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Top 10 Ways to Wear Hair this Summer

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

July 8, 2011
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One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summerContributed by Missy Nolan, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

Ahhhhh, summer – -ice cream cones, pool parties, picnics, and float trips.

Summer brings out the kid in all of us – - and that kid needs a pair of flip flops and sunblock with an SPF of 45, stat. A low-maintenance hairstyle that helps beat the heat is another summer necessity.

There are many different ways to wear hair during the summer, but long and frizz-free usually isn’t one of them. Don’t let the scorching heat or suffocating humidity keep you from looking your best, though.

Try one of the top 10 ways to wear your hair this summer below.


10. Braids

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

Braids never go out of style, and there are just so many different ways to wear them. Small braids, braids with beads, French braids, side braids…the list goes on and on. Not sure how to braid your hair? It’s never too late to learn.

9. Ponytail

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

It’s too freaking hot to wear your hair down. Use a colorful elastic or clip to pull your hair back into a high ponytail. Want thick, gorgeous hair fit for a celebrity? Fake a fuller ponytail with a clip-on hair extension.

8. Beach waves

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

It’s easy to get sexy beach waves, even if the nearest beach is hundreds — or maybe thousands — of miles away. For sexy strands minus the saltwater and sunshine, spray your locks with a texturizing spray. Sleeping in a wet braid is another great way to get natural-looking waves. Surf’s up!

7. Messy bun

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

This is not your grandma’s bun. A messy bun works well for any occasion, whether you’re planning a day at the beach or a night on the town. The best part? No hair spray is required!

6. Headband

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

Don a cute headband to keep sweaty bangs from ruining your perfectly applied shimmery bronzer. If a headband is too preppy for you, pull hair away from your face with a funky, colorful scarf instead.

5. Pigtails

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

You’re never too old for pigtails — just ask the middle-aged men who drool over this innocent, schoolgirlish look. Don’t forget to tie a bright ribbon around each one!

4. Short and sassy

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

Tired of attempting to persuade your brush and blow dryer to give you long, sleek locks? Chop them off and enjoy how the cool summer breeze feels against your neck. Short hair draws attention to your face and neck, so accessorize with trendy earrings or a summery necklace.

3. Blonde

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

Nothing says summer like radiant, eye-catching blonde hair. It’s okay if your blonde comes from a bottle, rather than the sun or genetics. You still look good.

2. Highlighted

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

Don’t have the desire to completely bleach your entire head of hair? Highlights are the perfect option if you prefer to enjoy your blonde in moderation. Have your stylist place a few streaks around your face, or request an all-over highlighting session.

1. Red

One of the top ten ways to wear your hair this summer

“Fiery redhead” takes on a whole new meaning when the sun hits your vibrant hair. Keep color bright until your next appointment with a gentle shampoo for color-treated hair. Don’t forget to switch your makeup to colors that complement your new red hair.



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