Hot Hair: Sexy Summer Hairstyles You'll Love

Dealing with complicated hair in the summer? Ain't nobody got time for that! Keep your cool in these 10 easy and chic styles that you can wear to the beach and beyond.

Nicole Marie Melton Jun, 26, 2013

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For a style that virtually needs no styling, the side pony is the perfect pick!  If you're in between salon visists, a side pony is definitely the 'do that will make the best of your blowout for a few more days.

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Melanie Fiona's loose, care-free waves make for a fuss-free look that easily transitions from day to night.  For even more versatility, you can experiment with a center or a side part to create a chic midday hair update.

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Braids can be considered your summertime hair savior! Not only are they low-maintenance for when your summer schedule gets jam-packed, but they are also a great protective style that will give your own hair a break from daily manipulation.

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Havana twists are the latest growing trend among naturalistas.  Get the look and you're sure to turn heads this summer. For more do's and don'ts of havana twists, make sure you read our how-to guide!

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If you'll be attending your fair share of summer weddings, garden parties or other upscale events, a braided updo similar to Jill Scott's offers the class and ease you'll love. As a bonus, the braids can be worn in a multitude of elegant and simple styles. YouTube is a great resource for braiding styles and tips!

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Tina Campbell’s layered bun gives the standard topknot a new twist—no pun intended. Get the look by using synthetic extensions to create a large twisted ponytail. Take the large twist and wrap it into a chunky knot.

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Ciara is a great example of how to rock a short and sassy blonde bob.  If you're used to wearing a chin-length bob, adding texture or color like Ciara can give your old 'do a fresh upgrade for the summer.

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If it's hot and humid outside, don't bother with super-sleek styles.  Instead, opt for a sexy, messy 'do that will outwit the weather! Anika Noni Rose pulled her loose curls into an effortless updo accessorized with a thin headband. 

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A topknot is the hairstyle that you should have on standby year-round, but especially so in the summer. It allows you to wear your hair off your neck and also looks fabulous on every face shape and hair texture.

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Summer is the perfect time to rock cute, care-free curls!  Take your cues from Keri Hilson's new look and you won't have to worry about humidity getting the best of your blowout!


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