Summer hair styles

Growing my hair out, I’ve been having more and more fun trying out new hair styles. Below are my current faves — and I’ve also linked to online tutorials if you’d like to try them out. Each of these favorite styles below is easier to accomplish with wet hair. Perfect for summer! 🙂

One thing in common with all these hair styles? They’re easy to do! I don’t like to spend too much time getting ready, so maximum effect for minimum effort is important. And braids always look fancier than you’d expect.

And for all of the styles below, all I needed were regular and mini-sized bobby pins, hair pins, and rubber hair elastics. (And the occasional scarf.) As pins and elastics don’t take up a lot of space, I keep an assortment in my purse, which has definitely come in handy!

Librarian for Life + Style | Hair styling must-haves collage

The Gibson tuck

This style took me a while to get right (see here and here for earlier tries), but I had a breakthrough when I realized it’s much easier to roll up my hair when it’s wet. I followed this online hair tutorial, and this is a fancier version of the style, which is also known as the Gibson roll.

Librarian for Life + Style | Gibson tuck hairstyle closeup

The messy side bun

This is basically a wet-hair version of this hair tutorial. Here’s a fancier variation.

Librarian for Life + Style | Messy bun closeup

Braided pinwheels

Variations of this hair style. It’s also basically a braided version of this tutorial for three twisted buns.

Librarian for Life + Style | Braided pinwheel hairstyle

Librarian for Life + Style | Braided hairstyle closeup

Heidi braids

So pretty! There are many variations of this style, including here, here, and here.  This style is known by many names, including maiden braids.

Librarian for Life + Style | Braided crown hairstyle

Scarf ponytails

So easy! A combo of the forehead wrap and ponytail wrap tutorials. If you’re at the beach or at the pool, it’s probably best to pack a cotton scarf or another material you don’t mind getting wet or salty. I also tried out a pigtail version!

Librarian for Life + Style | Head scarf, back view

Librarian for Life + Style | Having fun with scarves

Librarian for Life + Style | Head scarf and pigtails

Twisted up

This twisted style looks so fancy but is actually really easy! See this online hair tutorial. I have also tried out a one-sided version.

Librarian for Life + Style | Rope braid hairstyle


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