10 sexy summer hair inspiration

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Summer’s got your hair tied up in a ponytail? Take your hairstyle to the next level with these sexy summer hair inspiration.

 

We get it. It’s going to get so hot and humid out there that you can’t help but get sucked into the mundanity of that ponytail routine. But before you hastily gather your hair up and surrender to the dog days of summer… stop, the season’s too short for a boring pony.

Resist the temptation and stay (and look) cool in the summer heat with these 10 hair inspiration.

Low, sleek ponys

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 1 Transform your traditional ponytail from casual to chic with a sleek, sharp parting. (Pictures reposted from Harpersbazaar.com, Hair.becomegorgeous.com)

Oh look, a ponytail with a twist. Transform your traditional ponytail from casual to chic with a sleek, sharp parting (centre or side, you decide). Swap out your regular black hair tie and amp up with a classy hairpiece for that summer bash.

Side braids

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 2A Lauren Conrad keeps her fringe out of her face while Selena Gomez keeps her hairdo summer sexy. (Pictures repost from Laurenconrad.com, Pophaircuts.com)

French braids, crown braids, side braids, fishtail braids — braids keep your tresses all locked in and away from the sweltering heat. Lauren Conrad (left) keeps her fringe out of her face while Selena Gomez (right) keeps her hairdo summer sexy.

Slicked-backs

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 3 This look requires a bit of product but delivers a whole lot of cool. (Pictures repost from Eonline.com, Dentelleetfleurs.com)

This look requires a bit of product but delivers a whole lot of cool. Slicked back from your forehead and let down loose at the back — no partings needed — this super-sleek hairstyle complements a strong make-up look.

Beachy waves

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 4 Beach waves are a cheat style for naturally frizzy hair. (Pictures repost from Ioxabeauty.com, Trendsurvivor.com)

A cheat style for naturally frizzy hair, these layered, tousled care-free waves make you look like you’ve been frolicking by the beach. Here’s a tip: fake the texture with a spritz of sea-salt spray.

Pinned tresses

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 10 Ditch the boring black ones and embrace the boldly coloured clips fit for summer. (Pictures repost from Thefancy.com, Blog.luxyhair.com)

Keep your strands securely in place with bobby pins and don’t bother hiding them anymore. Ditch the boring blacks and flaunt the boldly coloured ones fit for summer.

High top knots

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 5 Top knots are absolute low-maintenance solutions, perfect for when you’re having the worst of bad hair days. (Pictures repost from Harpersbazaar.com, Figtny.com)

Top knots are absolute low-maintenance solutions, perfect for when you’re having the worst of bad hair days. This modern timeless style not only keeps you cool in the heat, it also adds casual-chic points to your summer get-up.

Knotted half buns

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 6 Get your hair out of the way while letting it down with this knotted half bun. (Pictures repost from Byrdie.com)

Can’t decide between getting your hair out of the way because it’s too hot and letting it down completely because you like it better like that? Come to a compromise with the knotted half bun.

Blunt bobs

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 7 Blunt and choppy with no layers, get into the style crowd in this summer-proof cut. (Pictures reposted from Sheerluxe.com, Stylebistro.com)

The blunt bob just might be this year’s most iconic hairstyle, with stars like Karlie Kloss, Dakota Johnson and Kim Kardashian taking the chop for the bob. Blunt and choppy with no layers, get into the style crowd with this summer-proof cut.

Pixie cuts

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 8 The pixie cut is so easy to maintain that you barely need any time to prep it in the morning. (Pictures reposted from Usmagazine.com, Glamour.com)

Too hot to bother? Go short — real short. Audrey Hepburn had it, Twiggy had it, now you can have it too. The pixie cut is so easy to maintain that you barely need any time to prep it in the morning.

Scarfed style

15 Jun 15 - SM - 10 sexy summer hair inspiration - 9 Jazz up your summer outfits (or hide your greasy roots) with a pretty, patterned scarf. (Pictures reposted from Fenzyme.com, Totalbeauty.com)

Jazz up your summer outfits (or hide your greasy roots) with a pretty, patterned scarf. Opt for silk ones to stay cool and look gorgeous with its natural, breathable properties.

Which one of these summer hairstyles will you be rocking? Sound off below.

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