Summer 2018 is a long-awaited break from a winter that felt like it would never end. We’ve welcomed the longer, warmer days with open arms and easily settled into a season spent giving ourselves and our beauty routines a much needed dose of TLC. Our summer hairstyles are no exception and they feature a range of styles that include some of the best summer braids 2018 has had to offer—everything from feed-in braids to waterfall braids and styles in between. Our summer hairstyles for this season show off our natural textures and prepare our strands for the inevitable end of the summer and the promise of a long winter ahead.
Read on to learn how to master some of our favorite summer hairstyles—including some of our favorite braids hairstyles 2018 has shown us so far:
15 Easy Summer Hairstyles
1. Effortless Wand Curls
As far as a hair curling routine goes, it doesn’t get any easier or more effortless than these wand curls. Simply wrap 2-inch sections of hair around your curling wand to recreate these stretched out S-shape curls. A quick mist of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Smooth Hold Level 2 will keep your curls smooth and locked into place all day long.
2. Tucked Up
This tucked-up braid look is one of our favorite styles to wear when we want to keep our hair off of our necks. Simply create two dutch braids and tuck the tails up into the bottom of the style to hide them. Think of this as the modern 2018 update to the classic halo braided style.
3. Textured Updo
Make your signature evening look for 2018 all about texture. Start off by spritzing your roots with a refreshing dry shampoo. We suggest using TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo to give your strands a fresh start and to serve as a volumized and textured base for your style. Then gather your natural air-dried texture up into a loose bun at the back of your head. This style is appropriate for everything from a summer wedding to a night barbecuing with friends at the beach.
4. Loose and Windblown
Take advantage of windier days and use them to your advantage. Gather all your hair to one side of your head and create a loose and piecey braid. The more undone the braid becomes, the more you’ll embrace that bohemian vibe.
5. Natural Curls
Make this the summer of your natural curls and wear them combed out for a full and volumized look.
6. Easy Summer Waves
Invest in a trendy hat for the duration of the summer and wear it on top of a full head of beach waves for the ultimate summery look.
7. Braided Waves
The overnight braided waves are arguably the easiest way to achieve the perfect summery wavy style. Sleep in two three-strand brands and wake up with a full head of easy waves. Once you’ve taken out the braids and combed through your waves with your fingers, mist them with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1 to add even more texture to your style.
8. Wear it Short
Make this the summer of short hair and rock a straight edged lob with a full set of piecey bangs.
9. High and Flirty Ponytail
This style is ideal for the hottest days of the summer or your regular workouts. Brush through your hair and comb it up into a high and flirty ponytail for a simple look that will keep you feeling cool on even the most sweltering days.
10. Classic Dutch Braids
Fall back on an old classic and keep your hair off your face by wearing them back in two classic Dutch braids, a.k.a. one of this year’s most trending summer hairstyles.
11. Overnight Curls
Learn your way around another method for creating heatless curls this summer and try the tried-and-true twisted overnight curls. Wash your hair and allow it to air-dry until it’s about 80 percent dry. Then wind it up into a low bun and twist the ends around the base. Pin it into place and head to sleep. You’ll wake up to long coils of effortless curls.
12. Brushed-Through Curls
Step one to creating a thick and beautiful head of curls is swapping out your usual shampoo and conditioner for a thickening variety. We suggest using TRESemmé Thick & Full Shampoo and TRESemmé Thick & Full Conditioner for a noticeably thicker head of hair.
Once your hair has air-dried, use a curling iron to create tight curls all over the bottom half of your hair. Once they’ve cooled, you can carefully brush through them to create a more voluminous effect. Finish off your style with a misting of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Boost Hold Level 3.
13. Blown Out to Perfection
Make this the summer of mastering the perfect blowout, and wear your strands in a sleek and voluminous blowout all summer long.
14. Air-Dried and Natural
Embrace your air-dried texture this summer and wear your hair natural all season long. Whether you’re traveling or staying put, there’s nothing easier than a wash-and-go hair care routine.
15. The Original Beach Wave
The original beach wave is exactly what it sounds like: letting your hair air dry from the salt water at the ocean. We love the unique wave pattern our hair bends to after a day by the ocean and encourage you to embrace it too. If you’re looking to lock in that wave for a night out after a full day at the beach, spritz your waves with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Extend Hold Level 4 to hold them in place.