“When I think of summer, I think of something freeing, off the neck, something that allows you and your hair to breath. Braids are a great way to break into this season. Braided back, braided down, even braiding up gives you that carefree summertime feeling.”
“If you are one of the many girls out there who went with a shorter do for spring, try using a flat iron to achieve a bend look versus a curl. Simply grab a section and start about two inches away from your root and bend in and then out as you slide your iron down your section of hair. This is a great [technique] to achieve that ultimate LA girl look.”
“Avoid coloring your hair in the summer. If you can't, use hair care products with broad-spectrum UV protection ingredients and avoid long hours in direct sunlight. Pick blonde dyes over reds and brunettes. [Also,] create beachy waves by using a diffuser to dry your hair instead of a blow dryer. Flip your hair upside down, scrunch it with your fingers as you direct the diffuser at it, and then let it air-dry for a bit. [You can also] place a patterned silk scarf close to your hairline and knot it at the back. Secure your hair in a low chignon or wrap it into a French twist to beat the heat while you look runway-ready.”
"Get a summer solstice haircut! Cut off some of those dry wintered ends and get a nice new shape too. Also, don't forget to protect your locks from the sun with sunscreen or products with sun protection (try Strivectin color protectant spray). I also love the new Bumble and Bumble surf spray that's half salt and half oil and gives the perfect beachy texture."
“Summertime is the best time of year to explore your natural texture. For those with natural curls or waves, I love to use Sexy Hair Curly Sexy Hair Curl Crème to enhance the natural texture and to leave hair soft and hydrated. For those with straight hair looking for a quick summer look, braid dry hair in small/medium sized sections throughout the head and secure with an elastic. Run a flat iron over the braids or use a tapping technique over the braids as you move down the hair. Secure with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray. Let out the braids and shake out with your fingers. This will create a messy beachy texture in no time at all.”
“When I think of summer, I see hair as easy, lived in, and effortless. It’s warm out, you just want to have a quick fix or throw it up. Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Foam Spray—part mousse, part sea salt spray—can be easily heat styled for a soft, cool beachy texture. Spray on damp hair and rough dry with your hands on low heat and you’ll have a just-came-from-the-beach look. Or, once blow dried, throw it up into a textured top knot, easy and romantically swept up.”