Hairstyles are a great way to show off your personal style preferences. However, during the summer months, it can feel like a pain to do your hair at all, much less try out anything especially fabulous. The good news is that regardless of your hair length, there are many options available for you to keep your hair tied back while also looking amazing. Find an Ulta coupon, stock up on styling gels and ponytail holders, and try out some of these styles.
1. Fishtail Braid
The fishtail braid is like a super-elegant take on a French braid. Pull the hair back into a ponytail, then divide it into two. Take a section of hair from the outside of the left ponytail, then bring it all the way over and underneath the right ponytail. Then, take a section of hair from the outside of the right ponytail and bring it all the way over and underneath the left. Continue this process until you run out of room, then secure it with a ponytail holder.
2. Space Buns
Space buns are one of the most popular concert and festival hairstyles, and for good reason. This simple, casual set of buns makes you look cute and ready for anything. It’s also super simple. Gather two ponytails at the top of your head, wherever you want the buns, then wind the hair around the ponytails, bobby pinning them in place.
3. Balloon Ponytail
The balloon ponytail is a take on a traditional ponytail with a bit of extra spunk. Pull all your hair into a single ponytail at the back of your head. An inch or two below it, put another ponytail holder, then pull the hair in between the ponytail holders out, forming a round section of hair. Do this until you’re all out of hair entirely.
4. Wrapped Ponytail
There are many ways to complete a wrapped ponytail, but all of them are equally simple. Pull your hair back into a ponytail like normal. Then, add more ponytail holders, each of them directly underneath the previous one, until you’ve wrapped as much as you like. Instead of ponytail holders, you can also use a length of wire or string if it matches your style.
5. Side Braid
The side braid is super easy, but it instantly classes up any ponytail. Take a small section of hair near the front of your head on either side, then braid it all the way down. Pull all your hair, including that small braid, into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. You don’t even need to secure the small braid with an elastic, as the ponytail itself will keep it in place. This is super-easy and much simpler than any other way to class up your ponytail.
No matter how much time, hair, or energy you have to create a unique summer style, there’s a hairstyle out there for you. These five are all great starting points, and work best for medium or long hair. Try out your own styles based on these as well – it’s never a bad idea to play around and discover something that’s really uniquely “yours.”