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Simple summer hairstyles

Take on the heat with loose beachy styles and breezy updos this season with must-know easy summer hairstyles.

Simple hairdos are the key to staying cool while looking hot this summer. Stave off the frizz with the perfect humidity defying updo, or go for a beach babe look with textured waves.  

Fall in love with these effortless summer styles to make your look truly sizzle. These step-by-step guides will help you keep styling time to a minimum, so slide on your sunglasses, get outside and soak up those rays








Here's how to get textured waves

Nothing says summer like lazy days at the beach. Take inspiration from the surf with laidback textured waves. Easy summer hairstyles are all about being relaxed and this style embodies that vibe. Here’s how to create the look: 

step 1:  
Prep damp hair with ghd curl hold spray to prepare it for styling.  

step 2: 
Divide your hair into two sections, pinning back the upper the section on top of your head, to keep it out of the way as you style the lower section.   

step 3: 
Take a 1-inch section of hair from the lower section and place it between the plates of the ghd platinum+® styler, around 2 inches from your roots.  

step 4: 
Twist the styler towards your face and gently glide down for 2-3 inches. 

Tip: If you have shorter hair, you’ll only need to glide down by 1 inch.   

step 5: 
Next, twist your styler in the opposite direction before gliding down another 2-3 inches.  

step 6: 
Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you reach the ends of your hair.  

step 7: 
Repeat steps 3 – 6 across all of your hair until it’s completely wavy.   

step 8:
Generously spray your hair with the ghd final fix hairspray and allow to dry before breaking up the waves with your fingers for extra beachy volume and texture.  







Here's how to create an accent braid

A chunky accent braid can keep you looking fresh-faced even when the heat is on. A go-to for garden parties and festivals alike, this enviable summer hairstyle is surprisingly easy to achieve with the right styling know-how. 


step 1: 

Create a deep side parting.   

step 2: 
Where your parting starts, take a 3-inch section on the thicker side of hair and separate into three equal sub-sections.  

step 3: 
Starting with an outside section, cross it over the middle section, so it now sits in the centre.  

step 4: 
Take the other outer section and cross it over the middle section.  

step 5: 
Continue braiding, pulling more hair into each outer section to create a French braided style.  

step 6: 
Repeat steps 3 - 5 until you have a braid across the front of your hairline, finishing at the top of your ear.  

step 7: 
Secure the braid in place behind your ear using a hair pin. Use the rest of your hair to conceal the pins.  

step 8: 
Gently loosen and tease the braid with your fingers for a soft tousled effect.  

Tip: Pair your accent braid with beach waves for the ultimate easy summer hairstyle.  






Here's how to create a side braid

Summer hairstyles are all about being relaxed, effortless and ready for the heat. A side braid can do all of that and more. Combat frizz and humidity with this breezy updo and achieve enviable results in just a few simple steps.

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step 1:  
Brush dry hair with the ghd paddle brush and sweep it all to one side.   

step 2: 
Take a 3-inch section at the front of your parting and twist it back from your face.   

step 3: 
Continue to twist this section along the length of your hairline, before pinning it in place behind your ear to create a small smooth quiff.  

step 4: 
Split your remaining hair into three equal sections and begin to weave a plait using a classic three strand technique, starting just below your twist. 

Tip: Don’t worry about creating a perfect plait. Keep it loose and let your natural flyaways do their own thing for chilled-out summer vibes.  

step 5: 
Once you reach the end of your hair, secure your plait in place with a hair tie and gently tease and loosen your braid with your fingers for a relaxed boho style. 







Here's how to create a halo braid

Step up your summer styling with a beautiful halo braid. It’ll create a gorgeous ethereal look, even if the sun isn’t shining. This hot summer hairstyle doubles as a maintainable hairdo that fights the frizz and keeps you looking effortlessly cool. Here’s how to create a halo braid:

step 1: 
Start by creating a deep side parting using the ghd tail comb.  

step 2: 
Take a 3-inch section from the front of your parting and divide into three sub-sections.  

step 3: 
Begin weaving a French braid, taking one outside section and crossing it over the middle section. Then repeat with the other outer section.  

step 4: 
Pull more hair into the outer section before repeating step 3.  

step 5: 
Continue the braid, gradually incorporating more hair, until it goes around your head. Take the braid along the nape of your neck and round to the other side, finishing just above your ear.  

step 6:  
Once you reach your ear, continue to braid the ends of your remaining hair using a classic three-strand technique. Secure with a hair tie.  

step 7:  
Take the end of your plait and bring it up to your crown, pinning it in place behind your French braid to complete a full circle.  

Tip: Leave a few tendrils loose at the front of your face and lightly curl with the ghd curve® classic curl tong for a romantic look.






Here's how to style a tousled topknot

Stay serene in the summer sun and opt for an easy topknot. There’s no look that achieves effortless styling quite like the simplicity of this tousled updo. A classic look for the beach, relaxing by the pool or an alfresco brunch, embrace your tousled topknot this summer using this fuss-free guide:

step 1: 
Gently tease your hair with the ghd dressing brush to create volume in your locks.  

Tip: For a topknot with added texture, create waves in your hair before you style.    

step 2: 
Take all your hair and pull it up to the crown of your head, creating a high ponytail. Hold in place with a hair tie.  

step 3: 
Wrap your ponytail around its base and use a hair tie to secure the style. 

Tip: Tease out a few strands around your head to complete your tousled look.   

step 4: 
Use your fingers to loosen the topknot slightly and create volume.  

step 5: 
Complete with a mist of ghd final fix hairspray

Take your styling to the next level when the sun comes out to play with these easy summer hairstyles that dial up the heat whatever your look.

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