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8 Fun, flirty summer hairstyles

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

Breath of fresh hair

Summer is coming, and we’re excited to stow away the winter hats and show off our favorite flirty styles. But what looks are in style this summer? All the hairstyles featured below are intended to keep hair off your face but looking fine for all those summer pics.

Breath of fresh hairThe messy pony

If you've got shoulder-length hair that is layered near the crown, try the messy pony this summer, says Walton Nunez, a New York City-based editorial artist. Steal this look: Start by pulling hair into a high ponytail. Next, shake out some of the hair to create a soft fringe around the face. add some hair spray to secure the look, and presto: You're ready for a casual brunch.

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