Easy Hairstyles to Beat the Heat

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 by Morgan

beat the heat

I don’t know about you but the thought of wearing my hair down in these hot summer months makes my neck sweat just thinking about it!

Here are a few quick up-styles that will help you feeling and looking cool.

To recreate these styles you will need a couple handbag ready accessories:  soft fabric hair tie, Bobbi pins and a scarf/or headband.

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High Pony

Gather hair loosely into desired pony height and secure with hair tie. Pay no attention to the lumps and bumps; this style is all about showing your natural texture.

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Top Knot

You can rock your top knot with volume and texture like featured above, or it can also be worn sleek with minimal bumps.

Once hair is tied into pony, wrap the tail around the base into desired height and secure knot with Bobbi pins close to scalp.

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Accessorized Style

Tie hair scarf along hair line. Loosely pin small sections of hair up to desire style, there is no wrong way to achieve this looks great messy with tendrils hanging down.

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Low Bun

You pick the side and shape of this one! Gather hair to one side loosely and swirl into a bun. This style looks great with curls framing the face.

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31 Comments for “Easy Hairstyles to Beat the Heat”

  1. 1Skye

    These styles are adorable.

  2. 2Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Thank you girl! Hope that these styles are helping you through this humid day!

  3. 3Sandra Lee Barnett

    Loved this article! Just got my first Ouidad cut, in preparation for my daughter’s wedding in September. I am desperate for some shoulder length or longer, up-do styles. This article couldn’t have come at a better time!

  4. 4Crystal

    Thank you so much for addressing hairstyles for curly girls!! Suggestions like these are difficult to find elsewhere …These are so doable! Cant wait to try : )

  5. 5Lisa Akker

    Hate to be a spoilsport, but what if you’ve got a sensitive scalp, and wearing your hair up for any significant amount of time (sometimes 5 minutes!) gives you a headache? I love these styles and can do them, but my head complains. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  6. 6Pat

    Love these styles. Love your products. One question, why don’t you offer styling tips for short hair? It seems all your styles cater to long hair. In addition, your application of products (on video) always show long hair. We girls with short curly hair would love to see more styles, tips, and videos also!

  7. 7Frizzolator

    the high pony and the top knot are my favorites for both summer and exercise. My version of top knot is done with an octopus claw: start out by twisting medium to longer hair upward from the back at the neck as if starting to create a french twist then instead of tucking the “leftover” hair back into the french twist, use a claw big enough to contain the top of the twist against your scalp, up high, and let the leftover hair pouf or cascade from the top of the claw. You can pull it off in about 30 seconds. No pins, no pulling, and messiness/texture is a virtue. It looks great if your hair has a zillion curl types all over.

  8. 8Karoo

    I *like* these styles! And that’s not usual for me on most websites with hairstyles for ..summer,curly girls,upside..etc.!

    I already do the first ponytail style( the model looks great,though!)and I actually can do the other suggested styles! Thank you..and you’re right,too. Much as I love my hair down,in this oppressive heat,I wind up with it up most of the time! :-)

  9. 9Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi there, so happy that you are loving Morgan’s easy up-do’s. Stay cool this summer!

  10. 10Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Awesome tips! We will have to try this one out in the LA/NYC heat. Thank you for reading our blog!

  11. 11Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Sandra! So happy that these helped for your wedding look! Share a pic with us on Facebook, we’d love to see it.

  12. 12Patti Oest

    I sure wish you would extend your education opportunities! I have just begun using your products and I love them. A fellow natural curly haired friend turned me on to them. I live in Central Illinois and would love to be able to visit your shop and have a stylist whom specializes with curly hair. I have had a life long battle finding someone who knew how to actually do my hair. At very best, I can only be satisfied with what I get…NEVER has anyone truly done my naturally curly hair, they don’t understand how much length I lose when the curls dry! I would love to change my profession and learn what you have to teach! Currently I am a counselor for people suffering from addiction issues, but have always had the desire to do hair and if I could specialize in an area where I have an underlying passion, WIN WIN! Any chance this could be possible??

    Patti Oest
    15367 N Loveland Rd
    Lewistown, IL 61542

  13. 13Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Patti! To learn more about our Education program, please submit your information here.- http://www.ouidad.com/Join-Our-Salon-Network
    Thank you for your interest.

  14. 14Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Thank you for the feedback Pat! We will definitely keep this in mind for this upcoming summer!

  15. 15Lisa

    These hair styles are very pretty, and so easy to do! Would anyone happen to have ways to style long (to my rear end) curly hair for formal occasions? Both of my sons are getting married this summer (one is having an outdoor, evening wedding) and I’m trying to figure out how to style my curls :)

  16. 16Kim Karmelin

    These Hairstyles are adorable…Morgan your the best & I always follow your instructional viedo’s on how to style my hair! Thank you again for these easy and cute hot weather up-do’s :) )))

  17. 17Michelle

    Totally agree with Pat! Would love to see sytling ideas for short curly hair (chin to shoulder lenght)!

  18. 18Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Michelle! Definitely something we will do for this summer as short styles are so hot right now!

  19. 19Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Thank you Kim glad that you love!

  20. 20Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Lisa- Definitely something we will post about this season! Stay tuned :-)

  21. 21Kathlyn Sullivan

    L love some of Ouidads products like Climate Control gel, Botanical boost and Sunsheild. I would advise people with anything but very short hair to not carve and slice. I used to get a Ouidad cuts once a year and after three years had to cut off all my long hair due to strange grow out and odd thinness on the last 2/3 of hair length. My son had long bulky hair and even with that it looked awful with repeated yearly carve and slice haircuts. We are sticking to the dry cut (Deva Cut) method and it works much better. Ouidads products do used some non water soluable silicones so you must use sulfates from time to time but nothing works better that Climate Control gel for holding down summertime frizz.

  22. 22Jane McHugh

    I gotta say – two of these girls don’t even have curly hair. It’s maddening when Ouidad is supposed to be all about the curls! That said, I love your products!

  23. 23Pam

    Yes, yes and yes!!! Short curly hair styles, please!!

  24. 24Doris

    I also have short curly hair and would love some suggestions for styling shorter hair.

  25. 25Janel

    What is an octopus claw? Do you have pics of the style?

  26. 26Diane

    Don’t quite get why you show girls with straight hair. Ouidad is a curly site. BTW, I use a Ouidad Define and Shine and love it

  27. 27Doris

    I agree with Michelle and Pat I also have chin length hair and would like to see styles for shrter hair

  28. 28Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Doris! Absolutely will be something that we will be featuring in the future. Thanks for following CURL TALK and your feedback!

  29. 29Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Diane! Both girls are definitely curly! Morgan, our Creative Director has gorgeous loose curls while Michele has fabulous ringlets!

  30. 30Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Janel! Hmm we haven’t heard of ourselves. Just did a search and seems like it’s this- http://www.soap.com/p/vidal-sassoon-hair-accessories-small-octopus-claw-clip-224291

  31. 31Ouidad-The Curl Experts

    Hi Jane! They both absolutely have curly hair! One is Morgan, our Creative Director who has gorgeous loose curls while Michele has classic ringlets!

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