It’s official: The summer months are upon us, and it’s only going to get hotter. This means both your wardrobe and your makeup routine are getting an overhaul, so why not your hair too? If the humidity is out of control where you live, or you just want your hair off your neck for once, you’re not doomed to the basic ponytail every time. An updo doesn’t have to be boring! We’re sharing 16 easy tutorials to prove it.


1. The Curly Twist: This series of easy twists works best on naturally curly or second-day hair. Spray in a little dry shampoo and enjoy your day without limp, mid-day locks. (via Hair Romance)


2. Boho Braids: Highlight your technique with this beautiful boho style. Once you have the braids in place, pull each section to make them look twice as big. This one is designed to be messy, so don’t stress over trying to make it perfect. (via Barefoot Blonde)


3. Faux Hawk: Give your everyday style a bit of edge. All you need is a few elastics and bobby pins. (via Seventeen)


4. Front Twist: Dress up your short hair by loosely twisting the front sections back and secure in place. A quick spritz of your favorite hairspray and it’s a done deal. (via Pretty Designs)


5. Effortlessly Tousled: With a little backcombing and strategic bobby-pin placement, you too can get a totally cool #wokeuplikethis style. (via Brit + Co)


6. Braid Into Bun: Take your bun game to the next level by incorporating a French braid in the front. Don’t know how to do the infamous sock bun? Check out this tutorial. (via LuLu’s)


7. Headband Messy Bun: Need a style that takes less than five minutes but doesn’t look like it? Grab a headband. Placing it up front makes it pull double duty by taming flyaways and adding volume at the crown. (via Refinery29)


8. Simple Twist Updo: Whether you’re attending an outdoor wedding or just brunching with your girlfriends, this easy yet sophisticated ‘do will get you through it all. (via Twist Me Pretty)


9. Simple, Elegant Updo: If you were blessed with natural volume, use it to your advantage! This updo is so pretty, you’ll be looking for any excuse to rock it. (via Once Wed)


10. Head Scarf: Don’t pack away your lightweight scarves just yet. They’re your second-day hair’s best friend and are great for adding flair to an otherwise neutral outfit. (via Keiko Lynn)


11. Fishtail Gibson: Who knew fishtail braids could look this chic? (via Brit + Co)


12. Double-Knotted Twist: Incredibly versatile, this updo can be done on curly, wavy or straight hair. Short-haired girls too; everyone’s invited! (via The Small Things Blog)


13. Two-Strand Flat Twist: Can’t French braid but love the look of one in the front? Fool all your friends with this easy twist. (via Seventeen)


14. Spiral Textured Bun: Here’s a great look for times where you want a little more glam, but still don’t want to spend all morning on your hair. (via Brit + Co)


15. Inside Out Ponytail: Not all ponytails are created equal. (via POPSUGAR)


16. Romantic + Twisted: Take advantage of your second-day waves and texture with this delicate updo. (via Brit + Co)

What style will you be rockin’ this summer? Shine some light on the subject below!