Summer Hair Trends 2024: Pro Stylists Weigh in on What’s Gonna Be Hot

Listen, the weather’s been a real rollercoaster lately, but I’m calling it – summer’s just around the corner, folks. And you know what that means? Time to switch up those hairstyles and get ready for some new trends.

Inspired by a recent feature on Who What Wear, which highlighted some exciting summer hair trends for 2024, we’ve decided to take a deeper look into these styles with a unique twist.

To bring these trends closer to home, we’ve consulted our own expert stylist and color consultant, Enza Piazza, to provide professional insights and personalized advice on how to rock these looks.

Get ready to jump in and make a splash with these awesome styles this summer!

6 Summer Hair Trends That Will Be Everywhere

This summer, it’s all about easy-going hair vibes. Whether you’re mixing it up with a fresh texture or just tweaking your usual style, the season is perfect for low-key, cool looks that are uniquely you. Get ready to enjoy the sunshine with hairstyles that are as relaxed as summer itself.

1. Cowgirl Bangs

The Trend: First up, we got the cowgirl bangs, and let me tell you, they’re giving me major yeehaw vibes.

Rugged and shaggy, cowgirl bangs bring a touch of wild western flair to your style. They’re like curtain bangs but edgier, making them ideal for embracing natural textures. Celebrities like Laura Harrier and Sabrina Carpenter are already fans.

Enza’s Insight

“Cowgirl bangs are versatile. For those with thicker hair, I recommend a textured cut to remove bulk and add movement. For finer hair, a softer fringe with minimal layering can create a fuller appearance.”

2. Half-Up, Half-Down

The Trend: Next, we got the half-up, half-down hairstyle, and talk about low-maintenance.

Effortlessly chic, the half-up, half-down hairstyle is perfect for a relaxed yet stylish look. It’s easy to manage and can be dressed up with cute accessories like mini claw clips or bows—just look at Hailey Bieber rocking this style.

Enza’s Top Tip

“This style works beautifully on all hair types. Use a volumizing spray at the roots for lift and a light texturizing balm on the ends to define and hold the style without making it stiff.”

3. Old Money Bob

The Trend: Alright, alright, the bob cut isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

But this time around, we’re talking about the old money bob—a longer, bouncier take that’s perfect for transitioning from shorter cuts. Zendaya and Elsa Hosk are showcasing this chic style.

Enza’s Advice

“To achieve the old money bob, ask your stylist for layers that add volume and movement. It’s all about creating a soft, flowing look that frames the face beautifully.”

4. Baby Braid Tendrils

The Trend: Now, this one’s for all my boho babes out there.

Baby braid tendrils are the whimsical touch you need this summer. They’re great for adding texture and keeping hair off your face in a stylish way. Beauty and style goddess Dodos simply slays this trend.

Enza’s How To

“Incorporate tiny, face-framing braids into your beach waves for a playful yet elegant look. This style not only keeps your hair managed on windy beach days but also adds a touch of whimsy.”

5. Mid-Length Cut

The Trend: Alright, so maybe you went a little too short with that bob last year, or maybe you’re trying to grow it out. Either way, the mid-length cut is here to save the day.

The mid-length cut or Lob is your go-to if you’re looking for a change that’s noticeable but not too drastic. Celebrities like Margot Robbie and Emily Ratajkowski prove just how dynamic this style can be.

Enza Says

“This cut is fantastic for anyone, especially if you’re growing out a shorter style. Use a light serum to enhance shine and reduce frizz, embracing the natural texture of your hair.”

6. Beach Waves

The Trend: Last but not least, we got the classic beach waves.

This trend comes back every summer, and there’s no shame in that. It’s a relaxed yet seductive look that’s effortlessly glamorous. Blake Lively is a perfect example of this trend done right; her signature tousled waves have been a red carpet and casual look favorite for years.

Enza’s How-To

“For the perfect beach waves, apply a sea salt spray on damp hair and scrunch it up. Let it air dry or use a diffuser for more defined waves. It’s all about enhancing your natural curls and waves.”

Summer Hair Care Tips

With the rising temperatures and increased exposure to elements like sun, salt water, and chlorine, it’s crucial to give your hair a little extra TLC during the summer months. Especially if you have colored hair!

Here are some essential tips on how to keep your hair healthy all summer long.

Shield Your Strands

Think of sunscreen, but for your hair! We suggest using hair products with UV protection to keep those harmful rays at bay. Or, throw on a cute hat when you’re out, which not only looks great but also keeps your hair color from fading.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Sun, salt, and pool water can be tough on your hair. A weekly deep conditioning treatment will bring back that moisture and keep your hair soft and shiny. For daily care, don’t skip on a hydrating conditioner, or a spritz of leave-in before you head out the door.

Take a Break from the Heat

Summer is the perfect time to embrace your natural hair texture. Put down the blow dryer and curling iron and let your hair air dry. If you really need to style, use heat protectant sprays to keep things safe.

Snip Snip!

Regular trims are your friend. They not only get rid of split ends but also promote healthier hair. “A little trim every now and then keeps your hair looking neat and fresh,” Enza explains.

Shampoo Less

Washing your hair too often can strip it of its natural oils. Try cutting back on shampoo a bit—maybe refresh with some water or dry shampoo on your non-wash days. Your hair will thank you for it!

Swim Smart

Love swimming? Before diving in, wet your hair with clean water and apply a bit of conditioner. This trick helps protect your hair from absorbing too much chlorine. And once you’re done, a quick shampoo with a clarifying cleaner will get any chlorine out, so your hair stays soft and healthy.

Parting words

Summer is a fantastic time to experiment with new hairstyles.

Don’t be afraid to try something different and make these trends your own.

Most importantly, have fun with your hair—it’s one of the easiest ways to refresh your style and confidence.

Authors

  • Nicola Freeman, Creative Director & Content Lead
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    With over two decades of passionate hair dyeing experience, I've experimented with nearly every shade imaginable. My journey began long before blogging; as an award-winning copywriter in London and New York, I shaped narratives for iconic brands. However, when friends sought advice during lockdown for at-home hair dyeing, I realized my true calling. Beyond being your hair color expert, I'm a mom of two girls, wife to artist Tony, and an avid soccer player!

  • Enza Piazza, Hair Stylist & Color Consultant
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    I’m Enza Piazza, your go-to hair stylist and color consultant with over 23 years of professional salon experience bringing vibrancy and life to hair of all hues. My Italian roots from sunny Sicily infuse passion into every snip and color, a passion that’s been recognized with top honor awards including bridal and party hair at the National Hairdressers Federation’s Championships. After training in Surrey, UK’s most prestigious salons including Head Master Academy, I embraced the entrepreneurial spirit and set up Enza Hair Styling, offering tailored hair care for 13 years, and treating each client like family. Away from the salon, I cherish moments as a proud Nonna to grandson Joseph and as a playful companion to my Jack Russell, Bo.