Long Summer Hairstyle Ideas: August 2014
By Jessica on 7 August 2014
If you've got long hair, then these summer hairstyle ideas are for you!
If last month's dose of long hairstyle ideas wasn't enough, then have no fear because we are back with more of the latest and greatest long hairstyles for summer. Whether you're at the beach, out on the town or—even better—enjoying an awesome holiday abroad somewhere, you'll need a lot of hairstyle ideas to get you through the summer. So work with your long hair's versatility and try a few of these styles out. With each one, wearing it down or up is an option so you have plenty of looks to choose from.
Let's start off with this gorgeous updo hairstyle as seen on Zoe Saldana. This feminine 'do screams "hot summer nights" and would look fabulous worn for a night on the town, summer wedding or other special event. Women with round, oval, heart, and triangular shaped faces will be able to pull this style off the best, but all hair textures are a go for this hairstyle. Ladies with curly hair will simply need to leave some face-framing layers down while pinning the rest of the hair up at the crown of the head. Women with wavy hair can follow the same procedure while women with straight hair will first need to add in waves with a curling wand or iron. Style note: To get the best updo, use medium sections of hair and gently twist them around and around until they curl up flat on the head. Then pin into place.
If you are looking for something a little more casual and carefree, check out Sunnie Brook Jones' sexy summer 'do. While this is technically a medium length hairstyle, it will work just as well for long hair too. This hairstyle will work best on round, oval, heart, and triangular shaped faces with a straight or wavy texture. To achieve this look, simply center part your hair and add in loose beachy waves by curling random sections around a curling wand, or letting the hair dry naturally while wrapped in a low bun. The color is another summery style must-have, too. Sunnie's natural-looking sun-kissed ends look fabulous in contrast with her darker roots. To get this look, ask your colorist to give you a subtle ombre effect.
With the exception of the leather dress, Melissa McCarthy is looking super summery here with blonde highlights and a sunset pink makeup palette. This is a great technique for brunettes to lighten up their look in the summer—simply add in some blonde highlights to the length of the hair as seen here, and go for some tropical makeup shades. In Melissa's case, her long hair with bangs looks fabulous when paired up with her sun-kissed highlights and bright coral pink makeup. This hairstyle looks gorgeous worn down with soft waves, but looks just as cute when pulled up into a chic bun or chignon.
As you can see, there are many glamorous hairstyles for ladies with long hair to flaunt this summer. Whichever look you go for, don't forget to finish off it off with a cool pair of sunglasses and some fantastic accessories!