5 Cool summer hairstyles that won’t even look like you tried

Be hair-ready for all that summer has to offer!

When you’re hot and sweaty, creating an elaborate ‘do is probably the last thing on your mind – which is why the All Things Hair team have put together 5 of our favourite summer hairstyles, that will not only keep you cool in the balmy weather, but are also super easy to create. So, what are you waiting for? Read on to discover our favourite fuss-free summer hairstyles, plus tips on how to create them!

 5 Effortlessly cool summer hairstyles


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Summer hairstyles: Festival-friendly badana ‘do. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Festival bandana

After a super easy, summer-appropriate hairstyle that’ll look great at Glasto or Reading? Then look no further. Simply take a few pumps of the Toni&Guy Radiating Tropical Elixir (£9.99*) and gently rake it through the mid-lengths and ends your hair. This lightweight, barely-there product will help tame frizz, while adding a beautiful shine, so your hair looks amazing in the summer sun!

Grab your favourite bandana or brightly-patterned silk scarf, fold it into a long strip and place it across your forehead. Simply tie it at the back of your head – and you’re done! Now you’re ready to rock ‘n’ roll with the best of them!

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Summer hairstyles: The high bun.

The high bun

In the hot summer sun, nothing beats a practical high bun. It does a great job of keeping all your hair out of the way, takes less than 10 minutes to do and is pretty much suitable for any occasion! Create a high ponytail, securing with a snag-free hairband. Then gently twist your ponytail, wrapping it around the base and use bobby pins to hold your bun in place. To help make your ‘do last all day, finish off your look with the VO5 Shape My Style Sublime Sleek Creation Hairspray (£3.99*), as it provides a sublime shine and a lightweight, workable hold all day long.

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Summer hairstyles: Half-up ‘do. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Half-up ‘do

Have an alfresco soiree to attend? This half up ‘do is perfect for garden parties, or just about any summertime gatherings, really. Start by applying the TIGI S-Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum (£16.45*) to your locks. This gorgeous Asian pear-scented serum helps to repair signs of damage on the hair surface, while also taming frizz and smoothing it for a silky-looking finish. Then create a middle parting and take 2-3 inches of hair from either side of your temples. Lightly twist the hair, then pin each side at the back of your crown, et voila: your summer party ‘do is complete!

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Summer hairstyles: The casual braid.

The casual braid

Sitting poolside with a book? Or just off to a relaxed brunch with the girls? This loose braid is pitch-perfect for casual affairs in the sunshine, not to mention it’s one of the easiest summer hairstyles around. Just spritz your tresses with VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray (£3.99*); divide your hair into 3 equal sections, and then loosely weave your classic three-strand plait, securing with a thin hairband. This miracle dry texture spray provides a tousled effect to layers and waves. Even fine-haired girls can rejoice because its formula has sea salt, which can help add grip for your braid, making the style last that little bit longer. And when your casual plait is in need of a refresh, just use this spray as a style re-activator. Simple!

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Flower power. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Flower power

How can you make your natural hair even more awesome this summer? Well, add flowers of course! The best thing is, it’s an easy look to nail, while instantly making you look sunshine season-ready. So whether you’re at a festival or a party, your ‘fro will be looking right on-point.

Take a few pumps of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum (£6.99*) in your hands. Rub the serum in between your palms before evenly working it through your tresses. Create a side parting with the tip of your comb, then gather 1-2 inches of hair from the smaller side and pull it towards the back of your crown. Secure the hair in place with a floral hair clip and your bloomin’ afro is complete!

*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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