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Summer Hair Trends 2024: What’s Hot and What’s Not

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Between weddings, concerts, beach weekends, and summer vacations, chances are that your schedule is quickly filling up now that the warmer months are finally here, and you’ll want your hair to look on point for it all. 

Wondering how to emulate those summer vibes with your mane? Keep reading and prepare to feel inspired as Nubi talks you through some of the hottest summer hair trends for 2024!

Bespoke Bobs

Bobs have really been having their moment. From the cropped bob to the pixie bob to the long bob, this classic cut has taken on a life of its own, enabling everyone to sport their own version of it.

This natural progression is one of the summer hair trends that you’ll be seeing everywhere. This season, rather than a single bob style making waves, you’ll be seeing bobs in all shapes and forms. 

If this makes it even harder for you to choose a bob style to go for, your stylist is the person to speak to. Ideally, you want an effortless and versatile bob – one that brings out your best facial features. Your bob should also work with, rather than against, your hair. If your hair is straight, a sleek bob will be easy to maintain, whereas those with waves may find a choppy and layered bob works to their advantage.


Athleisure has been around for a while now, but 2024 sees it take on a more coquettish edge. Enter tenniscore; a summer hair trend that emulates the type of hairstyles that you would usually see on a tennis player.

Confused? Switch on over to a tennis match and check out those ‘do’s. Swishy ponytails, sporty braids – anything that can be worn slicked back with a headband is fair game. The aesthetic is clean, sporty, and fresh, with Zendaya being the celebrity named for kicking this trend off. 

If your tenniscore attempts look a little too ‘every day’, one way to elevate things is by adding in a hair accessory, which just so happens to be the next summer hair trend on our list…

Summer Hair Accessories

While the right hair accessories can help you to complete your look no matter the time of year, they really come into their own during the summer months. Not only do they add an extra element to your hairstyle but their functional nature when it comes to keeping hair away from the face is always appreciated.

With that said, summer 2024 sees hair accessories becoming more popular than ever. Bandannas and claw clips have been making a comeback while bows have been dominating runways all over the world. We’re not just talking about a single bow sitting daintily atop your head either – bow stacking, which is when multiple bows are worn together, is another summer hair trend to keep an eye out for.

Flicked-Out Lobs

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If you’ve ever sported a shoulder-grazing lob, you’ll be all too familiar with the frustration that can come from getting those ends to fall in the right way. Due to the fact that the hair often bends and turns outward when it hits the shoulders, this can cause the ends of a lob to look flicked out.

If you can relate, you’ll be happy to hear that flicked-out lobs are exactly what people will be trying to achieve this summer. However, the finish to go for is dramatic and emphasized – so that it looks as though you’ve done it on purpose, rather than by accident! 

Fortunately, this is easy to do. Use a powerful blow dryer, such as the Nubi Blow Me Away blow dryer, to dry damp roots in a downward motion. Then, apply a styling mousse to the ends of your hair and, with the help of a round brush, dry them in a way that flicks the ends out. If you struggle to get your hair to hold its shape, wrap the ends of your hair around a velcro roller while they cool. 

High-Shine Velvet

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Velvet hair became a sought-after trend at the start of 2024 and is set to explode this summer. Hairstylists report that more and more people are asking for this look, and it’s easy to understand why!

Velvet hair is hair that looks and feels like expensive velvet. It has a soft and luxe finish while looking deep and tonal.

Where things slightly stray from the norm is in the high-shine finish that’s now accompanying velvet hair. Velvet naturally has just a subtle shimmer to it but, this summer, velvet hair will be combined with an ultra-glossy touch.

How can you achieve this look? To start with, you’ll need a hair color that gives your locks dimension and depth. This is something that your hairstylist will be able to advise you on. You’ll also need to bring out your hair’s natural vividness and shine, which can only be done with the right care. Develop a hair care routine featuring high-quality products that pamper your locks and you should start to see an improvement soon.

90s Blowouts

The 90s left behind quite a few hair trends that have since made a comeback, with the 90s blowout being one. The blowouts of this decade were bouncy and voluminous – perfect for summer hair!

The key to pulling this look off is, in addition to having a good blow dryer, to find the right round brush for your hair. Experiment with different materials and diameters to see which works best for your locks. A small ceramic round brush, for example, will give you a sleeker bounce but it could extend the time needed to style your locks. Meanwhile, a large boar-bristled round brush will give you a softer and fluffier finish.

Air Dried Waves and Natural Texture


Ever wished that you could air dry your hair without having to deal with the frizz that comes afterward?

Well, this summer, that frizz should be the least of your concerns. In fact, learn to embrace it because natural texture, complete with frizz, is going to be one of the most-loved summer hair trends this season. 

This trend puts a different spin on beachy waves, which are always hot in the summer. While there’s nothing wrong with turning to your curling wand if your locks are naturally straight, those with waves should simply learn to embrace that texture – frizz and all! 

The Wet Look

Also referred to as hydro hair, the wet look is a style that has a wonderfully refreshing edge during the summer months. In the past, wet-look trends have featured quite harsh and severe styles but 2024 sees them softening up. Now, the vibe is wash-and-go. It’s casual yet high-fashion at the same time.

The secret to pulling this trend off lies in your styling methods. If you want to leave your hair loose and wet, slather it in a leave-on hair mask instead of plastering it with hairspray. This way, it will still have natural movement and texture, and it will also be saturated with hydration. 

Alternatively, try misting your roots and then tying your hair back into a sleek ponytail or bun. You can then give the rest of your hair a spritz to ensure that all of your strands are glistening.

Elaborate Updos

When it comes to updos, it’s always good to have a few go-tos. Whether it’s a regular day at the office or you’ve planned a special evening out, updos are always useful. 

This summer turns updos up a notch, with trends leaning toward sleek and elaborate updos with plenty of detail and intricacy. Not only do these styles keep the hair away from the face on a hot summer’s day but they also add a stylish touch to any look. Think high-shine, integrated braids, and tousled tendrils and you’re on the right track!

Lengthy and Healthy

Although the bob and other short cuts are still very much sought after, length is also to be celebrated this summer. In fact, summer 2024 sees long hair getting even longer, with many choosing to sport hip-skimming tresses.

If your hair is already naturally long, this will be an easy trend for you to recreate. Simply give your hair the care that it needs to encourage growth while keeping your locks healthy.

If your hair is on the shorter side, extensions will help you to reach your goal. The fact that custom-made extensions are now more accessible than ever has helped to push this summer hair trend forward. You’ll be able to choose a length and color that’s perfect for your hair. This will make your super-long tresses look completely natural.

Adorned Protective Braids

Protective braids have been utilized for centuries as a way to prevent natural hair from undergoing environmental damage. However, this summer, they take on an edge by being decked out in adornments.

Pearls and beads are particularly popular, especially when incorporated into the braid itself. Whether it’s micro braids, cornrows, rope twists, or anything else, adding a few adornments in will help to take your look to the next level.

Choppy Bangs

Micro bangs were huge last year but those who went in this direction are now choosing to grow them out. This is often quite a frustrating stage, which is likely why choppy bangs are gaining in popularity this summer.

Choppy bangs look like a regular straight fringe, except that their choppiness gives them extra texture and movement. Their length is completely up to you, but most choose to wear them well above the brows, making them ideal if you’re growing out a fringe. 

Embrace This Summer’s Hair Trends With Nubi

Hopefully, you’re now feeling inspired when it comes to deciding what to do with your hair this summer. Whether you go long and straight, short and wavy, or somewhere in between, this summer brings with it some very versatile hair trends that offer something for everyone!

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