Let’s face it: everything is better in the sun. From sunset cocktails to picky bits in the garden, warm weather guarantees the best vibes. And while the heat may create some obstacles for our hair, there’s no better time than summer to mix up your hairstyles and have a bit of fun. So, to give you some much-needed hairspo, we’ve compiled our favourite hairstyles for this summer. With our guidance and the help of our hair extensions, you’ll be serving sun-kissed looks for months to come.

Our 100% human hair extensions can help you add the length and volume to achieve any of the styles on this list, so don’t write off any of these looks before you’ve checked out our full range of products. Available as clip-ins or nano tips, stick tips, and wefts to take to your favourite salon, you’re sure to find something to suit you.

Must-Have Hairstyles For This Summer

Make this summer your moment with our guide to this season’s most popular hairstyles. We’ll cover what’s trending right now and the styles we think will take over in the coming months. From bobs to bangs, this list is full of options for a range of lengths, and our hair extensions will help you achieve your dream summer look, whatever your current style. To maintain that fresh-out-the-salon style for as long as possible, stock up on our shampoo for hair extensions and conditioner for hair extensions.

Short summer hairstyle

Hairstyles For Long Hair In Summer

The key to a summer serve is a low-maintenance, effortlessly put-together look, but that’s easier said than done when it comes to long hair. When it’s hot or humid outside, our hair refuses to collaborate, so a summer hairstyle needs to work with the weather conditions rather than against them. Our list of hairstyles for long hair this summer is rooted in both ease and style, so you can spend more time soaking up the sun and looking fabulous while you do.

Easy Beach Waves

You know it’s summer when the beach waves come out, and you can’t lose with this voluminous, warm-weather classic. Beach waves became particularly popular in the 2010s when a number of celebrities and influencers started rocking them with their summer fits, but this hairstyle is more than a trend – it’s timeless.

Whether you’re wearing it up or down, this style is as versatile as it is elegant and can be achieved in several ways, depending on whether you’re happy to use tools or want to keep your techniques heatless. Check out this fabulous article by Cosmopolitan for eight of the best heatless wave tutorials. And don’t forget to finish your look by running our signature oil for hair extensions through your waves for the ultimate gloss.

Braided Ponytail

Ponytails have long been the perfect way to keep your hair off your shoulders and neck in the warm weather. And the braided version only adds to this effortlessly stylish look. From rooftop bars to beachside picnics, a braided ponytail works for every summer event, helping you stay cool and catching eyes while doing so.

To achieve this look, put your hair up in a high ponytail and braid it. Once you’re happy with your braid, apply a pea-sized amount of gel with a boar bristle brush to smooth out any frizz or flyaways. If you’d like to smooth it out even further, add a few drops of hair oil, and you’re all set for a summer slay.

Waves And Braids

This style combines the two we’ve already highlighted to create the ultimate surfer-girl look. This summery take on baby braids has been massively popular for the last couple of years and shows no signs of going anywhere. The face-framing braids make your cheekbones pop for a very flattering look.

The first step in nailing this look is creating beach waves in your hair. A guide on how to do this can be found in our beach waves section above. Next, you’ll need to enhance your hair’s texture with wave spray for a tousled look. Scrunch the hair to promote waves and let it dry by wrapping it in a cotton t-shirt. Once dry, shake it out gently, then take two sections at the front and create two small braids. You can secure these braids with thin elastic bands or leave them un-secured for a truly effortless look.

Sleek Middle Part Bun

The centre part is back in fashion, and we’re so here for it. This sleek finish, paired with a compact bun, oozes sophistication. Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, and so many other girl bosses have made this style their own so you’ll be in a prestigious company!

The key to nailing this look is a smooth, defined middle part with a neatly packed bun. After finding your perfect parting, use a smoothing balm and the toothbrush hack to tame unwanted flyaways.

Messy Bun With Bangs

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If you’re looking to go against everything we just told you, the messy bun might be perfect for you. Easy and flirty, the messy bun never goes out of fashion. Level up the look for summer 2024 with bangs and a heavy fringe for the ultimate ‘effortless’ look.

Tie your hair in a twisted or braided ponytail and pick at it to pull it apart slightly. The more volume, the better when it comes to messy buns, so tie it up with a large hair scrunchy for maximum wow factor.

Summer Hairstyles For Short Hair

Short hairstyles are all the rage at the moment. The urge to chop has taken over many of us, and short-hair looks set to take over summer 2024. But before you head to the salon and commit to your latest look, let’s check out which short hairstyle is right for you.

The Bob

There’s no denying it—the bob is back! Having already seduced celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Gigi Hadid, and Sydney Sweeney, the bob looks set to be the style of the summer. When done right, it is low-maintenance, full of volume, and completely gorgeous.

There are so many variations of the bob; we could talk about it forever. But in its simplest form, it’s a short cut along the neckline that frames the jawline. From a shaggy bob to an Italian bob, this is your chance to get creative and make the bob your own this summer.


Say hello to the bob’s rebellious cousin! Grungecore has been a massive hit this season, and the style is perfect for those looking for a slightly more ‘undone’ look. Grunge haircuts are versatile and low maintenance, featuring stronger outlines and more creativity in textures.

The key to this style is textured layers, so ask your stylist for a shag cut with bangs or even a wolf cut for a slightly more edgy look. You’ll need plenty of texturising products to nail this look, but it’s the perfect way to catch eyes this summer.


For the ultimate short haircut and the best hard reset for tired strands, there’s no looking past the buzz cut. Despite its simplicity, few other styles make a statement quite like the buzzed look. Buzz cuts have floated in and out of popularity since the 80s, but in 2024, they’re cooler than ever.

While the first chop might be daunting, you can easily maintain the length of your hair by buzzing it yourself each month. You’ll want to top up on moisturising scalp treatments as the top of your head will be exposed to conditions your hair would’ve hidden it from previously.

Natural Comb Twist

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A short, natural comb twist isn’t just one of the most trendy styles in 2024; it’s also one of the most low-maintenance. Very much ‘set-it-and-forget-it’, this style can be left to its own devices once you’ve left the salon. That said, your coils will loosen as your hair grows, so another twist out will be required after 2 weeks.

If you’ve got the patience, this style can be achieved at home, so check out Allure’s guide on how to do so. We recommend thorough moisturising before styling so your hair is in the best possible condition for tight twisting.

Make This Summer Your Summer

That concludes our selection of the hottest hairstyles for summer 2024. Nine of the most head-turning styles to own the warmer months. While it’s important to work with your hair type and not against it, all these styles are achievable for everyone. If you’re worried your hair lacks the length to achieve your dream summer style, our extensions are the perfect solution. Made from 100% human hair, you can add length, volume, texture, and colour to your looks without months of care and growth.

Explore our selection of market-leading extensions and all of the haircare essentials to keep your locks in tip-top condition. From hair oils to heat protectors, we’ll help you maintain that fresh-out-of-the-salon look throughout the summer months. Complete the look with our beauty range, stocked with false lashes and tanning mousse for all skin types and tones.