3 Easy Keep-Cool and Look Great Summer Hairstyles


When the mercury rises, it’s tempting to shove our hair into a hat and call it a day. But having great summer hair can be easier than you think! Here are three sweet summer hairstyles you’ll love, plus instructions for how to pull them off.

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Pull long hair into a pretty pony.

Kate Beckinsale
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The fan-like effect of a swinging tail in back and loose tendrils in front does double duty by cooling off the face and neck.

To do: Wrap hair in two-inch sections around a one-inch barrel curling iron (try this one from Hot Tools, $39.99, Amazon). Let cool, then backcomb hair at the crown, then, leaving a few tendrils out in front, secure hair into a pony at the back of the crown. Tease the tail for added fullness.

Sweep short hair into a pompadour.

Robin Roberts
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Propping hair up and off the scalp offers stay-cool ventilation and beautiful volume! Plus, it keeps a shorter crop from sticking to your forehead.

To do: Tease dry hair at the roots and the back of the crown. Smooth strands up and back with a brush; set with hairspray.

Pin medium-length hair into a mid-brow pouf.

Debbie Matenopoulos
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Pulling strands off the brow allows air to hit your face, while shoulder-grazing waves let the breeze blow easily through to the neck.

To do: Curl one-inch sections of hair with a one-inch barrel curling iron and let cool; comb with fingers. Tease a two-inch piece of hair in front, then pin it up and back.

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