7 easy updos to rock before summer's over


Whether it's summer heat and humidity or a rainy, early-fall day, maintaining a cute hairstyle can seem next to impossible. Our ultimate hack for happy hair? Easy breezy styles that do the work for you. For your viewing pleasure, our go-to up-dos...

Bubble braids


Braids are the *perfect* lazy, cute and cozy style. They are super versatile and can be worn anywhere. If you're ready to level up your normal braids and try something new, bubble braids are the way to go. They are super easy to create—not to mention the compliments you'll get for all that hard work. Prep the tiny ponies, stat!

French twist 


Claw clips are the It Accessory right now. One of the cutest ways to rock this trendy accessory is with a french twist. The claw clip french twist is as simple as can be—twist your hair up and hold it all together with a jumbo clip. It is a great style to rock this summer that keeps your hair off your neck and looking great all day long.

Twisted updo


A quick and easy twisted updo keeps your curls out of your face as well as protecting your ends! Divide your hair into four sections, two in the front and two in the back. Braid one on the front ends into a classic cornrow and French braid both back sections down your head, wrapping the ends into each other and pinning. Twist the rest of the hair in the front into two-strand twists and secure in a bump at the top of your head (you can find a video tutorial here!). Breezy and oh-so-easy!

Claw clip with braids


Another spin on our claw-clip classic? This updo takes it up a notch by adding two small braids before a twist into a clip! For days by the pool or nights with friends, this is the *cutest* look.

Braid buns


Want the best of both worlds? Braided space buns are oh-so-easy and chic—especially if you're currently working with a head of pretty plaits. Place double buns near your neck for a lowkey vibe or tie them high for a cute and flirty look.

Twisted low ponytail


Ponytails will *always* be in style. Why not spice up your pony by adding a little twist? This tutorial shows you how easy it is to add a little flavor to a traditional hairstyle. Wear this sleek style for all the classic vibes only. 

Half-up, half-down space buns

Space buns are one of our BIG faves. Wear your hair all up in cute buns or experiment with your look by keeping some of your hair down for cooler nights, while still rocking a fab updo.

We wanna see what updos you're rocking this summer. Tag us on Insta @girlslifemag in your cutest hair pics! 

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by Mary Mallavarapu, Paige Mountain and Erin Sargent | 8/24/2021