Summer means simple, playful, youthful and fresh hairstyles. It's all about enjoying the nice weather outside and feeling comfortable. And your hair makes no exception to this rule. We have 6 special quick and easy hairstyles for summer 2010 that will help you save time and money.

Women sometimes spend a lot of time getting ready. After choosing the outfit and putting the makeup on, it's time to style your hair. If you are late, we give you a few ideas of quick and easy summer hairstyles.

Top knot

Without any doubt, the top knot is one of the hottest hairstyle trends for spring/summer 2010. We have seen it at Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Zac Posen or Nina Ricci, and then many celebrities copied the look. It's a tidy bun at the top of the head that works for every face shape offering a fresh summer look. This hairstyle is easy and quick to make, everyone can try it as long as you do it correctly and especially if you have very long hair.

You can go for a more chic version and choose the sleek top knot or you can try a wild variant, the messy top knot. Start by brushing your hair upwards and tie a knot by twisting neatly at the top of the head. For the messy way, use hair spray to get the look.

Low chignon

A classic low chignon is perfect for long and shoulder length hair. Use your curling iron and make loose waves. You can also let your hair straight. Make a ponytail at the nape of the neck and twist the ponytail into a spiral. Secure the bun loosely using an elastic band or bobby pins. For a more bohemian, feminine look you can take a flower and tuck it behind your ear. You can also try the messy version of the low chignon.

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Ponytail

For those of you who have beautiful long or medium hair, the most at handy choice is the classic ponytail. For a more chic touch, you can wrap a lock of hair around the elastic band. This way you'll give the illusion of a more complicated and sophisticated hairstyle.

Long side braid

Long side braid is probably the hottest hairstyle trend for spring/summer 2010. You can wear braids in different ways such as micro braids or cornrow braid. Go for a messy look and if you have bangs, wear them side-swept out of the braid.

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Tousled hairstyle

This summer, tousled, messy hair saying “just rolled out of bed” is one of the hottest trends. Tousled hairstyle works great for casual occasions as it helps you create that special, laid-back look. It is an easy and quick hairstyle. You just need hair wax and mousse. Therefore, try this hairstyle whether your hair is straight or curly.

Accessories

For a quick and easy change of look, try using accessories. A headband is very comfortable and it works for every woman, regardless of hair length. This will give you a playful and youthful look. You can match your headband with one clothing item in your outfit. If you have long hair, you can leave it loose and use a precious hair pin for a chic appearance. Still, there is no summer without flowers. For a fresh aspect you can put a flower into the hair.

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