As much as I love warm weather, I have to admit that there are a few things about it that I’m not crazy about.Frizzy hair tops the list, but coming in a close second is the heavy, uncomfortable feel of sweaty hair sticking to the back of my neck when the temperatures really start to soar.
That means that when the summers roll around, I pretty much live in updos – and not only do they keep you cooler, they instantly give your hair a chic, sexy look. If you’re like me and perpetually running late, the trick is finding super easy, super fast updos that’ll keep you looking and feeling good no matter how hot it gets outside.
Easy French Twist
If you think of a French twist as a super complicated, super fancy do, think again. You can modify everyone’s favorite black tie hairstyle and turn it into your go-to summer look. Pull your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck, gently twist into a loose roll, and pin it up against the back of your head. You can tuck the ends underneath and use a bobby pin to hold them in place for a neat, polished look or let them hang loose for a casual, flirty style. To make sure your French twist lasts through the heat of a summer day, spritz it with a firm hold hair spray like L’Oreal’s Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray. Try dressing up your easy French twist by placing a jeweled clip or even your favorite broach in the center.
Messy Side Bun
Whether you’ve got natural curls or like to fake them with a curling iron, a messy side bun is the perfect hair style for warm summer weather. Start with an anti-frizz product like John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution Lightweight Frizz Control to keep your hair smooth and shiny in the humid weather. Next, pull your hair into a loose side bun so it covers one of your ears and pin it in place. To give it an even more tousled look, pull a few pieces loose near the sides and bottom and you’ll look effortlessly sexy.
For the easiest summer style around, try a simple loop – this one is a lifesaver if you’ve seriously overslept in the morning. Pull your hair into a low pony, and use an elastic in a color that blends with your hair color to hold it in place – but instead of pulling the ends of your hair all the way through, leave them inside the elastic so your hair forms a neat loop at the back of your head. To give it a flirty, romantic look, pull a few tendrils loose around your face and use a curling iron to create soft waves. You can also pin a flower hair clip over your elastic to give the updo a fun, flirty feel that’s perfect for summer.