It's summer time and the living should be easy—especially when it comes to your hair! No matter your texture, colour or cut, these ten going out hairstyles will hold up on the hottest and most humid summer days and make you feel like the belle of ball or barbecue.
Prep Your Hair Before Styling
Before styling, it's essential that you don’t scrimp on the pampering – as this is the building block of any great style. Explore products that will boost your colour or look for words like ‘de-frizz’ or ‘hydration’ for products that will help repair the look and feel of hair damage. These are especially good if you use many heat styling tools or have naturally frizzy texture. The Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner is a great option. It fixes lifeless, dull hair and infuses it with new energy.
Party Hairstyles That Last All Night
1. Sleek Ponytail
This is a perennial style go-to for celebrities, and there’s a reason for that. It looks pulled-together and groomed come rain, shine or humidity. Secure down low, right at the nape of the neck, and cover the band with a piece of your own hair. Use Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Blow Dry Styling Spray, as it’s excellent at erasing flyaways and keeping those flyaways smoothed for up to 24-hours.
2. Tucked-Under Pony
The great thing about these tucked under ponies is that they appear complicated, but with practice are easy to pull off. Gather your tresses into a low, loose pony; create a gap in the middle of your hair — just above the band — and flip your ponytail through the gap. Extra points for a few plaits too.
3. Double Dutch Braids
These are brilliant if you’re at a summer soiree and need to keep hair fuss-free in the sweltering temperatures. Plus, you can always pull the braids out later for perfectly symmetrical beach waves. To make plaiting easier, use a deep conditioner and Frizz Ease Original Serum to instantly eliminate frizz, hydrate and tame hair and provide heat protection.
4. Slicked-back Hair
This style was all over the spring and summer catwalks, and it oozes sophistication and confidence. It works on all hair types – from super short bobs to waist-length locks — but requires a little prep. Blow dry with the Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion to give root lift, then straighten out any kinks with an iron. Create some drama and elevation around the top of the hairline with a little teasing, then use a glossing product to create a glass-like, wet-look shine all over.
5. Messy Top Knot
For a fresh party look that's still laid-back, the top knot is for you. Thick hair types only need an elastic and some pins to pull it off. However, thinner types might benefit from bolstering up with a hair donut and a spritz of Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray.
6. Double Buns
There is plenty of style inspo for the double bun — think low, boho goddess shape or high on the crown neo-punk-meets-nineties grunge. It's worn best when slightly messy, so follow our tips for the top knot above, but split into two.
7. Single Braided Bun
Buns with plaits give off a polished look and is a stylish alternative to a messy top knot. Finish with a little glossing mist, so your style really shines.
This glam hairstyle originates back to the 17th century, but can look very modern when given a mohawk upgrade. You’ll need to provide hair with endurance to keep the quiff high, so lock it down with Forever Full Hairspray once you have the required shape. It will give hair more body while holding your style in place.
From mermaid hues to Grecian spun gold, there’s a whole host of glitter styles to get inspo from. To be utterly mess-free, invest in glitter extensions or sparkle-infused gel (so you don’t sprinkle it all over your floors and walls). Be sure to stockpile a Detox shampoo to remove the dazzle dust the next day.
10. Flowers and Accessories
As far as hair accessory trends go, it’s about owning your look and celebrating you. So, try braiding a scarf into your plait or adding a tiara or flower crown for a bit of boho style. For the most budget-friendly option, opt for hair littered with Kirby grips – either haphazardly or in neat little rows.