5 easy summer hairstyles Sure, you could fight humidity-ravaged hair all summer long. Or you could have your hair looking ultra cool, calm and inventive in an easy updo. These five hair ideas are quick, simple and sure to garner you a ton of compliments. By Julia McEwen 5 easy summer hairstyles Slideshow View Slideshow 5 easy summer hairstyles Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries The 5 best Canadian beaut The best Canadian fashion 10 waterproof eye makeup Pony up When hot sticky weather rolls into town, it’s time to pull out the secret weapon, a posh ponytail. It's the easiest—and speediest—way to sweep the hair off the back of your neck. This season, we like it low slung, with a center part and just ever so slightly tousled. Finish the look by pulling a generous piece of hair around the elastic and securing it into place with a bobby pin. Richard Nicoll AW 14 Braidy bunch Move over traditional three-pronged braid! A slightly disheveled fishtail version looks far more difficult to create then it actually is—it's a total cinch. Halve the ponytail vertically. Take a piece of hair no thicker than your pinky finger from the outside of the left section and bring it to the inside of the right section. Next, take an equally small portion of hair from the outside of the right section and bring it to the inside of the left section. Repeat the process, alternating between left and right, until you reach the ends of your hair, then secure with a clear elastic.Still need help? Watch our how-to fishtail video. Swept away Banishing hair off the back of your neck doesn’t end with topknots and ponytails. When temps are on the rise, nothing beats a softly swept rolled updo. This seaside look was created by stylist Peter Grey for Badgley Mischka’s spring runway show. To support the '20s seaside fashions, Grey's hair design highlighted smooth soft waves that featured a hair roll across the nape of the neck. Mop top Forget the classic ballerina bun—you know, that tight, shiny, pulled back kind. This summer try a rougher, messier version. Good news: the dirtier your hair the better the style will hold. If you hair needs some volume and grit, spray a dry texturizing spray like Redken Powder Grip. Next, create a super high pony by taking your hair into two sections. Gather the top half of your hair and secure with an elastic. Then, brush the remaining half upward until it meets the top ponytail, tying the two sections together. Haphazardly pin sections of hair around the ponytail into a bun shape—and voilà.Bibhu Mohapatra SS14 Pony tales If summer's humidity is taking the day off, try a sleek and easy double ponytail. Moroccanoil’s Artistic Director, Antonio Corral Calero created this masterful updo for the Delpozo SS14 show. The look is refined volume in the front and double-stacked straight and smooth ponytails in the back. “Our goal was ultimate simplicity—to create a wearable look that could be styled in only five minutes. No blowdryers were needed, and we used one key product on dry hair, Moroccanoil Treatment, which served to condition, style and smooth the hair at the same time,” says Calero. If you have curly or textured hair you’ll need to pull out the flat iron for this one. For more hair and beauty tips, click here.