The heat is on, so it’s no wonder the Duchess of Cambridge herself, Kate Middleton, decided to shear off some of her too-long locks. Do you want to feel like royalty all summer long? You’ve come to the right place. Here are some chic summer hairstyle ideas much like Kate’s that will take you right into fall.

Feathered hair

No, feathered hair isn’t merely an ‘80s throwback. Taylor Swift has brought this hairstyle back into the limelight, and what better time to try it than this summer? If you have a lighter hair color like pale brown or even Swift’s natural blonde, all the intricate layers of this ‘do really shine.


Don’t you hate it when pieces of hair get in your face? Forget about it this summer with a slicked-back look. Kristen Stewart pulled this style off flawlessly this year. The key is to use gentle hair products that won’t gunk up your locks and make you look unkempt.

Dip-dyed locks

Dip-dye is still popular, even into 2017. This look is low commitment; if you don’t want your colorful locks by the end of the summer, you can simply get them trimmed off. Try a fun ombre effect and go brunette to blonde (or vice-versa!). You can also dip-dye your hair fun summery colors like pink, blue, or green.

Banged bob

The bob is a timeless hairstyle, but it’s a little overdone by now. Rihanna punched hers up by growing piecy bangs. Your forehead will be protected all summer long and you’ll feel like the life of the party with this sexy bob.

Chin-length cropped hair

Coco Rocha is the poster girl for this style. You won’t have to worry about the summer winds blowing your hair in your face if your locks only hit your chin. Try parting your hair dramatically to the left or right to add some volume to this hairstyle.

The pixie cut

If you’re feeling really brave (or overwhelmed by the heat), try Scarlett Johannson’s hot new pixie cut. Make sure to ask your hairdresser to leave longer pieces at the top or front of your head. This allows you to style your hair differently from day-to-day so you don’t get bored of this look.