Summer Hair Ideas: Superstar Beauty Bloggers Share Their Favorites

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Where can you find the BEST summer hair tips and ideas from the TOP beauty bloggers all in ONE place? Well, that would be right here!

We’ve gathered the best of the best when it comes to beauty-minded folks that were more than willing to share their innermost summer hair thoughts with you. From styling ideas to products recommendations, it’s all here. Enjoy!

“A side swept fishtail braid is the perfect hairstyle for summer, as it is effortlessly cool and keeps hair manageable through the humidity and heat.

No need to worry about washing your hair.  In fact, you can even throw in a little dry shampoo, to grit the hair up a bit.  Even better, wear it to the pool or the beach, let it air dry, and then you are left with perfectly tousled beach waves.  It’s like two hair styles in one, or your day to night look.” – Katie Leavitt, Running on Happiness

“Living in L.A. means there’s always a reason to be red carpet ready, which is why my go-to look is glamorous, all-over waves. Whenever I wear my hair in a cascade of curls, reminiscent of stars like Jessica Simpson and Lauren Conrad, I’m asked what my secret is.

Well, here it is:

First, use a curling iron that gets really hot; my 1-inch Hot Tools heats to 428 degrees. Start your curls near the roots, instead of the ends, and wrap them away from your face in 1-inch sections. Once curls set, shake them out with your fingers, and top it off with some finishing spray and shine serum. When you get good, this ‘do only takes a few minutes, and you look like a million bucks!” – Hawlie Ohe,  Fab Housewife

“For an easy, fuss-free do for summer nights, I like big, loose curls. And the easiest way to do so is with hot rollers! I heat up my rollers while I’m in the shower and set my hair in them while doing my makeup. By the time I’m done applying my makeup, the rollers are ready to come out. I run my fingers through my hair to loosen up the curls a bit, apply a bit of hairspray and that’s it! It’s a super easy do for summer date nights and is multitasking at its best!” – Marlene Montanez, StyleSizzle

“Summer heat, humidity, UV rays, and outdoor activity can wreak havoc on your locks. During the warmer months, I switch to using a conditioning cleanser—like Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Conditioning Cleanser, which leaves my hair gently cleansed and manageable without being stripped of essential oils and natural bounce. And, at $7 a pop, it won’t break the bank!” – Danica Lo, Executive Editor,

“My favorite hairstyle for summer is a chic braid crown! Miami summer’s can be HOT so keeping your hair pulled back is a must. A braided style is not only on trend but can work with casual or evening looks. Another plus? You’re left with pretty waves the next day!” – Kelly Saks, Founder + Editor-in-Chief, Kelly’s Kloset

“My go to summer hair style is a messy braid. With dry shampoo sprayed throughout for body, it keeps my hair pulled back, my neck cool, and the wanna be boho chic girl inside me very happy” – Alexis Wolfer, Founder & Editor-in-Chief,

“I have super long hair that takes forever to style, so during the summer especially, I’m all about a sleek, high bun! This typically works best on second or third day hair, as the dirtier your locks are, the better your bun will stay in place. Secure with an elastic hair tie, some bobby pins, and use a great hairspray to set your look. I love John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hair Spray, which also contains sunscreen to help protect against UV rays.” – Liz Mitchell

“If you need a deep condition but hardly have the time, try combing some of your regular conditioner through your hair in the morning and pulling it back into a braid or chignon. By the end of a long day of work (or relaxing poolside) your hair will be mega soft and ready for a gentle clarifying shampoo. I do this once a week or so in the summer to keep my wavy hair super soft and easy to work with.” – Bryce Gruber, Editor of

“Beach waves are the quintessential summer look, but not everyone knows this trick for achieving beach babe locks in your bathroom. Simply braid hair into pigtails, when wet if possible. Let air dry and then spray with David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray and, voila, Sports Illustrated cover worthy hair is yours.” – Carolyn Brundage, Beauty Columnist, St. Pete Times and Blogger,

“My summer style is drying my bangs and root, then twisting my hair into about five large “Cindy Brady” curls when my hair’s damp, and putting on a bit of Liqwd’s The Perfect Wave for hold, then air-drying for beachy waves.” – Amber Katz,

“Here’s a quick summer hair-saving tip — when you head out to the pool or beach, leave some of your favorite conditioner in your hair. As you lay out, the heat will make it act like a salon-style deep conditioning treatment, just in time for you to style it into sexy hair when you head to that pool party later in the day!” – Aly Walansky,

“I’ve always been a fan of the beachy look. I do it all year round though. I never use a hairdryer. I simply shower, part it in the middle, let my hair air dry after quickly brushing it one time while it’s wet. Then while it’s a little damp, I go over it with some styling serum to maintain the waves.” – Ysolt Usigan, site director of

“I don’t really have to worry about humidity and hair frizz problems in LA but I AM pretty careful about protecting my color.  I use Redken Color Extend Sun Solar Screen SPF 12 a LOT, which protects the hair and scalp and also has mango oil to help with moisture.  Love, LOVE this stuff.” – Jamie Stone,

“In the summer I stay away from the hot tools and am all about braids.  First, I part my hair off center, apply a light-weight styling cream and create a side braid.  Once I secure it with a clear elastic on the end, I go back and loosen it so it looks more high fashion and less high school.  Later in the day I sometimes take it out and rock the “natural,” beachy waves it creates.” – Jeannine Morris,

“When it comes to summer hair, I’m all about sleek, chic and no fuss, so a chignon with a low side part over one ear is my go-to look. I find a combination of PhytoSpecific Integral Hydrating Mist and Suave Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream creates a great hydrated, sleek base for the look and it stays put. Add a jeweled Colette Malouf hair accessory or a beautiful fresh flower for nighttime glamour.” – Kristin Booker,

“I love wearing a half up do which allows the layers in my hair to be pulled up in a clip and the rest of it can just hang down. This works well when you’re running around or at a nice event. Since I have waves in my hair, it also adds in a little volume and is a bit of Grecian-esque look. In terms of product, I love ensuring that my hair regardess of temperatures stays smooth so I suggest Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother which holds my hair without leaving it sticky or tacky! When it comes to clips, you can use your classic mini Goody clip or embellished clips for a little bling effect!” – Kimmie Smith, KittenLounge