Play It Cool With These 10 Summer-Perfect 'Dos

Locks feeling a little...lank lately? When iced-coffee season rolls around (don't pretend like you don't mark the passing of time in accordance to the appropriate caffeinated beverages), it's only natural to crave a major update to your look — starting, obviously, with your hair. And who better to give us some perfect hair-spiration than some of our very favorite, cool-under-pressure celebs?
From Leigh Lezark's modern-flapper waves to Rooney Mara's super-chic "hair hat" (trust, it's a lot prettier than it sounds), these ladies have been churning out fresh hair looks that are perfect for any and all summer jaunts. Whether you're searching for a new 'do suited for a sultry evening in the city, or just looking for a chic way to get your hair off your face for your next glamping trip, let this be your call to change it up, already — we promise you'll be glad you did.
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We're obsessing over Seyfried's sleek, twisted updo. To do a slightly easier version at home, apply shine-enhancing gel to wet hair and slick back in sections. Twist each section onto itself and pin — you'll be left with a chic and edgy 'do that will last all night with zero effort.

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Got a super-chic wedding coming up? Meet your nuptials-appropriate hair soulmate, Freida Pinto, who proves that you can't go wrong with a shiny, sleek side chignon. Got bangs? Give them a bit of a curl with an iron, comb through, and spray to the side, to create a seamlessly sleek look.

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We would like to honor Ms. Olivia Palermo with the award for the fattest, most voluminous side braid that ever was. Take a cue from the style star and pull your plait apart after braiding, for a loose, mermaid-y look that's as perfect for a daytime bike ride as it is for your hottest night out.

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We've never seen Jessica Szohr look this smoldering. If you have a shorter cut, let this photo be your permission to embrace summertime texture and frizz — it ensures that your crop will look sexy and edgy, never prim.

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To those of you that have wondered how to make slick hair work in real life: let Anna Paquin be your guide. Her sleek roots are the perfect contrast to her flowing waves — the perfect modern update to the ubiquitous Old Hollywood 'do.

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Oh, Leigh — have you ever looked cooler? Lezark's modified '20s waves somehow look badass, not retro, when finished with tons of shine and a smoked-out eye. Color us obsessed.

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Who doesn't love a pony? Our fave lady Iman shows us how to make long hair look so right now with a severe middle part, low placement, and lots of fluffy volume in the tail. Perfection.

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So, this one is a little out there, but trust us here: Rooney Mara's modified suicide roll is the most rad new way to dress up your basic top knot. If you're looking for a tutorial, our girl Amy from pop duo Karmin will show you how, right here.

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Dying to get your hair off your face? Rather than slicking it all back, try this modified bouffant à la Aisha Tyler, with volume on the top and super-sleek sides. If you have bangs, just rake them back with a bit of molding wax — totally summertime-easy.

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Braids, oh how we missed thee. Just when we thought Hollywood had ditched plaits for ponytail-focused 'dos and pixie cuts galore, Emma Watson delivered with what might be one of the best braided 'dos we've ever seen. To recreate? French braid from the forehead to the back, secure, then add more regular braids underneath. Weave it all together, pin at the base of your head, and muss with your fingers — that wasn't so hard, now was it?



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