10 Easy Updo Hairstyles For When It’s Too Damn Hot

I don’t know about you, but when summer rolls around, I cannot stand to have my hair touching me. And while a top knot is certainly my go-to for ease and comfort, sometimes you want to mix it up a bit. These chic hairstyles will get your hair up and away from your face and neck while keeping you looking and feeling cool.

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Pin these effortless styles for your own inspiration later:


A top knot is always a good idea in the summer, especially when accessorized with a fun silk scrunchie and face-framing tendrils.



Confession: One of my best friends is constantly putting her daughter’s hair into space buns and they’re always overwhelmingly adorable. This summer seems like the perfect time to try it out for myself.


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A single loosely plaited braid looks really chic and also keeps you feeling cool.



On the flipside, you can do a loose side braid and add in your favorite hair scarf for some extra texture.


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An oversized claw clip looks as effortless as the style actually is. Make sure to leave some pieces loose around your face for a perfectly unpolished look.


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Spruce up a regular low pony with some fun accessories and layers. After you secure your ponytail, clip the length into a loop going upward for a stylish vibe.


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A sleek center part elevates a low ponytail to an entirely different level. This is a great option if you have shorter hair as well.



Milkmaid braids are another one of my go-to styles. It is so easy to do and yet still makes you look pulled together and like you actually made an effort.


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Are you blessed with bountiful curls? An oversized statement scrunchie makes the perfect accessory for taming your tresses and keeping you nice and cool on hot days.



Bring your hair into a low bun and pull out a few pieces for texture. Add your favorite hair scarf on top and you’ve got an instantly boho style that’s perfect for summer.


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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram