Hair Styles to Beat the Heat January 26, 2018 14:48

Summer is here and with that comes some great summer weather – along with some hairstyles for the heat!

If you live in the North, no matter how much you look forward to the warmth…the humidity that comes with it is not so much fun!

When heat and humidity strike, the last thing you want to do is spend an eternity styling your hair, only for it to end in the F word: fluff.

But you don’t want to spend the summer with boring hair either…so here are a few great summer ideas….

Whether you have short hair or long hair, you need some summer options for styles that beat the heat and keep you looking great over this busy time of year!


Fantastic for short or long hair. This is a hair accessory it pays to buy good quality if you are over 20 (so you don’t look like a kid playing dress-up) Here in NZ, Alannah Hill does some amazing styles from elegant to fun.

Half Up Half Down

If you have long hair but still want to keep it down, why not strip away some of that thickness by sweeping your hair on up and keep it loose. This hairstyle for hot weather is ideal for girls that have long hair and are looking for a way to keep it pinned up, but still loose enough to be beach-like.

Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid has become the hottest braid around for longer style…whether worn down the back of your neck or to the side. Its a two strand braid and remarkably easy once you know how. Once you have mastered the braid you can then incorporate them into more elegant evening styles.


This hairstyle for hot weather can actually work for long or short hair! All you need to do is just make sure that you can brush your hair back a bit, pin it up (or spray it into place) and you’ve got a beautiful look that is ideal for summer!

Slicked Back

It’s hard to find a glamorous evening style for short hair but you can look red carpet-ready in minutes with a sleek slicked-back style. A quick and easy way (that also combines as a great treat for your locks) is to apply Argan Oil liberally though the hair. The wet look will last all evening and the next morning your hair will be beautifully shiny. Your may need to shampoo twice to remove the excess oil.

Ballerina Bun

This is another one for the longer haired girls. A bun is a great way to keep your hair in one place and off of your neck. This twisted bun is – well a twist on the classic bun! Just twist your hair up and twirl it into a bun. Secure it with a few bobby pins and you’ve got a great look!

The TopKnot

The Knot hairstyle is actually one that the celebrities are even going to red carpet events in! All you do is gather your hair high on your head and pull it into a messy knot. It’s cute, stylish and is great for the beach, when you’re trying to get your tan on!

Head Scarf

So many fantastic ways to wear a headscarf, so many fantastic headscarves to complete your summer style with. Learning how to wear a headscarf is super-easy, making this style work with your outfit is actually even easier. Great with a sleek and stylish shift dress but equally at home with a bikini or cargo shorts

Colorful silk scarves add an old-school, Italian-holiday feel—no passport necessary. Head wraps and scarves and tied bandanas are on such a hot wave right now, turning your most simplistic outfit and boring hair into “too cute” with one tie.

To get the look fold a brightly coloured square scarf (minimum 70x70cm) into a triangle. Starting with the tip of the triangle, fold the tip and 10cm of the fabric down so the scarf is in the shape of a trapezium. Continue folding the scarf until you have a long, narrow band.

Place the centre of the scarf at the nape of the neck and bring both ends to the top of the head. Holding both ends with one hand, pin the scarf in place behind both ears using contoured bobby pins the same colour as your hair.

On top of being a grade-A cool, a head wrap can make you polished and can hide the worst hair days, including frizz created by the humidity of spring and summer.

For an evening look,tie in a scarf leaving a little hair visible along the hairline and covering the tops of the ears then roll the hair up into a French twist but instead of tucking the ends into the roll, fold them under and fan across the top of the head.

The Pixie Crop

This classic crop is a brave move but can look fabulous on the right face. It pays to check with your hairdresser first before you hack it all off – they will know whether it’ll suit you or not. The beauty of hair this short is that it doesn’t require a lot of styling time. 

The Wavy Bob

The poker-straight bob is great, but experimenting with texture can be fun. If you have natural movement in your hair, summer is a great time to let it show

Loose Curls

Forget perfectly crafted ghd curls (that are so hard to perfect) the best summer waves are way more laid-back.

To create this look prep the hair with a volumising products like theRedken Velvet Gelatine or OSiS Big Blast to give hair a little grip and help the curls keep their shape. If you have a fringe, dry that in place first then tip your hair upside down and dry your hair (to give maximum root lift) until it is 90% dry.

Next take some big sections of hair and wrap around a BABYLISS PRO CERAMIC HOT AIR BRUSH (twisting away from the face). Wind the hair gently and on the high heat hold for a couple of sections (until it is dry) then gently unwind and repeat on the other side. For the rest of the head, curl similarly large, random sections, starting at the midshaft. Finish with a light mist of shine spray.

Casual Waves

We’ll say it again: Summer hair is meant to look effortless. And no one does effortless quite like Jennifer Lawrence. Begin by working a volumizing mousse (like More Inside Volume Boosting Mousse or OSiS Hold Miracle) through damp hair, then flip your head upside down to blow it dry. If you have naturally curly hair, use a diffuser. When your hair is 100 percent dry bring your head back up, and create a side part with your fingers. Using your Babyliss Pro Ceramic Brush, wrap hair around the wand in different directions: Alternate with some sections going toward the face and some going away for a slightly disheveled effect.


If you have long hair, sometimes you just need to get it up and away on hot sticky days,

Its so tempting to throw your hair in a ponytail…and thats ok but lets make it a stylish one!

Volume at the crown keeps your hair looking fresh and polished. Once hair is blown dry, tease the top layer (between the temples) and smooth it over with a comb. Sweep a ponytail into place with a nylon-and-boar-bristle brush, securing it with a hair elastic at the top of the crown. To disguise the elastic, take a section of hair from the ponytail—the width depends on the thickness of your hair, but aim for a half inch—wrap it around the base, and slide a hairpin through to keep in place.

Hairline Braids

Skinny braids add a pretty detail to an otherwise straightforward bun or ponytail. Before you begin braiding, work in a strong-hold gel like More Inside Medium Hold Modeling Gel and part hair down the center. Starting at your temples, weave a French braid about a quarter inch wide, keeping it close to the hairline. Instead of wrapping sections over each other, wrap them under for a cornrow effect. Wrap it around your ear, and braid until you reach the ends, securing it with a tiny clear elastic. Repeat on the other side. Once you’re finished, twist hair into a low bun, and mist with hair spray.

Side Swept Pony

Finally, the last hairstyle for hot weather that we are going to talk about is a side-swept ponytail. This might seem a little eighties, but it’s definitely coming back in style! Just gather all of your hair to one side of your head and throw in a very low ponytail. It’s cute, fun and festive!