Whether you need a fancy new updo or an everyday style you love, here's a little summer hair inspiration to get you motivated to try a new cut, color, or style - or all three! Which of these summer hair photos will you love best? Let's find out.
Table of contents:
- big curls
- waterfall braid
- boho band
- pretty braid waves
- side braid
- lighter color
- lace band
- hair scarf
- auburn hair blonde highlights
- loose waves
- short cut
- salt spray
- beach waves
- boho head chain
- beach look
- baseball cap
- love this
- messy braid
- low bun
- braid and bun
- flower crown
- 3-colour dip dyed extensions
- starlet summer style
- hair ties
- more messy
- braided bangs
- katharine mcphee's wavy bob
- flower hair pins
- all summer
- stacked bob
- the full-volume updo
- seeing stars
- ashley benson
- summer glam
- sex appeal
- evan rachel wood
- braided beads
- pretty ombré
- at the beach
- long braid
- beach waves
- little braid
- middle part
- loose braid
This is the perfect summer hair color, a darker base with bright highlights. I love how they look with the loose beach-y waves!
2 Big Curls
All you need is a long layered bob, some ombre highlighting, and a big curling iron.
3 Waterfall Braid
I'm loving this waterfall braid - what a gorgeous way to keep your long bangs out of your face!
4 Boho Band
Grab your fave elastic headband, section and twist your hair int eh back, and tuck into the back of the headband. Gorgeous!
5 Pretty Braid Waves
Braid damp hair before bed, then remove the braid and finger-comb in the morning. Re-braid just the crown on one or both sides. Done!
Ombre is still on trend, and I love this less-obvious version!
7 Side Braid
Messy side braid meet low pony, fastened with a daisy band. Love it!
8 Lighter Color
Mary Kate (or Ashley's?) summer color is still brunette, but lighter on top. Love!
9 Lace Band
Another take of the boho band "tuck" updo.
10 Hair Scarf
What a great way to use your favorite scarves! Easy and pretty, perfect for a day of shopping to buy more scarves!
11 Auburn Hair Blonde Highlights
The perfect summertime strawberry blonde, with long layers. Love it!
Get inspired by Penelope Cruz's big volume - so sexy 60s!
Start at one side, braid back, then make a messy topknot and call it a day.
A couple of loose, messy braids, then fasten with a bit of lace or a bobby pin. Love the color, too!
Make a high ponytail, then a herringbone or fishtail braid. Fasten with another hair elastic. Gorgeous!
16 Loose Waves
Loving the loose waves and the brunette-to-blonde ombre color.
Braided all the way round - so much more elegant than a ponytail updo!
Braided at the crown, then loose waves. This would be a pretty bridesmaid style for summer, wouldn't it?
I'm not sure which I love more, the loose knot updo or that gorgeous crochet neckline.
French braid on each side, then a side fishtail braid to finish.
21 Short Cut
What a cute short cut! I love that blonde color, too. Wash, finger comb, spray, and go. Easy!
22 Salt Spray
If you haven't used a beach-waves spray yet, what are you waiting for?
All of the gorgeous summer hair elements in one 'do: layered bob, ombre highlights, beach-ready waves.
24 Beach Waves
Longer version of the beach-y waves - love it! It looks like she used a flat iron instead of a round curling wand.
Sleek is still in. Love the caramel highlights, and that fantastic shine!
26 Boho Head Chain
Sometimes summer hair is all about the accessories, like this delicate hair chain.
27 Beach Look
It's a twist, not a braid, and I love it! Perfect for the beach.
28 Baseball Cap
A side braid tucked into your boyfriend's favorite baseball cap, perfect for a backyard BBQ.
29 Love This
Love, love, LOVE the long length and ultra-loose waves.
30 Messy Braid
Proof that your braid doesn't have to be perfect - in fact, the messier, the better!
A DIY headband, perhaps? It's so pretty... love the little shell!
This is Jennifer Lawrence's pixie from last summer, but it's still so cute! Wash, add product, and finer-brush forward.
33 Low Bun
Gather your hair at the nape of your neck, then twist and secure with a few pins. Done!
34 Braid and Bun
Braided sides into a sock bun - marvelously chic!
35 Flower Crown
This palest-pink color is just as pretty and summer-perfect as that floral headband.
36 3-colour Dip Dyed Extensions
I'm not bold enough to try this for real, but these extensions are a fun, commitment-free way to try the trend!
37 Starlet Summer Style
An extreme side part with loose curls, and you're red carpet ready!
38 Hair Ties
I love hair ties like these because they don't leave dents.
Blonde highlights and soft, subtle waves - date night!
A romantic twist on milkmaid braids, with pretty daisies pinned in.
41 More Messy
Golden at the roots, platinum on the ends, messy waves throughout.
42 Braided Bangs
Start at one side, above your ear, and braid your way to the next side. Fasten with a pretty barrette, and you're done!
43 Katharine McPhee's Wavy Bob
She's got the best hair, hasn't she? It's so effortless but elegant!
I wish my hair was this tame/wild at the same time - gorgeous!
45 Flower Hair Pins
Loving these pretty hair pins by Paige and Penelope on etsy.
46 All Summer
There's so much summer style inspiration here, aside from the long, loose waves! Love the shirt, coral nails and lips, and sunglasses!
47 Stacked Bob
Chunky and cool - love this layered stacked bob, and those beach-y waves!
48 The Full-volume Updo
A French twist with a little extra volume at the top, ideal for date night, or as a bridesmaids' 'do.
49 Seeing Stars
What a cute summer headband! Wear it like this, or twist the ends of your hair and tuck them up at the back.
I'd add in a few more braids. I love this style, and that floral-print dress!
51 Ashley Benson
Bed head meets summer 'do - loving this color, too!
52 Summer Glam
Quite fancy - maybe lose a few of those rhinestones, but very deco and very 20s chic.
The most effortless summer hair ever - wear a cute hat. End.
54 Sex Appeal
Perfectly sexy and effortless. Finger comb upside down, then spray the roots and you're done.
Two words: hot rollers. Leave on til cool, then flip upside down, finger-comb, spray, and you're done.
So pretty! I love this delicate little barrette! Loving the highlights, too.
57 Evan Rachel Wood
You could wear this style so many other ways, too! Slick it back, wear it smooth - the possibilities are endless!
58 Braided Beads
Who knew your favorite strand of beads could double as a hair accent? Just braid it in, loosely, and be careful taking it out at the end of the day.
59 Pretty Ombré
A more extreme ombre effect - so gorgeous!
60 At the Beach
Love the crochet bikini top, the delicate necklace, and the gorgeous fishtail braid.
What a pretty color, and what shine! That's a great long-bob for summer, especially with the side-swept bangs.
62 Long Braid
So easy! Make a high ponytail then braid it and fasten with an elastic that matches your hair color.
63 Beach Waves
Summer style - love the long, loose waves and the blonde highlights.
Modified milk-maid braid - love the little wisps of hair left out, and her gorgeous earrings!
65 Little Braid
Her hair is so pin-straight and sleek, so it looks amazing against that delicate little braid. So sweet!
66 Middle Part
Part in the middle, spray your roots, finger comb, and you're done.
67 Loose Braid
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