The dog days of summer are here and by gosh, it’s hot. HOT. H-O-T. The last thing on your mind is likely your sad melted hair-do, but what’s a style-savvy gal to do? Here are a few tips to create sexy summer hair that won’t turn into a frizzled rats nest the second it hits the great outdoors. It sounds counter productive, but the number one way to combat your unruly locks is to style it — we don’t mean a full blow-out, so calm down and keep reading.
A simple of-the-moment way to combat over heated hair is braids. They look great, and whether they’re loose and messy, or taut and haute, you’ll still managed to look pulled together. Simply spray on a leave in conditioner or detangling spray and then separate your hair into as many sections as you want braids. Experiment with multiples — one down the top of your hair and two down the sides — or singles — wrap it around your head for a red carpet ready look. The sky’s the limit and braids will do double duty taming your wild tresses and still being on trend.
Another big trend for summer ’14 is a head scarf or headband. A headband is a great way to keep any flyaway frizz off of your face and will help you pull off a classic, clean look whether you pull the rest back into a low bun or leave it fly free. While a head scarf wrapped around your head — from the nape of the neck to the front — and tied in a knot is the perfectly glamorous accessory for a tousled up-do or ponytail.
Along with doling out the next big thing in fashion, this season’s Resort collections are also rolling in the hair trends that well all be sporting through summer ’14. Think ultra sleek styles and fun accessories (we’re looking at you hair chalk), all geared toward beating the summer heat and humidity. From Proenza Schouler to Vera Wang — the haute heavies are keeping it cool, classic and very, very chic. Here are the best ways to style summer hair for 2014.
The most classic of the Resort runway trends is the simple middle part — made particularly stylish on the Proenza Schouler runways. Spray a little serum through your hair. Then use a fine tooth comb and straighten hair down the middle. Easy, peasy.
The silky, low-set ponytail made another classic splash on tresses, particularly note-worthy on the Tibi runway. Start with a flat iron to create smooth, silky locks. Then simply pull hair away from your face into a sleek ponytail that sits at the nape of the neck. A few drops of serum will enhance shine and help keep any wispy strands from breaking free.
Not quite the full head of pastel-hued hair of last season, a streak of pink or purple hair chalk was likely the most whimsical of the season’s runway. Paired with the collection at Louis Vuitton, the look adds a touch of punk while still staying all-occassion appropriate. And it all washes away with a little water.
Our final contender for coolest hair style of summer 2014 is one we touched on as a possible to-do for the coming holiday: the headscarf. A surefire way to hide frizzy warm-weather strands, a long skinny scarf wrapped around the crown of the head will keep the crown of your head humidity resistant while your lower strands float free.