8 Pinterest-Worthy Hair Ideas to Try Right Now

by Martha Adams

Relaxed, summery hairstyles look great on their own—but a major assist from sophisticated bobbies, pins and ponytail holders can take them to the next level. Plus, a perfectly-placed hair accessory is hard to mess up and they’re way easier to execute than a complicated updo or twirling around with your hot tools for hours. Pin your favorites to remind yourself which styles you want to experiment with, and then follow SELF on Pinterest for countless other ideas to try this season.

A metallic ponytail cuff holder makes a post-gym hairstyle office appropriate by giving gorgeous height and shine—all in less than a minute. All you need to do is spritz on a dry shampoo to add texture to your ends and use an L. Erickson Cuff Ponytail Holder ($22) to secure your look.

Original pin by Courtney Woljevach from girlsbravo.tumblr.com

French braids look even more dreamy with a couple of strategically placed leaf-shaped bobby pins like these pretty options from ModCloth ($13 for 2). Rub in a texturizing cream throughout your hair to give your braids some hold, secure it in the back with an elastic, and gently place the bobby pins into your braids.

Original pin by Lorena Joga Dacal from etsy.com

Growing out a pixie haircut in the summer can be a pain, especially as bangs or shorter layers get in your way. A cute, colorful bandana—try this American Eagle Outfitters Paisley Bandana ($7)—is not only a great way to push back your hair in the summer heat, but it's totally on trend.

Original pin by Beth Kroa from brit.co

Bobby pins are anything but boring when they’re adorned with chic pearl accents. To keep the look from appearing too fussy, stick with a minimalist hairstyle and accent it with a single pin—like this J.Crew option ($13 for 2)—just above your ear.

Original pin from theglitterguide.com

Rethink your classic go-to hair bands like Blax Hair Elastics ' ($4) by securing a few elastics down the length of your ponytail to create a cool illusion. After making your ponytail, start with the top section and gently use your hands to pull it apart to create volume. Then use a blast of hairspray to tame down any flyaways.

Original pin by Jill Hennessy Mathieu from camillestyles.com

Wavy long layers are amped up a notch when you top it off with a shimmery headband. A band with a stretchy elastic in the back like Express' Leaf Row Stretch Headband ($15) lets you roll over layers around the back of the band for a look that’s eye-catching no matter the angle.

Original pin by Jada Wales from luxyhair.com

A half-updo can sometimes feel too young, but a sleek, thin metallic barrette—like this BaubleBar Slim Barrette ($16)—immediately gives it a sophisticated, grown-up appeal.

Original pin by Brit Morin from brit.co

If all else fails, a crisp panama hat like this J.Crew option ($58) is cute, and also expertly masks second-day hair and unruly flyaways. Plus, it protects your scalp and face from the sun, which is key in the hot summer months.

Original pin by Annabelle Fleur from vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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