Memorial day hairstyles: what hairstyles to wear?

With Memorial Day just around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear (check out our Memorial Day outfits). But don’t forget about your hair! This year, why not try one of these cute Memorial Day hairstyles?

We’ll show you how to make them, and we’ll also give you some tips on which haircuts to ask for at the hairdressers. Let’s get started!

Memorial Day Hairstyles

Top knot bun

Top knot bun: This hairstyle is both cute and practical. It’s perfect for hot summer days, and it will keep your hair out of your face all day long. To make a top knot bun, start by tying your hair into a high ponytail. Then, twist your hair around itself until it forms a bun. Secure the bun with some bobby pins, and you’re done!



Beach waves

Since Memorial Day kind of means the beginning of summer, why not try a super boho chic hairstyle like beach waves? How do you make beach waves?

It’s actually pretty simple. Just start by spraying your hair with some sea salt spray. Then, use a curling iron or wand to curl your hair in large sections.

Once your hair is curled and completely cooled off, run your fingers through it to break up the curls and give them a more natural look. Finish off with some hairspray, and you’re golden!



Top knot with a bandana

This is a cute and festive way to wear a top knot bun. Simply tie a bandana around your head, and then make a top knot bun as usual.

You can use any color bandana you want, but we think red, white, and blue look especially nice for Memorial Day and match it with your Memorial Day outfit.

Fishtail braid

A fishtail braid is a little bit more complicated than a regular braid, but it’s definitely worth the effort. It looks super cute and summery, and it’s perfect for days when you want your hair out of your face.

To make a fishtail braid, start by spraying your hair with some texturizing spray or salt spray. This will help to give the braid some grip and hold. Then, divide your hair into two sections. Take a small piece of hair from the outside of one section, and cross it over to the other section.

Repeat this process until you’ve reached the end of your hair. Once you’re done, secure the braid with an elastic band or some bobby pins.



Wrapped Ponytail with a twist

Ponytail with a twist: This is another great hairstyle for hot summer days. It’s quick and easy to do, and it will keep your hair off your neck.

To make a ponytail with a twist, start by putting your hair into a low ponytail. Then, take a small section of hair from the front of your head and twist it around the base of the ponytail.

Twist the ends together and secure them with a bobby pin to finish.



Hairstyles with bangs

It’s a bold choice, but what about getting some cute bangs cut? Memorial Day is the perfect time to try out a new hairstyle, and bangs are definitely having a moment right now.

If you’re not sure whether or not bangs would suit you, why not ask your hairdresser for a consultation? They’ll be able to help you decide if bangs are right for you and which bangs would suit your face shape.

Wet look hairstyle

The wet look hairstyle is definitely one of the hottest trends right now. It’s a super easy way to make your hair look great, and it takes no time at all.

To get the wet look, start by applying some gel or mousse to your damp hair. Then, use your fingers to slick your hair back away from your face.

You can either leave your hair down or put it into a ponytail or bun. Once you’re happy with the way your hair looks, finish off with some hairspray to keep everything in place.


Braid: Braids are always a good idea, and they’re perfect for Memorial Day. There are so many different types of braids to choose from, so you can definitely find one that suits your style.

If you’re not sure how to braid, there are plenty of tutorials online that can help you out.


Nothing beats a great blow-out. It’s the perfect way to make your hair look polished and put-together, and it’s perfect for hot summer days.

If you don’t know how to blow-out your own hair, we recommend going to a salon. The professionals will be able to give you the perfect blow-out, and they’ll also be able to teach you how to do it yourself.

Myself, I don’t like having to struggle with both a brush and my hair dryer, so I really like using tools like the Dyson Air Wrap or Revlon drying brushes. Just a tip from little me when you’re a bit clumsy like myself 😉



Half-up, half-down hairstyles

Half-up, half-down: This is a classic hairstyle that always looks great. It’s perfect for any occasion, and it’s easy to do. To make a half-up, half-down hairstyle, start by dividing your hair into two parts. If you want, you can curl your hair for an extra cute hairstyle.

Next, you need to secure the upper part of your hair with a cute hair clip (I just love claw clips at the moment).

The bottom part of your hair can be left loose or you can curl it, depending on your preference.

Voluminous curls

Voluminous curls: This is a great hairstyle for those with long hair. It’s also perfect if you’re looking for a more formal hairstyle.

To get voluminous curls, start by curling your hair with a curling iron. Then, use your fingers to lightly backcomb the roots of your hair. This will give you more volume and texture. Use some texturizing powder for a little more oomph in your hair.

Finish off by spraying your hair with some hairspray to keep the curls in place.

Curled bob hairstyle

Curled bob: This is a great hairstyle for those with shorter hair. It’s quick and easy to do, and it will give you some extra volume and texture.

To make this hairstyle, start by curling your hair with a curling iron or a curling wand. Then, use your fingers or a comb to backcomb the roots of your hair to get some extra volume in your hair.

Use a little bit of hairspray for those curls to last longer.



How to style short hair for Memorial Day

If you have short hair, there are still plenty of cute hairstyles that you can rock for Memorial Day. One option is to curl your hair with a curling iron or a curling wand.

You can also use some texturizing powder to give your hair some extra volume and texture.

Another option is to put your hair up with tiny claw clips. This is a great way to keep your hair off your neck and face, and it looks super cute. It’s a very 90’s hairstyle, but I still love it!

Whatever hairstyle you choose, always make sure you finish off with some hairspray to keep everything in place.

These are just a few ideas for cute Memorial Day hairstyles. There are tons of other options out there, so try some beforehand!

Conclusion: Memorial Day Hairstyles

As you can see, there are plenty of cute hairstyles to choose from this Memorial Day. So get creative and have fun! And don’t forget to ask your hairdresser for the right haircut to suit your new style. Happy styling!

What are your favorite Memorial Day hairstyles? Let us know in the comments!


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