11 Next-level summer hairstyles to try at least once

Aug 14, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. ET

The ever-rising temperatures of summer may have gotten you into a mid-season lull. When the beach is too hot and you're out of popsicles, try these fun hairstyles for a quick summer pick me up.

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1. Bohemian side braid

bohemian side braid

Image: Emily via The Wonder Forest

This soft side braid tutorial — created by Emily at The Freckled Fox, guest blogging for The Wonder Forest — is great for those summer days on sand and at sea. This style keeps you cool in the heat and ties any long wispy strands off your face. P.S. Emily, here, is a mother of five!

2. The braid-hawk

the braid-hawk

Image: Hair Romance

The braid-hawk is a fresh take on the classic French twist. This tutorial — which also gives you 30 braid ideas for 30 days — by Hair Romance would work well for an outdoor wedding or summer baby shower.

3. Pretty beach waves

pretty beach waves

Image: Style by Alina

We all crave those natural beachy mermaid waves — especially in summer. Alina walks you through each step on how to obtain these soft, pretty waves on or off the beach.

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4. Messy bun with a braided wrap

Messy bun with braided wrap

Image: All the Small Things

Kate at All the Small Things is a hair-tutorial goddess! She has videos upon videos of hairstyle how-tos — and they are all gorgeous, of course, but also super-easy. This featured hairstyle is fun for summer brunches or nights out uptown.

5. Top knot half down

top knot half down

Image: Sazan

Sazan, a Los Angeles-based fashion and beauty blogger, is awesome and funny, too! She creates an easy summer style here that can look low key for errands or fun and fancy for wine nights with the girls.

6. The Double Dutch

double dutch

Image: Simply Summer Ann

Sometimes we just want those annoying bangs that we are growing out of our face! This is a perfect style to try that is easy and freshens things up from our usual pull-bangs-back-with-bobby-pins solution. Summer Ann shows you how to create this easy Double Dutch style. (And, nope, that's not Britney Spears!)

7. Coachella fishtails

Coachella braids

Image: Little Lady

Coachella may already be over, but there's no reason to put our peace signs away. On this tutorial, TJ also shows you three other Coachella-inspired hairstyles. Try these fishtail braids at the farmers market or at a relaxing yoga class.

8. Upside down braided bun

upside down braided bun

Image: Barefoot Blonde

Spice up your usual top knot at work with an upside down Dutch braid. It is a classic, yet fresh, style that will keep you cool. Amber at the Barefoot Blonde explains, "It is actually really easy, minus some blood rushing to your head."

9. Topsy ponytail

topsy ponytail

Image: Stylishly Me

Let your inner child run free with this Topsy Tail-inspired pony. This look is really versatile too — you can wear it at the beach, at work or wherever your road trip takes you.

10. Mohawk French braid updo

French braid mohawk bun

Image: Missy Sue

Is it just me, or is this hairstyle super-amazing!? The chevron bobby pins scream summer, while the mohawk French braid looks über rocker-chic. Take this look to that summer concert you've been counting down the days for and you'll be turning heads.

11. Fishtail bun

fishtail bun

Image: Barefoot Blonde

This is another fun style that will keep your locks off your neck, and it's a look you can take anywhere. Amber takes you step-by-step to achieve this updo on her video blog, but be sure to check out the tons of other creative tutorials she offers.

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