34 Easy Teen Hairstyles For Those Hot Summer Days
Because summers are not just about beating the heat but also about flaunting new chic looks.
When you are a teenager, you can’t wait for the summer holidays to go to the beach, listen to your favorite song, soak up the sun, and let your hair glisten in its rays. So, here are some hot teen hairstyles for summer to give some competition to the sweltering heat of the sun.
Whether you are heading out to the beach or sitting in an air-conditioned movie theater, these hairdos are sure to make your summer more interesting and glamorous. No more having to tie your hair in a plain ol’ bun every time it gets too hot. Scroll down to check out our top picks!
- Shampooing and conditioning are a must to control the frizz during the summer. You can use anti-frizz serums before stepping out too.
- Hair ends require more moisturizing than the rest of your hair.
- Blow dry your summer hairstyle well. Use hairspray to set your hairstyle in place and use a heat protectant before curling or waving your hair to prevent damage.
- Trim your hair every 6 weeks to maintain the freshness of your hairstyles.
34 Best Easy Hairstyles For Hot Summer Days
1. Sleek Ponytail With Full Bangs
Got bangs? Show those bangs off along with a sleek ponytail. This look gives a fun yet chic vibe. Pair it with a pair of denim shorts and a t-shirt or a beautiful dress and you are good to go.
2. Low Side Ponytail
This chic, neat, and simple hairstyle is for the lazy girl in you. Tie a low ponytail over one shoulder if your hair is on the longer side. Secure hair at the nape with the help of bobby pins, just like Modern Family’s Aubrey Frances Anderson-Emmons! If you want to change it up, simply go for a central or side partition to elevate your look.
3. Slick Bob
Bobs are everywhere this summer! The only way to one up them is to slick down your bob just like Grace Vanderwaal. All you need is some mousse and a comb. Easy peasy! Also, if a side parting is not your style, try this look with a middle parting.
4. Modern Hime
The Hime cut is a traditional Japanese style that can be traced all the way back to the Heian time. This is a modern take on that look and is seen very often in anime. It is an extremely cool look to sport this summer.
Creative Director and master stylist of Paul Labrecque Salon and Skincare Spa, Paul Labrecque says, “This cut is best done with a razor to get those fringed edges. Mousse is then applied and dried into the hair using a flat brush.”
5. Cutesy Curls
Vintage curls look so elegant. They add texture and dimension to your hair. But most importantly, they make for a great summer twist to your normal haircut. Curl the ends of your hair in big curls to achieve this look.
“A 3/4 inch barrel iron works best to create this look. Then go in with a volume spray on damp hair, followed by a firm-hold hairspray when it is dry. Don’t ever curl the bangs with this look!” Paul Labrecque advises.
6. The Bobby Pin
While the summer is hot, flaunt your short haircut in all its glory! Part your hair on one side and add a simple bobby pin to create the cutest hairdo of all time.
7. Blunt Bob
The blunt bob is perfect for teenagers this summer. It has style and keeps you from sweating, thanks to its short length. You will need to get regular trims to keep this hairstyle looking fresh, though.
8. Upturned Ends
When it comes to hairstyles, small details go a long way. Add a little style to your locks with a round brush, mousse, and a hair dryer. Just upturn the ends to add a fun vibe to your look. It’s a quick fix!
9. Cute Bob
Soft layers give this tomboy pixie a touch of femininity. The ends are feathered out, so the layers are not too harsh. This softening effect draws attention to the jawline. Even the bangs are thinned out to even out this look.
Paul Labrecque offers his expert insight, “This style is also called a gamine cut in the world of hairstyling. It is done with a razor, and it is heavily layered. If left to dry on its own after using just a dry pomade, you’ll find it makes the edges and texture look very natural.”
10. Messy Bob
A messy bob is a great summer look for teenagers. Its length and slight layers create a carefree vibe. No need to search for elastic bands to tie your hair while you play outdoor games. Just go short this summer!
11. Finger Waves
Before you raise your eyebrows at this look, hear me out. Proms and school dances require formal hairstyles, and finger waves are the perfect hairstyles for such events. Moreover, they can also be sported with jeans and a graphic tee and look incredible.
“Finger waves are created on damp hair to achieve this style, which is going to look spectacular on those with short wavy, layered hair. Two cutting combs are used to make a wave — one comb pushes forward and one pushes back. This makes the ridge, and a duck clip can be used to hold the ridge in place. I highly recommend using some duck clips and a strong gel.” Labrecque says.
12. Modern Pixie
This pixie is perfect for teenagers with thin hair. It is stylish and chic. Plus, if you are running late, you can flaunt it like a messy pixie cut and get away with it. Play around with this haircut to match your every mood. Straight hair works best for this look. Style it and keep it looking its best with a texturizing spray.
13. Classic Messy Updo
If you scroll through Instagram, you’ll notice a trend where young girls want to look more mature. This is the perfect hairstyle for that. Besides, this summer is going to be hot, so why tie up your hair shabbily when you can look like the princess that you are?
14. Layered Bob
A grown out bob does not look bad, but it can look unkempt. Adding layers to your bob can accentuate the messy look without making it look bad. It will also lend it a beachy vibe. This is quite the chic bob because it is part shoulder and part long-layered shag style. The layers add gorgeous movement to the hair ends.
15. Sculpted Pixie
If you like edgy styles, this sculpted pixie cut is for you. The pointed bangs accentuate your face shape. However, if you have wide cheeks or a harsh jawline, I wouldn’t recommend this pixie. This is a crop style, but could probably be done using a wig if someone does not want to cut their hair. The bangs are positioned with setting gel to complete the style.
16. Braided Ponytail
The braided ponytail has taken the world by storm! Add your own twist to it with traditional braids like Marley twists or Ghana braids. It does not get cooler than this. These braids are done in the salon using synthetic hair that is cornrowed with the clients own hair. This works best on those who have natural texture to hold the look in place.
17. Kinky Ponytail
It’s wonderful that African women and girls are embracing their natural hair. It is a sign of strength and tradition. Embrace your ancestry with this stunning kinky ponytail that will turn up the heat this summer.
18. Mohawk Updo
Extensions are a great way to protect your natural hair. They also give your hair tons of volume, length, and style, which is exactly what you need for a mohawk updo like this one.
19. Side Parting With A Barrette
Accessories go a long way when it comes to summer hairstyles. A single barrette can change your regular hairstyle into an elegant red carpet-worthy look. Nowadays, you can also get designer barrettes that work with any look.
20. Slight Waves
The tousled waves look is all the rage right now. Just style your hair in some relaxed waves using a curling iron. If you don’t want to use a heat styling tool, braid your hair after washing it and leave it in overnight. Untie it the next morning to reveal your gorgeously wavy hair. You can also heat style this hair when you need to get this style last minute. Using a large curling wand, you can make supple waves. When doing this, just remember to never turn the wand under your hair ends.
21. Romantic Half Ponytail
Going on your first date this summer? I’ve got just the right hairstyle for you. This hairstyle flaunts your locks and makes you look stylish without too much effort. It is also really easy to achieve. Just style your hair in some messy waves, spritz on some sea salt spray, and tie it up in a loose half ponytail.
22. Simple Side Parting
When you wake up in the morning, how does your hair normally lie? For most girls, it is in a middle parting. But, a middle parting usually makes your hair look flat. Opt for a side parting instead to add some volume and bring life to your locks.
23. Half Top Knot
Though this bun is pretty simple, it is extremely stylish and perfect for an everyday summer look. All you have to do is wrap half your hair in a bun at the crown and secure it with a hair tie. You can add some simple beads to jazz it up. Comb down the rest of your hair and straighten it to finish off this look.
24. Pineapple Updo
The pineapple bun is a quick and easy natural hairstyle. Flip your hair forward and gather all of it at the crown. Tie it with an elastic band and mess around with it until you are satisfied with the way it looks. If you wrap this hairstyle in a scarf at night, it will keep frizz at bay.
25. Faux Undercut
An undercut is as edgy and cool as it gets. But if you don’t want to shave your hair, you can create a faux undercut look by cornrowing the hair on one side of your head. The longer your hair is, the better this undercut style will look.
Asymmetry is key here – leave one side natural, while braiding or twisting away on the other.
26. Classic Girl-Next-Door
Don’t deny it – this hairstyle is super cute. Get your hair cut in straight bangs and curl the ends with the help of a curling iron. Tousle them to make them look more natural. Tease the hair at the crown slightly to add volume and finish off this look. It is perfect for those with long-layered strands and bangs. Some supple ironing can be done if needed, while setting a middle part.
27. Lilac Highlights
Add some color to your hair this summer. Summer is all about bright colors like blondes and pastel hues, and one of the trending hair colors right now is lilac. It is subtle but alluring.
28. Space Buns
Space buns are super fun to play around with. They are super easy to achieve as well. Simply divide your hair into two sections and roll each section into a side bun. You may need to spritz on lots of hairspray to achieve that super sleek look.
29. Tight Braided Ponytail
I have wide cheeks, so when I braid my hair in a tight ponytail, they stick out like a sore thumb. This makes my face appear even rounder. The simplest and best solution to this problem is to braid all your hair in three Dutch braids (one down the center and one on either side) until the nape of your neck, then tying all your hair in a ponytail. If you look closely, the braids actually begin as three-strand twists until they are thick enough for the braids. Clever!
30. Beachy Waves
Beachy waves hair are perfect for that beachside vacation you have planned. Rowan Blanchard always sports perfect beachy waves. It is quite simple to achieve. When you take down your space buns and add a side part, this is the look you get! It can also be done by leaving-in braids during daytime or overnight and unbraiding them after, depending on when you require the style.
31. Loose Braid
Being young means wanting to try something new all the time. So, try this simple side braid! It is super easy to achieve and shows off your hair texture well. A messy side braid is also a flawless hairstyle to wear to a summer wedding. Leaving out the front, bring your long hair from the back forward and make a loose 3-strand braid. Pluck the braid edges to create the messy texture.
32. Braided Bun
This hairdo is very easy to achieve. Simply bend all the way forward and flip your hair over to brush it down. Gather all your hair at the crown and weave it in a braid. Stand up straight and wrap the braid in a bun. Pin it in place with lots of bobby pins.
33. Cool Updo
African hair is all about being big, and braids are a big part of African hairstyles. If you are blessed with natural hair, protective styling over relaxing will do a world of good for those delightful curls. So, this summer, embrace your heritage with super cool hairstyles like this one.
34. Side-Swept Hair
Sometimes, all you need is to embrace the wind to let your hair shine. Simply comb your hair and pin it to the side. Spritz on some hairspray, so it doesn’t get tangled and messed up.
Summer can wreak havoc on your hair, thanks to the heat, dust, pollution, and sweat. Therefore, you need to take extra care of your hair during this season. Check out the next section for some summer hair maintenance tips.
Summer Hair Maintenance Tips
- Wash your hair more often. During summer, your hair gets greasier, and there is more build-up on your scalp. Washing your hair more often will keep it clean.
- Another thing you can do for your greasy locks is to style in hairstyles like a loose braid. This way, you won’t need to wash your hair, but it still looks stylish.
- Use a leave-in conditioner! This way, your hair gets the nourishment it needs for as long it needs it.
- Massage your hair and scalp with coconut oil. Leave it on for an hour before washing it off. Do this twice a week to nourish your hair thoroughly.
Summer is the best season when you are a teenager. Heading out to beach parties, soaking in the sun…does life get any better than this? And you want your hair to look fab in the glow of the sun. Opting for shorter hairstyles means you don’t have to deal with long hair and ruin your perfectly planned hairdo by tying it in a bun to beat the sweltering heat. Add curls, waves, and layers to your short locks to amp up your hairstyle. Play around with hair accessories and short hairstyles like bobs, pixies, and shag cuts. Long hairstyles with flowy waves are also great for the summer. With these 34 teen hairstyles for summer, you can change up your look and be the talk of the town!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a summer haircut?
A summer haircut is a cut in which the length of your hair is shortened or trimmed for a light, sweat-friendly, and fun look.
Is long hair better for hot weather?
No, long hair tends to become frizzy, damp, and may retain more heat than short hair. You can opt for different summer hairstyles for a new and breezy look.