Summer is the perfect time to have long hair. Yes, okay, it might get a little warm under it. But now is the perfect time to show off all the different hairstyles we can do with our hair length.

Find a list of tutorials with step by step instructions for summery updos, braids, and buns below!

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1. Braided Headband Updo

This cute braided updo is perfect to put up your hair when it gets hot in summer. And it looks much more complicated than it actually is, making it a perfect last-minute bridesmaid hairstyle.

But be warned: you’ll need a lot of bobby pins for this!

If you, like me, just keep losing bobby pins left and right, I really recommend getting one of these decorative bobby pin magnets*!

Image of a hairpin magnet, a perfect helper to make your summer hairstyles for long hair
This hairpin holder magnetically attracts bobby pins – no more losing them!

It is a pretty way to store them, and, way more importantly, you can simply throw your hairpins at it and they get “caught”. Suuuuper convenient!

2. The easiest way to do a headband braid

Headband braids are a perfect summer hairstyle for me. It makes it easy to show off your beach waves and still keeps the hair off your face.

Plus, if you do it like Jess in the video, it is only a matter of minutes!

All you need is a clear hair elastic, a comb and a few bobby pins.

3. Summery half up-half down hairstyle

This half up-half down hairstyle works on every hair type, even my long curly (and sometimes frizzy!) hair.

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It lets you show off your length, keeps the strands out of your face and looks much more complicated than it is.

Watch the step by step tutorial in the video and you’ll see!

4. Quick and Beachy Bandana Hairstyle

If you’re like me and you love to spend a lot of your summer at the seaside, bandanas are your best friends!

They can cover up your hair when it got super dry from the salt and sun. (To prevent that from happening, follow my hair care tips for a beach vacation!)

And they can also protect your hair and scalp from the sun!

Let Kandee show you in the video how to do this super quick and easy summer hairstyle and then go get yourself a pretty new bandana*!

5. The scarf braid

Speaking of bandanas: scarves are an amazing way, too, to spice up your summer hairstyles. Especially with long hair, you can achieve pretty original looks.

A nice example of this is the 3-minute scarf braid in the video below. All you need is a scarf of choice, some French braiding skills and a few minutes!

6. Boho chandelier braid

Boho braids are probably the most popular summer hairstyle for long hair. They show off your length, your braiding skills, and give off that free-spirited vibe of long summer evenings.

In the video, Ariba shows step by step how to achieve this gorgeous look.

As you might expect, you’ll need to plan a little more time to complete all the braiding. Especially if braiding close to your scalp is challenging for you. (Please tell me I’m not the only one!)

But the end result is really worth it!

7. The Pull-through braid

If all of that braiding for the boho braid is too much for you, there is an amazingly easy alternative: the pull-through braid!

It looks super sophisticated and pretty, but the reason for the popularity of this specific summer hairstyle for long hair is a different one:

It. is. SO. EASY!

If you do the classic version, all you need are a ton of little elastics. (Ideally some that match your hair color.)

And if you decide to go for the French version, which Kayley shows in the video above as well, make sure you have a sectioning clip* handy.

I’m speaking from experience when I tell you that this little thing can do wonders for your peace of mind…

What are your favorite summer hairstyles for long hair?

Will you try one or several of the hairstyles from this list? And which ones would you add?

Let us know in the comments and make sure to pin this for later!

Looking for some ideas for cute summer hairstyles for long hair? These step by step tutorials will show you how to easily make some cute summer hairdos - from boho braids to bandana buns!

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