Summertime and the living is easy—that is until you have to fight with the heat and humidity when you’re styling your hair. When the temperature is high, the last thing you want to do is spend time doing your hair when sweat and frizz are going to inevitably ruin your look after spending a few minutes out in a heat wave.
Instead of fighting with your hair, we’ve rounded up a set of hairstyles that are not only simple to do, but will also hold up on the hottest of summer days. We turned to the red carpet to round up 10 of the easiest hot-weather celebrity hairstyles you’ll want to wear all season long.
- Smooth low ponytail
A low ponytail is a staple hairstyle in any season, but we particularly love how easy but polished it looks even on the most humid days. Wash your hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner duo like Pantene Pro-V’s Smooth & Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner to fight frizz starting in the shower.
- Super Slick
Selena Gomez, Lily Collins, Kim Kardashian, and a dozen other celebrities have taken slicked back Vietnam Hair from the runway to the red carpet. The trick is for your hair to look wet—but not actually be wet. Use a few palmfulls of mousse and strong hold gel to get the style to hold.
- New Half-Up
It’s the biggest summer hair struggle: you want to wear it up because it’s so hot and humid, but you also want to wear it down. Instead of settling for the tradition half-up style, try Brie Larson’s reversed version.
- Shiny waves
Instead of sacrificing shine by weighing your curls down with products to keep them in place, use a multitasking serum after you’ve bow-dried and styled your strands with a curling iron. Honest Beauty’s Honestly Polished Dry Condition + Shine Serum revives hair without leaving behind buildup while boosting shine.
- Modern Disco
Don’t fight the frizz. If you’re blessed with big, bouncy, voluminous curls, leave them alone and be on your way. If you’re not, use a ton of salt spray and a small curling wand to create this kind of fuzzy texture.
- Fashion ponytail
Marcus Francis gave Roberts this ultra-high ponytail for the red carpet. “There are two things to keep in mind when creating this ponytail,” Francis tell us. “First, follow the natural line of your cheekbone when pulling your hair back. And when in doubt, aim higher.” Secondly, he suggests tilting your head back as you gather. “It leaves the hair at the nape tight and clean,” he says.
- Faux Hawk
Consider the faux hawk your summer updo. With straight hair and tons of shine, the look is tough and party-ready; with soft and natural texture, the look is ideal for a beachside summer wedding.