Summer is just around the corner, which means beach days, pool time and hot weather! I know for me when SoCal turns up the heat I’m always looking for quick and simple hairstyles to keep cool while still rocking that carefree summer style. I’ve collected a few must-have styles for you to try this year.

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1. The Double Dutch Braid Bun

This cute a braided up-do has a care-free summer vibe, and just messy enough that means you don’t have to make it perfect for it to look fabulous. It keeps all your hair away from your face but still give you that put together style.

Head over to http://www.laurenconrad.com for fashion, decor and DIY ideas.

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2. One Minute Knotted Half Up

Obsessing over this simple and pretty knotted half-up hairstyle. Just add some loose beach waves and oversized sunnies and you are ready to hit the beach, or pool side.

Check out Amber Fillerup over at  http://www.barefootblonde.com and read all about incredible fashion style and stinking adorable kids.

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3. Festival Hair

Now, I don’t spend much of my summers at outdoor musical festivals these days, (though I wish sometimes), but I can always use an tutorial for quick and easy no heat waves. Sign me up for that. Follow the instructions on how to make your own sea salt spray, then scrunch. I can’t wait to try this one myself!

http://www.abeautifulmess.com is your one stop shop for incredible DIY projects, home decor, fashion and all things colorful. Warning, once you enter this website, you may not be able to pull yourself away.

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4. Twisted Side Braid

Braids, braids and more braids. I’m so excited my hair is now long enough to try some of these awesome styles, especially with hot days just around the corner. Julia from Gal Meets Glam has a really good step by step instructions, (with pictures), to achieve this look.

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5. Knotted Scarf Chignon

Make your outfit pop with this fun summer inspired knotted scarf up do. It’s perfect for lounging by the pool, or cocktails with your girlfriends or a casual date night. Any scarf that is long enough to tie will work, so have fun and get creative.

http://www.abeautifulmess.com is your one stop shop for incredible DIY projects, home decor, fashion and all things colorful. Warning, once you enter this website, you may not be able to pull yourself away.

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6. Half Top Knot

When I first saw the half top knot was making a comeback, I was hesitant, very hesitant. Then one day, I was figuring out to do with my hair on one of those, “I need to wash my hair but don’t have time, what on earth can I do to look presentable days”, so I gave it a go….and I loved it. It’s kinda shows you’ve tried to make an effort rather then throwing the whole lot on top of your head, but also effortless and casual – basically everything that is summer.

Head over to http://www.caraloren.com for amazing style inspiration.

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7. Beach Waves

Nothing says summer quite like beach waves. If you haven’t already nailed down this simple look, follow this simple tutorial so you’re all set by summer. This is my go to everyday look.

Make sure you check out http://www.thedashofdarling.com for your next outfit inspiration.

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8. Fishtail Braid

Make all your mermaid dreams come true this summer with this fishtail braid. Braids are a great idea for busy days when you need a no-fuss style and your hair out of your face. The hold up all day long, and this particular style adds a bit more flare than the traditional braid style.

Head over to http://www.kassinka.com for tons more hair styling tutorials.



Ellice Vargas

Ellice Vargas

I'm a British gal and mama to one sweet daughter. I love a good DIY project, interior design and photography. When I'm not writing for Life As Mama, I'm traveling as much as I can with my little family and filling up my camera roll with snapshots of our life.
Ellice Vargas

Ellice Vargas

I'm a British gal and mama to one sweet daughter. I love a good DIY project, interior design and photography. When I'm not writing for Life As Mama, I'm traveling as much as I can with my little family and filling up my camera roll with snapshots of our life.