15 Festive, Heat-Proof Hairstyles for the Fourth of July
Between the heat, the humidity, and more time spent outside, summer hair can be hard to manage. Throw in Fourth of July festivities, and you're dealing with a whole other host of hair-related concerns, from wind-blown tendrils if you're spending the holiday on the lake or at the beach to sweat-soaked roots that stick to the back of your neck.
Here are some of our favorite heat-proof 4th of July hairstyles that’ll last all day, no matter the outdoor activity in which you are partaking. You’ll want to wear these cute 'dos all summer long.
Keep things red, white, and blue with a classic cherry-red bandana that can hold back your hair, as well as conceal any rogue perspiration as the festivities wear on. Vlogger Kayley Melissa shows it with a long bob style.
When in doubt, a low updo can keep your hair from getting in the way of the Fourth of July fun. It helps with wind, sweat, and styling time. Choose a patriotic skinny scarf or ribbon to keep with the theme.
Claw Clip Updo
It's a classic hair accessory for a reason. Pull out your trusty claw clip and pull it up in a low updo to keep your hair up and out of your face. Follow these tutorials to find the best claw clip hairstyle for you.
To master this upgraded ponytail, simply pull hair into a low ponytail and use your fingers to create a hole right above the base and hair elastic. Tuck the length of the ponytail into the hole and back out the bottom for the upside-down look.
Braided Low Ponytail
Bring the vibes to your hairdo by snagging an American flag bandana (or anything red, white, and blue!), tying it on the basis of your braid, and weaving it right into your braid as one of the three usual sections.
Short and long hair alike can get in on this super cute style that can go from family cookout to lake days on the boat to a beach vacation. If you're not sure how to do this braid, follow our easy guide to braid types.
Festive Headband 'Do
Not into ponytails or buns? Accentuate hair with a cute accessory that fits the occasion, and this pearl headband would get along just peachy with a family barbecue.
Claw Clip Half-Up
Snag this claw clip from Urban Outfitters for a strong-hold that'll keep thick and curly hair secure, no matter your Fourth of July plans. The look is cute and simple.
Curly Claw Clip Updo
Clips are a great way to pull up curly hair into a strong, secure updo or low bun. Choose a pretty gold number like this Kitsch one, and leave out some tendrils to keep it fun.
Jazz up your regular high ponytail by dividing it into two sections—a top half and a bottom half—and cinching the length of the top ponytail to the base of the bottom ponytail with a red ribbon.
There’s something about long hair tied back with a patterned headband that will always work.
Easy, Elegant Bun
This summer-proof hairstyle was specifically created by our editors to withstand even the most humid Southern heat. Get the tutorial here.
You can customize this crown braid by choosing summer blooms. It's just the standout style for a Fourth of July celebration where there will be plenty of photo opportunities.
Half-Up French Braids
Flaunt your luscious locks with this waterfall-esque braid that also keeps your bangs secure. See the tutorial from missysue.com.
Wide-Brimmed Hat Hairstyle
When all else fails, call it a day with a big, floppy hat.