Summer Hairstyles

We’re enjoying the sunshine at Dirty Looks HQ today, so we thought this was the perfect opportunity to share our favourite summer hairstyles with you. Keep reading for inspiration for styling your hair this summer.

Ponytails and braids are both perfect choices for summer hairstyles and they are both bang-on-trend too! They’re great styles for keeping your hair off your face and for keeping you cool in the warmer months.


We’re keeping it simple with the super high ponytail as our first summer hairstyle; this look is easy to achieve and has been super popular in the celeb world, so you certainly won’t be compromising on style with this look. We love the super high ponytail when it’s worn UBER long, so clipping in your 20-22” or 24-26” hair extensions first would give you a real statement finish. Wear this ponytail up high on the crown of your hair and wear it poker straight. This style looks amazing worn super sleek, but a straight cut fringe also complements it really well. :)


Next up, we’re taking inspiration from our recent braid hair tutorials with the gorgeous upside down french braided bun; we love this summer hairstyle as it incorporates both the braid and the bun, which are two of this year’s hottest hair trends. If you’ve got the french braiding technique down to a tee then this should be super easy for you to create, but the finished style looks far more intricate (no one needs to know how simple it was … it can be our little secret!) If you’re a little unsure on creating this style, then pop over to our upside down french braided bun tutorial to follow our steps. :)


If the braided bun isn’t your thing then you could give the fishtail braid a whirl instead; the popularity of the fishtail braid has continued to grow and we can definitely see why! It’s constantly popping up on the red carpet and on runways all over the world.
We think this is a great summer hairstyle and it’s a great festival look too; we LOVE this look when it’s worn to the side and over one shoulder.
Fit your hair extensions before creating your fishtail braid to add gorgeous thickness and length to really set this style off.


Finally, if you’re looking for a down ‘do, we have the ever popular boho waves. Boho waves are a staple summer hairstyle and you’ll see crowds of girls sporting this look during the warmer months. This style is carefree, but still fabulously on-trend. We recommend styling your hair and your hair extensions with a Babyliss Conical Wand to create your boho waves … tousle your waves so they’re not too defined … we’re going for that beachy effect remember. ;) If you want to add more texture then braid or plait a few sections of your hair and pin them to the back of your head … braids and plaits work oh-so-well with boho waves, so give this a go.

So, there you have our favourite summer hairstyles, but we want to hear all about your favourites. Would you pick one of our fave styles or do you have one of your own? Tell us in the comments box or pop along to our Facebook page to show us your pics. :)