Heat Waves: The Best Late Summer Hairstyles
If getting hot and sweaty is part of your summer routine – oh, relax I’m talking about your hair – it’s time to work with what you have. Getting creative with a few twists and pins can take your strands to next-level chicness. From waves, braids, buns and ponies here are this seasons most coveted summer hair staples.
A hairstyle with staying power and possibly on its way to iconic status, this look is seemingly unfussy. Windblown waves, currently seen everywhere from the red carpet to the runway is an easy-to-execute style that will have you looking cool when the weather is anything but.
Bestie Tip: To soften and defrizz waves, try Nth Degree’s Smoothing Moroccan Collection infused with a nourishing blend of Argan Oil and hydrating antioxidants.
THE UNKEMPT KNOT
The greatest thing about a messy bun is that a little frizzy texture makes it that much better. Having its imperfections softens the overall look and keeps it current. Embrace the volume but focus on smoothing flyways around the hairline and at the base, not so much on the bun itself. Using large bobby pins (smaller ones tend to move around too much), gather hair at the top of your head and finish with a generous amount of hairspray. Remember, this style isn’t meant to look prim so don’t worry about asymmetries for this effortlessly chic topknot.
Bestie Tip: Never leave home without bobby pins and a hair tie!
DO THE TWIST
No one-trick ponies here, this ponytail is all about texture! Vary the classic updo with this sultry style that is easier than a braid but versatile enough to transition from poolside to a night out. Let’s be straight, there’s nothing sadder than a skinny ponytail. Dosing hair with a texturizing spray will add extra volume and thickness to wispy hair, without the powdery residue of dry shampoo. Brush the top smooth and pull into a low-ponytail for a simple and elegant summer look.
Bestie Tip: Allow pieces to fall out around the neck and face for a new age of innocence.
UNDER THE SEA
For the days you just want to beat the heat and keep hair out of your face, the messy Fishtail takes a basic braid from boring to beautiful and proves just how effortlessly sexy a simple side braid can be. Strands that aren’t freshly washed, commonly known as “second day hair”, work best for a style like this as it keeps hair from becoming too slippery. Using a skinny hair tie that blends in with your hair color will keep the attention on your style rather than the accessory itself. Tease the unbraided ends with a rattail comb for more texture and allow random pieces to come out from the braid for a sweet and tousled look.
Bestie Tip: Side-swept bangs and face-framing pieces add a perfect amount of bohemian glamour.