The heat is rising, but that's no excuse to let your hair go! Look chic and stay cool with these celeb-inspired 'dos that will take you straight through a week of hot, humid summer weather.
Normally, we'd advise against blow drying/straightening your hair in a heatwave, but if you're looking for longevity and a few days' worth of styles, start off by blow-drying locks and flat ironing, then pull up in a high pony like Demi Lovato did here.
Keep things simple and roll your smooth locks into a high topknot, adding a touch of shine serum if things have gotten a bit frizzy since yesterday. Cher Lloyd rocks her topknot in style here with vampy makeup, but if it's hotter than heck outside, you're better off going for a more natural look.
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Take advantage of your straight locks and rock another ponytail today, only a lower one, like Selena Gomez. Pull a few face-framing strands out in the front for a nice wispy effect that won't make you sweat like bangs.
It's time to switch things up a bit! Over the next few days, work with your natural texture, starting with a simple braid, like Kylie Jenner's. Wash hair the night before and sleep with hair braided. When you wake up, touch up as necessary.The aim here is for hair to look undone and loose, so don't make it too perfect!
Using the texture from yesterday's braid, frame your face with a braid that wraps around the length of your head, like Jennifer Lawrence did here. Pull the remaining hair into a simple bun and place a few strands in the front for some added dimension.
The end is in sight, so use that natural gritty texture to your advantage and rock some sexy beachy waves today, like Ashley Benson! Spritz locks with a texturizing spray or dry shampoo and mop up any unwanted grease. Voila, you're ready to go!
The temps are cooling down, so treat yourself to a professional blowout, a la Khloe Kardashian. After all this heat, your hair deserves a bit of TLC! The best part? This 'do will last you another three days, so you don't have to worry about doing your hair for a bit longer.
Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty & fashion writer and editor. She's covered everything from backstage beauty at Fashion Week to celeb interviews and trend reports. When she's not writing or reading up on the latest trends, Chrissy is adding to her ever-growing collection of dresses or spa-ing it up. Follow her on twitter: @chriscal57.