The best summer hairstyles are fun, sexy and manageable. Summer is the time when everybody wants to change their hairstyles to avoid feeling hot and sticky and still look great. Here are some summer hairstyles that are in vogue. Choose one that plays up your best features and still makes you feel cool.
Short and Light
This is one fun hairstyle for the summer. A cut below the ear bob with many different layers creates a shaggy yet sexy summer look. Adding light blond highlights can give a sun kissed look to the hair. The masculine styles also hit the runways as a forerunner to 2008. The short, boy-cut is one of the hottest styles this year, with celebrities like Kirsten Dunst and Natalie Portman sporting it.
For men and women with longer hair the ponytail is the best summer hairstyle. There are several reasons why. First, it keeps the hair pulled back, out of your face, and off your neck. This makes it a cool hairstyle with minimal work. Also, ponytails are easy for women and can go from casual to elegant with little styling gel and a pretty clip or pin. Overall, ponytails are a fun summer hairstyle that work really well and don't require a major change in hairstyle.
Angled Bob Hairstyle
One of the high running trends for 2008 summer is the angled bob hairstyle. Many trend setters like Victoria Beckham, Rihanna and many others have the same haircut. The best thing about the "angled bob" is that it can be sculpted and angled in any way and which is great because you can vary your style with the same cut. The most popular angled bob hairstyle will probably be the classic shaped bob, that's longer in the front and frames around your face shape.
Blunt bangs look very flattering for round and square face shapes, and can help tone down high cheekbones. Blunt bangs cut just over the eyebrow level give a modern, sophisticated look. These can easily be swept to the side if you decide to change up the style on a whim.
Razor Cut Bob
The razor cut bob continues to be a top trend this year as an extension of '07, except in a longer length. Instead of ending at the chin, the longest layer can now drop to the shoulders. Extreme side parts and zigzag effects are great ways to look different. Finish off updos or dress up a simple bob with a few glittery hair picks and beaded accessories for a flirty look
Soft Wedge Haircut
Another hot hair style trend for 2008 is the soft wedge haircut. This short hairstyle adds vivacity to your face and gives you a youthful look. Since a lot of layering and texturing is used, the hairstyle looks soft and very smooth, in case of cut-style. Even people with thin hair can go in for this short cut, as it adds volume. It is suitable for almost any face type.
The style of your hair is really the tricky part. There are many styles and cuts to choose from. Some hints to help you choose the right hair style are that shorter cuts make you look young. Bangs can also help you look young. It hides big and wide foreheads and accentuates eyes making them look bigger. Shoulder length hair can also soften faces. Summer 2008 trends are flirty, playful, and youthful.