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We’re not particularly high-maintenance any time of the year, but our true laziness really shines when the warm weather hits. Who wants to spend that much time on their hair only to find it roughed up by a swift breeze or a dip in the ocean? Lest you think we’re willing to sacrifice looking good—we aren’t—in order to make our spring and summer beauty routines that much easier, we’ve managed to master these 5 seriously effortless hairstyles instead. There will be no compromises made here.
Not only is this romantic look perfect for both daytime and a night out, but it couldn’t possibly be simpler. Just create a center part and take one section from one side of your head, twist it back loosely, and pin. Repeat the same on the other side—you can loosen up the twists a bit with your fingers if you want a softer effect like this.
This is one of our favorite fallback looks any time of year, but it becomes a real go-to once the warm weather hits and we don’t quite know what to do with our second-day (or later…) hair. All it takes is raking the front layers straight back with your fingers and securing in place, whether you use a cute clip or just some pins. Leave the rest hanging loose, and run some texturizing cream through the ends if you’re feeling like you need a boost. So easy.
You don’t even have to know how to go French to score this pretty braided look. Simply braid two sections (one on each side) away from your face, then pull all of your hair back into a messy twisted bun before pinning in place. It looks way more complicated than it is, and who wouldn’t like to look like they made more of an effort than they actually did?
A deep side part is universally flattering and can be worn on all hair lengths, styles, and textures. It’s best worn on slightly dirty hair so that it’ll hold regardless of your hair’s natural direction. Use a fine-tooth comb to create the deep part, then tuck the side with more hair behind your ear. You can put it up or leave it down—it’s especially cute on a short bob.
When it comes to simple styling for long hair, it doesn’t get much easier (really!) than using a bit of gel or mousse to smooth strands down before pushing the bulk of it behind one ear. It’ll give you a polished look even if you’ve just returned from hanging out poolside, and the more texture your hair is already infused with, the better—it’ll preserve volume while still taking on that sleek, shiny effect.
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