Whether you are working this summer, going on vacation, attending weddings, or just lounging by the pool, there's no escaping getting ready.
Here are five easy-to-follow tutorials that'll help you get the trendy hair you've been drooling over -- from messy fishtail braids to perfectly tied-up top knots. Most of these 'dos are relatively easy to create and require tools that you probably already have.
Remember: practice makes perfect. There are no excuses for unkempt hair.
Vintage Curls: These Gatsby-esque curls are perfect for a wedding or a summer BBQ. Absolutely the must know-how-style of the summer.
Tools Required: A 1-inch and a 1/4-inch curling iron, 8 to 10 duck bill clips, and a soft bristle brush. Hair spray is optional, and clean dry hair is a must.
Best Tutorial: The Beauty Department's Vintage Curls
Fish Tail Braid: This is the simplest braid. Don't worry if it looks messy; it looks best a little rough around the edges.
Tools Required: Your own two hands and an elastic hair tie.
Best Tutorial: All Your Beauty's Simple Fishtail Braid
Top Knot: You may have heard of the sock bun. We'd like you to meet the top knot. It is so easy! There is no right or wrong way to do this. Once you get the technique down you can move the knot and wear it higher or lower, smoother or messier -- whatever you prefer.
Tools Required: Mesh Donut (available at CVS, walgreens, or even H&M), hair tie, a few bobby pins, rat tail comb, and a brush.
Best Tutorial: Hair Romance's Giant Top Knot
Beachy Curls This easily transitions from day to night, thereby cutting your times spent getting ready in half. You're welcome.
Tools Required: 1-and-1/4-inch in curling iron (best universal size) and your fingers.
Best Tutorial: Beachy Waves by Camille Styles
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Flat Iron Curls: Curling your hair is no longer limited to a curling iron. Because, yup, you can use your flat iron. Once you get this technique down you will breeze through it, saving you room in your suite case for extra shoes and not extra styling tools.
Tools Required: Flat iron, that's it!
Best Tutorial: Hair and Makeup by Steph's Soft Flat Iron Curls