Heat and humidity can kill almost any hairstyle, but luckily, there are a few ways to beat summer hair blues that are easy and stylish.
Ponytails are always an easy option, but instead of the girl-next-door variety, try something a little chicer. A sleek, low ponytail looks glamorous and more grown-up. For the sophisticated look, apply a mousse (like Leonor Greyl Mousse Au Lotus Volumatrice, which gives tons of body and shine) to your roots and comb through to the ends. Part your hair in the center and pull into a low ponytail. Take a flatiron to the ends for a more polished look, and feel free to add a fun accessory at the base like a ribbon or feathered hairpiece.
Waves are standard for the beach, but you don't have to spend much time creating this flattering look every day. Use a styling cream like Leonor Greyl Condition Naturelle before twisting small sections of your hair into little buns. Pin them to the top of your head, then let them loose when dry for a flirty, undone look.
A messy updo is a cute way to stay cool. Just use the above wave technique to create body and texture, then pull the waves up into a messy bun and pin wherever you think is appropriate. A few loose pieces and tendrils here and there will add interest.