If your repertoire of summer hairstyles ends at high ponies and messy buns, we don’t blame you. It’s already tough enough to decide what to wear when the weather is nearing triple digits—are we still doing bike shorts this year?—so forget attempting an elaborate hairstyle or breaking out the hot tools.
While you can always count on a topknot, there’s a whole world of easy but not boring hairstyles out there that will complement summer nails and strappy sandals. We rounded up a bunch of cute summer hairstyles that take less than 10 minutes, all they require is some clever styling tricks and a few hair accessories—yes, clips, headbands, and anything pearl-encrusted are still very much the vibe for summer 2021.
From embellished box braids to twists on the classic pony, scroll on for the coolest easy summer hairstyles for all hair types and textures. They’re not built-in AC, but they’re about as close as you can get.