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5 Simple 4th of July Hairstyles June 28, 2022

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The 4th of July is a beloved American holiday, synonymous with camping trips, lake days, and spectacular fireworks displays. Whether you’re planning ahead or looking for inspiration any time of the year, we’ve curated a collection of timeless and easy 4th of July hairstyles and updos that will keep you looking cute and put-together while keeping your hair under control. Say goodbye to unwanted knots and hair blowing in your face as you prepare for a stylish celebration!

The Bubble Braid: An Effortlessly Chic Choice

Step 1: Start with a traditional ponytail

Step 2: Add an elastic every couple of inches until you reach the bottom strands of the pony.

Step 3: Then lightly tug on the individual sections to give them more texture and fullness.

Step 4: Add variation by applying to multiple sections of the hair or a smaller section for a half-up, half-down look.

This style is so simple, but will keep your hair in perfect condition no matter what your day brings!

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Space Buns: Adding Fun to Your Festive Look

Space buns add a unique, fun twist to any outfit!

Step 1: Start by splitting the hair into two sections right down the middle, give each section a little tease.

Step 2: Twist them into buns near the top of your head. The buns can also be put at the nape of the neck for a more laid-back look.

Step 3: For a more festive look, try incorporating 4th of July-inspired scrunchies or ribbons around the buns.

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Dutch Braids: A Messy Twist on Tradition

The Dutch braid is a simple twist on the classic French braid style.

Step 1: Start by adding the new strands underneath the braid as opposed to above like a French braid. This creates a separation between the braid and the head.

Step 2: Give a little tug to each section to create a messy, full look.

Step 3: Try creating little buns at the end of the braids instead of just leaving the strands down for an added twist.

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Bandana Updos: A Classic Touch for Your Hair

The bandana is a classic staple when it comes to the 4th of July, but any pattern of bandana can be used in these styles.

For a simple elevated look, try wrapping a bandana around your traditional messy bun, ponytail, or braid.

If you want to leave your hair down for the holiday weekend, try wrapping a bandana around the top section of your head. This keeps the sun off your scalp and allows you to rock the hair down look without it getting too messy.

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Half-Up Braid: Simple and Timeless Elegance

Lastly, we have the half-up braid! A style that is so simple yet so classic.

Step 1: Grab the top section of your hair and pull it to the back of your head to create a traditional braid until you get to the bottom of the strand, leaving the bottom half of your hair untouched.

Step 2: Pull out a few small sections of hair to frame your face and you’re good to go!

Step 3: Jazz it up with a bandana, scrunchy, or a hat! This look will never go out of style and it’s quick and easy to accomplish.

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As you gear up for the 4th of July weekend, we hope you find inspiration in these timeless hairstyles. Try one, or try them all – each style has a unique charm that will keep you looking great year after year.

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