Warm weather means lots of things to us ladies. It means bikinis, sun dresses, pedis and probably some extra time at the gym. And then there’s our hair. Warm weather often comes with the urge to throw our hair up in a messy ponytail, but this isn’t always a wise choice. It can damage hair or leave you looking like you have a bird’s nest on top of your head.
Luckily, there are plenty of hair styles that look like they took a lot of time, but really only take a few minutes. Here are our six favorite hairstyles for warm weather:
Textured On-Top Ponytail
This ponytail is simple. Keep it sleek on the sides and textured on top. Add some root lifter or texturizer after washing, then tease the roots just a bit at the crown. Gather the hair into a tight ponytail. You can even back-comb the top of the ponytail if you’re feeling particularly fun. And if you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can simply pin your hair into a bun like below and shake up your hairstyle.
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A Twisted Bun
Starting with combed hair and preferably some smoothing serum, part your hair to the side. Divide the hair into three sections, keeping the middle one a little bigger than the rest. Add an elastic band to the middle section, then twist it into a bun. Now separate the right side into two even parts. Start twisting the first section back toward the bun, then wrap it under and around the bun before securing. Repeat this step with the other section. Then repeat on the left side, but wrap it over the bun before securing. Viola – a perfect twisted bun.
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A Hot Knot
Knots aren’t always a bad thing, especially when they’re hot! To make a hot knot, flip your head upside down and secure a super high ponytail. Avoid making the top smooth – go for as much texture as possible. Then, wrap your hair around the base of your ponytail and pin. Leave the ends stick out, so it doesn’t look too formal.
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We love headbands at Dainty Hooligan! And the great thing is that anyone can rock one! They look great with long beach waves or even with short hairstyles. We recommend teasing the roots just a little bit before placing the headband. Add some wave enhancer if waves are your thing.
Fishtails are for summer, as if you didn’t already know. To make a fishtail braid, separate your hair into two sections. Then, take a small section from the outer edge of the right portion, and bring it over the rest of the right portion and under the left side. That small piece is now part of the left side. Now, take a small section from the outer edge of the left portion of hair. Doing the opposite, cross over the left side and under the right side. Continue this process for a standard fishtail braid. We recommend pulling it off to the side and pulling a few strands loose, giving it a breezy, summer look that isn’t too perfect.
Half Up and Loose
If you’re in the mood to wear your hair down and the weather is hot, a half-up, half-down style is just what you need. In its simplest form, the style is easy to do. Part your hair how you normally would, and pull back two small sections on either side. Gather it into a single section in the back and secure.
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What’s your favorite warm weather ‘do? Let us know in the comments!