it keep hair neatly off your face, it’s simple, chic, and always on trend, too. What’s more, this sophisticated low pony will take you from day to night with zero effort.

Simply pull your hair back into a tight ponytail and secure it at the nape of your neck with a non-snag hairband. We recommend finishing this look with a healthy dose of shine spray, like the Toni&Guy Glamour Moisturising Shine Spray (£7.49*) to help banish those pesky flyaways and boost that cocktail hour-worthy shine!

Easy summer hairstyles: Slick back natural black hair
Easy summer hairstyles: Slick back hair. Credit: Indigitalimages.com


It’s no secret that this easy summer hairstyle has been dominating the high fashion runways around the world for the past few seasons – and for good reason, too.

Sleek and elegant, with just the right amount of pizzazz, this quick and easy hairstyle is perfect for glam summer evenings when you’re short on time. To create a soft yet high impact finish, simply apply an even layer of the VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray (£2.99*) to your hair and brush it back with a wide-toothed comb. Now you’re ready to slip on that fabulous cocktail frock for a swanky alfresco soiree.

Easy summer hairstyles: Red hair with top knot
Easy summer hairstyles: Top knot. Credit: Dvora

Top knot bun

This summer hairstyle keeps cropping up, year after year – and we’re so glad it does. A top knot bun looks just as good on the beach as it does in a smart restaurant.

Simply pull your hair up into a high pony and secure it in place with a hairband. Then, wrap your pony into a bun shape on the top of your head and secure in place with bobby pins. This hairstyle can also be altered into a super cute braided bun too!

Editor’s tip: To ensure that your bun stays in place all day long, finish this look with a spritz of the TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray (500ml, £4.99*) and you’re good to go! No more worrying about your bun coming undone during the day!

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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