The Best Summer Hairstyles

From the runway to the sidewalk, the best spring hairstyles are wispy, romantic, and (more often than not) braided.

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The look that set off a million copycats: Alexander Wang's Spring 2010 runway introduced the hair trend that would become the biggest hit of the season -- the unfussy, sideswept braid.
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The side-braid has taken the downtown set by storm, with some girls adding hair extensions JUST to perfect this quintessential spring look.
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Braids, overall, have been cropping up everywhere for the season. The always lovely Camilla Belle rocked a low braided chignon to Diego Della Valle's celebration of Tod's boutique.
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Mary Kate recently wrapped a single braid around her hairline like a Heidi-inspired headband.
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Melanie Laurent wore a tousled up-do that incorporated braiding to the opening of Ralph Lauren's Parisian flagship.
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In a similarly girlish spin, tousled ponytails cropped up on the spring runways, as well. Chanel always captures the main beauty mood of the season: This wispy top-knot is a little bit romantic and a lot playful.
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Another great ponytail look: a sweet side-swept pony tail at Alexa Chung for Madewell.
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Abbey Lee's perfect grown-out bangs have a similar brand of schoolgirl-inspired romance.
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If long and loose is more your speed, the girls at Diane Von Furstenberg wore tight beachy curls -- especially convenient if your hair does this during the summer, anyway.
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In a similarly low-effort look, the models on Chloe's Summer 2010 runway sported long, texturized bed-head.
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The short 'dos, on the other hand, have bit more minimalist structure to them: Gucci's slicked back ponytails with rigid side-parts give off a vibe that means serious business.
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In a similar vein, the models at Phillip Lim wore slicked-back crops with a single red barette.
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