6 Easy Ways Fashion Girls Are Styling Their Hair Right Now

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. 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.

1. 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.


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2. 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.


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3. Bandana Business

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.


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4. Slick and Shiny

The slicked-back bun is a timeless hairstyle since it always looks polished but secretly requires little skill or effort. In the summer, the stylish set clings to the easy look more than ever.


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5. '90s-Inspired

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.


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6. Double the Clips, Double the Fun

Another throwback trend? Snap clips and pins worn two at a time and secured symmetrically on either side of your part.


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Next up, the low-maintenance haircut everyone is trying thanks to French girls.

This post was previously published and has since been updated. 

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.