Ahh summer… though recent times have turned summer as we knew it on its head, we love sunny weather, sandy beaches, long walks in the countryside and enjoying drinks in the garden. With all that comes sunshine and hot weather – and we sure can build up a sweat during the heatwave. Even with your best summery clothes on, it can all seem a bit too much!
Another way to keep cool is to keep your hair out of your face, and there are so many fun ways to do so without compromising your style. Keeping cool and looking cool go hand in hand this summer! According to All Things Hair, people are inspired by runway and celebrity looks to make sure you’re carefree, cool, and on-trend this summer 2023 – no matter your hair length!
1. Space Buns
Coachella may have been postponed this year, but you can still rock the festival-inspired look. 90s space buns are perfect for the summer – they look girly but edgy, and keep your hair well out of your face. You won’t be breaking a sweat with this hairstyle! Just create a zig-zag parting at the back of your head from the top right down to the nape of your neck, and create two ponytails. Then twist the ponytail around its base to create two buns on each side of your head. And voilà!
2. High Ponytail
The high ponytail pulls your hair away from your face and also highlights your bone structure. Inject a bit of personality with a stylish scrunchie – will a leopard print one be your choice? Will the velvet one be the one? Leave a few loose strands to the front to look a bit more casual, and if you want to make it look dressier, curl your hair after tying it up. Then think minimal makeup and your favorite summer dress. We will guarantee you will be able to keep cool and stylish with this look!
3. Half-Up Half-Down
If you aren’t into tying your hair up, you can still find the best of both worlds. The half-up half-down look is perfect for summer as it allows you to tie up the top layers of your hair away from your face. Do a Blake Lively and tie up the top layers and then leave the bottom layers curled and carefree! If you have a summer event, why not slide a few embellished hair curls in for a bit of sparkle?
4. The Sleek Bun
To keep the hair out of your face in style, a sleek bun can take you from day to night throughout the summer. Tie your hair into a bun and apply a small amount of non-flaky hair gel to keep it smooth all day long. It’s the perfect hairstyle for those days where you’re exhausted and hot in front of your computer or those hot evenings in the sun. Use this opportunity to show off your most statement earrings for an even more glamorous look!
5. The Bubble Ponytail
It may be so 90s, but now it’s definitely so 2023! Create two pigtails and tie the ends before applying equally distanced hair ties throughout each pigtail. Then gently tug on the hair between each hair tie to create the “bubble” effect. Instagrammable, playful, and youthful – just what we love in a hairstyle! You can also do this as one single ponytail if bunches don’t float your boat! This hairstyle is perfect for adding accessories to. Whether it’s hair clips or a straw hat, this is the perfect hairstyle for showcasing your hair and your accessories!
6. The Top Knot
The top knot is a classic – you can’t go wrong with this hairstyle! It adds a casual yet feminine side to your look, and it’s ideal for those days where you just don’t know what to do with your hair. Tie your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a hairband. Then, divide the ponytail into two sections. Wrap the ponytail around the base and secure with another hair tie. If you want it to look more put together, then add bobby pins to lock the style!
7. The Fishtail Braid
Every summer, one of the hairstyles we go to is the fishtail braid. It’s elegant, sophisticated, and keeps you cool during the soaring temperatures. Though it is a detailed hairstyle, once you have got the hang of it, it’s not as hard as it looks! Grab two strands from each side of the head from the top layer of hair and braid your way down, pulling a new strand back and crossing it to the opposite side. This adds more and more layers. Repeat until you have worked all the way to the ends of your hair. Finish off by tying with a hair tie. If it’s not perfect, it is perfect! A messy touch to the fishtail makes it perfect for casual outings and dinners out.
8. Hair Scarves
Accessorize! Tuck in your headband or scarf into a hairstyle and make a statement. Apply the scarf or headband to your head, and start on one side and tuck one strand of hair under the headband. Repeat this step until you’ve done it all around your head. Spread the hair across the hairband to create a balanced look. Then pull out two front strands to frame your face and add hair spray to lock it all in!
9. The Fauxhawk
Create a fauxhawk with your natural hair for an edgy touch to your look! Side comb your hair to create texture and then add moisturizing cream for extra bounce. Your hair will have extra oomph, and this hairstyle is also ideal for growing your hair out safely and healthily. This style is rebellious yet glamorous and can be accessorized with clips or playful hair scrunchies.
10. Messy Bob
Last but not least, if you want to keep cool and stylish this summer, take the plunge and get a bob! A shoulder-length bob is elegant and can be made casual with a bit of texturizing spray to imitate beach waves. It is girly, rebellious, and fun. Use a delicate hair clip to slide your side fringe away from your face!