Super-long hair and mermaid waves are a match made in heaven. But when it’s pushing 90 degrees, the last thing we want is waist-grazing locks surrounding us like a heated blanket (we’re sweating just thinking about it). Which is why we’re turning to these eight hairstyles that keep long hair out of our face and off our shoulder.
The Best Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair
The most classic hot weather hairstyle works for any texture. Pull everything up high above the crown of your head for all the cheerleader vibes.
Sleek Low Pony
Center-parted and stick straight, this style requires basically zero skills. Just use a rat-tail comb to get a precise part and slick flyaways down with a bit of hairspray.
Loose Side Braid
Beach hair just met its match. A loose, pulled-apart side braid gets hair off your shoulders, and saltwater helps keep everything intact.
This wet-look hairstyle is quickly becoming our go-to for summer. Whether your hair’s already wet from the pool or you just want to fight frizz, squeeze a dollop of gel into palms and run fingers through your roots.
If you want your hair completely off your neck, this braided ‘do is where it’s at. A little boho and a lot chic, all you need is basic braid knowledge and a few bobby pins.
Tired of the same only ponytail? Braid it. Whether you work in some cornrows or not, it’s sure to keep you looking fly.
Found: yet another ponytail upgrade. This one keeps flyaways at bay with one big cornrow in the center that adds edge just like a mohawk…but without a drastic haircut.
Double the braids, double the fun. Put your hair into two French braids for a beach day, and then undo them for frizz-free beachy waves at night.