The warm weather we’ve been waiting for is finally upon us, and there’s nothing like a little East Tennessee humidity to make you want to run straight to the salon to get the chop. With changing temperatures, also comes the opportunity to update your hairstyle and try some new ‘do’s! Summer is a great time to play around with some new and updated styling options. Here are a few quick and easy tricks to update some more traditional looks, and give you a modern edge.
Ride the Wave: The long bob (or lob) is definitely a hairstyle that will remain on trend for a while. Instead of flat ironing your new cut straight, try using your iron to give it some stylish waves. Start with clean dry hair. Prep the hair with a thermal heat protectant. I love L’anza Brush Thru Hair Spray for its light hold and heat protection up to 500 degrees. If you’re working with day two hair, try the dry texture spray or dry shampoo to prep your style for added longevity. Holding your iron parallel to your head, take vertical sections starting in the front of your face on either side. Using a fluid motion, clamp and rotate the iron one half time, not a full 360. Move the iron through the mid-length and try leaving the ends out for added lived in texture. The larger your section, the more lose the wave. For tighter waves and more texture, try smaller sections. After you are finished curling, spray with hairspray and wait for the hair cool down. Finish the style with dry texture spray and shake curls out to separate. You’ve now taken that boring bob to fabulous and fashionable!
Modern Pony: Pony tails are like the t-shirts of hairstyles, so if you’re thinking of ways to make your pony turn heads in a good way, try adding this little twist! We all remember the topsy turvy pony tails from the 90s! Guess what? They’re back, and if one is good, then three is better right? Separate hair into three sections, bottom, middle, and top. Create three separate pony tails. Using your finger, poke a hole in the center of your first pony tail and flip the hair through the space then pull. Combine the first pony with the second one and repeat. Finish with powder texturizer for some volume and flair. This also is a great way to make your hair look even longer and is a beautiful way to showcase highlights and hair color! Add a unique twist to your blah ponytails by donning this stylish look. It complements almost all hair types, and works for occasions like a brunch date or day out with friends. It’s an easy change from day to night.
Braids Baby! You’re invited to happy hour on patio, it’s hot and the humidity index is basically reading “bowl of soup,” and this hair has to go somehow. Even if you weren’t blessed with long, flowing locks, you can still pull off braids. Take an organic part section down the middle of your head and create two french braids down each side. Using hair elastics, secure the end of the braids. Wrap the right side around the bottom of your head and bobby pin to the left, and vice versa. This will give you a low halo of braids and look beautiful from your side profile. or, try combining both braids into a messy bun at the bottom of your part line. If your defrizz cream before braiding. This style can take you from yoga to music festival and everywhere in between, all while helping you keep you cool.
Get Knotty: I get it, nothing is worse than ten pounds of hair trapping all that sweat on your neck. Instead of reverting to the old pony tail, try a stylish top knot. Accessories help turn this from drab to fab. A blast from the past, accessories like the scrunchy is making a strong comeback around the world on red carpets and runways. A wad of fabric around your top knot not really your thing? Try Teleties––these all grip no rip hair accessories reduce damage, add a pop of color and make it nearly impossible to get the usual ‘dent’ in the hair that other hair bands of the past create. Perfect for all hair types and when not in your hair, look super cute on your wrist. Best part, with every purchase you improve the lives of those affected by hereditary cancers. Available at Grow and at teleties.com