Summer-Friendly Hairstyles | Salon Secret Africa

Summer-friendly and funky hairstyles for every hair length

Salon Secret
14 November 2018
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With summer just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to prepare your hair for the incoming sticky weather. While there’s much to love about summer, let’s face it, it’s not always the most flattering time for your locks.

With this in mind, here are a few simple summer hairstyles to keep your ‘do looking a little more put-together on those sweltering summer days…


The French Twist, with a Twist

Summer humidity is a reality you may as well face now! The French Twist is one of those hot weather hairstyles that allows you to embrace the volume and texture of your hair. Simply pull your hair into a loose ponytail, then twist it around on itself to form a French twist. Secure the hairstyle with bobby pins and pull a few loose strands of hair out around your face to soften the look. To add a glamorous twist, slide in a few embellished clips and pins.

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The Half-Up, Half-Down ‘Do

If you have medium-length to shorter hair, this is a neat way to keep it out your face. Add some volume to your roots with some texturising spray – one of the best hair products for humidity. Then, loosely pull back the top layers of your hair into a rough ponytail. Secure these top layers with a pretty accessory. A metallic barrette, some ornamental bobby pins or a brightly-coloured scrunchie will do the trick.

The Sleek Ponytail

No list of easy summer hairstyles would be complete without the signature sleek ponytail. Ideal for all hair types and ethnicities, all you need do is flat iron your hair until it’s perfectly straight. Spritz on a little frizz-fighting shine spray, then slick it all back into a low ponytail, secured at the nape of the neck with a hair-tie. If you struggle with flyaways, use a little hairspray across your hairline and brush your hair back with a comb.

The Curly High Puff

For ladies with unruly curls, this is one of those go-to summer hairstyles – ideal for African hair. Rake up your luscious locks, pulling your hair off your neck and face, and tie it all off with a hair elastic or colourful headband. Use a few spritzes of an anti-humidity hairspray and a comb to smooth out the underneath of your hair and keep things in place!

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The Pin and Roll Ponytail

If you’re sporting dreadlocks or have very thick hair, this simple hairstyle is a lifesaver in summer. Gather your locks into a low ponytail and secure the ends of your hair with a hair-tie. Then, grab the secured ends and begin to roll inwards, tucking your hair up onto itself until it reaches the nape of your neck. Secure this in place with bobby pins or tie off with a colourful bandanna. 

The Slicked-Back Headband Look

In case you hadn’t noticed, headbands are all the rage and for good reason. They’re also ideal for all hair types. Glam up a simple, slicked-back hairstyle with a beautifully embellished or embroidered headband this summer. Create a wet-look ponytail or side parting in your hair using a lightweight hair gel applied to damp hair. Scrape your hair into your desired style, then finish off with a statement headband.

Nail your summer style with these simple, fuss-free hairstyles! Looking for more tips on how to wear your hair in the heat? Visit your nearest salon and chat to a styling professional.

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