Hot Weather Hairstyles To Keep You Looking And Feeling Cool

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Paris Pret a Porter Woman Spring/Summer 2018 Rochas show

These looks will keep you cool regardless of the temperature

When it’s hot out, we can all agree that quickly throwing your hair up into a ponytail is the easiest way to get it out of your face and off the back of your neck, promising to make you feel better in the sweltering heat. But aside from the humble ponytail and messy topknot, there are a whole host of other hot weather hairstyles out there that will keep you looking and feeling cool.

Hot Weather Hairstyles

Alberta Ferretti

Folded ponytail
For Alberta Ferretti’s spring/summer 18 show, Redken Global Creative Director Guido Palau showcased a shortened and twisted version of the classic ponytail. To get the look, start with dry hair and lightly dampen the strands with water. Next, working from back to front, add in the Redken Full Frame 07 section by section to create a wet look. Now, secure the hair into a low ponytail and pull out wispy pieces. To create the twist, flip the hair onto itself and refold it again to shorten the ponytail, leaving the ends out. Tie the folded ponytail with an elastic band and finish it off with a shine spray for sheen.

Hot Weather Hairstyles

Milan Pret a Porter Woman spring/summer 2018 Jil Sander show

Fishtail braid 
Hairstylist Eugene Souleiman sent an array of braids down the Jil Sander spring summer 18 runway, each one more intricate than the next. Our favourite was the fishtail which can easily be achieved at home says Joshua Farrington of the Anthony Leonard Salon in New York. “Start by pulling the hair back into a ponytail which is then divided into two smaller, equal-sized ponytails. Separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the left ponytail. Pull this piece across the top of the left ponytail over to the right ponytail but don’t twist the hair as you bring it across. Next, separate a half-inch section of hair from the outside of the right ponytail and pull this piece across the top of the right ponytail over to the left ponytail. Repeat this process until you run out of hair and don’t worry if it’s messy, that’s part of the charm.”

Hot Weather Hairstyles

New York Pret a Porter Woman spring/summer 2018 3.1 Philip Lim

The Loose Plait
Looking for a hairstyle that requires minimal fuss? This loose plait from the 3.1 Philip Lim show is the answer. Simply spray roots with a volumizing spray then braid your strands from about half way down and secure with a clear elastic band. Lightly pull apart to add volume.

Hot Weather Hairstyles


Low-slung twist
Hairstylist Anthony Turner thread pieces of embroidered ribbon through low knots for an updated version of the classic chignon at the Rochas spring/summer 18 show. To get the look, spray a dry shampoo on to hair to absorb excess oil, then pull hair into a low, messy bun, securing with an elastic band and bobby pins. To finish, simply tie a piece of ribbon around the bun.

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