Amal Clooney's Hairstylist Told Us All of His Favorite Hair Trends for Summer

Fact one: Amal Clooney has amazing hair. Fact two: We want to know all of her secrets, or rather, all the amazing hair secrets of her go-to mane man, celebrity hairstylist Miguel Perez. As a Hair Rituel by Sisley ambassador and a sought-after expert with A-list clientele like Clooney, Salma Hayek, Suki Waterhouse, Lucy Liu, and others, it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about hair—and the most important hair trends the industry is currently prioritizing. 

Typically, our summer hair aesthetic is way laxer than other times of the year. We embrace effortless low-maintenance looks and (to our best ability) banish our blow dryer and styling tools until the fall and winter months. (Summer is the perfect time for hair rehab, folks.) That doesn't mean we want to sacrifice our hair's style or integrity though, and we still want to know what summer hair products, styles, cuts, and accessories are on the mind of crème de la crème hairstylists like Perez. From ribbons to "perfectly imperfect" buns, Perez is spilling all of his thoughts on summer hair trends. Keep scrolling! 

Layered Long Hair


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(Image credit: Getty Images)

Don't get us wrong, a face-framing bob or lob is still very on-trend for summer 2020 (and, honestly, probably forever), but this past year, we've been seeing fewer and fewer drastic chops from our favorite celebs and more and more long hair moments. (And yes, lots and lots of extensions.) 

Whether you choose to go au naturel and grow your hair out or want to experiment with a more temporary dabble in length, Perez says long and layered is one of his favorite summer hair trends right now. Need some help in the growth department? Click here. Want an extensions schooling? Check this story out. 

Mid-Length Bob


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When we chatted with Perez, he reiterated that right now the beauty world is really experiencing a mix of different trends. (So please, do what you wish with your hair!) That said, he explained that in addition to long layers, a mid-length bob is an on-point way to try out a shorter crop this summer. 

The Loose Braid


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"Pulling your hair into a soft braid in the daytime is an easy and low-maintenance way to get waves in the evening!" Perez tells us. He recommends smoothing a hydrating oil or serum through your length to keep your strands glossy and moisturized.

The High Ponytail


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According to Perez, an effortless high ponytail is a great, easy option for summer. "When styling your hair in a braid or high ponytail, finish the look with a diamenté clip, bow, or ribbon to give you effortlessly glamorous but easy hair for the summer."

The "Perfectly Imperfect" Bun


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(Image credit: Getty Images)

"For a perfect messy bun, tie your hair into a ponytail before twisting it into a bun, leaving the ends a loose and messy," directs Perez. 

A Hydrating Shampoo

An Epic Hair Mask

A Luscious Hair Oil

As mentioned above, accessories like diamenté clips, bows, or ribbons are a few of summer's best hair trends and easily elevate any of the above styles or cuts. Shop our favorites below! 

Diamenté Clip



Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.