Summer Hairstyles for Straight Hair


Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to try something new with your straight locks. But which hairstyles should you try? If you’re having trouble deciding on your next summer hairdo, we can help! In this article, we’ll share several hairstyles that’ll transform your straight hair during the summer months.

The Slick Back

slick back hair

For anyone used to wearing their hair hanging down, this slicked-back style will offer a much-needed change. It removes any distractions and moves the focus onto your face. If that’s what you want to do, this style is what you’ve been looking for.

To achieve this style at home, you’ll wash, dry, and style your straight tresses like you normally would. The only exception is that you won’t comb your hair down over your hairline. Instead, you’ll comb it backward. For some extra staying power, spray it lightly with a holding spray.

This style is great for the summer, given that it keeps your hair off of your face. If you’re someone who normally sweats on their forehead, that will no longer be a problem with this style.

Half-Up Half-Down

half up half down

Do you like wearing your hair down but would like to keep your hair out of your face? The half-up half-down style can give you exactly that. With this style, you’ll have long, flowy hair in the back, but you won’t have any hair on your face to make you feel hot in the summer heat.

One of the main benefits of the half-up half-down style is that anyone can do it. It only requires you to separate the top of your hair from the back of your hair and secure the top half with a ponytail holder.

If you want to add a touch of whimsy to the look, you can pull a ½-inch section of hair out on both sides.

Mid-length Blunt Cut

blunt cut

A mid-length blunt cut is ideal for straight-haired beauties during the summer. Why? It’s cut to a moderate length, so it’s not long enough to make you feel hot and sweaty. But that’s not the best thing about this style. What we absolutely love is this look’s vintage feel, and we can thank the middle part and double swoop for that. If you’re into vintage looks, this style has your name all over it!

Wand Curls on Short Hair

wand curls

Wondering why this style is on a straight hair list? Well, the answer is that you shouldn’t limit yourself when it comes to hair styling. This wand curl style is ideal for anyone who wants to give their straight hair a ton of movement, volume, and definition. It’ll also add interest to your outfits and keep your hair off your shoulders.

We urge you to allow a hairstylist to cut your hair into the style you see above, but you can do the curls at home. The quickest way to get bold, full, bouncy curls like these is to use a curling wand. To do so, wrap medium size sections of hair around the curler barrel, wait a few seconds, and release. For a no-heat option, wrap your damp hair around some curling rods at night. You’ll wake up with a mess of bouncy curls! 

Take your pick of any of these styles, and you’re sure to be delighted. We wish you the best as you experiment with your hair styling options this summer!


Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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