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13 Hairstyles To Try This Summer Made Popular By Our Favorite Celebs

By Simone Sydel··  10 min read
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If changing your look is on your to-do list, check out this roundup of trendy hairstyles to consider trying this summer!

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Besides this being an uncomfortable process, especially if you are using hot tools, styling your hair in summer rarely lasts for more than a couple of hours (if you're lucky) as the hot, sweaty, and humid weather takes over. So, we unanimously agreed that low-maintenance hairstyles are the way to go during these steamy months.

This is why we rounded up some of the most popular (and effortless) hairstyles that celebs have been rocking as of late to give you all the inspiration you need. From Kendall Jenner's beachy waves to Hailey Bieber's face-hugging braids, these are the best celebrity summer hairstyles to try right now.

1. Barely-There Waves

Barely-there waves are the ultimate cool-girl summer hairstyle. This undone look is perfect for those hot summer days when you just can’t be troubled to spend too much time doing your hair, only for it to get destroyed after a few hours due to humidity. Besides looking cool, relaxed, and being incredibly easy to achieve, barely-there waves are also the type of hairstyle that resists the humid menace quite well. 

The first thing to do when trying to get the look is to spray your hair with a salt spray. This will give your hair texture and help it hold the waves better. Then, using a flat iron, you can twist your strands to add a crimped wave look.

For a heatless style, simply put your hair into twists while it’s wet and blow-dry on low heat. Don’t be afraid to leave a few pieces straight or skip underneath altogether – the messier this looks, the better.

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2. Natural Curls

Whether you’re blessed with natural ringlets or simply have wavy strands, there’s no denying that summer is the season of going all-natural, and this includes leaving your hair as it is, only slightly improved.

To achieve the natural-but-better look with your natural curls, start by using a curl-enhancing shampoo and conditioner, and then apply a curl-defining cream to your damp strands. Use your finger to curl your strands as thin or thick as you want them before turning to the diffuser attachment to help enhance your natural curl pattern. Whether your hair is long or short, embracing your natural curls is definitely something you should consider doing this summer.

Product To Try: Revlon – Infrared Hair Dryer ($24)

3. Braids and Beach Waves

Face-hugging braids and beachy waves are the epitomai of summer hairstyles. This style is perfect for hot days spent at the beach or pool, as it makes you look like a chic mermaid enjoying the sun's rays.

To get the look, start by parting your hair down the middle and spraying it with a salt spray. Then, simply grab an inch-sized chunk on either side of your head and braid until you have a few inches left at the ends. Tie off with a clear elastic and continue either curling or scrunching your damp hair with your fingers to create natural-looking waves. If you want, you can add a few more braids somewhere in the back or side, but two at the front will do the trick.

Product To Try: Aquage – Sea Salt Texturizing Spray ($20)

4. Half-Up Blunt Bob

The half-up blunt bob is another flattering hairstyle you should consider trying this summer, especially if you are thinking of cutting your hair. The great thing about this look is that it can be achieved on any hair length, from a chin-length bob to a shoulder-grazing lob.

To get the look, simply start by spraying your hair with a heat protectant and then using a flat iron to straighten your strands. Once your hair is super sleek, grab the top half and tie it back with an elastic. You can use a boar bristle brush to tame any flyaways and achieve a more polished look.

Additionally, if you want to add some spice to it, use a flat iron to twist and make your strands wavy before you tie them back. This is an excellent style for hot summer days when you don’t want your hair in your face but still want to look cute, summery, and put together.

Product To Try: The Hair Edit – Cream Finish & Shine Boar Bristle Brush ($19)

5. Layered Blowout

A layered blowout is a hairstyle that flatters all face shapes and hair textures, as it makes the hair look full, bouncy, and healthy. To achieve this beautiful, timeless look, start by spraying your strands with a heat protectant and then use a round brush to blow dry your hair in sections. Focus most of the heat on the roots to help add volume, and twist the brush when coming towards the ends for a cute, wavy flick. Finally, use your fingers to tousle your hair and add a bit of texture. This style looks great on everyone and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Product To Try: Revlon – One-Step Volumizer Original 1.0 Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush ($60)

6. Polished Blowout

A polished blowout is a bit more tailored and sleek than a layered blowout, and this hairstyle is perfect for those who want to look chic and sophisticated. To achieve this look, start by spraying your hair with a heat protectant and then blow dry your hair with a large round brush. Keep the brush close to your head and direct the heat downwards for a super sleek look. Wrap each section up into a loose curl and pin to the root, approximately eight sections around the head. Once cooled, release the pins and gently brush to smooth. This look is perfect for summer days or evenings when you have important events to attend, as it is both professional and stylish.

Product To Try: Bondi Boost – Heat Protectant Spray ($20)

7. Texture, Texture, Texture

If you didn't get the hint by now, this summer is going to be all about textured hairstyles. This means anything wavy, curly, bouncy, flicked, messy, and undone. The great thing about this trend is that it can be achieved on any hair length or texture and is super easy to do. For example, if you have straight hair and want to add some texture, simply spray your strands with a salt spray, braid your hair while it's damp, and then let it air dry. You can also scrunch your hair with your fingers while drying for extra volume and texture.

If you have curly hair, simply let your hair air dry and then use your fingers to scrunch with a light holding cream. This will help tame any frizz and add definition to your natural curls. Or you can always put hot tools such as flat irons or curling wands to use if you want something more polished and sophisticated.

Product To Try: Bio Ionic – Long Barrel Curling Iron ($140)

8. The Center Part

We all know that Gen Z doesn't care for a side part, which is why it isn't a surprise that the center part is going to be a popular hairstyle once again this summer, and we will likely see a lot of it on TikTok and Instagram.

Just as the name describes, the center part can be any length and style, as long as it is, well, parted in the middle. Think textured, blown out, straight bob, mid-length, and even long hair. To add a little bit of spice to a center part, you can consider choosing a cute headband or adding some sparkly bobby pins or clips to the sides to give it an edge.

Product To Try: Scunci – Elite Triple-Strand Rhinestone Headband ($16)

9. Long Hair, Wispy Fringe

If you have long hair, this summer will be your time to shine by embracing your natural texture and length. One hairstyle that will be popular is leaving your hair down and cutting a wispy, face-framing fringe. However, if you want to look a little more polished, use a flat iron to create that beautiful silky length, just like Megan Fox does.

10. Long, Sleek Hair

And if you aren't a fan of a wispy, French girl fringe, you can always embrace your long and sleek hair by simply parting it in the middle and tucking it behind your ears. This timeless hairstyle radiates elegance and sophistication, which are two things that will never go out of style. Bonus points for being such a versatile hairstyle and looking great on everyone. If you want to add just a little bit of shine and bring everything together, don't forget to add a glossy hair mist to your shopping cart right now.

Product To Try: NatureLab. Tokyo – Perfect Shine Oil Mist ($17)

11. Sleek and Spiky ‘90s Updo

The ‘90s are making a serious comeback this summer, and one hairstyle that we will be seeing more of is the sleek and spiky updo. This look is best achieved on medium-length hair, and it involves center-parting your hair, pulling the front sections loose, and smoothing the rest back into a slick ponytail at the crown. Next, twist your hair, wrap it into a bun, leave the ends loose and spiky, and secure them in place at the front of your bun using a hairband.

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12. Shadow Ombre

And if you thought the ombre was dead, think again because it's making a comeback this summer in the form of a shadow ombre. This trend is perfect for those who want to add some dimension and depth to their hair without going too drastic or fully changing their color. The best thing about shadow ombre is that it can be done on any hair length or color. So, if making a change is on your hair goals list this summer, consider giving shadow ombre a try.

13. Hair Clips and Claws

Undone, loosely clipped hair is definitely something we will be seeing more of this summer. The best thing about fixing your hair in a huge hair clip is keeping cool and not dealing with a sweaty back and neck. The second best thing about it is that it can be made to look incredibly chic and sophisticated by simply completing your look with some statement earrings or a pair of beautiful sunglasses. Hot mom vibes all summer long!

Product To Try: Lulus – Cool As You Blue and White Block Hair Clip ($14)

Closing Thoughts

There you have it, 13 hairstyles to try this summer made popular by our favorite celebrities. Whether you want to add some texture, color change, or just keep your hair neatly blown-out and sophisticated, remember to have fun with it and enjoy trying out new styles. After all, summer is the perfect time to experiment!

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