Hot Hair: 15 Simple Summer Updo's

The last thing you want to deal with in sweltering weather is big, fussy hair. Your best best on hot, humid days? An easy-breezy updo! You'll manage to keep your hair off your neck while also looking effortlessly chic. From Zoe Saldana's pin-tucked curls (left) to Jada Pinkett's braided style, we've compiled our eight favorite hot weather-beating hairstyles.
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 08, 2010

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Selita’s plaited chignon is a fab summer ’do! Create one French braid on either side of a deep side part, then sweep the ends of the braids (and the rest of your hair) into a messy bun.

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Do you have natural curls like YaYa’s? Twist the back up into a chignon, securing with pins. Leave bangs and front layers loose, winding small sections around a curling iron for definition.

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Need to beat the heat on a blazing-hot day? Simply sweep strands up into a high, “I Dream of Jeannie” pony. Bangs are optional!

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Ashanti’s sleek topknot is so chic! To do, spritz damp hair with a gel like Frizz Ease Spray Gel ($6, drugstore.com), brush tresses into an ultra-high pony, winding the hair into a twisted bun.

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If you have an ultra-short bob like Meagan Good, try slicking one side back, pinning it behind your ear. Sexy and simple!

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The last thing you want to deal with in sweltering weather is big, fussy hair. Your best best on hot, humid days? An easy-breezy updo! You’ll manage to keep your hair off your neck while also looking effortlessly chic. From Zoe Saldana’s pin-tucked curls (left) to Jada Pinkett’s braided style, we’ve compiled our eight favorite hot weather-beating hairstyles.

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On unbearably hot days, go for the easiest hair option around! Sweep your hair into a high ponytail, twist the hair into a bun, and secure with pins (attach a fall to your pony if you’ve got short hair). Voila! Instant Sanaa Lathan-sexiness.

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Cassie’s look is a lot easier than it looks. To do, create a deep side part, and then French braid the top portion of your hair. Gather your hair and braid into an ear-level side ponytail, and twist into a bun.

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If you have blunt bangs like Zoe Kravitz, simply flatiron your fringe and sweep the rest of your hair into a high, messy bun.

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To reproduce Keke Palmer’s rumpled-chic style at home, create a deep side part and pull your hair into a loose, low bun, leaving out some face-framing tendrils on top. Wrap small sections around a 1/2 inch curling iron and finger-style. Don’t try to make it too neat—the messier this style is, the better!

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Elise Neal’s ’do is both elegant and summertime friendly. To do, slick hair back into a low bun, leaving out shorter layers in the front. Use a curling iron to create wavy, face-framing tendrils.

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If you’re one for drama, take a cue from Katerina Graham and create a wild, sculptural bouffant. Set dry hair on hot rollers, and begin pinning up random sections until you have an unstudied upsweep.

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Both functional and fierce, Jada Pinkett Smith’s braided ’do is the perfect antidote to super-hot weather. Part your hair across the top of your head, from ear to ear, and then created wide french braid. Sweep the back into a low chignon.

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To create Kerry Washington’s sweet upsweep, separate out the top section of our hair and backcomb at the root, gently smoothing down the top layer. hair into a high pony,and tuck hair into vertical pin curls.

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