Easy Hairstyles to Beat the Summer Heat

Two women sitting on the beach in the summer and smiling

Hot summer weather can lead to some no-fun, frizzy hair moments, but with the right hairstyles you can stay cool and keep your hair happy all summer long. Rest-a-sheared, we’ve got you covered! 

Before you dive into summer hairstyling start with a fresh haircut at your local Great Clips salon. Whether you’re going in for a whole new look or just getting a trim, a fresh haircut can help prevent unwanted frizz during the sizzling summer months.


Summer Hairstyles For Women

Wispy French Braid

The French braid is a timeless summer hairstyle that will keep your hair under control even on the hottest days of the year. Once you’ve French-braided your hair, pull out some face framing pieces to achieve that effortless, wispy look.


Woman walking outdoors with her hair styled into a top knot

Top Knot

Whether you’re spending the day poolside or hitting a trail for a hike, this quick hairstyle will help keep your hair up and you cool all day long. Achieve the look by flipping your hair, gathering it all at the top of your head, and securing it with an elastic. Finish with hairspray for all-day stay.

Use fun hair accessories like a statement headband or colorful scrunchie to help finish the hairstyle and add a unique touch!


Woman with long red hair styled into beachy waves smiling outdoors

Beachy Waves

Enjoy warm days on the water with classic, beachy waves. For those with natural texture, start with damp hair and scrunch in a leave-in conditioner. For those with straight hair, use a curling wand larger than 1” thick to add curls to your hair. Allow the curls to fall to the desired waviness before finishing with hairspray. Consider adding bangs to your summer look for a trendy touch.

Don’t forget, when the seasons change so should your haircare routine. Chat with your Great Clips stylist on what products you should be using to keep hair under control and protect your hair from summer sun.


Claw Clip

Keep your hair out of your face this summer with an on-trend claw clip! The claw clip is versatile and is perfect for quick and easy hairstyles. Use the clip for an updo by twisting the length of your hair and securing it or go for a half-updo by clipping back the pieces that frame your face. Both are perfect, effortless styles for when you’re on the go!


Messy Low Bun

Spend the day soaking up the sun or running errands in the summer heat in a messy low bun – a simple hairstyle that will keep you cool and stylish. Loosely gather your hair at the nape of your neck and twist into a low bun. Don’t worry about being too neat – messy is key! Leave a few face-framing pieces out to complete the “messy” look.


Summer Hairstyles For Men

Buzz Cut

Take the fuss out of summer frizz with a classic buzz cut this season! This low-maintenance style might just be the coolest haircut there is.


Man with a fade haircut, smiling while laying in the grass in the summer sun

Fresh Fade

The fade doesn’t appear to be going out of style anytime soon and will keep you cool and on trend for the summer months. It is also easy to maintain and is perfect for the guy-on-the-go!

Check out these summer haircare tips for men to help maintain healthy hair all summer long.


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