We hate to be one of those losers who always talks about the weather, but excuse us while we say this heat is hell. Our motivation's down, we have no clue—none—what to wear, and ugh, this hair. If you feel like us (please commiserate!), we know you're running on empty. Our solution? Scour the city streets for gals whose creativity apparently flourishes in a steam bath, hair-wise that is. In between copious iced skinny vanilla lattes, we snapped our favorite 'dos, and tapped some of the lock-smart ladies for their summer hair secrets. 20 photos later (and an $80 Starbucks bill), we're feeling inspired to try out some of these inspiring hairstyles—but don't think we'll stop complaining about Mother Nature's sauna.
Click here to see our slideshow of inspiring hairstyles from real NYC girls!