• During the summer months, long hair must be tamed, yes, but it doesn't have to be suffocated. Let your long locks live free, whether that be a humidity-proof updo or down 'do filled with product. Test drive these summer hairstyles for long hair now. 

    Kate Beckinsale
    The gorgeous brunette brings the messy bun to a whole new level. Gather hair at the nape of the neck, twist pieces in opposite directions, and start pinning in place. Pull a few pieces out in front to define the face. If hair isn't naturally wavy, use a 1 1/2-inch curling iron. Or better yet, twist the hair into multiple buns the night before.

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  • Chrissy Teigen 
    John Legend's other half updated the '90s classic crimped style by adding lots of volume. To recreate, rough dry hair after adding volume spray at the root. Once dry, use the Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver ($23.49, target.com), and finish with volume-boosting texturizing spray. 

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  • Kate Mara
    Updos are a given in the summer, but when taking a chance with a thick loose section in front, some prep is needed. Blow dry hair with a smoothing serum and finish with an anti-humidity spray, such as Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray ($18, sephora.com). 

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  • Olivia Wilde
    Beach waves aren't going anywhere. For finer hair like Olivia's, focus on adding texture via product. Humidity loosens waves, but strong texturizing sprays, like Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($42, oribe.com), keep movement in hair for hours. 

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  • Victoria Justice
    For hair that doesn't respond to humidity, add a simple headband braid an inch behind the hairline for a breezy, casual look. 

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  • Emmy Rossum
    When forming beach waves on naturally curly hair, you must start with a clean canvas. Blow dry hair smooth and then use a 1-inch curling iron on 2-inch sections of hair. Because hair can (obviously) hold a curl, you have the option of curling bigger sections at once. Finish with a finishing spray, such as Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray ($20, sephora.com). 

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  • Bar Refaeli
    A braided updo like this can go formal or casual. After creating a deep side part, begin to braid along the hairline, moving behind the ear and around the entire head. Tuck the remaining length of hair under the braid into a makeshift chignon. 

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  • Jennifer Morrison
    Give the classic summer staple an upgrade with simple braids blended into the topknot. Gather small sections of hair just above the ear, braid down and then wrap them around the base of the bun. 

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  • Zoe Saldana
    The actress modernized the classic French twist by skimping on structure at the top and letting strands fall loosely around her face. The result? A soft updo that pairs with short shorts or a cocktail dress. 

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  • Lucy Hale
    The simple trick to keeping a ponytail frizz-free is by adding your own texture. Place texture at the crown (making flyaways look intentional) as well as on the length of hair. Use a sea salt spray, such as Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray ($26, sephora.com), for subtle grit. 

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Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair


Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair

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