6 Easy Labor Day Hairstyles—No Labor Required

I have a love/hate relationship with Labor Day. Sure, it's full of poolside lounging, barbecue, and summer soiree's, but amidst the summer fun, I can't ignore the fact that it marks the end of the sunshine season. And while fall is full of its own pleasures like PSL's and pumpkin patches, there's something special about summer that I wish I could have all year long...like those effortless beach waves that just appear post-pool time.

We’re assuming you have grander plans on Labor Day than fiddling with your hair—but that doesn’t mean you have to resort to your go-to messy bun. After all it's likely the temps will be high, but you that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on style. Keep flipping for six breezy hairstyles perfect for your day-off activities!

French Braid Hybrid

This is the french braid that can’t make up its mind—and the effect is simple and stunning. Start french-braiding your hair like normal, then switch to a normal braid for two turns, and then french-braid again. Alternate between the two braids until you reach the end of your hair.

Embellished Space Buns

Janelle Monae
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Look closely and you'll notice that Janelle Monae's space buns are accompanied by nothing fancy, just a few safety pins. If you have fine hair, spray them with hair spray first to keep them from slipping.

Textured High Bun

With summer heat still in full swing, this sky-high bun is a chic way to stay cool. Check out this tutorial for tips on creating a super-voluminous bun!

Double Knots

The great thing about this style is that it looks more intricate than it actually is—here’s a great tutorial for both curly and straight hair.

Half Twist

It’s like a half-ponytail but more sophisticated. Simply add your favorite hair scarf or headband and you're good to go in less than 5 minutes.

Messy Side Braid

Kerry Washington
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This ethereal look is way easy to achieve. Simply create a side part and create a loose twist braid on the side with less hair. Secure with a clear elastic and loosen the braid to your liking. Make sure to leave your layers on the other side out—the messier, the better.

Which of these looks is your favorite? Tell us below!

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