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We’re rounding up 35 of the best summer hair trends for 2024 and our favorite professional products to help style them.

35 Summer 2024 Hair Trends to Heat Up the Season

We’re rounding up 35 of the best summer hair trends for 2024 and our favorite professional products to help style them.
35 Summer 2024 Hair Trends to Heat Up the Season

If you’re anything like us, your summer calendar is already jam-packed with events, from sunny weekend getaways to pool parties and more. If there’s one thing all of these adventures call for (other than plenty of SPF), it’s a trendy new hairstyle to go with it. We’ve got you covered on that front.

Whether you want to upgrade your summer look with blinged-out hair accessories, learn a protective hairstyle, or experiment with a new hue, we’ve got the inspiration you need, ahead. Keep reading to discover 35 of the best summer hair trends to try this season—as well as a look at some of our favorite products to keep your mane looking its best all summer long.

The Best Summer Hair Trends to Try In 2024

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Kitty Cut

Give your mane some movement by swapping yout blunt cut for the trendy kitty cut. The flattering textured lob features short face-framing layers that pair perfectly with undone, beachy waves. For a rundown of this playful cut, check out our article How To Try The Kitty Cut, The Viral ‘It Girl’ Bob Of The Year.

Good hair day by @kimsandee

Sandy Blonde Hair

Move over dirty blonde: This year, we’re all about sandy blonde hair (sometimes referred to as “California blonde.” The sunkissed, beachy hue works well on all complexions, thanks to its mix of warm and cool undertones. If achieving the summery color involves bleaching your hair, consider nabbing Matrix So Silver Purple Shampoo and Conditioner. The toning duo helps neutralize unwanted yellow undertones so you can enjoy your blonde, sans brass.

Bubble Braids

If you’re searching for a way to keep cool and stylish, bubble braids are your answer. Not only are they easy to do (all it takes is spacing out every few inches of your ponytail with an elastic), but they also add a playful vibe to your style—perfect for whatever summer plans you have on your calendar.

The secret to making these bubbles last is to first prep hair with a mousse, like Biolage Professional Hydra Foaming Styler. This conditioning mousse provides medium hold while adding body to this elevated style and has built-in UV filters to shield strands against the harsh summer sun.

Good hair day by @utopiarezosalon

Color Block Hair

To experiment with fantasy colors without committing to a major change, consider color block hair. This trend involves weaving ultra-chunky highlights or colorful streaks throughout your mane for a bold pop of color.

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Shoulder-Skimming Bob

This versatile bob length is universally flattering and offers plenty of styling possibilities. Embrace your natural texture with a wash-and-go style like a curly bob with fringe, or try a sleeker style like the trendy Italian bob.

Deep Side Part

Put your internal “middle part vs. side part” debate aside this summer and try a dramatic deep side part. The beauty of this cool, asymmetrical style is that it’s virtually commitment-free: you can easily go back to your middle-part safe haven at any time. Add a touch of hair oil like Biolage Professional All-In-One Multi-Benefit Oil to smooth down any flyaways or frizz that crop up when the humidity hits.

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Wet Hair Look

There’s a reason the wet hair look returns to the spotlight every summer. The sleek, effortless hairdo is perfect for a poolside day or a night out on the town—and it’s super easy to achieve. Peep the tutorial above to learn how to create your own wet hair look using the Matrix Styling collection.

Burgundy Hair Color

If a fiery red summer hair color is at the top of your bucket list this season, consider experimenting with cherry cola hair. The rich hue features a blend of brown, red, and purple tones for a dimensional look that shines in the sun.

Side-Slicked Bangs

Keep your bangs off of your face in the sticky heat by parting your hair on the side, then sweeping your bangs toward your ear. You’ll get a versatile (and warm-weather approved) look that can easily transition from day to night.

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Flipped Ends

Your flat iron can do a lot more than just straighten your hair. Use yours to flip out your ends for a dreamy doll hair-inspired look, or curl your ends inward to give your go-to look a sophisticated spin. If your hair has trouble holding a style, mist your mane with Matrix Builder Wax Spray after styling, and it’ll stay put.


If you want to experiment with bangs but aren’t quite ready to commit, try macro bangs. These long, layered curtain bangs help frame your face, but are easy enough to clip back (or even tuck behind your ears) when you want your hair off of your face.

Scandi Hairline

The sunkissed and understated Scandi hairline trend is perfect for summer. To achieve this look, ask your stylist for thin, icy blonde babylights around your hairline and face—it’ll help brighten up your look without the commitment of a full set of highlights.

Half Cornrows, Half Curls

This unique blend of braids and curls is both beautiful and protective, perfect for rocking your natural hair in the heat. Be sure to use a haircare system like Redken’s All Soft Curls to keep your loose ringlets from feeling parched in the sun’s strong rays.

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Wispy Bangs

Nobody wants to deal with the heaviness of bangs on their sweaty forehead in the summer heat. To the rescue: air bangs. Made popular in Korea, these extremely piece-y strands sit between your forehead and lashes to help accentuate your facial features without the added weight of a full fringe.

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Butterfly Haircut

Ask any stylist, and they’ll confirm the butterfly haircut has been a mainstay in salons recently. This ultra-layered, feathery haircut consists of long layers that fall just below the shoulder, with much shorter layers around the crown of the head. Hair enthusiasts love the butterfly cut for its functionality: just pin the longer layers up on hot days to fake the breeziness of short hair.

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Galaxy Edges

Add instant intrigue to your hairline with galaxy edges. A sprinkling of jewels or rhinestones is exactly what you need to take your low ponytail from simple to celestial for special occasions (or weekend-long music festivals).

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Cowgirl Copper

Break out your cowboy boots and prepare to take the season with cowgirl copper. This blend of caramel, brunette, and red creates the perfect fusion of rich red warmth reminiscent of Western leather. Ask your stylist about the Redken Shades EQ Copper Blondes range to get in on the action.

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Pink Hair

Not that pink hair has ever—or ever will—go out of style, but we’re currently in a pink hair renaissance and no shade of the rosy hue is off-limits this summer. If you want to test the waters before heading to a colorist, try a temporary hair color in a bold shade like bubblegum or magenta.

Good hair day by @hairbykayti

Boho Braids

Bohemian-inspired braids are a summer staple thanks to their laid-back vibe and functionality. Whether you opt for a simple boho accent braid or something more intricate, you can’t go wrong with this carefree look.

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Textured Updos

Summer is all about effortless hair—which is why textured updos are always on-trend. Whether the occasion calls for elegance or playfulness, a textured updo is an ideal choice. Try a high messy bun, a bouncy pony, or even just throw your curls up in an oversized claw clip—no matter which avenue you choose, you’ll be on-trend.

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Shaggy Haircuts

Shaggy haircuts like the iconic wolf cut give you effortless beachy, textured hair and take some serious weight off your mane. If volume is what you’re after, work Redken Root Lifter Volumizing Spray Foam through damp hair then blow dry as usual or let your hair air dry. You’ll get long lasting volume and frizz control—without any stiffness or crunchiness.

Good hair day by @suetyrrellstylist

Glossy Waves

Beach waves are the obvious choice for summer, but we’re nominating glossy waves as the go-to look for summer date nights. Use a smoothing hair serum like Mizani Thermasmooth Shine Extend to keep your strands glossy and frizz-free in the humidity.

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Statement Hair Clips

Fact: all summer hairstyles look better with hair accessories. Use a statement hair clip (or three) to take your go-to summer ‘do to the next level with minimal effort.

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Knotted Headbands

Speaking of hair accessories we love—we still can’t get enough of the knotted headband trend. Whether you’re headed to the beach, looking for a way to upgrade a work-from-home hairstyle, or heading to a happy hour with friends, this accessory will pull your look together.

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If you’re searching for a protective hairstyle to rock this summer, consider twists. This easy-to-achieve style helps minimize damage, cuts down on styling time, and lends a playful flair to your summer look.

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Shaving your head can be a freeing experience—especially for those looking to adopt a low-maintenence hairstyle. Click here for everything you need to know about shaving your head (and how to care for your scalp when it’s not shielded by your strands).

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Dyed Buzzcuts

If you think that shaving your head makes styling an impossibility, think again. You can use a stencil and temporary (or semi-permanent) hair color to paint playful patterns on your hair and showcase your bold personality.

Good hair day by @dontemitchellhair

Air-Dried Texture

Raise your hand if you love taking a break from heat styling during the warmer months. Air-dried hair for summer just makes sense—and with so many plans eating up your hours, there’s no better time to give your mane a break and let your natural texture shine. Use an air-dry product like Shu Uemura Art of Hair Shiki Worker Air Dry Blow Dry Primer to tame frizz for a smooth finish.

Good hair day by @hairbybradleyleake

Braided Pigtails

Timeless braided pigtails keep strands away from your face when you're out and about. If you want to switch up from classic French braid pigtails, try a fishtail braid variation to channel your inner beach babe.

Fluffy Blowouts

Fluffy hair takes its cue from the '90s aesthetic of airy, bouncy blowouts, embracing sleekness without trying to over-perfect the outcome. All you need to achieve the vintage blowout of your dreams is a round brush, a blow dryer, and a frizz-fighting heat protectant like Redken Frizz Dismiss Spray Smooth.

Good hair day by @messy_tresses

Octopus Cut

The octopus haircut is perfect for beach season, and not just because of its name. Inspired by the shape of an octopus, the cut features a ton of body at the crown of the head (the head of the octopus) and then longer, shaggier layers from the mid-shaft to the ends of hair (the tentacles). Whether your texture is straight, wavy, curly, or coily, all hair types can dip into this trend this summer.

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Bottleneck Bob

Nothing hits the spot like a crisp soda on a hot day, and if you look closely at that long-neck bottle, you may just see your future haircut silhouette. The bottleneck bob features wispy, face-framing fringe that gradually tapers into long, bouncy layers. The resulting shape is reminiscent of the shape of a cool glass bottle (hence the trend’s name).

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Hair Tinsel

For a more literal take on shiny hair, prepare to be obsessed with hair tinsel, or “fairy hair.” A seasoned professional will install glitter strands throughout locks to create the look of ultra-shimmery hair that is perfect for festivals, bachelorette parties, or vacations.

Good hair day by @angela_studiolioness

Ginger Hair

Softer than the red-orange of a summer sunset but still undeniably vibrant, ginger is a universally flattering hue that can help you lighten up your look this season.

Since red dye molecules are known for fading faster than other shades, we suggest adding Pureology Color Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave-In Spray to your haircare routine. This sulfate-free formula contains nourishing hair oils and the brand’s exclusive Antifade Complex to provide 21 essential benefits for color-treated hair, including detangling, preserving color vibrancy, moisturizing, and more.

Good hair day by @kolorbykels

Healthy-Looking Hair

Cuts, colors, and styles may be the first thing that comes to mind for summer 2024 hair trends, but one of the biggest movements this year is using skincare ingredients to achieve your healthiest mane ever. Also known as hair “skinification,” innovations in the hair product space have made it easy to treat the hair and scalp like the skin on your face and body.

The Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Intensive Treatment is a versatile rinse-off treatment formulated with citric acid (an alpha-hydroxy acid used in skincare products to smooth and exfoliate the skin), plus the brand’s Bonding Care complex. It’s the first step in the Acidic Bonding Concentrate collection to correct hair damage inside and out for healthy-looking hair.

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