Believe it or not, summer will soon be arriving in full force. Long sunny days are ahead and we’re starting to think about all of the hairstyles we’ll wear throughout the season. In our excited anticipation for warmer days, we created this collection of summer hairstyles for long hair. We’ve got braids, updos and the beach waves of your dreams lined up for you. Ready to dive into a season of suntans and pool parties? Us, too. Read on for a full collection of summer hairstyles for long hair:
13 Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair
1. Sleek and Straight
Let this summer be the year you wear your strands sleek and straight all season long. If sleek and straight seem like a contradiction to the ever-present humidity that messes with your hair in the summer months then you need to invest in a shine cream. Suave Professionals Avocado + Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream will give your hair that extra boost of sleek shine you’re looking for.
2. Silky Waves
Moisture is key when you’re aiming to create a silky style. Use Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Shampoo and Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Conditioner during the summer months to give your strands a strong shot of moisture.
3. The Floral Dream
Nothing says summer like a fresh flower tucked behind your ear. Pin your hair back with a bobby pin and tuck a flower into the style for an added summery touch.
4. The Most Versatile Waves
Braid your damp hair into three-strand braids to create these overnight waves. They look beautiful when worn down and can be styled and restyled over the next few days, too.
5. Textured Space Buns
Wrap your second or third-day wavy strands into textured space buns. Summer is the time to experiment with fun and flirty hairstyles.
6. The Evening Edit
This is an easy way to make your hair evening-ready after a long day spent laying out on the beach. Simply gather your waves up into a chic low bun.
7. Keep It Natural
This is the season of air drying your hair and leaving the hot tools packed away in the back of your beauty closet. Let your natural texture do all the talking and save your more elaborate styling routines for the colder, winter months.
8. The Easiest Waves
Wrap your strands around a large barrel curling iron and hold them there for 20 to 30 seconds at a time. The results will be laid-back oversized waves that can be worn down or pinned up in whatever style catches your mood.
9. All Done Up
Looking for something a bit more formal? Whether you have a summer wedding coming up or you’re just a ‘curl your hair on a daily basis’ kind of girl, this is the look for you. Use your curling wand to create a fancy waved style fit for any occasion.
10. The Braid Days
Cool off by keeping your hair off your neck. Pull your strands into a three-strand braid that cascades down one shoulder and use a wide brim hat to keep the sun at bay.
11. Beat the Heat
You’re going to want to beat the heat in the easiest way possible when temperatures start to rise. Create a regular French braid but instead if braiding the tail to the very end, tuck it in underneath the base of the style. You’ll be left with a beautiful, voluminous braided updo.
12. Summer-Friendly Accessories
Invest in some on-trend summer accessories for those days when you don’t want to do any styling at all.
13. The Original Beach Wave
Skip the gimmicks and products and opt for the original beach wave – the natural texture your hair gets from the sun and salt water.