Sweat is just part and parcel when summer comes, but having long hair can make it worse. There is nothing I hate more than my hair sticking to my neck and making me feel hotter. You don’t have to choose between suffering through the sweaty hair and giving up your style because you can get those strands off while still looking like your usual fabulous self. Here’s how.
1. Do a Professional, but Fashionably Messy Braid
A braid is a great choice for hot summer days. It keeps the hair off your sweaty neck, but can still look fantastic too. Any kind of braid works. A cute French braid is great for work or play and a fun side braid always looks perfect. The trick is to slightly tousle the braid so it doesn’t look too tight or forced.
2. Whip Your Hair up into a Ballerina Bun
I love this look because it can be professional for the office, but it can also be casual and fun for a day off. Here’s what’s so perfect about a ballerina bun. It sits high enough on your head to keep your neck and face cool when the weather gets hot, but it still looks like you put in some effort on your hair. To master the look, wrap your ponytail around the elastic and secure in place. Done!
3. Try a Vintage 1920s Look for Elegance and Glamour
This look is tearing up Pinterest and for good reason too. Start by putting your hair into a low ponytail, then slide in a thin elastic headband on over your head. Take the ponytail and pull it up and over the headband, spreading it out to create a fluff at the nape of your neck. No more sweaty neck and you still look perfect!
4. Sweep Your Strands up into a Chignon with Flair
This isn’t the old librarian look you’re thinking of. You know how to do a chignon, where you gather and twist your hair to keep it off your neck. But, you can make the look worthy of your style by braiding a chunk before pulling it back, adding a small bow to the side of the look or giving it a slightly messed up look.
5. How about the Old Fallback – a Ponytail?
There’s nothing lazy about a ponytail. You can rock the look for even the most formal summer occasion so you aren’t all hot and sweaty, no matter where you are. The trick is to make a cute ponytail. You can do this by taking a chunk of the tail and wrapping it around the elastic and securing it underneath. You can also add a cute bow or tease the crown of your head to give you some volume.
6. A Sexy Side Swept Messy Bun Just below Your Ear is Perfect
This look is just as easy as a ponytail. Except you pull the ponytail to the side and turn it into a bun. Then, pull some strands out to frame your face and rough up the bun just a bit so it doesn’t look too forced.
7. Maybe You Should Add Several of These Ideas Together into One Look
They’re perfect on their own, so how could you go wrong by combining several of these looks. Try a side braid that turns into a bun when it gets to your ear, or do the ballerina bun with a braid woven in. A side swept bun with a bow is another perfect look.
Can you feel yourself feeling cooling off now? Which look are you dying to try? Here’s to a summer of no sweating!