The Best Easy Summer Hairstyles for the Busy Mom

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What are a few quick and easy summer hairstyles for the busy mom?

Lucky for busy moms, this summer is all about undone, messy texture…on purpose! Beachy waves look so effortless and can be worn in so many ways. We love our signature style, the Mai Tai, because it gives you effortless messy beach hair, that’s easy to achieve and doesn’t take too long. We also super love our Cosmo that offers lots of soft curls! 

On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than pulling your hair back off of your neck. A high ponytail or top knot is always a safe-bet. You can also spruce up either of those looks by texturizing your hair first, before pinning it up at home.

How long does each look take? 

Time is precious for a busy mom and these looks won’t take up too much of it. As you practice, you’ll be able to complete each look in less and less time, from when you get out of the shower to the last step. The best part is that they can easily be done at home, with the right products of course. Moms should definitely make some time for themselves to look good, feel good and be ready to take on the day.

How do you complete each style and how can these looks be achieved at home? 

Mai Tai:

  1. Towel dry clean hair to remove any moisture
  2. Build volume by drying hair in horizontal sections, rotating the brush while lifting at the roots
  3. Add beachy waves by grabbing 1” sections and start to curl away from the face (leaving the iron in the hair for a few seconds)
  4. After curling, tug the ends of the section immediately releasing hair to stretch out creating  beachy waves
  5. Once curling is complete, spray The Sheriff to set and hold the waves
  6. For final touch ups, spray the Mai Tai Spritzer for added texture and follow with Triple Sec for additional volume


  1. Towel dry clean hair to remove any moisture
  2. The key to curls is to work in small manageable sections
  3. While blow-drying hold the brush vertically and curl away from face (roll in and out) and continue to curl in 1 to 2 inch sections
  4. Set curls after blow-drying by twisting with fingers to eliminate frizz
  5. Finish by applying The Chaser to add shine and smooth out any flyaways

Which Drybar products would you recommend to best achieve these summer hairstyles? 

Our newest styling spray, The Kicker, is the perfect at home-helper to achieve ideal beachy waves.  All you have to do is simply spritz onto dry hair at the end to achieve instant texture and a fabulous finish to leave your hair tousled and touchable for the ultimate undone look. Additional products (noted in bold above for each hair style) are also ideal to complete each look. 

If you really have time to spare, pamper yourself! Visit one of our Arizona shops to have one of our stylists create these summer styles for you:

Phoenix | 3172 E. Camelback Rd.

Scottsdale Quarter | 15147 N. Scottsdale Rd. 

Lincoln Plaza | 6378 N. Scottsdale Rd.


The Phoenician Spa | 6000 E. Camelback Rd. 

Visit to book your appointment. Happy summer hair mamas!!!


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