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The best hairstyles for summer 2021

The best hairstyles for summer 2021

Summer 2021 is here, and we’re elated! We couldn’t be more ready for a reason to style our hair and be seen out and about. If you’re intimidated by elaborate hairstyles, don't sweat it because we are here to help you out with these trending, easy summer looks that you can re-create yourself. 

Many of these styles keep your hair off your shoulders, letting you stay cool while still looking cute—a double win! That is an absolute must for carefree summer days when we want minimal heat styling and no fuss. Unfortunately, warm weather can make heat styling unbearable, so we’ll avoid blow-drying, straightening, and curling when possible. Let’s beat the heat with these effortless stylish looks that’ll turn heads. 

Whether your hair is long, short, curly, or straight, there’s a hairstyle here for you to embrace your natural hair type. These summer hairstyles will take you from “hot mess” to “out to impress,” whether that is by the beach or at the brunch table. 

Balloon ponytail

For an updated twist on the high ponytail, tie off sections with elastics and puff-out pieces to make them look voluminous.

Wet-look bob

Look like you've just emerged from the pool by slicking down your hair with a shiny hair gloss, gel, or Hair La Vie Serum. Tuck your hair behind your ears, and you have the perfect hairstyle to show off your favorite earrings. 

Wispy updo

Style your hair into a messy bun and pull out a few wispy pieces for a wind-blown look. Let pieces of hair fall and frame your face. You’ll look effortless and chic this summer with an elegant and natural updo.

Wrapped pony

With this simple upgrade to a low ponytail, secure one hair tie at the nape of your neck. You can use multiple hair ties, a scarf, or wired ribbon until you reach your desired length. 

French braided chignon

You’ll be date-night ready with a romantic French braid wrapped into a low bun. Just use a few bobby pins to keep it in place.

Pineapple curls

One way to embrace your naturally curly texture is to toss your tendrils into a tall updo and let them bounce and flow. The more voluminous, the better, but they’ll still be out of the way.

Oversized braided top knot

You can twist your box braids into an oversized bun for a chic statement look that is summer-proof and versatile.

Double bun

Try this for a grown-up version of gen z space buns, which are two baby buns on each side of your head. Instead, section the top half of your hair into an updo bun. With the remaining section, make another equal-sized bun just below it under your crown. You can alternate making a loop instead of a bun for a fresh modern look. 

Low loop

If you have shorter hair, tuck your hair into a neat low loop at the nape of your neck. It adds more fullness than a bun to your style. 

Pigtail braids

With prairie-style fashion everywhere right now, these braids will look youthful and fun. If you want to keep it sporty, you can add a bucket for a different feel. 

Sleek topknot 

When it's humid, there's nothing like a super-sleek topknot. Keep things smooth by using a finishing hairspray at your roots, and then brush it through and twist. We like to create a center part at the front of our hairline and keep the sides tucked back. 

Curtain bangs

These shaggy and retro bangs have a 70’s Bridgette Bardot vibe and might be the most flattering type of fringe. Rather than laying bluntly across your forehead, they part and frame your face in a way that resembles curtains swept to each side of a window. We love their sultry look and will be sporting these ‘til fall.

Final thoughts

Updos are great for hot weather, getting your hair off your neck and back, and allowing the breeze to cool you down. There’s also never been a more tempting or better time to try a bold new cropped cut. We love a pixie cut, a bob, and a beach-wavy long bob sometimes called a Lob. 

During summer months, hair is prone to becoming greasier and flatter in the sweltering heat, so re-fresh your style with Hair La Vie’s Dry Shampoo. It’ll add gorgeous volume and absorb oil in between washes so you can be out the door and soak up every bit of summer fun! 

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