Cute haircuts for summer
How chic is Jasmine Tooke’s tight pony?! To recreate it, brush your hair up to the crown of your head using a boar bristle brush to help smooth any bumps and add shine. Then, secure with an elastic. Finally, cover the hair tie with a sliver of hair from underneath the pony and run a flat iron over the tail to complete your sleek look.
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2 A Pretty Plait
Want a more polished, yet subtly undone look, like Emily Ratajkowski’s? Simply leave out a few face-framing pieces and then create a traditional braid that flows over your right shoulder. Skip the hair tie and finish the braid off with a black ribbon bow (scoop this at the craft store!) for a feminine touch.
3 Sweet, Half-Up Pony
To copy Hailee Steinfeld’s half-up look, section off all the hair from your ears up and gather it into a high ponytail. Secure it with an elastic, wrap a sliver of hair around the hair tie to conceal it, and then loosely wave the rest of your hair with a large barrel curling iron.
4 Sexy Waves
Nothing says summer like Ashley Graham’s flowing beachy waves. After wrapping your hair around a curling rod (the key is to leave your ends out for a more natural-looking finish), mist your mane with a texturizing or salt spray to add a piece-y coolness to your mane.
5 Coiled Topknot
Channel Zendaya’s ‘do and take your topknot to the next level. Instead of bunching up all your hair into a bun, twist the tail of a high pony into a coil and wrap it around itself to create a cleaner effect. Lock it in place with pins, and go!
6 Sleek, Hidden Braid
Think of Olivia Culpo’s style as the easiest way to upgrade your typical high pony. To copy her cool-girl look, tightly braid a 1-inch section at your temple until you reach the crown of your head, then pull the rest of your hair back into a sleek ponytail, and finally secure the style with a hair tie.
7 Bohemian-Inspired Double Buns
Want the effect of an intricate updo minus the effort for a summer wedding? Emma Stone’s stacked buns will get you there. Split your hair into two sections (think top and bottom half of your hair), twist each section into a loosely coiled bun, and pin each in place. Don’t worry about layers poking out, that’s part of the allure of this chic style!
8 Loose, Crimped Waves
Using a jumbo three-barrel curler, take 2-inch sections and gently clamp the iron down the length of your hair to create S-shaped waves, like Camila Belle's. Don’t have this specialized tool handy? Create the same soft waves by alternating a flat iron forward and backward (basically hold the iron, and then point your palm down and then up) to get this chic wave.
9 Flirty Pony
Leave it to Gisele Bündchen to make summer's staple ponytail sexy AF. It's messy, I-didn’t-even-try in the front, and a full, tousled tail in the back — the perfect combo. To steal her style, rake your hair back into a high pony using your fingertips, secure the look with an elastic band, and wave the tail with a curling iron. Lightly backcomb the ends to pump up the pony.
10 Sky-High, Curly Style
To copy Rihanna's cool-girl, sky-high pony, gather your bundle of curls on top of your head and secure it into place with a cloth hair tie or scrunchie to eliminate damage. Allow the ends to frame your face for a fierce, flawless look.
11 Sleek and Low
Have an event that requires you to to look red-carpet ready, like Priyanka Chopra? This classic, low ponytail is the perfect balance to a full-on fancy ensemble. To get your strands as sleek as Priyanka's, smooth a lightweight oil over your strands from root to ends to hide any flyaways and bring on that shine.
12 Slicked Back
Summer is the perfect time to try out a slicked back style, like Sophie Turner's. The key to getting a wet look: mousse. It adds a soft texture and hold, whereas gel might make your strands look too wet and greasy. To apply it, use an egg-size dollop of mousse from roots to mid-lengths, and then brush your strands into place as the product dries.
13 Braids to Bun
Hot summer days call for your hair to be off your neck, stat! Take a cue from Camila Alves and part your hair down the middle, and then, starting at your hairline, braid your hair into two Dutch braids (braid the strands under each other rather than over one another) until you reach the nape of your neck. Then, gather the two braids, wrap them into a bun rather than letting the braids hang down your back, and pin them into place.
14 Woven Ponytail
Step up your ponytail game with just a piece of string (seriously!). Get Julianne Hough’s rocker-chic ponytail by wrapping two strands of black leather down the length of your tail in opposite directions. It will cause your hair to bubble out, creating a faux braided look.
15 Super Long and Shiny
Mermaid hair has never been shinier! If you're all about leaving your hair down this summer, mimic Nicki Minaj’s sleek mane by first flat ironing your hair and then working a shine serum through the ends. Finally, smooth any excess product near the roots.
16 Braided Bun
Olivia Palermo’s braided style is bit more complicated, so you might want to enlist the help of a friend. To get her look, flip your head upside down and create a Dutch braid up the center of your head from the nape of your neck up to your crown. Then, finish braiding the ends in a traditional braid, wrapping the tail around itself into a bun. Finally, pin it into place.
17 Low Bun
Don’t have time to blow-dry your hair? Or simply don’t want to in the heat of summer? Smooth all your hair back using a boar bristle brush and then twist into a low bun — no hot tools required. Then, balance your understated style with a pair of statement earrings and go!