4 Hot-Weather Hairstyles for the Long Weekend

Aug 17, 2015
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4 Hot-Weather Hairstyles that Will Survive Any Outdoor Wedding

We’ve all been there: While you’re sitting in sweltering heat and humidity, your hair completely frizzes out or sinks into a sweaty, sloppy mess. Stay cool at all your holiday weekend happenings with these four hairstyles that can take the heat.

Bouncy Waves that Won’t Fall Flat

If you’re set on wearing your hair down, use a thinner curling wand like amika’s to curl hair a little bit tighter than you normally would. This way, your waves are less likely to droop if humidity sets in. As Juliette explains, the key to avoiding flat hair five minutes after you unplug is to hold each curl for a few seconds so it can cool after you remove the wand. Hit each layer of your hair with a lightweight dry texturizing spray like amika's Un.Done Texture Spray as you go to soak up any oil and add even more volume. Then, brush through your handiwork and use your fingers to gently tease your waves upwards so any future frizz looks intentional.

A Plan-B Ponytail to Salvage Your Style

If you’re breaking too much of a sweat on the dance floor, transform your waves into a voluminous low ponytail, an easy way to salvage any down style that’s getting too hot. Dust and work in Davines This is a Texturizing Dust to revive sweaty strands, then gently tease hair at the crown. Gather all your hair at the nape of your neck, secure with an elastic, and wrap a small section of hair from your pony around the base to up the chic factor.

A Halo Braid that Looks Better Messy

A pretty fishtail halo braid is perfect for summer weddings because it strikes the right balance between undone and done up. Vlogger Amber Fillerup’s method is the easiest way to get this look. Divide your hair into two sections, leaving some face-framing strands loose, and create a fishtail braid on each side. Use your fingers to slightly loosen each braid before securing with elastics, then, bring one braid up and over your head, pinning behind your opposite ear, and bring the second braid under and over and pin behind your other ear to create the halo. Spray with a texturizing spray like amika's to play up the lived in look, and let the humidity and heat do the rest.

The Side Braid that Keeps Long Hair Off Your Face

If updos aren’t your thing, try an on-trend side braid that will keep your hair out of your face and off your back. Vlogger Mimi of Luxy Hair dresses up the usual three-strand style by crossing hair under instead of over (aka Dutch braiding). To get the look, warm a bit of Number 4 Texture Styling Cream between your hands to give your hair some grip, and begin Dutch braiding, adding more hair as you go. Once you get just below your ear, continue the braid and secure with an elastic. Apply a little more paste to your fingertips, and go back and loosen your braid to add volume,texture, and extra hold against humidity.

Erica S. Really good at wearing bedhead, pretty good at hoarding eyeliner, definitely watched too much MTV as a tween.