Beat the heat with hot updos

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PHOENIX -- With the heat index through the roof this week, Beauty by Veronica has a few hairstyles to keep you cool. These are hot hairstyles that can all be done with simple things already in your beauty arsenal.

The sock bun is an easy and stylish way to put your hair up for work or play. Perfect for the style-challenged, any gal can grab a simple cotton sock from around the house and create a simple up-do sophisticated enough for a night out and simple enough for a day by the pool.

Start with your hair in a high pony. Starting from the tail, roll your hair around the sock until you have a bun.

Use a lighter sock for thinner hair and pair the sock color to match the hue of your hair. Who knew one of the season's hottest styles could be found in the sock drawer?

For a quick "messy" bun for a cool afternoon at the movies or the mall, just tie a ribbon of your choice to a simple hair band. This is a very versatile style that can be done for many different lengths of hair using a simple pony or braid.

For a great summertime look, go for the "poofy" pony. This hairstyle works best with a classic barrette, that matches your hair color and works great for all ages. It's perfect for a playful poof that will have you the talk of the town.

Don't let this scorching weather scare you off from a great look. Ditch the hot hair tools, and go fancy and flirty with fun-in-the-sun bun or a playful pony.

Beauty by Veronica Salon is located at 7440 E. Sixth Ave. in Scottsdale. For more information, visit or call 480-874-8889.