Instead of spending hours prepping and styling your hair this summer, you should be soaking up the warm, sunny months with little to no fuss. This summer’s top hairstyles are all about quick, easy looks that still appear pulled together and fashionable. Here are some of the hottest hair trends  for Summer 2014;

Wave Runner

Wave Runner

 

Soft Natural Waves

Whether you naturally have some wave to your hair or your hair is stick straight, you can achieve soft waves quickly and easily. As pretty as sculpted waves are, spending an hour in front of a mirror with a curling wand or curling iron before hitting the beach or pool isn’t ideal, especially when there are several ways to create a natural wavy texture. Try braiding damp hair into medium sized sections and letting your hair dry overnight and  wake up to perfect waves. If you didn’t have time to do this the night before, you can also braid dry hair into medium sections and run a smoothing iron over the braid for a great texture on the go.

Low Side Part

Low Rider

Deep Side Part

Swept Away

Deep Parts

You would be amazed at how much changing up your part can completely transform your look. Leaving your hair down or pulling it up into a basic ponytail or half-up hairdo will look completely different if you pull your part to one side. Take a rat-tail comb to create a part that lies directly over the arch in your brow. You can adjust the part as needed until it looks right. Use a small amount of pomade over the front section of your hair to smooth fly away hairs and add shine.

Gypsy Band

Gypsy Band

Metal Band

 

Headbands & Wraps

New styles of hair accessories are always popping up and online beauty outlets make keeping up with the trends super affordable. The popular flower wreath headband trend has been toned down with small, delicate flowers that are appropriate for everyday wear. Chevron-patterned hair wraps in bright shades are also a top choice for summer months. Stock up on your favorite trendy accessories in different colors so that you can mix up your look and match them with your outfit when you are heading to a summer event.

As you can see, there are plenty of hairstyles that are glamorous and trendy but don’t take tons of time to create. Summer months go by way too quickly so make sure you spend your time out enjoying the sun (with plenty of sunblock, of course) instead of cooped up in your house perfecting your hairstyle. Don’t forget to spritz your tresses with  UV/UVA  protecting products, like Paul Mitchell’s, Post Color- Color Protect Leave In Spray or Forever Blond- Dramatic Repair.  By following these tips your style stays fresh and your luscious locks remain  in top shape through out the summer season!