It’s that time of year again, the in-between phase of summer we call Not-Quite-Fall. That’s when it’s still too hot to feel cute with flowing hair—but a fresh-from-the-beach messy bun or braid is just too casual for school, work, or a night out.
We’ve gathered three easy styles you can do yourself (yes, really!) and keep medium-to-long hair off your neck. Keep your cool during Not-Quite-Fall, while looking polished and chic.
SLEEK LOW BUN
Products: Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep, Air Control Hair Spray
Tools: Blow dryer, flat iron (optional), elastic, bobby pins
We love this style for its versatility and practicality. This classic look truly can be worn for all occasions—office, date, cocktail party, formal event. It’s a tight protective style, so you can set it and forget it.
Products: Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo, Texture Tonic, Air Control Hair Spray
Tools: Blow dryer (optional), bobby pins
Most of the time you hear “chignon,” you think of a fancy affair—but this version is casual enough for everyday wear. Like a simple pair of diamond stud earrings or vivid red lip, this style effortlessly elevates your look without appearing fussy.
Products: Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair
Tools: Curling wand, elastics
Ever since the ponytail came out of the gym and onto the red carpet, we’re always looking for ways to dress up one of the easiest-to-wear styles in hair history. This style adds volume and bounce to the classic pony for a retro 50s vibe.
Practice makes perfect, so give these styles a couple test runs and eventually you’ll be able to whip them out without much time and effort.
Remember that when you come into Breeze Salons for your next appointment, you can ask your stylist to teach you personalized styling tips right there in the chair. A little knowledge plus the right products and tools go a long way in keeping you looking and feeling fresh, even in Not-Quite-Fall!