Heat Free Hairstyles for Summer

Pigtails hairstyle

While in the midst of the dog days of summer, the last thing anyone wants to do post-shower is to spend countless minutes blowing hair-dryer heat directly onto our head. Sure, hair-dryers have s purpose, but with summer temperatures in the 90’s any and all unnecessary heat is simply unwanted. If you’re ready to put your high-heat hair-dryer away until cooler days recommence, check out the uber-cute hairstyles below; they’re heat free making them perfect for summer!

Fishtail Pigtails
Bring out your inner mermaid this summer by rocking a set of fishtail pigtails. Simply part your hair down the center, and start the fishtail pattern around the ear area. Keep the pattern going all the way down to the tips of your hair and secure it with a tiny elastic. As you might have already guessed you’ll go ahead and do the same fishtail pattern on the other side, and secure it with an elastic, and completing the fishtail pigtail look.

Headband Twist and Wrap
You may have seen this ‘do elsewhere on Lionesse, that’s because it’s one of our favorite five-minute hairstyles! It’s super cute, beyond easy, and requires no heat at all! The best thing about the headband twist and wrap is that you can create the look with just-out-of-the-shower hair. Simply slip your headband atop your head as you normally would, then grab small sections of the hair, twist them around your finger and wrap them under and around the headband. Keep taking, twisting, and wrapping new sections of hair until all your hair is away from your face and off your neck, snugly tucked into the headband.

Wavy hair

Effortless Waves
If you are already a fan of the headband twist and wrap you’re about to love it even more. Get two looks out of the twisted look by wearing keeping your hair wrapped in the headband the throughout the night. If you’re worried that your will hair will fall out of the headband in the middle of the night, just add a bit of strong hold hairspray. When you wake up in the morning, take the headband out and your hair will fall into loose waves that took close to no effort at all.

Bubble Ponytail
This look is popping up all over Instagram and Tumblr, probably because so many young ladies are realizing just how easy this no heat hair style is! You use freshly-washed air-dried hair, or second-day dry shampooed hair, either way, you’ll being by gathering all your hair together into a mid-high positioned ponytail. Secure it with a thin, but sturdy elastic. Take a small section of the pony and wrap it around the elastic. Dampen your fingers with some strong hold hairspray, and use your fingers to smooth down and hold the wrapped hair in place. Tease the remaining ponytail hair, then about three-or-so inches down the pony, take bother section of hair and wrap it around. This time, use a small, clear elastic to secure it. Keep doing this same thing every few inches down the ponytail until you’ve reached the bottom.


Summer 2016 Hair Hues

Women have been changing up their hairstyles for summer ever since new hair hues and fancy cuts became an option. Now that beach season is finally here, you may be yearning for the perfect new ‘do. This summer, its all about going lighter, brighter, and intense with those locks. Check out our list of summer 2016 hair hues, and get ready to heat up your look!

When it comes to fashion and makeup, nude tones are all the rage right now; it was only a matter of time before nude hair started gaining popularity. Nude is created through a balance of warm and cool tones. The opposing tones sort of “cancel” each other out and create a flattering natural color that looks great on all skin tones.

Pewter Blonde

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Pewter Blonde
Blonde is always a safe summer color but this summer, light blonde is turning up a notch! Pewter blonde is great for those who are already rocking beach-bum colored locks. Your stylist will likely make this look work for you by adding a full set of platinum highlights, then throwing in a few silver streaks. You can even request that your stylist to add in some honey or gold streaks in the front to help frame the face.

That’s right, your favorite summer snack might just be your favorite hair hue of summer 2016. Perhaps the most adventurous color trend of the season, watermelon hair is created through a double process. Your stylist will start by lifting or bleaching the hair so that it a ready for color, then (s)he will combine vivid greens  in the upper two-thirds, which will melt into sweet flirty pinks in the bottom portion of the hair.

creamy blonde hair hue

Creamy Blonde
For those of you who love blonde hues, but aren’t digging the rock ‘n’ roll vibe of pewter blonde, you might be interested in going for a creamy blonde color. Your stylist will add a mix of golden hues and white blonde hues, for a sexy, sophisticated, creamy blonde look that flatters just about every skin tone.

Color Bleed
The color bleed trend can be done with virtually any two hair colors, although we think the trend looks best on those with already-dark hair. Similar to an ombre, your stylist will gradually blend the vibrant color of your choice from the roots all the way down. When done correctly, it should not look like over-due new growth, rather the colors should just melt into each other.

Snowlights highlighting

Snow Lights
The trend of “snowlight” highlights began this spring and is getting more and more popular.  This new trend that every blonde girl should try is easy to achieve. Your stylist will take your hair to the next level by adding pale blonde highlights all throughout your hair, creating the illusion of lifted, shimmering locks.

Auburn Balayage
For all the girls who are in-love with Selena Gomez’s hair, but not to sure why, here’s your answer! Selena has been rocking her layered auburn balayage, and you can rock this look too! Ideal for longer-layered styles, your stylist will add dimension to already dark hair by strategically placing auburn colored streaks throughout the middle and end portions of the hair. You’ll leave the salon with locks that look like they’ve been kissed by sun.

Easy Campout Hair

Woman camping

Ahh, festival season – yes, it is finally here. While some of you pack your bags full of festival necessities for Lollapalooza, the rest of you may be checking out the set list for Bonnaroo, ensuring that you strategically plan the day, making sure that you will make it to all of the best stages. However, regardless of the festival, you will be spending your summer days at, there is one thing that will cross every young woman’s mind as she gets ready to go: “What about my hair?”

It is this same question that gets ladies bogged down and stressed out over and over again. But, we have good news! You no longer have to worry about the distance between you and your favorite heat tools and trifold mirror. The last thing you are going to want to do is to spend hours on a hairdo, which will probably fall out sooner than later.

We have taken a few tips from active ladies who have spent countless summers camping. With the help of a few wood-sy regulars, we have put together a list of cute and easy hairstyles, that are perfect for those who are spending the night on festival grounds.

Before we get started on how to style your I-woke-up-at-a-festival-like-this hair, it is worth mentioning that you should plan on bringing along some dry shampoo or root lifting powder; chances are between the long lines and low water temperatures, you will opt out of your usual thirty-minute shower.

That being said, it is best to leave the hair spray at home. While it might seem like a good idea to give your hair the extra hold, you will regret it when the weekend is over and your hair is unmanageably tangled, sticky and impossible to brush through. Below are two of the best summer hairstyles, inspired by festival regulars and frequent-campground-overnighters.

Creative braid hairstyle

Pulled Back Fishtail Tiara
This look is one that you have seen many times before, but never had the chance to try out. Luckily, it is beyond simple (seriously, some of you may not even need a mirror for this one)! Start the look by a gathering a one-inch section of hair, across from the arc of your brow, on both sides. Now simply braid both sections into a fishtail, before pulling them to the back of your head. At this point, you have the option of joining and securing the two fishtails with an elastic, and leaving the remainder of your hair down, or gathering the rest of your hair and pulling it all back into a ponytail.

Crown braid

Bohemian Braids
This look might actually be easier than the fist one. What you are going to do is start a french braid like usual, being certain to leave out two sections of hair near your temples. When your french braid incorporates hair from behind your ears, stop making it a french braid, and continue braiding it as a normal braid, securing the end with an elastic. Now, pull the two front sections to meet behind your head, and create a fishtail braid. Essentially you will have two loose braids overlapping one another.