Speedy Summer Hair Tutorial

You’ve seen my go-to summer hairstyle a hundred times before, so I thought it was high time I showed you how I do it.

Incredibly easy, super speedy and once you’ve done it a couple times you won’t even need a mirror.

It works on most hair lengths, from bobs to bum grazers.

All you need is a few bobby pins.

You can do it fresh from the sea or the shower, just let your hair dry a little until it’s not dripping wet.

Summer hair tutorial

Now you can either smooth through some leave in conditioner, some mousse or leave it au natural.

A great tutorial for keeping summer hair healthy and out of the way!

Put your parting to wherever you usually have it, then separate your hair into two halves.

Pull both halves over in front of your shoulders.

Take one half and using both hands just twist it in one direction. Keep twisting until you have one long snake of hair. Then twist a little further so it loops up, and you can pin it to the other side of your head… like this…

Simple Summer hair tutorial

Secure with a couple of bobby pins, try and choose some that match your hair colour.

Speedy summer up-do tutorial

Rather than pinning at the front of your head, leave an inch or two of hair at the front.

Then twist that side in the same way.

Holiday hair tutorial

Pin it up to the other side.

Speedy simple summer up-do tutorial - Perfect from beach to bar!

And you’re done!

Ruffle the front up a bit, pull a few baby hairs loose and your summer up-do is complete.

Told you it was easy!

Summer hair tutorial

It works on shorter, finer hair too.

Squeeze off any extra moisture.

Separate the hair into two sides.

Summer hair tutorial for fine hair

If your hair’s quite fine, don’t twist too tightly. Leave the base of the twist quite loose to add volume.

Summer hair tutorial for fine hair

This time we’re pinning the ends lower down, almost behind the ears and covering the join with the looser bits.

Pull a few stragglers loose, and it’s done!

Summer hair tutorial - two minutes and a few bobby pins!

Ready for even the fanciest of restaurants, straight from the beach!

Summer hair tutorial

It also has the added benefit of drying slowly (and naturally, without damaging heat) in a lovely wavy curl.

Beautiful (and super simple) hair tutorial

And you can always spruce it up a bit if you’re feeling fancy…

Super simple summer hair tutorial

Flower crown up-do tutorial

So come on, let’s twist again like we did last summer!

Yep. I think I’ve reached peak dad joke.

Give the look a try this summer and tag me in your pics on Instagram, I’d love to see them.

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  • What an easy simple way to put your hair up in the summer but it looks fab! x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    • Rosie

      Thanks Jenny! It really is such a winner! x

  • Sophie

    Great hairstyle Rosie! Looks easy to replicate and great for hot summer days!

    • Rosie

      Thanks Soph, certainly a good one for hot summer days. I hate hair covering my neck when it’s clammy out!

  • Infinitely easier than a standard crown!

    • Rosie

      So much easier!

  • Omg the print of your dress and swimsuit is gorgeous! Are they D&G?
    Love this hair tutorial too!


    • Rosie

      Will add the deets now, sorry! x

  • Oooh soooo pretty! Definitely going to give this a whirl on my next beach day (whenever that may be!) Immy x


    • Rosie

      Good one if it gets sticky back home too! (Not that I think that’ll happen any time soon, London…)

  • This looks so cute and easy! Love it. X

    • Rosie

      Thank you! x

  • Rach

    Love how this hair style is so easy and it is so cute!


    • Rosie

      Easy peasy, Rach! So pleased you like it x

  • Rosie

    The simpler the better in my book!

  • Caitlin Bohannon

    Great tutorial, I’ll have to try this! And also I’m curious – your natural hair texture is a lot like mine, how do you keep it from curling back up/frizzing after you’ve styled it?

  • Kay Nguyen

    Oh wow, this looks so simple but the result is amazing! Too bad my hair is short now but I will try this once it grows back <3


  • Always loved your summer hair – I had no idea it was so easy! Can’t wait to give it a try!


  • Such a gorgeous hairstyle. I wish my hair could handle it, trying it out today


  • How perfect post beach! I have short hair and I love to twist my hair up and off my shoulders especially when it gets too hot here in South Carolina!

  • Haidee De Fraine

    Wow what a beautiful way to do you hair 🙂
    I absolutely love your dress too ❤ ❤ ❤

    Love Haidee xx


  • So easy! My hair is quite similar to yours when naturally air-dried, wavy and thick so I’m always looking for ways to tame it all!


  • Love this hairstyle, super easy!
    Miki xx


  • Katy

    Just tried this out, took all of 5 minutes and is a smashing little ‘do!

  • Super cute! It gets so hot in Australia at the summer so i’ll definitely be needing to do this!
    Holly x | http://www.thechroniclesofholly.com/ | https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/chronicles-holly-13610625

  • Emma R

    This is great! I’ll definitely be having a go at this when I’m next in the sun. Keeps it off your neck and looks lovely, too.

  • This is so great, love this hair style, will definitely try it out before the summer is through!

  • Wow I love this! Going to try it very soon! Thanks for sharing!
    -Little Lion, scarletteaandsilverink.weebly.com | Many Stories, Two Authors, One Website

  • Hmm.. sorry to additionally post this but before I posted my comment, my picture was my logo for Scarlet Tea and Silver Ink – now it’s showing as a fluffy white dog? Sorry for the confusion but I don’t know if this is what usually happens. 🙂 I tried to attach an image of it – sorry to clutter!