Thursday, 1 August 2013

TOP 5 Hairstyles For Summer

From loose braids to beachy waves, here are my top 5 hairstyles for this season. With all the extra sunshine, the last thing you want to do is spend hours perfecting your hair, you can follow my easy tips to recreate each do at home. Then get ready to turn heads at your next barbecue or beach party!
 Pretty plaits at the crown are always a winner for the summer especially at festivals as they are easy to do, go well with any outfit and can easily be kept in all weekend or taken out to reveal wavy locks for day two!
Get the look

Prep the hair with some straightening cream and blow dry smooth to ensure hair is knot and tangle free.
Leaving a few strands at the front, part the hair deep on one side and begin two plaits from either side of the parting.
Try the French plait technique to add texture and secure on the head to survive all degrees
Work each plait towards the back of the head until they meet near the nape and tie the ends into a messy bun.
Finish with some firm hold Hairspray which comes in handy travel-sized bottles for on-the-go touch ups.

The messy high bun is cool, flattering and low-maintenance. Plus it works best on unclean hair – bonus!

Get the look
 Damp the hair then blow dry with a large brush to ensure that hair is soft with lots of movement
Scrape hair into a high ponytail and secure with a band, in order to create the side plaits you will need to keep two small sections of hair out of the ponytail
Backcomb sections of the ponytail to create the height, then pin these sections into the base of the pony tail with hair pins
To add texture to your top knot simply plait the two remaining sections not in the ponytail and fix across your head with Kirby grips
Once complete mist all over with hairspray to hold
Wrap hair around the ponytail then secure with more pins; leave some strands of hair to hang loose for a sassy look - chic but effortless

This retro style is perfect for funking up a day look and disguising greasy locks.

Get the look
Apply some Volume Mousse into damp hair and scrunch dry 1980s style – do this with your head upside down to get loads of body into it
Once dry backcomb all the roots and twist the back and pin into a messy French plait
Next wrap a rolled up head scarf behind the ears, over the crown and tie off to one side - leaving your fringe out, or glam up with accessories
To finish, spray with maximum hold hairspray

The side plaits are effortlessly sexy – the messier the better! Do a single plait or various sized ones and add a glam clip to show them off.

Get the look
Long hair or extensions are needed here
To begin you will need to split your hair into two sections then begin plaiting one section at a time, starting from the top of your head and working downwards
 Begin the plait quite loosely and then move onto a tighter plait towards the end of your hair
 To finish your style and ensure it lasts all festival long apply a firm hold hairspray throughout


Try the messy chignon for an easy-to-do yet elegant up-do.

Get the look

Gently pull back the hair into a ponytail in the middle of the head at the back and back comb the ponytail loosely with a wide tooth comb.
Then use pins and grips to fix the lengths of the ponytail back into the base, creating a messy chignon. For a variation, try pinning to one side to create an on trend asymmetrical style.
Leave the front or fringe natural or gently curled for an all-over messy effect and finish with some bursts of hairspray to keep flyways at bay.  Add some shine and hold hairspray to ensure hair shines all day and night long.


Good Luck trying out these simple yet classy styles. Hope you all have a great summer!

Sofia xx


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