One-Minute Updos For When It's Too Hot To Function

Illustrated by Elysia Berman
At some point this summer — like the morning your air conditioner breaks or when you're ordering your second tequila soda at an overpacked bar — you're going to need to twist your hair up and off your neck. And somewhere between a frizzy sweaty bun and an overly complicated chignon are the 12 easy styles ahead.
Each of them takes one minute, minimal products, and works on all hair textures — whether your strands are dirty, oily, or still wet from the pool. Stop digging around your apartment for 100 spare bobby pins and check these alternatives out, ahead.
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The fearless fauxhawk. It's wild enough for parties and chic enough for a daytime look. Basically, it's perfect.
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Try the braided top knot for a playful update to this minimalist classic.
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This sleek, slicked-back 'do is our new favorite easy summer style. It's great for anything from a pixie to a shoulder-length bob.
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Hey curly girls, this one’s for you. Wrap two braided pigtails around each other, tuck them into each other with pins, and go.
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A little zig, a little zag, and voilà, Though it looks complicated, these low, pigtail buns are actually easy to replicate.
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Women with natural hair will love these Bantu knots when the heat index spikes.
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For something that takes minimal effort, try this quick messy bun. A little extra twisting elevates it from the basic style.
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We’re fangirling for this braided chignon. The best part? It has you covered for every summer dresscode, whether it’s daytime casual or cocktail.
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A deep side part delivers an added dose of elegance. Tame the top with a little product to ensure it stays in place.
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You’ve seen space buns everywhere — and there’s a reason why. There's functional, fun, and cool in more ways than one.
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Another take on pigtails, this time lower with a sleek finish.
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Swap your pony with a loop — even the girls at Chanel are doing it — and finish by hiding the band with a strand of hair.
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