5 Easy Summer Hairdos

August is the hottest month of the entire summer, and there is nothing worse than facing sweltering temps without a hot weather beauty regimen to rely on. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand the feeling of my hair being on my neck when the thermometer is climbing into three-digit territory. Instead, I like to keep my tresses off my neck, away from my face, and pulled back into an effortless ‘do. When the standard ponytail has worn out its welcome, there are a few other options to explore…

wrapped ponytail

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Put a fresh spin on your basic pony by wrapping a piece of hair around the base and holding it in place with a bobby pin. Give it that beachy summer touch by tousling it up a little bit.

messy bun


This hairstyle is the easiest way to get your hair off your face and neck, and it looks cute too. Gather your hair and twist it until it makes a donut shape. Fasten your hair tie around the outer edge, secure with bobby pins and pull out a few wispy pieces for an undone look.

topsy turvy


This simple trick looks like it takes a lot of effort, but you can do it in no time at all. First throw your hair into a loose low ponytail. Then spread the hair above your hair tie into two sections and loop the ponytail through it. Pull it all the way through and loosen up the twisted sides.

milkmaid braids


You might remember this hairstyle from our festival beauty hair ideas post. Just make two braids in your hair, wrap them around your head, and secure them to the top of your head with bobby pins. Click the photo for our step-by-step tutorial.

loose fishtail


This hairstyle is great for one of those straight-off-the-beach days when your hair is salty and windblown. The salt should even make it textured enough to hold without an elastic! Never tried a fishtail? Click the photo above for an easy tutorial.

Which hairstyle is your favorite?

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7 New Braided Hairstyles to Try Now

The variety of hairstyles you can create with braids is astounding. They can go from workout casual to wedding chic to work appropriate in minutes and work with just about any hair type. So to get you out of your winter hair rut, we’ve rounded up some inspiring spring styles—most of which you may not have seen before!

1. Faux Hawk Braid

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Who knew a braid could look so rock n’ roll? If you’re looking for an edgier do, this faux hawk braid is definitely the way to go. It’s really just a French braid, down the center, and done inside out (also known as a Dutch braid). Once the braid reaches the your neck, tie it into a ponytail and wrap the elastic with your hair. Check out this awesome video for a step-by-step tutorial!

2. One-Sided Braid

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If your hairstyle needs a little oomph (or your cowlick is misbehaving), this look is a great solution. Just take a small section of hair on one side of your head and French braid it toward the back of your head — this tutorial will show you how! This look works with wavy, straight, or curly hair.

3. Braided Crown Ponytail


To get the braided crown effect without full up-do, try creating one braid along your forehead, adding pieces from behind as you go, as shown in this video. Continue the braid along your hairline and pull the rest back into a sleek ponytail.

4. Double Dutch Braids


For a unique take on the classic pigtail braids, try two Dutch braids that lay straight back, parallel to your scalp. Thicken the look by pulling on the braid and separating the hair a bit. Check out this step-by-step tutorial for a closer look!

5. Tied with a Bow


This sweet, feminine look works for just about any spring occasion. Simply create two small braids on either side of your head and tie back with bow. Follow this tutorial for more detailed instructions and add a bow for that feminine touch.

6. Double Floral Crown

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Even among the variety of braids you can master, this bohemian version really stands out from the crowd. This tutorial shows you how to take two braids and create a double crown. Add some spring floral pieces to get that ethereal, finished look.

7. Half-Up Fishtail


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We didn’t forget about you short hair ladies! Half-up braids are well suited for shorter hair, but why not spice yours up with a fishtail braid instead? The texture is unique and the look is versatile enough for any occasion. Get the look with this easy to follow tutorial.

Which is your favorite braided hairstyle?

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Hottest Hairstyles For Summer 2016

Our top 10 styles to flatter every length.

Celebrate yesterday’s news of an early summer by booking an appointment for a pre-season hair update inspired by the most current, versatile cuts.

1. Piecey Layers


2. Mid-Length Bends


3. Long & Weighted


4. Bluntly Razored


5. Thick & Even


6. Face-Framing Softness


7. Clean Cut


8. Textured Movement


9. Undone Symmetry


10. Double Layered


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The Best Hair Trends for Spring 2016

Hair trends have become more specialized in the past year, so much so that cuts, colors, and styles have evolved into hair art. There were plenty of hair trends that defined 2015. I am so ready to start thinking about what 2016 has in store for us when it comes to strands.

What hair trends will dominate 2016?

1. The Bob


2. Natural Hair Hues


3. Statement Parts


4. Next Day, “Braid Made” Waves

brade waves

5. Curls


6. No In-Between Looks

no in

7. Victoria’s Secret Waves

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8. Long Hair, Don’t Care


6. Hair Accessories


10. The “Wob”


These 2016 Hair Trends Will Be Huge, According To Expert Stylists

(via Bustle)

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