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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.


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

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.

4. Braid-Wrapped Ponytail

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10. Another Braided Bun

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


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

12. Accessory Ideas for Your Bun

13. Maiden Braids

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

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.

15. The Side Braid

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

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.

17. The Waterfall Braid

View this video on YouTube

Watch a tutorial here.

18. The Quick Twist for Short to Medium Hair

Get the full directions here.

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.

20. Braided-Back Bun / Via

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

21. Turn a Head Scarf into a Turban

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

22. An Updated Chignon

23. Side Chignon for Medium-Length Hair

24. Double Boho Braid

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

25. Cascade Braids for Medium-Length Hair

Get the full tutorial here.

26. The Donut Bun

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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