10 Warm Weather Hairstyles to Look Forward To

Rachel Krause
10 Warm Weather Hairstyles to Look Forward To
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We can almost feel it: the sunshine against our skin, the ability to wear skirts and dresses without tights, the glory of frolicking in a bathing suit, the margaritas by the pool or on the beach... the list goes on. Of course, we're not quite there yet, but we daresay we've officially reached the point at which we can start thinking about warmer weather without slipping into a depressive downward spiral. Naturally, this brings to mind the myriad warm weather hairstyles we can start practicing now. Onward!

A loose, messy half-ponytail is a sexy, low-maintenance hairstyle every time of year, but it's especially perfect for spring and summer, when beauty is a little more laidback. To score a bedhead vibe without the actual bed, wrap large sections of hair just from the middle of the strand to the end (rather than starting closer to the roots) with a large barrel curling wand to create textured almost-waves.

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Classic sleekness and shine with a fun, unexpected twist? Yes, please. The knotted accent looks way more elaborate than it actually is, given that it's just that—a loose knot, secured with bobby pins that have been concealed under the hair. Genius.

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If you've always associated tying your hair with a ribbon to a juvenile look, it may be time to rethink that notion. A loose ponytail with day-old texture looks gorgeous—and gloriously summery—when tied with a silk scarf in lieu of your standard hairband.

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We'll never say no to a slick bun, but the wet look does work perfectly in conjunction with spring and summer looks. Bold lips, a wet-look bun, and a white sundress? It doesn't get much better than that.

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This may very well be the quintessentially perfect poolside look—it goes straight from sunbathing to the bar to dinner and back again—and the best part is that it's best worn on second-day hair. Just sleep on a loose braid, then take it out in the morning and fluff it up with a bit of texturizing cream before using your hand to flip the bulk of your hair over one shoulder. The style will hold for days.

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You can't go wrong with a top knot, especially in spring and summer. Start with soft, sleek hair smoothed with a dab of serum, then pull it up into a ponytail and secure with a hairband. Twist the length of your hair around the base of the pony, then secure with bobby pins and loosen a few strands for a look that's polished, but not too perfect.

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The textured effect of this braid lends itself well to—you guessed it—hair that isn't exactly clean. If you've mastered the fishtail braid, then you've already got this cute summer style down to a science, no new skills necessary.

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A sleek side part with slightly wavy texture looks lovely any time of year, but this deeply parted version is especially well-suited to a soft, almost fluffy finish that's perfect for summer. Just run a natural bristle brush through the lengths of your hair and to create the part, then use a dollop of shine serum to smooth things out.

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The biggest benefit of purposely wet-looking hair is that, well, it's immune to greasiness. This slick style looks almost like it's freshly washed, but it has tons of sexy, easy texture that makes it suitable for any occasion.

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Look like you've just stepped out of the pool, even when you're pacing the city streets, with a smooth, dampened braid. Slick back the front layers of hair with gel and pull the midlengths into a French braid, then finish it off with a classic three-strand braid. Instant mermaid status!

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