Hairstyle Inspo To Simplify Your Summer Beauty Routine

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When we think of summer, images of sandy beaches, lazy afternoons and poolside picnics come to mind. But in reality, the hottest months of the year also mean sweat stains, stinky rides on public transport and makeup that ends up melting off before you even finish applying it. So when it comes to haircare, we suggest thinking twice before reaching for that straightening iron. The styles you relied on to get you through winter may not be your best option as temperatures continue to rise – but that doesn't mean all hope is lost. While heat waves may pose a threat against those locks, we've got some summer tricks to beat the imminent frizz, as inspired by the women of Instagram who make it look easy. 

Scarves As Hairbands

Remove your decorative scarf from your neck  (or even your ankle if you've gone for a look à la Balenciaga), and use it to fasten your half-bun or top knot. Not only will this amp-up your 'do, it'll also help keep in those unwanted flyaways that seem to multiply when it's hot out. 

Summer Braids

Want to feel like a mermaid while also controlling the effect of humidity on your hair? Hop on YouTube for some braid tutorials to accomplish a put-together, romantic look that's perfect for summer. You can weave in some color for a fun festival style, or attempt a romantic crown braid if you've got enough locks. Whatever style you try out, a summer braid will keep your hair in check no matter how hot it gets. 

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Top Knots

Top knots are the ultimate off-duty boss-lady look. Don't have time to spend hours in front of the mirror working on your hair? No problem — toss it in a bun on top of your head like it's nobody's business. In the summer, this leaves all your hair off your shoulder, allowing for air (if there is any) to hit the nape of your neck. If your opt for this look, be sure to use a light-hold hair spray for any tricky fuzz that might not make it all the way up. 

Shop everything you need for your ideal summer 'do:
ASOS Paisley Block & Patchwork Headscarf - $16
ASOS Chevron Print Headscarf - $9.50
ASOS Knot Detail Hair Tie - $8.00
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Set of 3 Charm Ponytail Holders - $35
Tail Comb - £12
Bohemian Braided Headband - $12.25
Metallic Hair Cuffs Set of 6 - $8.00
5X Basic Hair Bando Pack - $8
3 Pcs Hair Braid Twist Accessory Clip Pin Styling Tool - £1.91
Hair Rehab London Ombre Clip On Bun - £22
Cover image: via @debiflue on Instagram
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