15 Summer hairstyles for 2020

Update your look with trending summer hairstyles for 2020. Whether you’re looking to show off your long tresses, try a sassy medium style, or you’re ready to rock a short chic hairdo, we’ve got you covered! Keep reading to find your next fave style for summer.



1. Wavy bob

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Are you ready to do the big chop for summer? We love a sassy wavy bob because it looks effortlessly glam and playful.


2. Pastel bob

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For a totally new summer hairstyle, add a pastel colour to your bob or pixie cut. It’s guaranteed to turn heads!


3. Mini curly afro

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Show off your natural curls and beautiful texture with a closely cropped mini afro.


4. Curly pixie

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Looking for short summer hairstyles with extra volume and height? We recommend a cute curly pixie cut to accentuate your natural curls and texture.

To keep your natural curls and waves defined during summer we recommend you use a hair mousse. Our fave mousse for curly and wavy hair types is VO5 Extra Body Styling Mousse because it helps with definition and it adds volume to your tresses.


5. Buzzcut

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Had enough of your hair sticking to you on hot days? Us too! Our suggestion is to be bold and opt for a buzzcut. This dramatic summer hairstyle is super trendy and is totally fuss-free.


6. Half up and half down

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Perfect for medium and long tresses, a half-up hairdo is a classic summer style that can be customised with hair accessories, braids, buns or twists.


7. Messy top knot

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Messy chic – that’s how we’d describe a top knot in medium-length hair. Embrace any shorter pieces of hair that come free from your top knot, they just add to the look.


8. Side part

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A quick way to change up your medium-length style for summer is to add a deep side part to your hairstyle. This will help your locks appear fuller and pump up the volume on your summer hairstyle.


9. Bob and shaggy cut fringe

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If you’re already rocking a bob (because winter 2020 was all about the sleek blunt bob), an easy way to change your hairstyle to a summer-ready one is to add a shaggy cut fringe. A textured shaggy cut fringe will frame your face and switch up your look instantly.

Keep your shaggy cut fringe smooth and in place during summer with a hairspray that provides a good hold and won’t leave your locks feeling sticky or hard. Our top choice for shaggy cut fringes is TONI&GUY Tousled Texture Creation Hairspray because it adds extra natural-looking texture to your locks.


10. Modern mullet

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Forget the party-in-the-back-and-business-in-the-front mullets you’re used to. The modern shaggy cut mullet is all party and all texture making it perfect for your new summer hairstyle.


11. Flippy high ponytail

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This summer hairstyle for 2020 throws it way back to the 60s with this gorgeous high ponytail with flipped ends.


12. Accessorised braids

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Long braids have been a trend for a while, but summer is the perfect time to accessorise them. We’re currently obsessed with braids that incorporate hair rings, beads and coloured yarn.


13. Highlighted braids

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Girls with braids are rocking highlights and we’re in love! For a summery glow opt for colours with a warm hue, like caramel, bronde or honey, around your face.


14. Defined loose curls

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If you have naturally curly hair it’s time to embrace your gorgeous ringlets and curls. Simply add a bit of styling product to your curls to help them hold and leave your long tresses loose. Those with naturally straight hair types can use a curling iron to create curls for this summer hairstyle.

We recommend VO5 Strong Hold Hairspray to provide extra hold to your curls so they stay smooth and don’t lose definition.


15. Pastel balayage

woman with long hair and pink balayage

We can’t get over how gorgeous a pastel balayage looks in long hair. Some of the trending coloured summer styles we’ve spotted include lilac, baby blue, candy floss pink and lime green. Which one will you try?


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