Model-Inspired Hairstyles to Beat the Heat

Victoria Moorhouse

The minute a heat wave sets in, we pretty much lose any confidence we ever had in our hair. You may feel totally betrayed, but you don’t have to be stuck with sad strands. Instead, pull inspiration from some of the biggest models in the biz for your hot weather hairstyles. From Candace Swanepoel to Joan Smalls, these are the girls doing it right.

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Silk scarves and headbands come in handy for keeping stray hair out of your face. Do it just like Candace Swanepoel and go for boho waves.

Clearly even Lindsay Ellingson sees what frizz can do for a messy, tousled hairstyle.

There’s nothing we don’t love about Hailey Baldwin‘s French braid–and her Instagram photo feed, for that matter.

Alessandra Ambrosio makes a case for a sleek bun, while model Ana Beatriz Barros lets her hair down, despite whatever the heat is actually like in Rome.

Yet no one seems to do a better topknot than Taylor Hill. Just glance through her photos and you’ll agree. The new Victoria’s Secret model accessorized her coif with a thick fabric headband.

Joan Smalls added in mini braids to her carefree, beachy waves. Go for this style on a cooler night, a time when you won’t mind hair draped down your back.

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Pin back the strands around your face for a deconstructed half-up hairstyle via up-and-comer model Romee Strijd.

Embrace your curly natural texture and pull back strands around your face with a dainty headband like Imaan Hammam did during this year’s Coachella fest.

Try a messy side fishtail braid similar to the hairstyle Chrissy Teigen wore in this snap

Of course, you could always play it like Kendall Jenner after a refreshing dip and simply slick back all of your strands. It’s the easiest and possibly coolest (literally) attempt at styling hair for the summer.