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4th of July BBQ hair: Your tresses are dying to try these 12 ‘dos


It’s the 4th of July and your social calendar is full. Now what’s a stylish gal to do with her hair? Don’t fret, we’ve got 12 inspiring celeb hairstyles to get you through all the amazing holiday soirees.

4th of July BBQ hair: Your tresses are dying to try these 12 'dos

1. Sleek and slicked back

Heading to a few pool parties or beach soirees to ring in the 4th? Avoid any post-water hair snafus and slick your locks back into a sleek, wet ‘do like Lea Michele’s. It’s the perfect transitional ‘do.

Sleek and slicked back

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Get the look: Give your ‘do staying power and major sleekness and shine with Pravana’s Nevo Shine and Define Polish (, prices vary).

2. Twisted ponytail

You can never go wrong with a ponytail. Pump yours up a bit with some strategic twisting and some cute ponytail holders to stand out from the crowd and keep things from looking too vanilla.

Twisted ponytail

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Get the look: Sass up your pony even more with some fun ponytail holders like Remington’s Anywhere Elastics with Gems (, $5).

3. Half updo with bangs

The 4th of July is an all-American holiday, and we can’t think of any other celeb who personifies this look better than Zooey Deschanel. The vintage beauty always rocks preppy, patriotic colors and classic hairstyles, like this half updo with semi-parted bangs.

Half updo with bangs

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Get the look: Your ‘do might be simple, but who says your beauty look has to be? Get bold with a statement lip color like Dolce & Gabbana’s The Lipstick Classic Cream Lipstick in #625, Scarlett (, $33).

4. Curly bun

Most likely, the 4th of July is going to be a scorcher. Save yourself some prep time and just let your natural curls flow. Keep cool by sweeping them up into a loose bun, a la Rihanna’s pretty ‘do.

Curly bun

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Get the look: Prep locks for natural curl with a curling mousse like Oribe’s Curl Shaping Mousse (, $36).

5. Braided updo

When we’re looking for some major braid-spiration, we always turn to Bella Thorne. Her braided bun with wrapped around ribbon will keep you cool and cute so you can enjoy those 4th of July celebrations in style.

Braided updo

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Get the look: With such a statement hairstyle, all you really need is a pop of color on your lips to complete your beauty look. Try Topshop’s Lip Cream in Sweetie (Nordstrom, $14) 

6. Half up, half down waves

When worn in a cute half updo, easy, breezy BBQ-ready waves like Kiernan Shipka’s are the perfect look for any 4th of July celebration.

Half up, half down waves

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Get the look: Get touchable, natural waves with one of our go-to products, Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Souffle (, $7).

7. Beachy bob

Is there any hairstyle that screams 4th of July BBQ more than a choppy, beachy bob? We sure can’t think of one. Our style idol, Jennifer Lawrence, models hers perfectly here.

Beachy bob

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Get the look: Let your natural wave run wild with Davines Love Curl Enhancing Shampoo (, $24).

8. Grown-out pixie

Growing out a pixie cut can be a frustrating process for many gals. Luckily, Julianne Hough has an adorable and easy way to wear your slowly-growing locks — messy with a small braid.

Grown-out pixie

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Get the look: Gals with pixies know makeup becomes so much more important when you chop your locks. Make your pretty pout stand out with Boots No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Delicate Pink (Target, $10).

9. Sideswept ponytail

Keep your hair out of your way but looking adorable with a sideswept wavy ponytail featuring a touch of volume at the crown. See how cute Danica McKellar’s looks?

Sideswept ponytail

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Get the look: Nothing goes better with a sleek, high pony than perfect skin. Get glowing for all those selfies with Eve Lom’s Radiance Perfected Tinted Moisturiser Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 15 (Barneys, $55).

10. Soft waves

Tousled, touchable waves are always at the top of our to-do list, and Lucy Hale’s soft, blown out locks are the perfect look for a BBQ in a less humid environment.

Soft waves

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Get the look: Protect strands from major heat damage with a heat protectant like Matrix Total Results Heat Resist Iron Tamer Smoothing Lotion (Ulta, $16).

11. Cornrow braids and curls

From one side, this look is sweet and demure, but once Heidi Klum turns her head things get a bit funky. Have fun with your look and try something new this 4th of July, like these cornrow braids.

Cornrow braids and curls

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Get the look: Keep frizz at bay with Moroccanoil’s Frizz Control (, $34).

12. Sleek, high pony

There are so many fun ways to switch up your ponytail this 4th of July. Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse gave hers a touch of crown volume and loads of shine. The result? Ponytail perfection we want to imitate.

Sleek, high pony

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Get the look: You can both prep your look and get just the right touch of crown volume with the perfect comb. We love Philip Kingsley’s Large Anti Static Comb (, $22) and Ouidad’s Double Detangler Comb (, $26).

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