With summer just around the corner and the weather heating up, temperatures this weekend are threatening record highs! Whether you plan on spending the holiday weekend relaxing at a backyard barbeque or heading to the track in Indianapolis, IN to watch the biggest race of the year, we want you to look cool despite the heat.
Everyone knows that humidity and sweat are a girl’s worst hair nightmare… but have no fear! We are here to show you the best ways to keep your hair looking as hot as you feel. These fresh takes on old classics will be sure to keep your hair off your neck and your mind off the heat!
Just because it’s easy does not mean your ponytail has to be blah or boring. Whether you wear it low, loose, and on the side like Vanessa Hudgens, structured and chic like Blake Lively, or add a playful poof like Kate Beckinsale, the ponytail is a quick and versatile way to look sexy while conquering a muggy day. To spice it up a little, try Jessica Simpson's look and wrap a strand of hair around the base of the pony.
Like the ponytail, the bun promises to keep your neck free of sweat and your routine free of hot hair tools! Plus, this updo can be readily altered depending on your hair type, destination, and outfit- you can wear it up high, down low, on the side, pulled in tight, or hanging loose! For a classic look, copy Miranda Kerr’s look and comb hair into a tidy yet lovely ballerina bun. For a more relaxed look, textured hair can be effortlessly scooped into a messy bun, following these simple instructions. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, check out these recommendations for a fun and flirty triple bun. No matter which style you sport, the bun is a fool-proof approach to keep you looking hot and your head and shoulders feeling cool.
What is the easiest way to disguise frizz and fly-aways? Braids... perfect for hot days, as they are one of the hottest trends of the season! Braids can add volume to fine hair and tame thick or curly hair. Plus, they instantly cover up any wild strands that have fallen victim to the humidity. To revamp this timeless look, let your hair fall at its natural part and scoop it into your favorite braid style. Keep it simple and orderly, as Nicole Kidman does, or pull out a few stands and loosen it up to achieve Audrina Patridge's boho look.
If you are feeling ambitious and looking for a more unique style, you can always mix and match any number of these updos to achieve a heat and humidity proof style that is all your own. Braid the end of your favorite ponytail, pull a few smaller braids into a bun hat at the back of your head, or follow the instructions below to create a reverse french braid with a bun piled on top. Don't feel like creating your own updo for the day? Not a problem! Head to Jada Beauty to find a stylist as fun and creative as your heat-proof hairstyle fantasies.
Still stumped and looking for inspiration, or a hot day hair hero? Don't be afraid to look outside of the box! Sport a fun summer headband to pull hair out of your face, or top your 'do with a hat to protect your lovely locks from the sun. Feeling bold? Check out Jada Beauty to find your perfect stylist, bring along your BFF to hold your hand, and hit a great local salon to go short! Chopping off your tresses can not only give you a fresh and flirty new look, but it ensures a relaxing summer sans the hair fuss and hot hair tools of past years. Kiera Knightly shows you how to rock short hair of any length and style. Whether its blunt and razored or straight and bobbed, the common theme with all of these chic looks is easy and off of your neck!
Regardless of which hot weather style you decide to try out, remember to spritz your hair with sun protectant and show your skin some sun-tan lotion love, too. Then relax, hit the town, and soak up the envious glances as your friends wonder how you managed to keep your hair looking so hot despite the heat!
For the love of hair,