By Alyssa Volpigno and Samantha Lawrence
Summer might be coming to a close, but that is plenty of time for more fun in the sun. Although you may love lounging in the park or at the neighborhood pool, your hair might need some TLC. Samantha Lawrence, owner of Chromatique Salon, gives her inside scoop on how to refresh, protect, and style your hair so you can continue to look like your most gorgeous self—especially if your wedding is on the horizon.
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Summer Slump: Dry and Dull Hair >> Replace your regular conditioner with a deep conditioning masque like Oribe Gold Lust Masque. You can also try using coconut oil as a masque once a week, or put it in your hair before you hit the pool to help fill in your hair shaft and keep most of the chlorine out. SOURCE: Oribe
Manage With: Top Knots >> Waiting to get a trim? Slick it all back and pile that hair on top of your head. SOURCE: Glamour
Summer Pick-Me-Up : Long Bob >> We are seeing long bobs all over the place. This is such a great cut because it allows a refresher for your hair but doesn’t take long to grow back out if you’re ready for long tresses! SOURCE: Harpers Bazaar
Summer Slump: Humidity >> Fight the humidity with messy beach waves. Keep your curling iron vertical as you curl large sections of hair. Curl away from your face while leaving the ends out. Run your fingers through the curls, then spray with Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray by Oribe, which is French for “raincoat,” to keep the curls form getting frizzy throughout the day. SOURCE: Oribe
Manage With: Beachy Waves >> Easy to do, always looks cool and effortless. SOURCE: I Know Hair
Summer Pick-Me-Up: Sideswept Bangs >> Steer away from heavy bangs in the summer months. Instead, transition to a soft sideswept bang that you can pin back on those scorching days but wear loose and wavy when you aren’t at the beach. SOURCE: My Women’s Hair Styles
Summer Slump: Fading Color >> Color-safe and UV protectant shampoo and conditioner is a must! For blondes, Oribe has an incredible product called Bright Blonde that actually deposits color and shine back into the hair with every shampoo! SOURCE: Oribe
Manage With: Loose Braids >> Hide anything with a loose braid. The texture and messiness will fool anyone. SOURCE: Marie Claire
Summer Pick-Me-Up: Ecaille >> To help manage fading color, try the new color trend “Ecaille.” This trend is so great because it’s very soft and blended. Stylists use one shade lighter and one shade darker to create a perfectly highlighted look for your skin tone. This color is so easy to maintain and perfect for summer. SOURCE: Refinery29