There’s no doubt about it – women’s hairstyles and updos should change with the seasons, and summer is certainly no exception. As such, this article aims to provide ideas for 6 cute summer hairstyles that you can wear at both casual and formal events.
And best of all, most of these summer hair styles incorporate some form of a ponytail. Thus, they are super simple to create, taking only a couple of minutes each! Read on, save time and look stunning!
Side Bun Hairstyle
This stunning hairstyle features an elegant side bun. For create this, you will need a hair tie, bobby pins, and (optionally) a nice hair accessory like a ribbon or flower. Simply gather your hair into a side ponytail and secure it with the elastic hair tie. If you opt for a hair accessory, make sure you affix it to the front side of the ponytail as you secure it. Once the ponytail is complete, simply wrap it around the base and the hair accessory to form the bun, and hold it all in place with a couple of bobby pins. Easy, fun, and elegant!
Japanese Top Bun
The next of our fabulous and quick cute summer hairstyles is the Japanese inspired top bun. For this style, the first step is to gather your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a hair tie that is roughly the same color as your natural hair. Now, when you secure the pony, do not go all the way with it; leave a loop. Then tuck the end of the ponytail into the loop to form a bun, fan the bun out slightly, and secure it into place with a few bobby pins. Add an elegant hair accessory to complete the look.
Braided Side Knot
The third of our summer haircuts, the braided side knot, begins with a side ponytail. Then split the pony into 2 sections and braid them together. Secure the braid with a hair tie, and gently fluff out the braid with your fingers for a little extra volume. Then twist the braided section around itself to form a bun, and secure everything in place with your favorite hair accessory.
Twisted Rope Braided Hairstyle
The fourth style is the twist rope braid, and it’s definitely one of my all-time favorites! Give this one a try and I think you’ll like it a lot!
First, take all of your hair on one side, make 2 sections, and twist each section around itself so that both are nice and tight. Then wrap both twisted sections together in an inward fashion so that they lock together. Finally, use your fingers to gently fluff the twist so that it appears thicker and more voluminous. Secure with a hair tie and you’re done!
Korean Inspired Hairstyle
The fifth style – the Korean inspired IU top bun – also starts with a high ponytail. Once finished, bring the ponytail to the front of your head, and wrap it around itself into a high bun and secure it at the back. Secure with a few bobby pins, and finish off the look with a beautiful headband accessory.
Messy Ponytail Updo
The last of our lovely summer hairstyles is a messy updo ponytail style. Again, the first step is to create a high ponytail. Then spread the ponytail and insert a couple of bobby pins into the center of the pony near the scalp to push the hair forward. Then use your fingers to gently pull apart the main section of the ponytail for that messy look. The final step is to embellish it with a nice scarf or headband accessory.
As you can see, we’ve just reviewed 6 cute summer hairstyles in less than 10 minutes! Click if you want to see a video tutorial that demonstrates how to create these and other styles in a step-by-step manner. For even more step-by-step hairstyling techniques.
I hope you enjoyed this overview of some of the cutest and easiest summer hairstyles I’ve ever seen. The bottom line is that the next time you’re in a time crunch to look beautiful, try out one of these super cute hairstyles. Methinks you’ll be glad you did!