Life is just too short to wear your hair the same way, day after day—we’re pretty sure that’s a sacred truth of the universe. To help you kickstart a season of memorable hair, we gathered 30 inspired hairstyles for every length from the best beauty boards on Pinterest.
Click through for the only visual inspiration you need to have one stunning summer!
Keep clicking for 10 chic summer hairstyles for long hair!
A chic, low chignon is made all the more striking with a perfect center part and slick strands.
All paths of this artful braid maze lead towards the beautiful rosette in the center. (Maybe take this one to Braid Bar?)
Two braid crowns are better than one. To create this very Game of Thrones style, layer one thick milkmaid crown with a thinner one, and twist a small section of hair from the side the braids did not originate on around and under the thicker braid. Stick a few colorful flowers into the mix if you’re feeling flirty.
Pull hair back into a low, back-centered fishtail and gently tug apart the top two-thirds for a fatter, more bohemian braid.
Make two fishtail braids meet in the back by wrapping the ends of one braid around the other and securing with a bobby pin the same shade as hair.
Transform a standard high ponytail by fishtailing it tightly from top to bottom.
This twisted sailor’s knot bun with loose strands in front looks both preppy and romantic.
For a simple but statement-making upgrade to a standard low bun, tie a colorful silk bow around the base of the bun. Easy, but pretty as it gets!
Make a messy pretzel-knot bun just a bit more chic with a thin black ribbon.
A punchy front-knotted turban brings boho glamour to loose center-parted waves.
A French braid that turns into a side fishtail? Why didn’t we think of that! Tousle the crown for a more mussed-up, carefree look.
Now for those with medium-length hair...
Medium-length hair with choppy bangs was made to be paired with a graphic mid-forehead headband. The hair accessory doesn’t look precious when hair has a roughed-up quality.
Flip hair over to create two parallel braids at a 45-degree angle, then gather the rest of your mane into a messy topknot.
This messy, half-up style is bedhead at its best. The strategically disheveled twists have a nonchalant French-girl vibe—which is to say, elegant without even trying.
Twist two front sections of already-textured hair back, then wrap them around the rest of hair for a pseudo half-up half-down style. Further tease the lower portion with a fine-toothed comb for a cool-looking contrast.
Though it looks intricate, this tiered braid-bun style is actually quite simple. Separate hair into three horizontal sections, like cake layers. Twist the top tier into a mini bun, and for the bottom two layers, braiding from each side and secure in the back center of hair with a twisted bun.
Add a little visual interest to straight locks by twisting back and overlapping varying widths of strands—best for medium to fine hair.
Separate a medium-height ponytail into three sections. Take the outer two and twist them back through and around the ponytail holder and voila—a more impactful but still casual pony.
This messy low bun is ideal for fine hair. Pull as many wisps free as you can—the more haphazard the better—then top with a crisp white Panama hat.
Achieve effortless elegance by wrapping one piece of hair from a low ponytail under, then over the place where it’s secured at the nape of your neck.
Keep clicking for the best summer hair inspiration for short-haired girls!
Two classics merge with this French twist meets top knot. Tease strands out of the twist with your fingers, for a less structured and more undone effect.
Sweep a short ‘do into a very deep side part (and create a low bun if you have any hair left), then pin back with three stacked barrettes in a bold color.
Take a cue from Ginnifer Goodwin and tease short hair into a spikey, but not stiff, rocker-chic look.
A short hairstyle with deep bangs looks impossibly chic—and so Audrey Hepburn—especially when capped off with a striped turban-headband hybrid.
Give lived-in hair a lift with a layered, half-up French twist that has the shape of a bouffant.
Copy Michelle Williams’ perfect ‘60s crop with sleek bangs brushed to one side and a bit of height and movement at the crown. Pro tip: spray a little hairspray onto a toothbrush and use it to smooth strands in place (without plastering).
This style combines the punk look of a faux hawk with the retro glamour of a ‘40s victory roll—and we like.
Lend loose-bodied curls an edge with the rope-like look of a thick side plait.
Offset the messy texture of a shaggier short cut with a thin, girly headband.
Short tresses have a polished-with-an-edge look when slicked back at a deep center part.