Cute Braided Updo for the Summer

With the summer months coming it’s good to have some hairstyles that will keep your hair up and out of your face. This cute braided updo for the summer is a great one to keep in mind!

Cute Braided Updo for the Summer

easy summer braided updo

When it comes to hairstyles that keep Victoria’s hair up during the warm summer months, I’m all about it! She has long hair and with the heat in the summer, I love making sure it’s up and off of her shoulders. It’s just that kind of HOT and I know having it up will keep her cool.

easy summer braided updo

There are so many different ways to style hair, so it’s fun showcasing them throughout the summer.

easy summer braided updo

Easy summer hairstyles are my favorite because they don’t require a ton of work and can easily be done in the morning. This fun hairstyle for the summer is one you will hopefully add to your hair rotation!

Hair Tutorial for Summer

Here is hair tutorial for an easy summer hairstyle. I will be sharing more and more updos as the warm weather months come into view! Let me know what you think about this cute and easy hairstyle for the summer.


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As you can see it’s a pretty easy one to do! I love how simple and fun it is, too! Victoria loves a high ponytail, too – so this made it that much more fun to do in her hair! 🙂 

Step by Step:

  1. Start by using hair styling cream (I share my favorite below).
  2. Take a small section of hair in the front and three-strand braid all the way down.
  3. Take the rest of the hair and create a high ponytail.
  4. Fold the braid into the ponytail.
  5. I like to use hair wax to make sure everything is nice and smooth.

Hair Products Used for this Hairstyle

Here are the hair products that I used for this particular hairstyle.


These are the Teenitor hair elastics I’ve been using lately. I was recommended to use them and couldn’t wait to give them a try. Victoria’s hair is on the thicker side, so I need to make sure I have hair elastics that will hold the hair and be extra durable. I also want to make sure the hair elastics won’t damage or crease the hair.

best hair elastics

  • Strong and stretchy: The elastics are not so thin that they break when you try to stretch, but they are not so thick that you can’t stretch them properly. They have stayed in very fine, soft hair through days of gardening. Also, they slide off the braids when grabbed and pull off clean. No rolling and catching the hair to make knots.
  • Great deal: This is a great deal on 2000 pieces clear rubber elastic hair bands, enough for braiding different hairstyles. You can keep a couple dozen in your purse, another couple dozen in your gym bag, some in your car…you get the idea. Any time you realize you need a hair tie, you’ll have a stash.

The best part is that you get 2000 for under $7!

Buy them here.


It’s the one question I get asked the most lately, and I love it. It’s important to make sure you prep the hair before you create a hairstyle. I love to use hair styling cream because I know it will help to keep the hair smooth and shiny.

I prefer using Dae Hair Styling Cream.

dae Hair Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream

SIGNATURE BLEND – Our Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream is a clean, multitasking formula that smooths styled hair, preps shiny blowouts, and defines natural curls.
BENEFITS – Infused with desert-derived extracts, it adds polish and shine, while hydrating botanicals moisturize hair and tame frizz.
CONCERNS – Frizz, Shine, Curl Definition
KEY INGREDIENTS – Dragon Fruit: Rich in antioxidants & enzymes that lock in moisture & nourish hair from the outside in. Prickly Pear Seed Oil: Conditions strands to be silky, soft, & healthy. Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Restores dull & brittle strands to their natural glossy luster.

Buy it here.


You need a really great comb. This is the magic. This is how you can create time after time after time a perfect part in your hair. I’ve talked about this comb before, but it really is exactly what you need to create the perfect part.

How To Part Your Hair

  • Material: This Rat tail comb is made of stainless steel and the teethed part is made of high-quality nylon, no static and durable
  • Application: The rat tail combs for hair stylist is flexible, will not easy to break or out of shape during normal use, widely be used at home or in salons
  • Size: This hair comb measures 8.6 inch x 1.1 inch, lightweight and comfortable
  • Unique Design: The main portion of this hairstyling tool is a very fine-toothed comb with little space between the teeth, the end of this metal rat tail comb is thin and comes to a point at the bottom
  • Multi-purpose: The rattail comb is suitable for sectioning, parting, and styling the hair. You can also use it for teasing and backcombing

Buy the comb here.

Additional birthday hairstyles ideas:

Easy Hairstyles for School

Cute and Easy Double Topsy Tail Hairstyle



About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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