30 Beyond-Easy Hairstyles That Are Perfect for Summer

When the temperature soars, your hair is usually the last thing you want to think about. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve planned out the perfect summer outfit from head to toe only to get so hot and bothered that there was simply no other option but to throw my hair up into a messy bun and call it a day. And don’t even get me started on humidity. It's the nemesis of chic summer hairstyles and can ruin the sleekest of looks in minutes, especially for those of us with textured hair.

But with a little experimentation and a lot of research, I've found that there are a few low-maintenance hairstyles that look good, scream "summer-ready" and are beyond easy to re-create at home. Keep scrolling for 30 of the best easy summer hairstyles for all different hair types, lengths, and textures.

1. The low-key bun

Easy summer hairstyles



If you have long, thick hair, this style requires little time but lots of hair pins to keep it in place. We love hoarding these ones from Goody.

2. Twist it out

For textured hair, twists make a great alternative to braids, as the hair you use is less weighty. 

3. TWA 

For those not in the know, a TWA is a teeny-weeny afro, and using defining butters or creams on your coils during your washday helps this style to really pop.

4. Cute clips

Undoubtedly the simplest and chicest way to keep your hair out of your face in the heat. 

5. Pulled back with pearls

Shorter styles misbehaving in summer can be delicately scraped back with an oversize clip. We love this affordable, pearl-studded option.

6. Ethereal air-dry 

Waves? Enhance your natural texture with a cocktail of hair cream and serum on the lengths, and let it air-dry. (Read our full story on how to nail your at-home air-dry technique here!)

7. All the way up

Use a bungee hair tie to gather thicker hair into a casual high pony. 

8. Sleek high pony

Low-maintenance hairstyles for summer



A true suits-all style. If you have hair on the shorter side, opt for a great clip-in ponytail, we love options from the must-have brand Insert Name Here.

9. Half-up

summer hairstyles: half-up



Half-up, half-down is always a winner on warmer days. 

10. Clawed back

Claw clips and '90s tendrils are an easy summer hair combo. 

11. Hidden layers

If you have shorter layers in the front, pinning a few sections back is cute and keeps you cool.

12. Swept back

Pretty summer hairstyles



Sweep your locks back into a delicate clasp for a laid-back look. 

13. Braided perfection 

If you have a basic (or non-basic) braid nailed, then the summer style opportunities are endless. 

14. Wrapped up

headscarf or wrap is a chic and simple way to protect textured hair from the summer elements. 

15. Baby braids

Easily mask any frizz or flyways with mini braids around the crown of your head. 

16. Long and low

Gather your waves into a low ponytail that sits just above the nape of your neck. Check out these pro tips for getting an A-list level style.

17. Straight and back

If you've recently straightened your hair, pulling the front section back will keep it protected against the humidity.

18. Bandana brigade 

Accessorize with a bold-print bandana for simple summer style.

19. Messy bun 

Hairstyles for summer: messy bun



Pile your hair high into this messy bun for a cool look.

20. Solo braid 

Leaving the ends loose gives a slight edge to this classic style. 

21. Hello, headband

The preppiest way to keep your hair out of your face this summer. Click here for all of our faves.

22. Braid it back

For long, curly, or coily hair, braids are a low-maintenance summer option

23. Wash-and-go

Easy summer hairstyles



Free yourself from braid-outs and twist-outs for the summer by air-drying your coils.

24. Pineapple perfection

If in doubt, piling your curls high on top of your head in a pineapple is always a great summer look.

25. Curtain bangs

Statement curtain bangs are still on trend and are the easiest way to wear a fringe in summer.

26. Faux locs

Butterfly locs are easy to install and keep your coils protected during the hotter months.

27. The mid-pony

Hairstyles for summer: mid-ponytail



Load up on the heat-protecting serums to keep hair shiny, and this laid-back style will stay looking luxe.

28. Braid bun

Easy summer hairstyles: braided bun



Use the volume of your braids to create a full bun. 

29. Hats your lot

Protective and cute. Give your scalp a break from the rays with a sun hat. These 24 are super chic

30. Curled back 

Humidity doesn't stand a chance with this low-slung ponytail.

Up next, five haircuts that will trick people into thinking you have three times more hair.

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.