"Sun's out, buns out"—at least that's how the saying goes at Byrdie HQ. During the summer months, whether you're hot and sticky in the city, or hot and sticky elsewhere, the goal of a summer hairstyle is to help you keep cool and look chic at the same time. It was during a recent click around the ol' Zara website (for research purposes, of course) that I noticed every single model had a pretty covetable summer hairstyle. From be-ribboned topknots to easy braids and crimping. Yep, Zara is attempting to bring back the '80s hair trend, and you know what? The 2.0 version has me seriously contemplating purchasing a pair of old-school crimpers. Think I've lost my mind?
Click through the gallery to see the crimping in action, plus a host of summer hairstyle ideas to try in the coming months, whether for a wedding, beach jaunt or work.
Give the scrunchie a modern twist by using it to adorn a simple slightly undone topknot. A slick of red lipstick completes the look.
Braided pigtails are a simple way to keep the hair out of your face on hot summer days. Just reserve this one for weekends.
Amp up your natural hair with a turban-style headband. The accessory makes it easy and chic to secure your hair back off your face. We love this striped Zara turban-style headband (£8).
Another braid, but this time a ribbon has been wrapped around the top and bottom to elevate it from simple to something a bit more special.
You can't beat the simple elegance of an easygoing ponytail.
Another topknot, but this time it's decorated with a silk scarf.