In our book, spring and summer are about second-day hair, hat days, and messy buns. That means more time at the pool, reading your favorite book, and planning your next weekend trip – and less time trying to perfect flawless beachy waves and fishtails.
We give you full permission to skip the hassle this season because we've got you covered all season long with these 20 easy hairstyles. All you need is a few minutes… because who are we to take away from your precious "you" time?
Cute, Simple Braid
The detail of the braid distracts anyone from caring about the fact that you rolled out of bed and were out the door in 10 minutes, flat.
Low Messy Bun
We all know this look. The "I spent hours on my curls yesterday, slept on them, and didn't feel like washing my hair today" look. And we love it because it's nothing a little dry shampoo and a hair tie can't conceal.
Soft Beach Waves
There is it. The notorious beach waves we so happened to tell you not to worry about perfecting this summer. Follow our quick guide to getting these waves:
- Twist your hair up in a bun and sleep in it.
- Wrap hair around a large barrel curling iron, and spritz with salt spray.
- Straighten the top few inches of hair with a flat iron, then twist the flat iron and pull straight down. This one can be tricky, so check out this video for more help.
Hat Day & Messy Bun
For a casual day on the town, a morning jog, or a pool day, this easy hairstyle takes minimal effort. Be sure to pull out face-framing pieces for a feminine touch.
This poised style is perfect for any occasion. To achieve the thick hair look, pull hair up into a pony and tease the strands before twisting into a bun.
These fierce, sporty braids are all over Pinterest right now. To create this bold look, do a Dutch braid (braid under, not over), but for something more subtle, try a French.
Introducing, second-day hair's best friend. You can easily revamp your locks and coordinate with an outfit by adding a thick, patterned headband.
This is the sippin' mimosas at brunch, waiting for my quiche look. Revitalize hair with a bit of dry shampoo, pull up in a hun, and tie in a bandana or scrunchie.
Casual Top Knot
Tame wild curls by throwing hair up into a clean top knot.
Super High Pony
Gather hair in your hands, and throw it up into a pony. It’s amazing how the wrap-around pony turns a lifeless style into something classy.
Sunny Day Hat
Wear it natural, or run some heat through it. Either way, it doesn't matter when you have a hat this darling.
Half-Up Rose Bun
A unique twist on the wildly popular half-up bun, this easy hairstyle resembles a blossoming flower. To achieve the rose, braid hair and wrap into a bun. Then, loosen and shape the bun until it resembles a rose.
Chances are your natural hair doesn’t look like this (and if it does, the rest of us are jealous), so this style may take an added step. Use a 1.25-inch wand, but don’t leave the hair on the heat for too long, or you’ll get curls instead of loose waves.
Try not to stare at the puppy long enough to admire this strikingly simple fishtail, a summertime favorite. We can’t stop swooning over the open-back/fishtail combo.
Okay, now you can look at the puppy.
This social media sensation still has our attention. All eyes will be on you if you dare to rock this spunky style.
Half-Up Messy Bun
This loungey look can be paired with a hoodie or a dress and still look just as adorable.
You don’t need a beach to wear this headpiece, but it sure does make a cute Insta' post. Emulate this earthy vibe with a tribal print Boho Bandeau paired with natural hair or a loose braid.
Half-Up High Pony
If this hairstyle could talk, we imagine it would have a lot to say. Likely something sassy like I’ve got it together, don’t mess with me.
We love the looks you could wear both to church and out on the town. This one, in particular, has a sweet, innocent vibe, but paired with a crop and cut-offs in the summertime could be a total knockout.
Messy Boho Fishtail
Accent fishtails are an up and coming trend and add a little something special to an everyday 'do, turning an ordinary style into a total beach goddess look.
If you liked these easy hairstyles (we know you did), you’ll love 30 Ways to Braid Your Hair.