It is so hot out. It’s disgustingly, stupidly, ridiculously hot outside. It’s so hot out that just spending the entire summer living in a Starbucks is starting to seem like a good idea. Really, I don’t need more in life than iced tea, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. But since I can’t actually do that, I can at least get my gross, sweaty hair off my neck for the next few months.
Updos are unfairly thought of as stiff, formal hairstyles. Really, they’re perfect for summer, if you don’t want to take the plunge and get that short haircut you’ve been thinking about. Just tie your hair up out of the way and go about your business at least 70 percent cooler. Here are 13 easy updos that are perfect for casual summer wear.
1. The Bouffant Bun
I love the way this one sits somewhere between formal and casual. The messy aspect means you can wear it out anywhere, even in this weather, and if it gets a bit mussed up, sweaty, or disheveled, it will just be even cuter.
2. Two-Part Bun
This one is super easy. I actually wear this one a lot. you can either let the two pieces overlap for a giant bun look, or keep them a bit separate for an interesting sort of split-bun look.
3. Easy Twisty Bun
This one looks so good for summer. These looks all seem way more complicated than they actually are, and when worn out during the summer they seem relaxed and casual.
4. Scarf Bun
A little bit Downton Abbey, a little bit 70s flight attendant.
5. Scarf Bun II
This one is a must for summer.
6. Scarf in the Bun
This adds a bit of visual interest to an otherwise boring wet bun. And this way you can go out with your hair wet and still look awesome.
7. Messy Topknot with a Scarf
This way you get all the benefits of wearing a sweatband, without actually having to wear a sweatband.
8. Rolled Bun
This one looks hard, but it’s really not.
9. Side Bun with Tiny Braids
The side bun is probably my favorite summer bun.
10. Top Knot
Gwen Stefani wears top knots, so you know they’re still awesome.
11. Looped Top Knot
This is a good one to try if you find all your top knot attempts come out too small and shrimpy.
12. Looped Top Knot and Scarf
This is a really good way to look like you have a ton of hair up there, which is impressive considering that this model’s hair isn’t six feet long or anything.
13. Three Braided Buns
I love it when super complicated looking hairstyles wind up being ridiculously easy.