How To Get Summer’s 27 Best Hairstyles

Sometimes it takes a little work to get that effortless, romantic summer look. Here are 27 styles with how-to diagrams to try for everything from that wedding you have to attend to a day at the beach.

1. Insanely Easy Knotted Ponytail

Get the full instructions here. This hairstyle works as a super-polished look, or you can tease up the ends for a more disheveled look.

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This is THE hairstyle if you’ve got a picnic date coming up.

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3. Twisted Updo

This one’s a little complicated, but it’s so ideal with an elegant, backless dress for a night time event. Get the full instructions here. You’ll need: curling iron, sectioning clips, teasing comb or brush, clear elastic rubber band, bobby pins, and light to medium holding hairspray.

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4. Braid-Wrapped Ponytail

Use an extra rubber band and bobby pins to secure the braids.

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5. Braided Bun

Put your hair in a ponytail, and divide the ponytail into two braids. Proceed to twist the braids into a bun, and pin.

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6. Messy Bun/Ponytail Hybrid

This is like, the best hairstyle for the gym. You don’t want your ponytail whipping around at you while you’re moving, and a bun can feel heavy on the head.

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7. Ballerina Braid Bun

Get the full directions at The Beauty Department. It definitely takes some coordination to be able to French braid the back of your head upside down.

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8. A Ponytail with Height

Get the full tutorial here, which they claim only takes “minutes.” These photos make me want to re-ombre my hair.

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9. Braided Updo

Braided Updo Tutorial Courtesy of Keiko Lynn. Pretty adorable if you’ve got some grown-out bangs that are ready for side-sweeping. I not only want to try this hairstyle, but this makeup look as well.

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10. Another Braided Bun

Take your bangs from hipstery to prim and proper. Get the full tutorial here.

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Get the full tutorial here, which you’ll need if you’re not used to complicated braids.

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12. Accessory Ideas for Your Bun

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13. Maiden Braids

Maiden braids are the key to getting that Disney princess look. Click here for the full tutorial.

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14. The Messy Twist

Loosely French braid one side, and tie into a side ponytail. Tease the ponytail and wrap into a low chignon; attach with bobby pins.

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15. The Side Braid

Get the full tutorial here. Essentially, you are French braiding, but only grabbing new hair from one side.

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16. Twisty Buns

You can stick all kinds of crazy things into this trio of buns, like flowers or little bows. This style is also a neat way to tame out-of-control curly hair. Get the directions here.

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17. The Waterfall Braid

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Watch a tutorial here.

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18. The Quick Twist for Short to Medium Hair

Get the full directions here.

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19. Reverse Crown Braid

Since you’re tucking the ends in, this style could be easily accomplished if you have shoulder-length hair. Go here for the full instructions.

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20. Braided-Back Bun

Go to Refinery 29 for full instructions and 2 other easy braided updo ideas.

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21. Turn a Head Scarf into a Turban

If you’re having a bad hair day, may as well channel your inner Jambi.

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22. An Updated Chignon

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23. Side Chignon for Medium-Length Hair

Get the full tutorial at Martha Stewart Weddings.

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24. Double Boho Braid

You can incorporate all kinds of ribbons and twine into this messy braided hair do. Get the directions here.

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25. Cascade Braids for Medium-Length Hair

Get the full tutorial here.

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26. The Donut Bun

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27. Easy Braided Bun

Here’s a really easy updo consisting of just one chunky braid. Get the full directions here

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