Is anyone else having a holiday hangover today? I am! I did not want to get out of bed this morning, especially do my hair. Today I’m sharing 5 easy updos you can do this summer when it’s too hot to leave your hair down, or you’re in a rush and headed out of the door. Here are my five go-to summer up-dos that take less than 5 minutes to do (promise)! And for more hairstyle inspiration, make sure to follow my hair Pinterest page (HERE). Enjoy and let me know which hairstyle is your favorite! xo
The Triple Threat
It’s time for a new “Space Bun” hairstyle and I’m calling it The Triple Threat. When I first chopped off my hair a couple years ago, I couldn’t do a top knot or ponytail without pieces falling out. So when I was at home and it was too hot to handle, I would create these three buns on my head. I actually fell in love with the hairstyle because it’s a little rock n’ roll but so easy to do! To create this look you start out by separating your hair into three layers. Start at the top and use an elastic to secure the first bun and do that same for the next two. Your buns don’t have to be perfect, the messier the better! It’s business in the front, party in the back!
Dutch Braid Pony
Say goodbye to boring ponytails this summer and try out the Dutch braid pony. Instead of French braiding your hair (braiding the pieces over each other), do an inside out French braid, better known as a Dutch braid (the pieces are folded underneath each other). First off, apply product to texturize your hair and then start braiding from the crown of your head to the nape of your neck. Secure with a hair tie, wrap extra hair around the hair tie and then tease the ends for a messy finish.
Top Knot with a Twist
Sometimes a top knot is all you have the energy for, and I’m right there with ya! However, I still hate how boring it can be, so I tie a scarf around the finished top knot to give it a little personality. To start I add product to my hair to give it texture, then I gather all my hair and create the top knot. Whether your top knot comes out messy or perfectly coiled, this style will look great!
Double French Bun
As many of you know, my mom is a hairstylist and I’ve learned pretty much everything about hair from her. Halfway through elementary school, my mom made me start doing my own hair for practice. I always loved french braids but she refused to do them for me so I could learn. I would practice braiding on myself and now I can do a french braid in maybe 30 seconds flat! For this look, make two french braids to the nape of your neck, combine the two braids into one ponytail and then create one loop of your hair in your hair tie. With the excess hair from the loop bun, wrap around and secure with bobby pins.
Not Your Average Ponytail
This look is as easy as one, two, three! Create a low pony at the nape of your neck, and then add small elastics down the pony. Once the hair ties are placed, pull the hair outwards to create that “bubble” look. For another similar look, you can braid or fishtail the sections between the elastics!