Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Summer 2024

The summer sun beckons with its warm embrace, and isn’t it just the perfect cue to switch up our hair game? Quick and easy hairstyles for summer 2024 are not just a trend; they’re the season’s best friends, offering a cool respite while keeping you looking absolutely stunning.

Bun With Braids Near the Face

As we eye the playful months ahead, let’s talk about a style that screams summer freedom – a high, messy bun with loose braids framing the face, which I affectionately dub the “Beach Boho Bun.” The tousled elegance of this style makes it a seamless fit for any summer outing. It’s not just about catching the sun; it’s about catching glances.

Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Summer 2024
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Who’s it for? Those with long hair, longing for a breezy updo, will find this style a perfect match. However, if you have short hair or are looking for updos for long hair that require less length, this might not be your go-to.

Caring for this hairstyle is a breeze. A spritz of sea-salt spray will enhance those beachy waves. And for those sunny days? Don’t forget a leave-in conditioner with SPF to protect those locks. Brands like Sun Bum and Moroccanoil are my summer staples.

Now, here’s the twist – adorn your bun with small shells or starfish pins. It adds that whimsical, mermaid-esque touch that’s bound to turn heads whether you’re hitting the beach or just sipping that iced latte downtown.

Curly Half-up With Side

Next on our summer hairstyle tour is the “Sleek & Chic Bob,” a style that brings out the sassy side of short hair. This look is all about a sharp cut that’s as breezy as it is stylish. It’s a testament to the magic of simplicity.

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If you’re a fan of medium length or short hair shoulder length, this is your runway to shine. The sleek bob is versatile, fitting for both school and work. But, if you’re flaunting those thick long hair tresses, you might want to bookmark this for your next big chop.

Maintaining that sleekness is key. A flat iron to smooth out the edges and a dab of shine serum (like Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum) will keep this style polished. For those with natural black hair, a ceramic iron is your best friend to maintain that lustre without damage.

Now, what if we added a subtle pop of color? Think pastel tips or hidden streaks of lavender for that playful summer vibe that whispers ‘I’m here for a good time’.

Soft Half-up With Beads

For the lovers of length, behold the “Cascade of Curls” – a style that lets your long hair flow like a summer stream. It’s effortlessly romantic and, dare I say, utterly Instagrammable.

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Ideal for medium to long hair, this style sings summer love. But for those with school short hair curly or looking for long hair simple solutions, this might take a bit more time to style.

Moisture is your mantra for these curls. A curl-defining cream and a diffuser attachment on your dryer will keep them bouncy. For that extra TLC, Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls is a cult favorite.

And here’s a little secret – a few hidden braids among those curls create a texture play that’s simply enchanting. It’s like finding a hidden path in a summer garden, unexpected but delightful.

Space Buns with a Twist

Say hello to a playful yet practical hairstyle that’s making rounds this summer – the Space Buns with a Twist. This delightful ‘do’ captures the essence of fun and carefree spirit perfect for summer festivals or a casual brunch with friends.

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Now, who does this suit the most? It’s a fantastic match for those with medium length to long hair and an adventurous style sense. If your hair is on the shorter side, this might be a little trickier to pull off, but not impossible with the right extensions.

To keep your buns perky and not droopy in the heat, use a firm-hold mousse before styling. I recommend the TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Mohawk Gel for that gravity-defying hold.

And for a personal touch, why not weave in some braids or add a sprinkle of glitter for that extra sparkle under the summer sky?

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Curly Shag with Bangs

Turning the temperature up, we have the Curly Shag with Bangs, a bold statement that’s all about embracing your natural texture. With its layered cut and fringe, it’s a salute to the ‘70s with a modern twist, perfect for those with a flair for the retro.

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This style is a godsend for those with short curly hair who want to showcase their natural volume and movement. If your hair is on the finer side, you might want to try a volumizing product to really make those curls pop.

Caring for this coiffure is all about moisture and definition. A curl cream, like the SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie, works wonders in sculpting those curls without the crunch.

And to keep things interesting, why not play around with temporary hair colors? A dash of copper or a hint of burgundy can really make those curls stand out.

Elegant Low Chignon

As we segue into a more sophisticated realm, the Elegant Low Chignon is your partner for all those upscale summer soirees. This hairstyle is understated elegance at its finest, bringing a sense of class to any outfit.

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Tailor-made for those with medium to thick long hair, it provides a canvas for a variety of textures, be it sleek and smooth or softly tousled. However, for those with very short hair, this style might require a bit more length to achieve.

Maintaining this look throughout an event is all about the prep. A smoothing serum, such as the John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum, will ensure your chignon stays sleek. And don’t forget to secure it with bobby pins that match your hair color for that invisible hold.

Why not add a personal twist with a vintage hair accessory? A pearl pin or an art deco clip can elevate this style to new heights of chic.

Twisted Sophistication

For an affair that calls for a touch of grace, the Twisted Sophistication style is your secret weapon. This hairstyle elevates the traditional low bun with its intricate twists that cascade into a polished knot, making it a perfect choice for a summer wedding or an elegant evening out.

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Suited exquisitely for those with medium length or long hair, this style adds a level of refined class. If you’re sporting a short hair cut, consider this an inspiration for your next grow-out phase or perhaps a style to mimic with the help of extensions.

To keep this chignon immaculate from dusk till dawn, rely on a stronghold hairspray, such as the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold. And remember, a few strategically placed pins are the linchpin for this style’s longevity.

Embellish this bun with a satin ribbon or a delicate hair vine to bring a bespoke twist to your look. Such personal touches are what make a hairstyle truly yours.

Floral Fantasy

Here’s where creativity blooms in the form of the Floral Fantasy hairstyle. This look is a walking bouquet, combining the elegance of a sleek bun with the natural beauty of flowers, creating a masterpiece that’s both striking and spirited.

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This artistic creation is a dream for those blessed with thick long hair. It’s a canvas that welcomes both the boldness of big blooms and the subtlety of smaller petals. Those with shorter hair might find this style a bit ambitious, but a similar effect can be achieved with a floral headpiece.

For maintenance, the key is to keep the flowers fresh. Opt for hair-friendly floral fixatives or a spritz of water to ensure your living accessories stay vibrant.

Don’t hesitate to express yourself by choosing flowers that complement your mood or outfit. It’s all about personalizing your style narrative this summer.

Bohemian Rhapsody

As we drift into the laid-back vibes of the season, the Bohemian Rhapsody hairstyle is the embodiment of carefree elegance. This style is a flirtatious dance of wavy locks and colorful strands, perfect for music festivals or a day out in the city.

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Anyone with long hair, regardless of texture, can rock this look. If your tresses are on the shorter side, playful braids and extensions can bring this bohemian dream to life.

Maintaining the wavy texture while protecting your hair from the summer sun is crucial. A texturizing spray, like the Ouai Wave Spray, coupled with a UV-protective headscarf, can do wonders.

Why not let your personality shine by threading your own selection of bright threads or beads through your braids? It’s an exciting way to inject some color into your summer style story.

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Cascading Golden Waves

Imagine capturing the essence of a golden summer sunset; that’s what you get with the Cascading Golden Waves. This style exudes luxury and is a testament to the beauty of simplicity. A sleek, high ponytail transitions into waves of gold, ideal for both a power meeting or a glamorous night out.

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This look is perfect for those with medium to long hair that’s either naturally wavy or can be styled to wavy perfection. It’s versatile enough for those with medium length hair to enjoy as well, with the help of some clever curling and styling techniques.

To maintain these waves in humid summer weather, a humidity-resistant hairspray like the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray would be indispensable. It ensures hold without sacrificing that natural bounce and shine.

Accessorizing with a statement hairpiece, like a bejeweled clasp or cuff, adds an instant wow factor that’s sure to turn heads.

Floral Elegance

Summer is a time of bloom, and what better way to celebrate than by adorning your hair with a garland of flowers? The Floral Elegance style is a sophisticated take on summer’s love for florals, with delicate blossoms woven into sleek, flowing locks.

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This stunning look suits anyone ready to embrace their inner garden goddess, ideally those with long hair or medium hair that can be styled straight. The natural beauty of natural black hair or any dark-toned hair is particularly enhanced by the contrast of the bright flowers.

Keep this style elegant and in place with a light-hold finishing spray, and remember to choose hair-friendly flowers or high-quality silk alternatives for long-lasting beauty.

This style can be customized for different occasions by selecting flowers that match the event’s theme or your personal style – make it uniquely yours.

Half-Up, Half-Down with a Twist

Here we have the Half-Up, Half-Down with a Twist, a hairstyle that encapsulates summer’s laid-back essence. It’s perfect for those days when you want your hair away from your face but still cascading down your shoulders. This style brings a casual yet put-together look that works just as well for a day at the beach as it does for an informal work meeting.

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Ideal for long hair or medium length hair, this style adds flair with its twisted half-up portion secured with a chic clip. Those with short hair can adapt this style with a smaller section pulled back.

The key to keeping this look breezy and beautiful throughout the day is using a texturizing spray for grip and volume. The Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is a fan favorite for creating that lived-in, tousled effect.

Accessorize with a decorative clip or barrette that complements your outfit to add a personalized touch to this versatile hairstyle.

Luxurious Long Waves

If there’s a style that never goes out of fashion, it’s the Luxurious Long Waves. It’s the epitome of glamour and sophistication, offering a stunning frame to any face shape. This hairstyle is particularly striking for special occasions, be it a romantic dinner date or a chic summer evening event.

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This voluminous look is a dream come true for those with thick long hair, creating an aura of Hollywood elegance. For those with medium hair, you can achieve this with the help of curling tools and volumizing products.

To ensure your waves hold their shape without falling flat, a good heat protectant followed by a flexible hold hairspray will be your best allies. The GHD Curve Soft Curl Iron can help you achieve these waves, and a spritz of Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode provides hold without stiffness.

Consider adding embellished pins or clips on one side for a glamorous asymmetrical accent that truly makes this hairstyle stand out.

Pearl-Embellished Half-Updo

Soft waves meet luxurious detailing in this Pearl-Embellished Half-Updo. This look strikes a harmonious balance between relaxed and regal, making it an ideal choice for a summer date night or an upscale beach party.

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Those with long hair or medium length hair can easily embrace this style, letting their locks flow while the top is neatly pulled back and adorned with pearls. If you have short hair, a half-updo is still within reach, with the pearls adding a touch of sophistication to your look.

Keeping this hairstyle flawless all day or night is about ensuring those waves stay defined. A light wave-enhancing spray like the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray gives texture, while a few bobby pins can secure the top in place discreetly.

To add to the elegance, why not match the pearls in your hair with pearl earrings or a necklace? It’s the details that create a cohesive and curated appearance.

Elegant Blonde Twist

The Elegant Blonde Twist is a nod to minimalist beauty, perfect for those afternoons spent at a cafe or a stroll through a summer art exhibit. It’s a look that’s as effortless as it is stylish, with a simple twist and a hair stick adding an artsy touch.

Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Summer 2024
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This hairstyle is fantastic for those with long hair and seeking a quick yet chic way to keep their hair managed. Those with medium hair can enjoy this look as well, possibly using a smaller twist to suit the length.

To ensure the twist stays in place without any fuss, a light-hold hairspray or a touch of styling cream can add the necessary grip. Aveda’s Light Elements Texturizing Creme works well for a soft hold that lasts.

Accessorizing with a unique hair stick or a sleek barrette can turn this simple twist into a statement. It’s the perfect mix of functionality and elegance, a true celebration of personal style.

Chic Loop-through Ponytail

The Chic Loop-through Ponytail is a playful twist on a classic, adding an unexpected element to a straightforward style. It’s the ultimate go-to for those days when you’re seeking both comfort and style, making it a superb choice for a casual outing or an impromptu work call from the home office.

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Ideal for those with long hair, this style lends an air of polished effortlessness. Those with medium hair can achieve a similar look by adjusting the length of the loop-through. It may be a bit challenging for those with short hair, but with some clever pinning, anything is possible.

To keep this ponytail looking sleek, a smoothing serum or a light hairspray can help tame any flyaways. The Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother is perfect for creating a sleek base for this style.

A statement hair clip or a bold hair tie can be the perfect finishing touch, adding just the right amount of personality to this versatile hairstyle.

Bow-Tied Bun Elegance

Bringing an element of couture to everyday styling, the Bow-Tied Bun Elegance hairstyle is as chic as it is charming. This style takes the classic bun and infuses it with a playful yet refined vibe, perfect for both office elegance and evening events.

Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Summer 2024
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This hairstyle works wonderfully for those with medium to long hair, giving a voluminous and structured look. For those with short hair, you might opt for a faux bun to emulate this style.

The key to maintaining this bun’s pristine look is to ensure it’s well-secured without being too tight. A light-hold hairspray, like the Living Proof Flex Hairspray, will keep everything in place while maintaining a natural feel.

The addition of a large, silky bow adds a touch of whimsy and can be coordinated with your attire to make a fashion-forward statement that is all your own.

Minimalist Knot Ponytail

The Minimalist Knot Ponytail is a masterclass in understated elegance. It’s for those who appreciate a sleek look with a touch of uniqueness. This hairstyle suits any setting, from professional environments to casual meet-ups.

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Those blessed with long hair or medium length hair can pull off this look with ease. Even for short hair, a version of this ponytail can be achieved with a smaller knot and perhaps a hair extension for added length.

To maintain the sleekness of this style, use a straightening iron for a smooth finish and a nourishing hair oil to keep it from looking dry. A subtle hair tie or a minimalist hair clip can secure the knot while adding a contemporary edge.

Twisted Ribbon Cascade

For a playful and romantic twist, the Twisted Ribbon Cascade is an enchanting choice. It’s a celebration of summer’s whimsical side, intertwining soft waves with a ribbon that adds a pop of color and texture.

Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Summer 2024
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This style is a hit for those with wavy long hair and is adaptable enough for those with medium length hair as well. It might be a bit more challenging for short hair, but selecting a shorter ribbon can provide a similar aesthetic.

Keep your waves looking fresh with a curl-defining product and a light hairspray to hold them in place without losing movement. The ribbon should be tied in a way that it stays secure but doesn’t crease the hair.

Ribbon-Tied Ponytail

The Ribbon-Tied Ponytail is a playful and youthful style that captures the essence of summer fun. It’s as easy as it is charming, with ribbon ties adding a pop of color and a whimsical touch to a simple ponytail.

Quick and Easy Hairstyles for Summer 2024
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This look is perfect for anyone with long hair looking to add some casual flair to their daily style. The ribbons can be easily adjusted to work with medium length hair as well, and those with short hair might opt for smaller ribbons or even colorful hair ties for a similar effect.

For this carefree look, a light hold hairspray will help maintain volume at the crown and ensure your ponytail stays perky throughout the day. The added ribbons are not only decorative but can also help secure the ponytail in place.

Soft Waves with Velvet Ribbon

Embracing a more romantic and soft aesthetic, the Soft Waves with Velvet Ribbon hairstyle is a testament to understated elegance. It’s the kind of style that works wonderfully for a summer evening out or a semi-formal event.

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Those with long or medium length hair will find this style to be particularly flattering, as the soft waves gently cascade down, and the velvet ribbon adds a touch of sophistication. A curling iron or wand can help achieve these gentle waves, and a spritz of flexible hold hairspray will ensure they stay in place without looking stiff.

Choose a ribbon that complements your outfit or one that contrasts for a statement piece. This hairstyle is about combining simplicity with luxury, resulting in a look that’s effortlessly chic.

Seaside Braid under a Hat

Imagine a hairstyle that whispers tales of the sea with every braid; the Seaside Braid under a Hat does just that. It’s the perfect style for a day spent with your feet in the sand or exploring a quaint coastal town. The loose braid suggests a relaxed ease, while the hat adds a touch of mystery and practical protection from the summer sun.

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This style is great for those with long hair looking for a chic way to manage their tresses in the summer heat. Even if you have medium hair, the braid can be adapted to a shorter length and still exude the same beachy charm.

To keep the braid from unraveling in the sea breeze, use a flexible hold spray, such as the Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hair Spray. It allows the hair to move naturally while keeping the braid intact.

Tailored Braid with a Twist

The Tailored Braid with a Twist is a more structured take on the classic braid, offering a sleek and sophisticated style that’s equally suited for a day in the office or an evening garden party. It takes the familiar and twists it into something unexpectedly refined.

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Those with medium to long hair will find this style both manageable and impressive. The twists add an element of elegance to the simple braid, making it a standout style. For those with short hair, this may be an inspiration for future looks or an incentive to play with hair extensions.

Maintaining this style’s sleek appearance can be achieved with a smoothing product like the John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum, applied before braiding. It prevents flyaways and adds a glossy sheen to your hair.

Adding a modern hair accessory, such as a leather hair tie or a metallic cuff, can elevate the braid from everyday to extraordinary.

Curly Confidence with Golden Clips

Curls have a language of their own, and this Curly Confidence hairstyle speaks volumes. It’s playful, it’s cheeky, and it’s sprinkled with golden clips that add a sunshine-like shimmer. It’s a celebration of natural texture, perfect for a summer festival or a day out in the city.

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This style is fantastic for anyone with naturally curly hair, adding a bit of pizzazz with strategically placed hair clips. If your hair is less curly, a curling iron can help you achieve this look, and the clips can still bring that golden touch.

To keep your curls bouncy and defined, a good curl cream or mousse is essential. The DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler can give you that definition without weighing your hair down.

Velvet Bow Bun

The Velvet Bow Bun is where elegance meets simplicity. This hairstyle is understated yet incredibly chic, with a smooth bun accented by a luxurious velvet bow. It’s perfect for those moments when you want to add a touch of sophistication to your summer evening attire.

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Best suited for those with medium to long hair, the sleek bun provides a clean palette for the striking velvet bow. Those with shorter lengths can use a bun-maker or hair donut to achieve a fuller look.

A bit of hair gel or pomade, like the Bumble and Bumble Sumotech, can help achieve the sleek look of the bun, while a few bobby pins can secure the bow in place.

Pretty in Pink Braids

Soft sunlight and gentle breezes call for the Pretty in Pink Braids, a hairstyle that’s both sweet and stylish. The pink ribbon weaved through the braid adds a splash of color and a dash of girlish charm, perfect for picnics in the park or outdoor summer concerts.

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This hairstyle is wonderfully suited for those with long hair that can be braided from top to bottom. For those with short hair, consider a partial braid or using a ribbon as a headband for a similar whimsical vibe.

A light misting of hairspray will help keep the braid in place without making it stiff, allowing for some natural movement. The ribbon should be gently woven in, not too tight to prevent pulling, and can be secured at the bottom with a small knot.

Modern Playful Space Buns

Nothing says playful summer days quite like Modern Playful Space Buns. They’re a nod to the 90s yet feel entirely fresh and contemporary. This style is perfect for those sunlit afternoons at a music festival or a quirky, casual hangout with friends.

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Ideal for those with medium to long hair, the twin buns sit playfully atop your head, making a statement of fun and freedom. For those with short hair, mini buns can still capture the playful essence of this look.

To keep your buns spirited all day, a good texturizing spray or mousse can add volume and grip, and clear elastic bands can secure them without being visible. Finish off with a light-hold hairspray to keep everything in place as you bounce through your day.

In summer 2024, it’s clear that the trends are as diverse as they are delightful. From spunky space buns to an elegant chignon, there’s something for every occasion under the sun. Stay tuned for even more styles to come, and in the meantime, tell me – which of these styles has captured your imagination for this sunny season?

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