Summer is really here now – 32 degrees today – so I thought it’d be good to have a look at some ways to wear the hair which look great and are practical in hot weather!
Going for a sunkissed colour is a good way to start the season. The great thing is the sun is going to lighten your hair anyway, so you only need a little enhancement by a hairdresser and then you can let the sun do the rest.
A few highlight foils around the front of your face or some light balayage (hair painting with bleach/lightener) throughout will set you up well for the summer months. This works well on men with longer and mid to light brown hair as well.
Summer is the season when head scarves, hair bands and bandanas can make a great addition to a look, on shorter or longer hair. They are very multi-purpose: keeping the sun off, hair tied up and adding some colour as well. There are some good selections in the high-street shops right now.
A nice thing to try for long hair would be to incorporate a scarf into a braid as one of the strands that is plaited – adding a colourful twist.
Braiding (plaiting) hair is a fun skill to acquire, although it takes a little practice. The fantastic thing with braiding is that there are quite a lot of variations, meaning that it’s versatile and the looks you can create are endless. Doing this with slightly damp hair is also a great way of getting a beachy wave and texture into the hair without much effort or heat styling. Braiding works best on hair which is not very straight and shiny – if it’s too slippery, a bit of dry shampoo helps with grip. If you need some help getting started with this, there are a lot of great videos on youtube.