Summer is here and that means slathering your face with a protective SPF, throwing towels and bikinis into your beach bag and giving your hair a refresh for the warm weather. Summer hairstyles are a must for hotter seasons that scream for the relief of a simple updo – whether with clips or a major chop – and a lighter hair color to match the bright days to come.
Cute summer hairstyles can be easily achieved at home with a few spritzes of hair spray here and there, or at the salon to get the bangs you’ve always wanted. It’s time to ditch your winter hairstyles and embrace a 2023 summer hairstyle that’ll have you ready for a beach day or a full-on tropical vacation. If you want to elevate your look this season, consider bringing to life one of these 10 easy summer hairstyles that you can achieve on your own. Whether you have fine long straight hair, curly short thick hair or a mix of it all, there’s a summer hair trend below that you’ll want to try immediately.
1. Big, Bold Bobs
Bigger is always better and that’s the vibe you’ll want to bring to your short hair this summer. For a glamorous look that embraces the frizz-inducing humid weather apply a few pumps of the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In. The bob is already such a classic. Combined with a voluminous flare, you’re one step closer to achieving one of the trending looks this summer.
Crisp ear-length cuts and extremely curly mullets can easily achieve the volume of your favorite ‘70s stars with a few layers of L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray and some intentional comb teasing near the roots. Even the most pin-straight strands can achieve a fluffy hair look with the use of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse. When applied to damp hair, the mousse infuses with hair to thicken hair and give it that bouncy boost that lasts 24 hours.
2. Super Sleek Strands
This summer, embrace the, “just stepped out of the shower” wet hair look that’ll make any sweaty strands look intentional. Grab a tube of the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Mega Gel, a fine-tooth comb and the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty and you’re ready to achieve a classy, slicked-back summer style. The best part of this easy summer hairstyle is its versatility, no matter what hair length or texture you have.
Dampen your hair a bit first and then work the gel and putty in your hands first before applying it to your hair. Comb your hair from front to back — eliminating any natural side or middle hair parts — for a super sleek look. Give your hair extra hold throughout warm days with the L’Oréal Paris Lock It Weather Control Hairspray.
3. Doll-Inspired Mod Volume
Big hair is absolutely everywhere this summer and this cute hairstyle solidifies it with voluminous strands and a thick hairband combo reminiscent of a certain famous blonde fashion doll. The 60’s mod moment can be personalized with the addition of a stylish headband that pushes the hair back to be teased as big as you want. Guarantee a soft hair shine like the pink-obsessed maven with a luster-enhancing shampoo and conditioner combo. We recommend the argan oil-infused L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Shampoo, pH Balanced and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Conditioner, pH Balanced for a silky finish that keeps your hair feeling and looking healthy.
4. Butterfly Locs
5. Deep Side Part
If you’re concerned about your hair holding the part, add a little texture with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray or the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Sulfate-Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for a long-lasting style.
6. Short Shag Cut
7. Clips, Claws, & Barrettes
Before you add any clips, guarantee the strength of your strands with the L’Oréal Paris Everpure Sulfate Free Simply Clean Melting Jelly Mask. The jelly-to-cream formula detangles hair and locks in hydration to leave hair feeling renewed, making it the perfect base for a scattering of hair accessories.
8. Bang’d Out Bun
9. Minimal Mermaid Waves
First Prep hair with a nourishing wash and conditioner like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron + Plump Hydrating Conditioner. On slightly damp hair, section your strands into four or more parts and braid each area in a simple three-strand braid. After it’s completely dry, carefully undo the braids and style as needed. If you’re looking for more volume, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray - Unscented that adds texture and a brushable hold.
10. Get Glossy
Similar to the sleek summer style mentioned previously, this hair trend is all about a shiny hair look that’ll have you glistening in the sun all season long. Glossy laminated-like hair isn’t a new trend, but it is a hairstyle staple that usually takes a few hours in the salon chair.
This year try it at home with L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss, a hair gloss that enhances color, boosts shine, and conditions strands deeply with a coconut-oil-infused formula. Glossy hair can be achieved in this one step for a variety of dark-toned, blonde and copper hair colors. This treatment lasts up to 10 days and can be done safely every week if desired.
Photographer: Nelson Huang, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Producer: Becca Solovay, Beauty Content Director: Shalwah Evans, Visual Designer: Sarah Duvivier, Wardrobe Stylist: Alexis Badiyi, Wardrobe Assistant: Jazmine Alzado, Makeup Artist: Jonet Williamson, Hair Stylist: Akihisa Yamaguchi, Digi Tech: Jacky Jiang, Photo Assistant: Tyler Andrews, Model: Erin Williams