Last Minute 4th of July Hair Ideas

Head-turning styles for the holiday.

Alas, it is finally heating up and all your summer festivities are underway. It’s time to get all of your stylish summer hairstyles and outfits in order. For the 4th of July weekend, we thought we’d help you prep by saving some hairstyling time with our top last minute 4th of July hair ideas that work for anything you have on your agenda.

Whether you plan on spending your holiday reading a book on the deck, head to the beach for a tan or planning to enjoy yourself (safely and socially-distanced!) at a good, ol’ BBQ, these hairstyles below will ensure you’re stepping out in style in the nick of time. Read on for our favorite styles for July 4th from Instagram.

4th of July Hair: Our Favorite Quick Hairstyles from Instagram

4th of july hair: scarf bun
What can’t the humble scarf accessory do? Photo credit:

1. The Scarf Bun

If you’ve been paying attention to the summer hair trends on the ‘gram, from your favorite glossies and celebrities, you’d already know that the scarf is the It accessory of the season. No matter what your plans are for Independence Day, tying a scarf around your bun is a simple styling hack that doesn’t require much time or skill at all. Take cues from Elise Gil and elevate your style with this simple accessory. For more 4th of July hair ideas with scarves, check out our bandana post.

4th of july hair: messy bun
TFW when your messy bun is #goals. Photo credit:

2. The Messy Bun

Let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t have enough energy to create a fancy hairstyle—especially in the summer heat. Keep it cool with a messy bun hairstyle like Miriam. You can’t go wrong with this look. To prevent your hair from weighing down from sweat and oil if you’re spending time outdoors, prep hair with dry shampoo, like Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower Dry Shampoo, before creating your style.

4th of july hair: textured summer curls
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3. Textured Summer Curls

Another sizzling hairstyle idea to add to your list for your festivities is the summer curl. If you have naturally curly hair, treat yourself to a carefree style. The key to nailing this look is more about texture, less about perfectly defined curls, and all about adding shine. After finger-combing your curls, set your look with Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Spray. Get some more hair hacks on how to create this look with this mini tutorial and get more summer curl inspiration here!

4th of july hair: summer waves
Summer waves? Yes, please! Photo credit:

4. Lived-In Waves

No time to re-do your waves with a flat iron before heading out? Grab a texturizing spray instead. Recreate this beach wave style from Lauren Fisher using TRESemmé One Step Volume 5-in-1 Volumizing Mist. The formula has a fast-dry technology so you don’t have to worry about having wet hair before its time to head out the door.



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