Summer is the season of sun-soaked days, non-stop festivals, and elegant soirées. It's also the perfect time to experiment with a statement summer hair do. Whether you're attending a beach party, a BBQ, or a music festival, hair extensions can be your secret weapon to achieving versatile and stunning hairstyles. From chic ponies to playful braids, here are some fabulous summer event hairstyles that you can easily create with hair extensions!

Top 10 Hairstyles

Boho Waves



Boho waves are synonymous with summer and are ideal for achieving that effortless, beachy look. To create boho waves, use a large barrel curling iron or braid your hair overnight when slightly damp for natural waves. Hair extensions can add volume and length, making your waves look fuller and more voluminous. This hairstyle is perfect for outdoor festivals, pool parties, and other casual summer events where you want to embrace a relaxed, bohemian vibe. Seamless Clip Ins are the perfect addition to add dramatic length to your waves, with a soft, flexible silicone seam specially designed to blend with even the finest of hair.

Half Up Half Down

The half-up, half-down hairstyle combines the best of both worlds, offering the elegance of an updo with the carefree feel of wearing your hair down. To achieve this look, gather the top section of your hair and secure it at the back, leaving the rest of your hair flowing freely past your shoulders. Hair extensions can add volume and length to the loose sections, creating a fuller and more glamorous look. This hairstyle is perfect for weddings, garden parties, and other summer events. If you decide on wearing clip ins for this hairstyle, you can always reduce the pieces in the upper half of the head and switch up the placement in order to have a seamless blend into your natural hair and conceal your extensions better.

Low Pony

First-time extension wearers can often be sceptical about what hairstyles they can achieve with attachments, with many asking: Can I wear my hair in a ponytail with extensions? Yes, you can! Ponytails are one of the easiest and most flattering hairstyles to achieve with extensions and can be a lifesaver when it comes to protecting your tresses.

The low ponytail is a timeless and elegant hairstyle that works well for almost any summer event. To achieve this look, gather your hair at the nape of your neck and secure it with a hair band. Hair extensions can add the necessary volume and length to make your low ponytail stand out. For an extra touch of sophistication, wrap a small section of hair around the elastic to conceal it. This sleek and polished look is perfect for formal occasions or romantic date nights. Low ponytails are a great option for those wearing thick permanent extensions like Weaves/Wefts, as the hair is directed downwards and can cover the attachments effectively.

High Pony

If you’re looking for a ponytail that’s a bit more fun and flirty, the high ponytail is your go-to summer hairstyle. This style lifts your hair up and off your shoulders, making it ideal for hot days, keeping you cool and comfortable while also adding a touch of glamour. If you want your ponytail to have a fuller, longer look, our Wrap Around Ponytail is available in three lavish lengths: 14 Inch: Mini (100g), 20 Inch: Classic (120g) or our 24 Inch Mega: (140g) which gives you the full celebrity treatment.

Slick Bun

For a sophisticated and refined appearance, the slick bun is an excellent choice. This hairstyle is perfect for formal summer events where you want to look effortlessly put together. To create a slick bun, pull your hair back into a tight ponytail and delicately twist it into a low bun. If you love slicked back, snatched looks but want to use permanent hair extensions, Nano Ring hair extensions are the easier to blend with this type of style due to their minuscule size and flexibility.

Messy Bun

On the other hand, if you prefer a more relaxed vibe, the messy bun is a fantastic option, and remains the pinnacle of summer holiday hairstyles. This hairstyle is casual yet stylish, making it great for a variety of summer events, from rooftop bars and club nights to back garden BBQs. To achieve a messy bun, gather your hair into a loose ponytail and twist it into a bun, allowing some strands to fall naturally. Use hair extensions to enhance the volume and create a fuller bun. The key to a perfect messy bun is to embrace the imperfections, so don’t worry about it looking too polished. Cliphair’s I-Tip pre-bonded extensions are the number one way to guarantee a natural, discreet look, with a high-quality shine and thickness that’s present from your roots to your ends, preventing your attachments from being on show.

Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are back in a big way, and they’re perfect for adding a touch of retro charm to your summer hair do. Curtain bangs frame your face beautifully and can be styled in various ways. With hair extensions, you can add length and volume to the rest of your hair, creating a cohesive and voluminous look. Curtain bangs work well with both straight and wavy hair, making them versatile for different summer events. If you don’t fancy making the chop just yet, our Clip In Fringe combined with our Seamless Extensions are the perfect, most cost-effective way to temporarily enhance your look this summer.

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Baby Braids

Baby braids are tiny, delicate braids that add a playful and youthful touch to your summer hair do. These can be incorporated into various hairstyles, such as a half-up, half-down look or even a high ponytail. Use hair extensions to add length and volume to your hair, and then create small braids along the hairline or throughout your hair. Baby braids are perfect for music festivals or casual summer gatherings. If you want to add an instant volume boost to the rest of the hair, you can use a One Piece Top Up Clip In that can be easily applied in less than a minute. 

Fishtail Braid


The fishtail braid is a stunning, intricate-looking braid that resembles the pattern of a fish's tail. Despite its complex appearance, it's relatively simple to create. First, divide your hair into two sections, then take a small piece from the outer edge of the right section and cross it over to the left section. Repeat this process, alternating sides, until you reach the end of your hair. The secret is to keep it on the looser side and not too tight. Finish by spraying the braid with some medium hold hairspray to give a beautiful, textured look.

Bubble Braids

For a set of bubble braids, begin by making a regular ponytail. Secure the ponytail with clear hair elastics at equal intervals down its length. After securing each elastic, gently tug on the hair between the elastics to create a rounded, bubble-like effect. This hairstyle is also perfect for bunches to add a youthful, fun twist, particularly for festival season!

Our Remy Royale Tape In Extensions are great for braids due to their tabs lying completely flat against the scalp. 

Beat The Heat: Summer Hair Maintenance Tips

Fix Frizz and Humidity: High humidity can make hair frizzy and unmanageable. The moisture in the air causes hair cuticles to swell, leading to that dreaded frizzy look. Extensions, especially those made from natural hair, are not immune to this effect. However, our Moisturising Silky Hair Spray can combat this very problem by smoothing down your locks, giving them a fresh, healthy-looking shine. If you’re in need of more summer hair proof tips, you can browse our latest guide on Heat Proofing Your Hair.

Tackle Tangles and Knots: Sweating and increased activity levels in summer can lead to more tangles and knots. Saltwater and chlorine from swimming can exacerbate this problem, making hair even more difficult to manage. Cliphair’s soft-bristled, extension-friendly Detangling Hairbrush is specifically designed to eliminate this very problem, particularly with wet hair, by carefully combing your tresses without causing any damage.

Beware of Suncream and Tanning Oils: While protecting your skin, suncream and tanning oils can have unintended effects on your hair and extensions. These products can transfer to your hair, potentially altering the colour and texture of extensions, especially lighter shades, so be mindful when applying them and try to avoid any contact the ends of your hair or any lighter pieces that frame your face. For further advice, you can read our blog: The Best Non-Staining Sunscreen For Hair Extensions.

Updos Are Best: By opting for summer updos, you can reduce frizz and tangles, protect your hair from sun and harmful substances, and enjoy easier maintenance by keeping your hair out of your face whether you’re sunbathing on the beach, enjoying a set at your favourite musician’s concert or simply running errands in the sun! 


So, what are the best hair extensions for hot weather? We’re glad you asked! Cliphair has extensions ideal for any weather, but when it comes to the summer season, we recommend clip ins for an easy, DIY application that can be adjusted to your liking.

Hair extensions are a fantastic way to elevate your hairstyles this summer, offering versatility, volume, and length. Whether you’re aiming for a chic low ponytail, playful baby braids, or boho waves, hair extensions can help you achieve the perfect look for any event. So, embrace the summer season with confidence and style, and let your hair be your crowning glory at every occasion!

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