Need some inspiration on how to style your hair this summer? We checked in with Tracey Hughes, owner of Salon of the Year Meika, for her 5 favourite styles that everyone can create at home.

1. Buns

Voluminous piles of hair on top of the head create either structured or dishevelled buns for a fresh contemporary feel, just like Miranda Kerr’s. Or slick the hair back and create a low bun, knot or twist at the nape.

2. Ponytails

Super slick ponytails can be worn high or low, creating a polished silhouette and a refined sense of glamour.

3. The wet look

The spring/summer runway styles showed lots of variants of wet looks including slick wet ponytails and wet natural beach waves.

4. Braids

Braids continue to stay with us from last season evolving to become much more tousled or used in smaller areas to create headband looks, just like Blake’s delicate braids.

5. Messy curls

Curls with a ‘next day curl’ look that is messy and imperfect are a big favourite gracing the catwalks and a great, easy look to do yourself.

Meika is located at 308 Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, and 17 Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach, Gold Coast. Visit www.miekahairdressing.com.au.

What’s your favourite hairstyle from Tracey’s top 5 styles for summer?