10 Summer Hairstyle Ideas To Look Fab In The Sun

by BRENDA L. / 23. MAI 2023

Reading Time: 5 Minutes


    Hot days spent lounging on the beach, sunny Sunday brunches, long walks during golden hour and poolside parties… Yes, summer can get quite busy – and you’ll need a variety of different hairstyles for every occasion. Whether you need to go fancy for a wedding on the beach or you simply want to try out a “next-big-thing” look for a summer party with your coworkers, we’ve got you covered. Here’s 10 summer hairstyle ideas to look beyond-cool this upcoming season!

    Beach Waves

    Beach waves, also known as mermaid waves, are the ultimate summer hairstyle for a number of reasons. Well, first of all, the very name of this hairdo! This effortless look can be achieved by using a curling iron or wand, or even a waver. Some people, instead, recreate their own version of mermaid waves by braiding their tresses when wet and letting it air dry. You could also add a few spritzes of sea-salt spray to texturise your hair even further! Hair extensions can help you achieve a sunkissed glow (such as in the case of balayage hair extensions) without letting pesky bleach come any close to your natural hair.

    High Ponytail

    The high ponytail is a classic summer hairstyle that never goes out of style. Celebrities such as Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian made the high, slicked-back ponytail super popular – so much so that we designed the perfect tool to get a celebrity-like ponytail in just a few minutes. Yep, you read that right: the wrap around ponytail hair extensions set is all you need to get this signature hairdo. On top of looking absolutely unmatched, this style is also perfect for keeping your hair off your face and neck on hot summer days. 

    Top Knot

    The top knot is another classic summer hairstyle that's perfect for keeping your hair away from our face and neck on hot sunny days. Simple and easy, you can recreate this look by pulling your hair into a high ponytail and twisting it into a “knot” – not in the literal sense, but more like a squiggly bun. To add extra volume and length, try using clip in hair extensions. Having a few tendrils left out here and there will give your top knot a “lived in” effect that makes it even cooler. Absolutely worth a try! 

    Dutch Braids

    Keeping your hair out of your face while riding a big wave or sitting next to a bonfire on the sand can be made super-stylish with the help of a couple of Dutch braids. This hairstyle has become a symbol of festival season, and lots of celebrities have given it a go – including Amanda Seyfried, Zendaya and Kim K. To enhance your Dutch braids, you can add Seamless hair extensions by applying them horizontally to add length and thickness to your natural hair – laying flat against the scalp with their silicone seam, they will stay perfectly hidden in your tresses!

    Messy Bun

    Looking forward to the ultimate lazy day this summer? Why not make it glamorous too? The messy bun is a casual hairstyle that works all-year-round, and its popularity has skyrocketed to the point that some celebrities even made it their hairstyle of choice for a wedding. Its unique laid-back, effortlessly chic vibe make the messy bun a fan favourite. All you need to do is pull your hair up and twist it into a bun – then, if you’d like to add a more lived-in energy to it, pull out a few tendrils to frame your face. You could also curl them to make it more elegant.

    Half-Up, Half-Down

    Half-up hairstyles are a great way to show off length and thickness in your tresses whilst also keeping your hair away from your face. However, if your locks tend to lean towards the thinner side, putting half of your hair up can make you lose volume and fullness. To regain the lost thickness and add some more, you can use Ultra Volume hair extensions. These extensions are ideal for creating a glamorous look, and work perfectly to blend blunt haircuts with added length. Once you have achieved the desired fullness, you can start styling. To create a half-up half-down style, gather the top section of your hair and secure it with a hair tie or a trendy claw clip! Read more about how to use these cute accessories in our dedicated blog: Thursday Hair 101: How To Put Your Hair In A Claw Clip.

    Fishtail Braid

    The fishtail braid, just like Dutch braids, has become a classic festival hairstyle and – generally speaking – a popular summer look. Fishtail braids can be accessorised with hair rings, hair tinsel and even fresh flowers, for a short period of time! To frame your face and give the braid a casual feel, you can pull out a couple of tendrils or opt for baby braids at the front in pure Y2K style. Adding hair extensions to your fishtail braid can enhance volume, thickness, and length – or even a streak of colour for the ultimate mermaid effect.

    Side Braid

    Looking for a romantic summer hairstyle for a nice date night? Then look no further than the side braid – quick and easy to recreate, this look can be achieved by braiding your hair to one side of your head and securing it with a hair tie, or a scrunchie for those looking to achieve a more nostalgic type of vibe. Just like in the case of a fishtail braid, you can always add a splash of colour with hair extensions, or even use them to take your side plait to the next level with added thickness and length.

    The Bandana ‘Do

    Bandanas are back! Together with headbands, they are a super-cool accessory that can elevate your natural hair look in an effortless, trendy way. If you have textured hair, boosting it with the aid of curly hair extensions can help you recreate a deliciously-retro hairdo – whilst keeping your tresses away from your face. Feel free to experiment with other types of hair extensions, including clip in bangs, for the ultimate bandana hairstyle.

    Sleek Low Bun

    Still living your clean girl aesthetic dream? We got you. The sleek low bun is the perfect hairstyle to keep things classy and glamorous, even on the beach! Minimal jewellery and a high-shine finish are the key to making this hairstyle as polished as you can. Want more looks inspired by this popular vibe? Check out our blog: Less Is More: The Clean Girl Aesthetic Guide.


    No matter what your summer is going to look like – your holiday destination and city brunch days with the girls are sorted, thanks to this list of glamorous, practical and trendy hairstyles. Explore a world of possibilities with clip in hair extensions and create your dream summer look!

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