When the heat and humidity are out, the only solution is to wear your hair up! Hairstyles that keep your sweaty strands from your face can make a statement on its own or take your already fire outfit to style star status. We know putting your hair up can be time-consuming and you’re SO over the same old ponytail or top knot. But we found some simple hairstyles with high impact that will leave people shook at the shake of your hair!
Take notes from these Preview girls on how to level up your hair game!
Can we talk about this braid on Kylie Jenner? Cop this style by tying your hair into a high ponytail then make a tight braid all the way down the ends. Make it summer cool by threading shells and charms in between the weaves of the braid with thread that matches your hair color! Everyone will be shook to their roots by this look.
Channel your inner Princess Jasmine with this spherical ponytail. We love how Arci Muñoz paired hers with a baggy hoodie, oversized denim jacket, bike shorts, and Dr. Martens boots. You’ll be seeing a ‘whole new world’ when you try this look fit for a Rock Princess.
Blogger Camille Co had peak vacay vibes in Dubai with a simple ponytail wrapped in a vintage scarf. We especially love how easy this look is considering all you have to do is knot a printed scarf around your hair tie. Top off the perfect tourist ‘do with a polka-dot romper and tangerine eyeshadow to take in the desert sights!
Topknot with a Twist
This twist on a top knot seriously couldn’t be easier. It’s so simple, why haven’t we thought of it before? Take note from model Dinara Abdullina and twist your hair into a basic top knot, but instead of tucking the ends into the elastic let them hang out. This creates a sculptural tail that would be perfect for an art exhibit opening or a cool fashion party downtown. Plus this will take you literally minutes to do!
Taking in the surf? Style your hair like Shay Mitchell for the ultimate beach ‘do. It’s a great solution to tame saltwater induced tangle and frizz and look every bit the cool surfer chick. Add tiny french braids ascending into a high bun and use a salt spray to create tousled beach waves–or better yet let the ocean waves take care of it for you!
Curly Baby Hairs with a Ballerina Bun
Update your girlhood ballerina bun like Andrea Brillantes with curly baby hairs. It softens a severe-looking bun and is a great frame for statement earrings and a strong brow! Twist your hair into a bun and using a fine tooth comb or a toothbrush–that you don't use for your teeth–comb out your baby hairs. Then use a heat protectant spray and curl your baby hairs with a curling iron and et voilà! You’ll look effortless and feminine for that first date in the park or tickets to the ballet!
A New Spin on French Braid Pigtails
We love Anne Curtis’ fresh take on French braid pigtails! Its playful and would go well with an Ariana Grande-esque oversized sweater and rosy pink makeup. Cop this ‘do by stopping the French braid near the ears and letting the tail be the star! Softly curl the ends and add face-framing strands for a sweet look.
Can Nadine Lustre do wrong? Of course not! We’re gagging over this thick high ponytail she did with tiny braids interspersed in the ponytail. It gives off cool island vibes paired with a mesh top, baggy jeans, and Timberlands for the perfect summer OOTD.
Raise the Stakes
We love blogger Margaret Zhang’s approach to getting her hot pink strands out of her face. Try a trendy raised headband and messy bun in a spiral hair tie. Pair it with an oversized '90s blazer and belt bag for that impromptu museum visit and you’ll look every bit the cool art critic in no time!
Blingy Space Buns
Every iconic girl has sported space buns–Princess Leia, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, and even Blackpink’s Lisa. It’s the most popular summer alternative to ponytails, due to its versatility allowing any hair texture and length to rock it! Try this interstellar ‘do by dividing your hair down the middle and creating two pigtails. Twist the tails to make two buns and top it off with a blinged out barrette that’s very in-the-moment!
Queen of the Nile
Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters took an Egyptian excursion looking flawless in a silk bandana and a loose side braid. The silk bandana keeps the frizz away and the braid keeps your tresses protected from the harsh desert climate. Topping it off with gold hoops and a belted kimono top allow you to look like the queen that you are!
Sleek in the Front, Creative in the Back
This hairstyle may look intimidating but blogger Jessi Malay makes it looks effortless with a chic jumpsuit and drop earrings. Try this ‘do to impress at your big work event and look like a major boss!
To get the look part your hair down the middle, then take a section of hair from the base of your crown and make a tiny ponytail and braid it. Then take the front section and comb the two sections of hair towards the back, tying the hair as well as the tail of the braid, into a low ponytail. It’s an easy look that’ll turn heads. You’ll be getting that promotion in no time!
Updated High Pony
Want a new way to wear a high ponytail? Make like Alex Gonzaga and level up your style by tying metallic threads to your hair elastic to add shine and a pop of color. Plus, it's a subtle take using colored thread as a coordinating accessory with your outfit.