Summer Week: Quick No Heat Hairstyles With a Twist

Today on Summer Week I'm featuring some no heat hairstyles...with a twist! Yes, these super easy hairstyles are fast and feature a twist or two to give a "twist" on the traditional. I'm using twists as an example here, but feel free to sub the twists for any type of braid. Enjoy.

Side Twist (aka Bangs Twist)
You'll need a couple of bobby pins for this. Take two sections on one side of your part and twist them together. Secure with a bobby pins. This works well to get your bangs out of your face, especially if you're growing them out.

Double Side Twist
Same as above, but do a twist on each side of your part.
Extra Twist: Do two twists on each side. 

Messy Bun Twist
Add a twist or two, like mentioned above, and then gather hair into a messy bun.

Pony Twist
Gather your hair up for a ponytail, but leave a section from your underneath/bottom layer out. Finish putting your hair in whatever ponytail you like: high, medium, low, side, slick, etc. Take that section you left out and divide it in half. Either twist the pieces together or twist them in opposite sections and wrap around the elastic . Secure with a bobby pin.

Bun Twist
Following the same idea as above, but put hair into a bun of your choosing, wrapping the twisted section around the base of the bun, and securing with bobby pins.

Side Pony Twist
Move your hair over one shoulder. Twist each side all the way down and secure with a clip until you're ready to join the two into one pony.
Extra Twist: Do this in a regular low pony.

Rope Braid
I give more in-depth instructions here, but essentially you pull your hair to one side and divide it in half. Twist each section in opposite directions. Secure with an elastic.

  • To make sure your bobby pins stay, spray them with a little hair spray or dry shampoo (my choice) and then make sure they are criss-crossed (forming an "x") in your hair.
  • Instead of twists, try braids--regular, French, Dutch, fishtail, etc.

Tomorrow on Summer Week, a video tutorial on loose, textured waves!


  1. I love your hair posts. So cute. How is your sweet mom? Take care,

    Shauna xoxo

  2. These are all so cute! I wish my hair was a bit longer so I could braid it, but that always ends in failure. I love the side twist braids, though!

  3. Those are very nice in lieu of a braid. Love the ponytail one Elle.

  4. Beautiful job on all of them. I love the first one, and started doing it for my daughter. On you I like the side pony the best.

    Also, so glad you got the gift card. I must have missed the post in which you mentioned it. I was just worried because didn't want you to lose it in the mail.

    Hope you are having a great week so far.

  5. Now my hair is medium, so I can definitely try some of the styles above.. in fact I'm "doing" the bangs twist right now!

  6. Hi Elle! They all are so cute and perfect for summer! My fav is the twist bun, I always make it and just love it!:) Kisses! xo

  7. They are all too cute. I have naturally curly hair and spend way too much money on keratin and way too much time with my flat iron to try these though, lol :)

  8. Aaaaaw...you look great in all these hairstyles, Elle:) Loving all the braids.

  9. So pretty! My favorite is the twist away from the face with hair down. :)

  10. oh thanks for share some I can make too :)

  11. Whenever I come to your blog I remind myself why I'm growing my hair long!

  12. I'm deciding whether to cut my hair or not for the summer. All your fun ideas have me leaning towards keeping it long!

    always, koru kate

  13. I love the last one, perfect for the summer. I might have to try it!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  14. Perfect hair for summer ^^
    I love ice cream ^^

    New post - Kisses

  15. Elle, those are cute. I am so frustrated with my hair in the summer. I am so tempted to cut it but i have had it long (well long for me) for about 5 years. So that is scaring me. Dang. hahahahaha

  16. loove the rope braid! thanks for these ideas Elle - i like putting my hair up or in a bun or braid too during the hot summer months! I must try these now =)

  17. I can't wait until my hair is long enough to do the pony twist... it's getting so close!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

  18. Cute hairstyles! I am always looking for hair inspiration! :)

  19. You look so cute! Lovely styles on you Elle. xx/Madison

  20. Those are some great ideas, I usually wear my hair in a pony tail in the summer because it's so hot and I never know what to do with my hair. But those seem really easy and simple to do, will definitely try them out this summer! :)


  21. I love the ponytail and the bun! :)

  22. Thanks for all this fantastic hairstyle inspiration, i was in serious need of some new ideas, these look beautiful.

  23. I love that rope braid - it would look awesome on my daughter!

  24. Love all of these options. Such a great way to make a messy hair day look like you tried. :)

  25. i love love love every single hairstyle! :D

    <3, Mimi

  26. Great! For this summer these Hairstyles for Girls give best look.


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