The Best Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair

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.

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Super-high Pony

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.

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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.

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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.

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Slicked Back

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.

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Milkmaid Braids

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.

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Braided Pony

Tired of the same only ponytail? Braid it. Whether you work in some cornrows or not, it’s sure to keep you looking fly.

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Mohawk Pony

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.

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Boxer Braids

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.

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