Look at you girl! It’s only June and your summer is already heating up -- beach dates, music fests, poolside cocktails, local fairs, mini golf evenings, goodness the itinerary goes on.
Real quick though, have you got your summer style in order? Because, come on, you know you want to look good … and more importantly you want to be sure you’ve got the right style for the right occasion, which is why we’ve rounded up 10 Sexy Summer Hairstyles (+ the Products You Need).
1. Saltwater Straight
Must Have Product: Lanza Healing Style Beach Spray
Get the Look: If you’ve been longing for those crunchy, waves all winter -- without the drying effects of course -- Lanza Healing Style Beach Spray is where it’s at. This unique styling formula contains nourishing ocean botanicals and fortifying sea minerals to give hair a healthy, "fresh from the beach" look. Simply spray onto damp or dry hair. Let dry naturally or with a diffuser. Or spray on dry hair for light lift at roots. Featuring Keratin Healing System, color preservers, triple UV protectors, thermal guard, and rainforest botanicals you can have as much fun in the sun as you want.
2. Au Natural
Must Have Product: Philip B. Lovin' Leave-in Treatment
Get the Look: Weightless shine and bounce all day? Yes, please! Apply a small dollop of Lovin' Leave-in Treatment to towel-dried hair, work it through from roots to ends -- focusing on dry spots -- and let hair air dry. Thanks to touch of henna and horsetail frizz is contained, while soy and wheat proteins and healing amino acids strength and restore.
3. Loose Waves
Must Have Products: Graham Webb Making Waves Curl Defining Conditioner and Brit Style Shine Serum
Get the Look: First thing first, conditioning is needed. Graham Webb’s curl enhancing conditioner is where you’ll start. The brand’s high performance products are activated by the warmth of water revitalizing naturally curly, waved, or treated hair as it detangles and moisturizes helping to eliminate frizz and create soft, flexible curl. After conditioning, simply towel dry hair, massage two or three drops of Graham Webb’s high-gloss serum through hair with focus on the ends, and let air dry. Or let hair air dry and then smooth two or three drops to tame frizz and flyaways.
4. Loose Ponytail
Must Have Product: Ouidad Playcurl Volumizing Foam
Get the Look: What says sexy more than a no-fuss, coolly-confident yet perfectly-placed loose ponytail? On a hot summer day, not much. To get this look, first work Ouidad Playcurl Volumizing Foam through sections of towel dried hair building body and boosting fine, thin curls. Tease hair at roots, lightly scrunch the ends for a light curl, and let hair air dry. With fingers, pull hair into a ponytail -- being sure to keep volume in the teased roots, and gently secure with elastic. Give the pony tail a quick twist so ends hold the curl.
5. Low Side-Set Fishtail Braid
Must Have Product: Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray
Get the Look: Intricately simple, this is a look that always catches eyes. Just gather naturally or blow dried hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and pull the hair over one shoulder. Then braid into a fishtail braid and set with Redken’s fast-drying, fine-mist hair spray, which lets you work, shape and finish for flawless styles with 24-hour humidity resistance and 8-hour control.
6. French Braid Band
Must Have Product: Sexy Hair Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Weightless Hairspray
Get the Look: Fairytale beauty perfect for a hot summer’s night. Begin by sectioning a band of hair starting at your natural part and running parallel to your forehead down to the nape of the neck. French braid this band and with your fingers gently gather the rest of your hair tying it into a low-set, messy bun. Finish the look with Sexy Hair’s feather light hairspray, which supplies moisture and hydration to nourish and repair hair while offering UV and heat protection.
7. Sweep Back
Must Have Product: Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner
Get the Look: Yes, we know, we know. We’d be so beautiful if we’d just get our hair out of our face (note: we don’t necessarily always agree, but yeah, the sweep back can be a sexy look all in itself). It takes more than an awesome headband to achieve this look though. What you’ll need is to start with Mixed Chicks Leave-in Conditioner that really plays up the body of your hair, while leaving the sweep back section perfectly smooth. Depending on the thickness and texture of your hair, massage a dollop or two of Mixed Chicks curl-defining formula through towel dried hair. Then slide your headband of choice and blow dry with a diffuser or air dry the back section of hair.
8. High Bun
Must Have Product: Rocktastic Hardcore Spray Gel
Get the Look: Not everyone’s into letting their hair down when it comes to cocktails poolside. Some of would rather rock a high bun, drawing attention to our decolletage while sipping on the sweetness. Simply spritz wet hair with Rocktastic Hardcore Spray Gel and with a fine-tooth comb gather hair into a high ponytail. Twist the ponytail and knot up into a bun. Complete the look with one last spritz of the antioxidant- rich gel, which is actually formulated with a UV barrier.
9. Twist Updo
Must Have Product: Bumble and Bumble Holding Spray
Get the Look: This look is a little tricky, but as long as you’ve got a handful of bobby pins and a bottle of Bumble and Bumble Holding Spray you’re set. Start by dividing hair air dried or blow dried hair into 1 to 2 inch sections. Spray each section with the workable hair spray, which will lock in shape but still let hair fall softly, and twist the hair pinning the ends close to the crown of your head. Once all sections are twisted, take the bulk of remaining hair hanging from the crown, give it a big twist, and clip. Finish the look with one last spritz.
10. Fauxhawk Updo
Must Have Product: Kenra Styling Creme
Get the Look: Oh wild child, this summer is all yours. So let’s heat it up! But first, we’ve got to get some Kenra Styling Creme through your tresses. Wet or dry, massage a dollop of this truly versatile creme -- for a bit of body and bounce, and a whole lot of hold -- through your hair. If you’re working with wet hair, blow dry or let it air dry, and then pull the sides back and pin up close to the crown of your head, running down the middle of your head to the nape of your neck. Take one last dollop and apply generously for more hold.