7 Summer Hair Trends You Need to Try Now

From dark roots to fluffed-out curls.

Oh, summer—for your hair, the best of times (beachy waves, sun-kissed highlights) and the worst of times (frizz, frizz, and frizz). To ensure you've got your hot weather style game on lock, look to these celeb-approved styling and color trends to be your saving grace, one humid day at a time.
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The Deep, Swoopy Side-Part

Is it just us, or do surfer girls never have a center part? As far as we're concerned, if you want to nail the look, you've simply got to flip your slightly messy, billowing waves over to one side with a hang ten-worthy swoop like Amber Heard.

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Contouring Highlights

Just like you artfully apply makeup to your face to define your features, you can sculpt your face with strategically placed highlights and lowlights. The sun-kissed look is making waves in Hollywood with style trendsetters like Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid adding definition to their manes. Find the perfect technique for your face shape here.

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Slicked-Back 'Do

When humidity is rearing its ugly head, this is one foolproof way to fight it. By smoothing your hair back with gel, it won't frizz or expand. Plus, the wet-slick finish is totally chic—as illustrated by Kendall Jenner and the rest of the Kardashian Krew.

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Grown-Out Pixie Cut

We called it—pixies were huuuuuge for 2015. This said, those who boldy went for the chop are also thinking about growing out their cropped 'dos and getting creative in the process. Miley Cyrus has been playing with her newly-minted length by donning the aforementioned slicked look, mohawks, and fun plaits. Get playful with it.

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Visible Roots

Gigi Hadid may be Hollywood's most notorious highlights enthusiast, but she knows the California cool-girl power of letting your roots show. And there's no better time to skip a color appointment or two than summer, when texture tends to take a more natural, laissez faire turn.

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Fluffed-Out Curls

Humdity: If you can't beat it, embrace it like Solange Knowles and the slew of stars who are going for big, disco-inspired hair. To achieve the #freethefrizz look, simply step outside on a steamy day and brush out your curls until they've doubled in volume.

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Mermaid Waves

Make like Cara Delevinge and show off your feminine side with ethereal, bottom-heavy waves that are easy enough to achieve. If you're not one for hot tools, simply smooth your wet hair into two loose pigtail braids, let them air dry, and release for soft, natural waves.

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