Summer Hairstyle Ideas! (Part 1)

Hey daydreamers! Lately I’ve been obsessed with trying out different ways to style my hair. During the school year, I mostly just wore it down and occasionally would do something with it. As part of my summer bucket list, I thought it would be fun to learn some new hairstyles that I can do throughout the summer and for the upcoming school year!

Today I’m going to be showing y’all a few super summery, cute, and easy hairstyles that only take a few minutes to do! I’ll try my best to explain the steps, but some of these are easier done than said. πŸ˜› Let’s get into the hairstyles!

#1: rope braid

I get so many compliments on this hairstyle whenever I wear it, and people always ask how the braid stays in place! I thought this would be a good one to do a tutorial of, and it literally takes one minute. All you need is a hairbrush and one clear hair elastic.

Start off by brushing out your hair, and then separate a small section of hair. Don’t do the very front piece, go a little farther back (if that makes sense).

Then separate the section into two, and twist both sections TOWARD your face.

Now take the section closest to your face and bring it over the farthest section AWAY from your face.

Continue this motion – twisting toward your face, crossing over away from your face – until you finish the braid. Then secure with a clear hair elastic. It creates this super cool-looking “rope” that won’t unravel once you’ve secured it with an elastic! The trick is twisting and crossing in opposite directions, which is what holds it in place and creates the textured rope look.

And that’s it! You only spend a few minutes on it, but it looks like you did so much work! It also just seems so summery to have a bunch of mini-rope braids in.

#2 – faux french/dutch braid

This hairstyle is an easier way to do dutch braids, that still look like the real thing. I do these all the time and they’re the perfect summer camp style! All you need is a brush and two thicker elastics that match your hair color.

Start off with your hair parted down the middle if it isn’t already, and separate it in half. Then take a small section of hair where your part is.

Braid normally a few times. What makes it a french vs a dutch braid is braiding over or under. I naturally braid under, so a dutch braid is easier for me.Then, you’re going to take a small piece from the front and incorporate it into the braid. Just like you would a regular french or dutch braid, but only incorporate hair from the front. This makes it a lot easier!

Once you’ve run out of hair to incorporate, just braid normally until you reach the end. Repeat on the other side. (I find one side is always easier for some reason and turns out better, so the trickiest part is getting both braids to be even.) Once you’ve finished both braids, you can pull out some strands of hair at the front.

Aaand you’re done!

#3 – french rope pigtails

Now that you know how to do a rope braid and faux french/dutch braid, you can do this hairstyle! It creates this cool twisted look into two pigtails. This style reminds me of a day at the pool or weekend at the beach.

Start with a section of hair at the front and separate it in half. Then twist toward your face.

You’re going to do the exact same motion as before: twisting toward your face and crossing over away. Do this a few times and start adding in hair to each section as you go from the front – just like we did in style #2!Just this time with a different type of braid. πŸ˜‰

Repeat on the other side and pull some hairs out in the front, and you’re done!


Here’s a super-short video I made using Canva to show some time lapses of each hairstyle, since I can’t upload videos directly to WordPress anymore. πŸ˜‰

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe got some inspiration for hairstyles this summer! Sorry if the instructions are confusing, I’m not the best at explaining things haha. Have a fantastic week and I’ll see ya on Wednesday for another bonus post!

THIS WEEK’S SHOUTOUT GOES TO sarah from sarah’s scribbles!

Which one is your favorite? Any suggestions for part 2?


41 thoughts on “Summer Hairstyle Ideas! (Part 1)

    1. For more hairstyles, maybe you could show how to do a braided bun? I always get my ponytails done horribly so if you have an easy way to do them, maybe you could share that! Loved this post!

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      1. Sure! I also struggle with ponytails (it’s impossible to not get them bumpy for me), so I’m not sure I’m qualified to share tips on them, but I can try! I’ll definitely do the braided bun. Thanks for the suggestion!


  1. You’re so pretty! Just found you through Gabi Joy’s blog. I remember always wanting to braid my hair and then one day I woke up and just knew how. It was super weird because I’d had friends braid my hair but never attempted to myself!

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