Easy Summer Hair Styles | Messy Bun & Voluminous Ponytail

Hello friends! Welcome back!  Thanks so much on the feedback on my nightly cleaning routine.  Today, I have a fun beauty post for you and we’re talking all about easy summer hair styles!  When the heat and humidity hits, we usually want to get our hair up and off our shoulders!  But, we still want it to look cute!

My go-to summer hair styles in the summer are messy buns and voluminous ponytails. Both are great for work to weekend and even the pool or beach! And trust me, if I can do them, you can too! I’ll show you how below!

I mentioned yesterday that I just chopped a few inches off my hair and I’m loving the shorter length! It’s already so much easier to fix in the morning and I really appreciate that!

easy summer hair style tutorials

Peplum Tank • Jean Shorts • Earrings

And this post is also special because it’s in collaboration with Pantene.  I’ve tried different shampoos and conditioners over the years, but even when other brands come and go, one constant that we always have in our shower is Pantene.  I’ve been using Pantene for years and years and my husband and son use it too!  I recently discovered Pantene’s new Charcoal Collection.

Pantene Charcoal shampoo and conditioner

The charcoal system includes a blend of pro-vitamin B5, activated charcoal, and antioxidants.  The activated charcoal blend works to detox hair by attracting impurities, while releasing antioxidants.  Similar to the clarifying mask I use on my face! This shampoo and conditioner leaves your hair feeling refreshed and clean, with renewed body and shine.

One of the hottest topics during the #HWHFitnessChallenge was the struggle with going between washes after having a sweaty workout!  I asked y’all how you handle that and SO many of you shared that after you work out, when you shower, you put your hair in a shower cap, then use a hairdryer to dry the sweat and use a dry shampoo to soak up any extra oil.  This Pantene Charcoal shampoo is especially great because it helps keep hair clean and refreshed in between washes due to the activated charcoal ingredient.  And it smells good too!

I’ve had the chance to use it for a few washes now and really feel like my hair gets extra clean with it.  You know how sometimes you wash your hair and then it still feels like you have product in it?  Maybe I use too many?! Well, the charcoal in this helps removes that product build-up, so your hair feels especially light and clean.

Starting next week – if you find yourself in Target (buying coffee creamer;) you will be able to receive a $5 gift card if you buy two Charcoal Collection products.

easy summer hair style tutorials


I’m going to demonstrate on Stories both of these hairstyles and will save them to highlights for you!


First up is the easy messy bun!

  1. Pull your hair into a pony tail near the top of your head.
  2. Tug on the hair around your face and near your scalp to loosen it and make it less severe.
  3. You can also pull a few strands out around your face.
  4. Wrap the hair around the pony tail holder and then secure the ends with bobby pins.
easy messy bun tutorial
Easy Messy Bun tutorial
This is the style I always wear at the beach and pool and my visor fits perfectly around it!

Summer hair messy bun tutorial

Bikini TopBikini BottomsWatchVisorSunglassesSkinny Hoop Earrings

easy summer messy bun tutorial

 Swimsuit Rash Guard 


Next is the voluminous pony tail.

  1. Start with day old curled hair
  2. Put your hair in a pony tail higher up at the back of your head and secure with an elastic
  3. Tug on the hair around your face and near your scalp to loosen it and make it less severe
  4. You can also pull a few strands out around your face
  5. Take a small section of hair at the bottom of the pony tail and wrap it around the elastic to conceal it
  6. Secure with a bobby pin
  7. Tease the hair in at the root of the pony tail for more volume

Voluminous Pony Tail tutorial

Voluminous Pony Tail tutorial

I like this style to show off cute details on your top too!

Voluminous Pony Tail tutorial

Voluminous Pony Tail tutorial

Voluminous Pony Tail tutorial

Ruffle TankFrayed Skinny Jeans

And also for workouts!

voluminous pony tail tutorial

Tank • Sports Bra • Shorts

voluminous pony tail tutorial

The Pantene Charcoal Collection will be available for purchase at Target in mid-July. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!
What’s your go to Summer hairstyle?  Are you excited to  try the new the new Charcoal Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner?  

pantene charcoal shampoo and conditioner

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine.

See you back here tomorrow with everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that starts on Thursday!

In the meantime you can follow my #HWHNSale on Instagram/Stories and Facebook for all things sale related!

And let me know if you try any of these easy summer hair styles and how they turned out!

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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Let me start by saying I love your blog and look forward to reading it every day! I’m sure I’ll get bashed for my next comment because an honest opinion is seen as negativity these days, but I want to note that Pantene, and all Procter & Gamble subsidiaries for that matter, test their products on animals, and your readers should be aware that this is what they support when they purchase these products.

  2. Thanks for the hair tip on loosening hair by the hair line! It makes my ponytails and buns appropriate for work hair and not just at home hair. And it’s much more flattering for my face.

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