31 Gorgeous Hairstyles To Try In August

Unless you're a true morning person who relishes in rising early to take on the day, chances are you're well-versed in the mental game we call 'getting ready roulette'. Each tap of your snooze button is an acknowledgement of risk vs. reward: How far can you go and still make it out the door on time? One tap means you're rushed, two equates to skipping breakfast, and three normally resolves us to a baseball cap or ponytail and whatever makeup look we can throw together on the train.
While there's no denying the importance of sleep — I, for one, am a snoozer — falling into a rut is just as bad as forced early mornings. Luckily, thanks to Instagram's "save" section, it's easy to aggregate the inspiration you need to craft new looks after one, or three, snoozes. We're in the same boat, so we're sharing the photos we've archived in the past month to get you started. Hopefully, these easy looks will have you feeling your best, no matter the hour.
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Ahead, check out 31 looks to try this August.
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@nikkinelms
You don't need to be good at math to create this geometric braid, but be sure to take notes from Janelle Monáe, who knows a thing or two about elevating a look with hair accessories.
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@lacyredway
Hairstylist Lacy Redway channeled iconic actress Pam Grier when she created this look on Laura Harrier for a press event for the actress' latest film, BlackKklansMan.
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@blankitinerary
Pigtails may remind you of grade school, but with a few extra elastics you can easily elevate them into bubble ponies.
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@lindahaymakeup
We've seen our fair share of braided crowns, but we're playing favorites with this dreamy tousled one by Sarah Potempa.
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@chrisappleton1
If you're looking for a chic transformation this month, take inspiration from the hot celebrity trend of the summer: the classic bob.
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@shaymitchell
Locks as long as Shay Mitchell's look beautiful with a light, beachy wave in the summer. (Or anytime, really.)
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@lovingyourhair
The bigger the braid, the closer to Issa Rae.
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@lisette
Summer heat can make creating a cute hairstyle daunting. That is, unless you reach for a stylish scarf to keep your 'do off your neck.
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@jennifer_yepez
Take a trip to the '60s to recreate this trendy hairstyle by Jennifer Yepez.
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@amandlastenberg
Leave it to Amandla Stenberg to prove that there's room for creativity when it comes to laying your edges.
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@hairbyadir
Make a classic style special with a touch of gold.
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@tymwallacehair
Remember when we wore tiny plastic butterfly clips in our hair? Well, celebrities like Skai Jackson are making it a thing again with grown-up options like this.
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@lipstickncurls
Nothing beats a high bun in the summer — nothing.
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@thealohababe
A tousled low pony gets an instant update with a playful accessory.
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@jewejewebee
A half-up style looks modern and chic while keeping your hair out of your face all summer long.
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@emilychengmakeup
A full set of bangs makes this lived-in cut even more versatile.
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@yvonneorji
The possibilities are endless when it comes to braids, but this fishtail-within-a-fishtail is our new favorite.
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@sheisdash
Can't decide between sleek and curly? Follow Dascha Polanco's lead and rock both.
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@laurapolko
For those who want to easily go from the office to SoulCycle, this segmented pony is a lot easier to do than you think.
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@emmy
Short on time? Go for a low, half ponytail that works for every occasion, like this one by Laura Polko on Emmy Rossum. All you need is a hair elastic and a few hits of hairspray.
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@patinamiller
Patina Miller's extra long braid proves that the style works anywhere and everywhere.
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@chadwoodhair
We only have one thing to say about these stunning curls by Chad Wood: va-va-voom.
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@makeupvincent
As much as Sasha Lane's white eyeliner has us mesmerized, we can't take our eyes off of her celestial headband either.
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@riawna
Been dreaming about going short like Ruby Rose? Now's the time.
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@camila_cabello
Don't hesitate to use hair paint or colored extensions when you're in need of a fun hairstyle,
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@rosiehw
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley reminds us that a classic French chignon always works.
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@deepica
When it's too hot for big hair, but you want to keep the body, just slick back the top and keep it bouncy in the back.
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This single Bantu knot makes our hearts flutter thanks to, well, you know...
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@justinemarjan
A tight, high, wavy pony works for every occasion.
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@sophia_roe
Whoever said curly-haired girls shouldn't get bangs clearly hasn't seen Sophia Roe proving otherwise on Instagram.
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@lacyredway
You won't want to use basic bobby pins to keep your curls up after using pearl-topped ones like this.
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