Hot Girl Summer Hairstyle Guide

Who else is still jamming to Meghan Thee Stallion’s summer anthem on repeat? Since "Hot Girl Summer" became the catchphrase of the season, we can't stop thinking about living our best lives under the sun. It's the perfect time to let your hair down, hit the beach with your squad, and maybe crash a rooftop party or two. 

Hot Girl Summer

Meghan’s hit is all about fun and confidence, which is exactly what summer is all about (along with sipping mimosas and chilling by the pool, of course). So, naturally, the team at FABULIVE got to thinking: what would the ultimate Hot Girl Summer hairstyle look like? Is it the fiery ombre sunset locks inspired by Cardi B, or the effortless beach waves the Kardashians are rocking?

No matter which style you vibe with, we agreed there are three must-haves for a bold summer hair transformation. Ready to turn up the heat with a sizzling new look? Here’s how to kick off your #HotGirlSummer or should we say #HotHairSummer:

  1. Volume, Volume, Volume: Think big and bold with luscious hair extensions that add instant glam.
  2. Color Pop: Go wild with vibrant highlights or an ombre that screams summer fun.
  3. Texture Play: From silky straight to tousled beach waves, mix it up to match your mood.

Dive into the season with a hairstyle that’s as fierce as your summer plans. Get ready to live it up with FABULIVE’s fabulous hair extensions and turn every head in the room!

Step 1: Try Your Dream Hair Color

Ever dreamt of a hair color that's bold, daring, and totally out of your comfort zone? Summer is the perfect time to take the plunge and try that color you've been fantasizing about but never had the guts to attempt.

Forget about playing it safe with subtle highlights or just going a shade lighter. Now’s the time for those fun, vibrant hues that seem a bit too wild for the winter months. Craving bubblegum pink like Lana Condor or a mystical mermaid blue? This is your sign to embrace the change and ignore the naysayers.

Summertime is all about fun and letting loose, so why not let your hair join in on the fun? If you've been thinking about a color change, now’s the moment to make it happen. 

Not quite ready for a permanent switch? No worries! Try coloring your hair extensions first. It’s a fantastic way to experiment without the full commitment. You’ll get to see if it’s a fleeting crush (like Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson) or a lasting love. So go ahead, take that leap, and find out if your dream color is your new reality!

Step 2: Don’t Be Afraid of Volume

Say goodbye to limp, lifeless hair this summer! Embrace the season with bold, voluminous curls that scream confidence and fun. While we adore the mermaid waves trend, let’s kick it up a notch with even bolder curls.

To achieve this without the heat damage, we’ve been loving Velcro hair rollers. Yes, they might remind you of the 90s, but they’re making a comeback for a reason. Velcro rollers are an excellent way to get stunning, heatless curls while giving your hair a break from hot styling tools.

Velcro Hair Roller is a game-changer. It includes three different roller sizes and a set of creaseless clips, all neatly packed in a leather bag. This affordable set makes it easy to change up your look without breaking the bank or damaging your hair.

Here’s how to get those bold curls: Start with damp hair and apply some styling mousse. Let your hair air dry for a bit before you begin rolling. Divide your hair into sections—larger sections for subtle curls, smaller ones for more intense curls. Begin at the ends and roll upwards, securing each roller near the crown of your head. Leave the rollers in for 10 to 20 minutes.

Once time is up, gently unravel the rollers to reveal gorgeous waves. For more defined curls, use smaller rollers; for a relaxed look, gently comb through your curls and spritz on some wave spray. Now you’re ready to step out in style, turning heads and rocking those high heels with your fabulous, voluminous hair!

This summer, let your hair be as bold and lively as your adventures. With Velcro rollers, you can achieve the perfect curls effortlessly and without damage.

Step 3: Leave No Accessory Behind

Half the fun of getting ready is all about the accessories, and summer is the perfect season to play with your look. We love pairing biker shorts with a choker necklace, but when it comes to hair, the right accessories can make all the difference. 

Enter Gravity Defying Hair Ties, your new best friend for creating stunning summer hairstyles. These hair ties grip incredibly well, no matter your hair type—even if it’s on the thicker side. They provide the lift and oomph needed to perfect your hot girl summer look. Why not experiment with some high pigtails or a powerful high ponytail? These styles are not only super cute but also practical for staying cool in the summer heat. Add a Dusk to Dawn scrunchie on top for that major 90s vibe and you’re ready to turn heads.

Don't forget about the essentials: always carry a compact mirror in your purse for those quick touch-ups. You never know who you might run into, and being prepared ensures you’re looking flawless 24/7. Accessories aren’t just an afterthought; they’re the finishing touch that brings your whole look together. From versatile hair ties that keep your style in place to a retro scrunchie that adds a pop of fun, every detail counts.

So this summer, make sure your accessory game is on point. Whether you’re heading to the beach, a party, or just out for a stroll, these little additions will keep you looking fabulous and feeling confident. With the right accessories, your hot girl summer hairdo will be as stylish and spirited as you are!

Step 4: Put Together an Epic Playlist

We have one final tip to make your summer unforgettable: create an epic playlist! Nothing sets the mood and makes you feel like the main character quite like the perfect summer soundtrack. Blasting your favorite summer jams while you get ready can make all the difference, filling you with energy and good vibes.

We hope these hair tips inspire you to embrace the fun and freedom of the summer months. From bold colors and voluminous curls to the perfect accessories and a killer playlist, you’re all set for a fabulous #HotHairSummer. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram and TikTok with #HotHairSummer—we can’t wait to see your amazing looks!!

What's Your Go-To Summer Hairstyle?

Don't have a go-to summer hairstyle yet? No worries! We’ve got you covered with these 27 easy summer hairstyles you can recreate yourself. These looks will keep your hair off your face and body, making you feel lighter and more relaxed while looking super cute. It’s a win-win! Read on to find your perfect summer hairstyle.

  1. Perfect Ponytail

   The perfect summer ponytail is effortless and suits all hair types. It’s ideal for scorching hot days or second-day hair. Simply gather your hair and secure it with a hair tie for a chic, no-fuss look.

  1. Sleek High Ponytail

   Take your ponytail game to the next level with a sleek, high ponytail. This bold style is high to the sky and perfect for a polished look. Add some oomph with Luxy Hair ponytail extensions for extra volume and length. You'll be turning heads and receiving compliments all day!

  1. Sleek Braided Ponytail

For another take on the high ponytail, try a sleek braided version. It’s the ultimate hot girl walk look. Start with a high ponytail, then braid it down. Use our Luminous Shine Hair Oil to tame any flyaways and add a glossy finish.

These styles are just the beginning. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, heading to a summer party, or simply enjoying a sunny day out, these hairstyles will keep you cool and stylish. So, which one will be your go-to this summer? Try them all and find your favorite!

Don't forget to share your summer hairdos with us on Instagram and TikTok using #HotHairSummer. We can't wait to see how fabulous you look!

  1. Bubble Ponytail

Looking to jazz up your regular ponytail? The bubble ponytail is perfect for you! This creative hairstyle is ideal for busy bees who need a quick yet stylish look. To achieve this, simply section your ponytail with multiple hair ties, creating “bubbles” down the length of your hair. It’s super simple and incredibly chic, making it perfect for both casual days and fun nights out.

  1. Blinger Hair

Blinger hair is making a huge comeback thanks to TikTok! This hair gem stamper from the 90s is an easy way to add sparkle to your locks. Simply press the stamper onto your hair to attach tiny, glittering gems. It’s perfect for adding a touch of glam for a night out or for your favorite summer festivals. So, would you buy this Blinger? It's a fun, easy way to make your hair stand out and catch everyone's attention.

  1. Top Knot Bun

For a quick and easy summer hairstyle, the top knot bun is your go-to. This super simple look is perfect for those rushed mornings or lazy days. Just gather your hair into a high ponytail, twist it into a bun, and secure it with a few bobby pins. Voila! You’ve got yourself a chic ballerina bun. You can use your natural hair or one of our clip-in bun extensions for added volume and ease. Check out our stunning before and after pictures to see the magic for yourself!

  1. Messy Bun

For an effortlessly chic style, opt for a messy bun. This perfectly undone look is versatile and suitable for any occasion—whether you're heading to work, school, a party, or just hanging out at home. To achieve the messy bun, gather your hair into a loose ponytail, twist it around into a bun, and secure it with a few pins, allowing some strands to fall naturally. This creates a relaxed, stylish vibe.

  1. Curly Ponytail

Want to add some volume to your ponytail? Try a curly ponytail for a gorgeous, voluminous look. Using our curly ponytail extensions, you can instantly recreate this style without any heat damage. Simply attach the extension to your natural ponytail for an instant boost of curls. It’s perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your everyday look or for a special occasion.

  1. Half Up, Half Down Hairstyle

For all you naturally curly and wavy-haired beauties, the half up, half down hairstyle is an effortless summer look that pairs perfectly with any cute dress. If you have straight hair, don't worry! Simply curl your hair first to recreate this breezy, stylish look. This hairstyle keeps your hair off your face while still showing off your gorgeous locks.

  1. Flower Hair Clips

What’s better than flowers? Flowers in your hair, of course! As summer blooms around us, we can’t get enough of incorporating fresh florals into our looks. Try a simple updo adorned with delicate flower hair clips for an elegant and fresh summer hairstyle. This look is perfect for garden parties, weddings, or any occasion where you want to add a touch of nature’s beauty to your style.

  1. Romantic Braid

Ever dreamt of princess-like hair? This Bridgerton-inspired romantic braid will make you feel like royalty. It’s a charming hairdo that ensures a picture-perfect look for any special summer occasion. The best part? It only takes a few minutes to achieve! Whether your hair is straight or curly, this romantic braid adds a touch of elegance and whimsy to your summer ensemble.

  1. Butterfly Hair Clips

Turn heads with this stunning, eye-catching look using butterfly hair clips. Accessorize with these whimsical clips for a fairy-like vibe that’s perfect for summer. We love how this look is elevated with glamorous waves, creating a magical, enchanting style. Butterfly clips add a playful and nostalgic touch, making your hairstyle truly stand out.

  1. Criss-Cross Hairstyle

The criss-cross hairstyle is perfect for those busy summer days when you need a no-fuss look that still appears polished. The beauty of this hairstyle is that it takes less than a minute to complete. Simply section off two small pieces of hair from the front, cross them over each other at the back, and secure with a hair tie or clip. Voila! A super put-together look with minimal effort.

  1. Beach Waves

Calling all babes with long, luscious locks—beach waves are your go-to summer hairstyle! This look screams effortless and chic, perfect for any summer outing. You can achieve beach waves with a curling wand for that perfect undone look. For a heatless method, use hair rollers and let them set. Either way, you'll get those dreamy, tousled waves that are the epitome of summer style.

  1. Mini Pigtails

Inspired by Cassie from *Euphoria*, mini pigtails are an adorable and easy summer hairstyle. To create this look, you'll need a curling iron and some mini elastics. Curl your hair for some added volume and texture, then create two small ponytails on either side of your head, securing them with the elastics. This playful look is perfect for adding a touch of fun to your summer days.

  1. Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid is a classic and versatile summer hairstyle. It’s super quick and easy once you get the hang of it. Start by dividing your hair into two sections, then take a small piece from the outer edge of one section and cross it over to the other section. Repeat this process, alternating sides, until you reach the end of your hair, and secure with a hair tie. Once you’ve mastered the basic fishtail braid, you can experiment with different variations like the French fishtail, chunky fishtail, double fishtail, and three-way fishtail braid. The options are endless and perfect for keeping your hair stylish and off your neck during the hot summer months.

  1. Flower Braid

A flower braid is perfect for adding a touch of nature to your summer look. Start with a simple three-strand braid and then weave in your favorite flowers. We love incorporating baby’s breath for a delicate, romantic touch. This half-up, half-down style is perfect for outdoor events or casual summer days. It’s quick, easy, and looks effortlessly beautiful.

  1. Dutch Braid

For a braid with extra volume and style, try the Dutch braid. This reverse braid stands out more than the regular three-strand braid and gives your hair a fuller appearance. To create this look, weave your hair strands under each other instead of over. The Dutch braid is a fantastic choice for a fresh, dynamic summer hairstyle that keeps your hair neatly in place.

  1. Double Dutch Braids

Channel your inner Kim K with double Dutch braids. This style is perfect for a cool, badass look that’s versatile enough for work, school, or even the gym. Part your hair down the middle and create two Dutch braids, one on each side. This look is not only trendy but also practical, keeping your hair out of your face while staying stylish. It’s an ideal choice for active summer days.

  1. Triple Braid Hairstyle

If you’re up for a challenge, the triple braid hairstyle is a fun and intricate look to try. This style combines a French braid, a fishtail braid, and a regular three-strand braid. Despite its complex appearance, it’s easier to create than it seems and offers a versatile look for any occasion. Start with a French braid at the crown, transition into a fishtail braid, and finish with a traditional three-strand braid. This multi-braid combination can be dressed up for fancy events or kept casual for everyday wear.

  1. Waterfall Braid

Whether you’re heading to a music festival or a romantic evening date, the waterfall braid is a must-try for a dreamy summer look. This beautiful braid cascades down your hair, creating a whimsical effect that's perfect when paired with mermaid waves. It’s an elegant style that adds a touch of magic to any occasion.

  1. Fishtail Updo

The fishtail updo is an elegant alternative for special occasions or simply for staying cool on a hot summer day. Once you’ve mastered the fishtail braid, this updo is easy to recreate. Gather your hair into a fishtail braid, then twist it up into a bun and secure with bobby pins. This sophisticated look is perfect for weddings, parties, or any event where you want to make a statement.

  1. Easy Twisted Side Bun

The twisted side bun is a chic and simple hairstyle perfect for summer. In just two steps, you can achieve this elegant look. Divide your hair into two sections, twist them around each other, and secure the twist into a bun at the side of your head with hair elastics and bobby pins. This quick and stylish updo is perfect for any occasion.

  1. Boho Twist Braid

Channel your inner bohemian with this quick and easy boho twist braid. This hairstyle is great for beginners and embraces a more relaxed, messy look. Twist small sections of your hair and secure them loosely, allowing some strands to fall naturally. Add pearls or small flowers to dress it up, and you’re ready for any summer outing.

  1. Braided Bohemian Hairstyle

The braided bohemian hairstyle is perfect for elevating your summer look. This intricate braided updo is ideal for music festivals, weddings, or outdoor parties. Start by creating multiple small braids, then gather them into a loose, low bun. This style pairs well with flowy dresses and gives off a free-spirited vibe.

  1. Mini Braid Hairstyle

For a laid-back summer vibe, try the no-tie mini braid hairstyle, popularized by stars like Olivia Rodrigo. This cute look is simple to achieve with our best-selling application kit, which includes alligator hair clips and a rat tail comb. Add some hair wefts for extra volume and fullness, and let the mini braids blend naturally into your hair for a relaxed, stylish look.

  1. Mermaid Waves

Mermaid waves are a top trend for summer, perfect for the beach or a hot date. Achieve this look with a triple barrel iron to create instant, voluminous waves. The longer your hair, the more dramatic the effect, channeling a Kardashian-esque style. Mermaid waves are effortlessly glamorous, making you look like you just stepped out of the ocean.

What’s Your Go-To Summer Hairstyle?

We’d love to know your go-to summer hairstyle! If you don’t have one yet, now is the perfect time to experiment with these stunning summer looks. Try out these hairstyles and share your recreations on Instagram with #fabulive. We’re excited to see your gorgeous pictures and feature your beautiful styles on our page!

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