Hot Hair: 15 Sexiest Summer Styles

There's something so sexy about summertime style (up-to-there minis, eensy bikinis, gauzy sundresses...owww!). This season's hairstyles are just as saucy. From Beyonce's swingy, loose blowouts to Kerry Washington's braided ponytail to Nia Long's tousled pixie, these hot weather 'dos are sure to add sizzle to your season.
ESSENCE.COM May, 26, 2011

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Selita Ebanks’ French braided side-chignon is fresh, cool and effortlessly stylish.

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Zoe Saldana pulls her straight strands back into a loose bun, with face-framing tendrils escaping. So pretty.

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Beyonce adds a deep center part to her swingy, loose blowout for a hippie chic appeal.

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Yaya Dacosta sweeps her strands up into a French twist, leaving out a full, curly section in front.

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Kerry Washington braids her slicked-back ponytail for a breezy, flawlessly pulled-together look.

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Jada Pinkett Smith rocks her natural hair in an oversized, Chaka Khan-worthy, fluffy ’fro.

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Christina Milian looks adorable in her long, wavy, side pontyail.

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Chanel Iman’s bouncy sausage curls give her a romantic, Disney princess appeal.

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Bad hair day? Cover up so-so strands with an outrageously chic “urban turban.”

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Meagan Goode pins back one side of her short, flippy bob for a summer-sultry look. All she needs is a flower behind an ear!

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Nothing’s cooler on a hot summer day than a pretty pixie! To style, simply wrap at night and then tousle the top with your fingers.

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By adding a deep side part and swooping bang, Iman’s puts a modern spin on this retro, 1940s-era, roller set ’do.

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At once tough and super-feminine, Eve’s ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ ponytail is already one of the most popular ’dos of the summer.

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Vanessa Williams strikes a balance between high glamour and easy-breezy effortlessness with this low bun.

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Anika Noni Rose pins back the top half of her long curls for a dulffh half-up, half-down ’do.


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