When summertime hits, we all have thoughts of lobbing off our long locks to beat the heat. All that hair can get pretty hard to deal with when you’re picnicking under the sun and hosting al fresco dinner parties, so it’s only natural that we’d envy those who can pull off a pixie cut or a bold bob. But don’t stress or fret, because there are some seriously simple and chic hairdo solutions for every summer occasion on your calendar. Check out these 20 hairstyles that will amp up your style, keep you cool and look super fab all season long.

1. Beach Curls: Whether you’re headed to the beach or just wish you were in the sand, you can still get these gorgeous salty waves in just a matter of minutes. (via Cara Loren)

2. Romantic Side Braid: We think this everyday, relaxed side braid is totally gorgeous. Probably because it reminds us of our fave heroine Katniss. (via Once Wed)

3. Segmented Ponytail: For something edgier, create this crazy textured pony with help from a bunch of elastics. (via Brit + Co)

4. Rolled Updo: If you own a headband, then you can achieve this look with a simple roll and tuck. With some dry shampoo and a little bit of teasing, this could even be your new go-to ‘do for second day hair. (via Hair Romance)

5. Fancy Half Up: Every girl has a cup or container full of bobby pins in some random drawer or bag, but you’ll only need a few for this hairstyle. This look is ideal for a summer wedding or fancy date. (via Twist Me Pretty)

6. Low Chignon: This hairstyle is so classic that we can’t help but think of Audrey Hepburn. And, of course, we know she would totally approve. (via The Small Things)

7. Ombre Hair: Oh Lauren, could you possibly be more perfect? She is so skilled at making everything look good. (via About Beauty)

8. Hair Flower: If you’re late to dinner because you tried on every dress in your closet, make up the time with this insanely easy and adorable hair flower. (via Camille Styles)

9. Twist Donut Bun: Sometimes buns can be difficult to pull off without looking like a sinister school teacher. But this easygoing updo incorporates a little extra flair that’s guaranteed to be a hit. (via Join The Mood)

10. Fishtail Braid: If you’re new to the fishtail braid, check out this tutorial to catch yourself up. You’ll be sportin’ sleek looks like this in no time. (via Once Wed)

11. Braided Topknot: Don’t let the heat keep you from creating beautiful hairdos. Topknots are a perfect solution for getting all of your hair up and off your neck so you can feel breezy and cool. (via Twist Me Pretty)

12. Curly Style: For those with naturally curly locks, summer is the season to embrace them. It’s all about getting the frizz and humidity to work for you, not against you. (via Mr. Kate)

13. Effortlessly Tousled Twist: You know when you see those chicks who seem to just effortlessly pin their hair up like this? You can totally do it too! (via Brit + Co)

14. Braided Hair Tuck: This ‘do is similar to the roll and tuck, but incorporates some fun braids for a little Bohemian touch. (via A Beautiful Mess)

15. Braided Half Crown: Flower crowns are definitely trending right now, and we think one would top off these sexy waves perfectly for a day at a festival or picnic in the park. (via Twist Me Pretty)

16. Beehive: Roaringly retro and still super gorgeous, the beehive is ready to make a comeback at your next work event or business meeting. (via Wish Wish Wish)

17. Beachy Bun Waves: Guess how we created this look? You put your hair into three buns and then blow-dry. Take ’em out and… voila, waves! (via Brit + Co)

18. Scarves: Put some of those colorful scarves in your closet to work. Adding some fabric to a bun or ponytail can create an effortless look that’s great for a day of boating or bookstore shopping. (via The Shine Project)

19. French Twist: If you’re meeting a friend or a date at a local coffee shop, this look is sure to impress. Don’t forget your red lipstick! (via Camille Styles)

20. Hair Chalk: We can’t resist hair chalk. It’s ultra colorful and is a great way to change up your look without doing anything permanent. (via Brit + Co)

What is your go-to summer hairstyle? Do you go for short or long hair during the hot months? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter.