I don't know about you, but on hot summer days, the last thing I want to be doing is spending the better half of an hour in front of the mirror trying to style my hair into the perfect coif. Maybe it's all the time I've spent indoors over the last few months, but I've been craving anything low-maintenance with much of my beauty routine (but especially my hair routine). Not only does an elaborate, multi-step styling process feel irrelevant to me, but now that we're getting into summer, I hardly want to waste one more minute than I need to not soaking up the sun, which is why I've been getting inspired by a number of easy summer hairstyles.
Luckily, the fashion girls I already follow on the 'gram have been providing a plethora of cool hair ideas that couldn't be easier to execute, as long as the right styling tools and accessories are involved. Ahead, I'm sharing six summer hairstyle trends I'm particularly keen on as well as the items you'll need to re-create each look.
Face-Framing Baby Braids
It can't just be me—these charming micro braids are flooding my Instagram feed at the moment. I've noticed how fashion girls are embracing this '90s vibe and styling micro braids in several tiny strands, especially with one or two to frame the face.
Lastly, these near-invisible elastics will hold the style to perfection.
Soft, Subtle Waves
For a sleeker look that's still likely to cut down on time, try these soft-looking waves that are popular among the fashion set. You might even become so fond of the style that you turn to it again for seasons to come. The beauty of this one is that it works year-round.
Lastly, finish it off with lightweight hair spray to hold in the waves.
Bandanas are back, people. And they're cooler than ever. Fashion folks are tying theirs over their heads in a very retro way that Carrie Bradshaw once wore. The accessory is the perfect piece to throw on to add some edge to any summertime look.
Secure your pony with these comfortable and cool hair ties.
We all have celebs like Bella Hadid to thank for bringing these '90s hair claws back into our lives—perfect for when you're having a bad hair day or you just can't. Sweep your hair back into a twist and secure vertically with the clip. Really lean into the '90s look by taking two front strands out to frame your face.