Summer is in full swing, and with it, comes a series of new hairstyles. Whilst some are a revived rendition of former trends that have re-emerged with a new refreshing twist, others are innovative and contemporary, encouraging us to step outside of our comfort zones and try something new. Whether popping to the beach or going out for lunch with your friends, these looks are perfect for any occasion.
From Matilda Djerf to Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner, baby braids inevitably steal the #1 spot when it comes to summer hair trends. Their versatility is an irrefutable highlight, proving accessible on a variety of hair types whilst accompanying both curly and straight locks. To achieve the look, simply part your hair down the middle with a comb, before separating two diagonal, inch-wide, triangular sections from your parting to your front hairline. Next, plait the sections from top to bottom and secure them with a mini hair tie.
Space buns are a classic, but if you’re feeling inspired by their recent surge in popularity, you’re not alone. To re-create Sav Hudson’s look, simply part your hair down the middle, create two pigtails (whether high on top of your head or low on either side of your nape,) and secure. To follow, take one of your pigtails, twist it away from your face to create a rope, then coil the rope into a bun. The tighter you twist the rope, the smaller your bun will turn out. Don’t forget to tease your hair by lifting up your pigtails and running a comb through them – this will add an extra layer of volume.
If you’re a fan of baby braids but looking for a fun alternative, look no further. What could be better than bubble pigtails? To execute the look, section your hair down the middle and create two pigtails. Gradually tie your elastic bands equally apart from one another, working your way down the hair until you reach the bottom. When complete, use your fingers to pull apart each section, and as the elastics rise, pull them down to adjust them. It’s as simple as that!
The Spiky Up-Do
Whilst elevated, there’s no one better than Doja Cat to show us how it’s done when it comes to new hairstyles. Whilst this spiky, 90s inspired trend can be incorporated in a variety of ways, whether that be within a singular ponytail, bun, or even pigtails, there’s no doubt that this trick is destined to spice up your holiday hair favourites, proving popular not only on the runway, but amongst supermodels such as Bella Hadid. Part your down the middle, secure it into a ponytail, and utilise a hair pomade to smooth fly-aways. Next, twist the lengths of your hair together and loop them around your ponytail, tucking the ends into the front elastic and leaving them to fan out as spikes.
Sleek, Sleek, Sleek
To emulate Kourtney’s sleek bun, simply part your hair down the middle before sectioning the front, leaving out a piece that extends just one inch from your front hairline. Tie the remainder of your hair into a ponytail, and wrap it around itself to re-tie it into a bun. With the remaining front piece, split it down the middle and use a hair straightener to flick the ends towards your face, before coating the remainder of your locks in hair gel to ensure they won’t budge. Elegant and practical, we adore this simplistic take on the classic bun.
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Words by Gracie Eastwood
Header Image: @haileybieber