Tame Your Tresses This Summer with These 5 Simple Hairdos

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I have never had a bad hair day. Also, if you look out your window, there are unicorns dancing about on rainbows. Why? Because we’re in fantasy land! My days are mostly made up of bad hair days, primarily because I work from home and am rather – unmotivated to style my hair. Seriously, the other day I ran out to the bank and happened to catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I looked like the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz, but without the cute hat.

But you don’t have to suffer bad hair syndrome! Check out these sweet, quick hairstyles for when your hair won’t cooperate – or when you’re just too unmotivated to do more. (We’ve all been there.)

Ponytail

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How to do a ponytail? This action is so second nature that it’s almost difficult to describe – gather hair with both hands, hold with left hand, snap band into place with right, pull through, and smooth. Ponytails, which were clearly invented as a gift from the gods, are the staple of gym workouts, hot days, and even the red carpet. All hail ponytail!

Braids

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Technically, a braid, or plait, is three or more strands of hair interwoven to create a textures length of hair. Called the “ultimate hair do for summer,” braids are making a big comeback for both red and home carpet events. They add awesome texture to plain ponytails, messy buns, and up-dos.

Pigtails

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A grown woman’s relationship with pigtails can be complicated. Frankly, I’m not a fan of them on anyone over the age of 12. But millions of pig-tailed women would disagree. Loose, messy pigtails can be a cute look some women. Check out these “grown-up” pigtails that can provide an elegant edge to a childhood classic.

Messy Twist

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Has this ever happened to you? Without thinking about it, you throw your hair on top of your head – and find that you’ve somehow magically created a professional updo that could only be replicated by a team of expensive stylists. Sometimes carelessly putting your hair up in a comb or band can create a look worthy of hours in a salon chair. Check out the “lazy-girl updo” featured here.

Chignon

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Chignon can be the last word in elegance, but they can be a little more complicated to create. For a comprehensive guide to chignon, check out these excellent tips for an easy low updo. Want further inspiration? These messy chignon are an excellent choice for a hot summer’s evening, because they still look great even when they start to fall apart. And who can argue with this “hair off the neck” elegance?

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Katherine Butler

Katherine Butler is the Beauty Editor of EcoSalon and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.