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.
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.
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!
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.
If you have an ultra-short bob like Meagan Good, try slicking one side back, pinning it behind your ear. Sexy and simple!
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.
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.
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.
If you have blunt bangs like Zoe Kravitz, simply flatiron your fringe and sweep the rest of your hair into a high, messy bun.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.