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Hot Summer Hairstyles You Can Do In Under 5 Minutes

Trying to style our hair in the summer can all-too-often be a lost cause as it frizzes, sticks to our foreheads, and loses volume faster than we can snag a hat to conceal the mess. After years of dealing with such troubling tresses, we’ve finally discovered the easiest and hottest (no pun intended) summertime styles that will leave you feeling the perfect amount of casual and frizz-free chic. The best part? Each style can be done in under 5 minutes!

Cuter than Katniss

According to celebrity hairstylist Angelo David, this Katniss-inspired style is an “easy breezy braided look perfect for summer.” It’s fresh and fun, giving off a casual bohemian vibe that’s subtly sexy. The simple addition of a braid into your ponytail is an easy way to create a more polished and styled look for an otherwise ordinary pony!

Begin by French braiding a small section of hair at the top of your part, adding more sections of hair as you progress. When you reach your ear, continue to braid without adding any extra sections. Once you’ve finished your adorable styling, sweep back the rest of your locks, incorporating the braided section into a strategically messy ponytail. After you secure everything with a hair tie, have some fun loosening your braid a little and styling your pony to your desired height. Spritz the finished ‘do with some hairspray, and voila! You have yourself an adorable (and easy!) look that’ll be the envy of all Hunger Games fans.

Chignon Chic

The loose and messy chignon is all over the red carpet, and we’re smitten with it for summer. Stars like Audrina Patridge and Jessica Alba flawlessly pull off this unexpectedly hot style, and so can you! But unlike the hours and hours it takes to rock the casual chignon in Hollywood, you can achieve the same level of sexiness in mere minutes.

Gather all your hair at the nape of your neck while adding texture with your fingers, giving your mane a messy yet straight-off-the-runway feel. Twist your hair into a type of low bun, securing with bobby pins as you go. Don’t worry about making it perfect; this look is all about those loose locks framing your face! Feeling extra casual? Listen to Angelo David’s advice and “feel free to put the bun to the side to make it more playful.” Your loosely pinned hair will simply beg for serious flirtation.

Short Mane Domain

For all you shorter-haired collegiettes, we haven’t forgotten about you! Are you rocking one of the season’s hottest hair trends—the blunt bob or the daring pixie? The summer months are the perfect time to experiment with new textures!

Los Angeles salon owner and stylist Hasblady Guzman suggests putting pomade in your hair to create some fun texture and movement. That’s it! The styling part is completely up to you; wrap a few sections of hair around your fingers to make effortless-looking waves or spike up your pixie in different directions for an edgier, urban feel. Just don’t be afraid to try out new texturing techniques. When you style your locks according to your mood, you’ll have incomparable confidence.
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No-Phony Pony

When hot and humid weather rolls around, the last thing we want to do is deal with hair sticking to our faces. Luckily, we have the perfect solution: a high, sleek ponytail that’s both polished and irresistibly cute.

Begin by pulling back all your hair into a ponytail to your desired height (the higher the flirtier!). Using a soft bristle brush, smooth out any bumps or cowlicks so your mane looks extra sharp, and secure with a thick hair tie to make sure your style stays bouncy and in place. Add a touch of extra sophistication by taking a small section of your ponytail and wrapping it around the elastic, securing the end with a bobby pin. Tame any flyaways with a touch of hairspray. Slip on a pair of Jackie O shades, and you’ll look like you just stepped off Rodeo Drive.

Braid Craze

Can’t get enough of summer’s hot braids? Neither can we, which is why we love the idea of creating your own braided headband! This look appears more complicated than it actually is, but keep that style secret to yourself. Just follow Hasblady Guzman’s simple steps to pulling off this summer style staple:

“If you have straight hair, take it all to your left ear, French braid it and tie with a band. Make sure it’s flat, and take it across the top of your head as a head band. Pin it behind your right ear.” In just minutes, your boho babe tresses will give you that cool and casual vibe that’s the epitome of summertime sexiness.

Top Notch Knot

It’s edgy, it’s easy, it’s the perfect style for the busy collegiette. As stylist Angelo David explains, “this trend ruled the runways recently with its ‘on the go’ feel,” so why not incorporate it into your summer staple looks? Hilary Duff effortlessly pulls off the high-hitting bun, and so can you.

Pull all your hair back into a high ponytail and secure tightly with an elastic. Twist your pony as much as you want, and begin to wrap your locks around the hair tie. Secure with bobby pins, but don’t make it a completely slicked-back look; the key here is to embrace the little flyaways and strands of hair that fall out of that top knot. You’ll be feeling extra chic with this no-fuss do!

Never Too Natural

Summer is the perfect time to give your hair a break from all those hairdryers, flattening, and curling irons we religiously use to keep our locks in check during the winter months. What better way to do this than by embracing your natural texture? The thought of funky frizz and unpredictable cowlicks can be a little scary; trust us, we’ve been there. But we’re also here to say that a natural head of hair is hot!

Whether you have pin-straight strands or wild and curly tresses, simply polish up your look with a scarf-like headband. Once you tie the scarf with a knot at the nape of your neck, leave the ends loose so they peek out from underneath your hair, creating a flirty detail to your style. With very little effort, you’ll have a super summery look that’ll keep your mane out of your face while showing off that natural beauty (and hair!).

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Cameron is a senior at Bucknell University pursuing degrees in English and Theatre. Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, she is a member of Delta Gamma sorority and recently spent a semester abroad in London (tea and scones galore!). Her favorite things include (but are not limited to) anything with the word "coffee" in it, her two shih tzus, peppermint gum, reality tv, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, dancing, staying active, and singing. Her claim to fame? She was a street shoutout on the show "Cash Cab".
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