Dutch Braided Beauty
Long hair can really get in the way when going out on a boat, while playing summer sports, or an especially hot day! Upgrade your basic ponytail and try this easy alternative.
- Starting with dry hair, mist a texture spray though out. I like Pravana’s Beach Wave Spray, brush to ensure even application.
- Choose a part and sweep fringe off to the side.
- Gather hair to one side, separate into three equal parts.
- Begin creating a three-strand braid while holding hair up towards the top of your head.
- When you reach the ends, secure with a clear elastic band.
- Wrap braid up and over the top of your head and around the back.
- Tuck ends under to hide them and secure braid with bobby pins.
Loop de’ Loop
Adding some interest to beautiful curls changes this look up and is perfect for a summer wedding, night out, or your senior pictures!
- Starting with damp hair, apply a styling cream. Comb through to ensure it covers every strand.
- Blow dry hair using a round or paddle brush.
- Once hair is completely dry, flip on your 1½-inch curling iron or curling wand.
- Curl hair in medium sections, directing curls towards your face.
- Create a section in front. Fashion a “bump” in the fringe area. Secure with bobby pins in an “X” pattern.
- Here’s the part that will possibly take some practice. Taking ends of first section, add hair along the hairline and create a loop pattern. Secure with bobby pins, hiding in hair. Keep moving down hairline towards the ear, continuing this looping pattern.
- Finish with a great hairspray and get ready to enjoy your night!
Braided Up Mohawk
This is a fun look that can be worn anywhere from the beach to a night out! Carefree beachy waves paired with volume and braids is hot, hot, HOT.
- After washing and conditioning your hair, apply a sea salt spray throughout your entire head.
- Scrunch hair to encourage waves. Using a diffuser, blow dry hair using the lowest setting on your dryer.
- Create a middle section that will be your Mohawk. Next, section sides into three sections that will be braided.
- Starting at top side section, French braid hair going back towards the center of your head. Continue through all three sections, securing with clear elastics at ends.
- Moving to the bottom back section, gather and lift hair up off of your neck and give it a slight twist. Secure this section with bobby pins in an “X” pattern.
- Lift top Mohawk section and back comb until desired height is achieved. Secure with bobby pins and spray with hairspray to finish.
Curls, Curls, Curls!
Who doesn’t love a head full of beautiful curls? Always in style, this classic look brings fun and flirty vibe to any summer outfit.
- Before blow drying damp hair, apply a volumizing mousse . Comb through to ensure product is equally distributed.
- Blow dry hair using a medium round brush.
- To create bouncy curls you have two different options: hot rollers or a curling iron.
- When using hot rollers or a curling iron (1-inch), starting with the sections underneath, take a two inch section and secure the rest of your hair up. Wrap hair around iron or curler in a pattern of one towards the face, the next away from your face. Continue bringing down two inch sections and following that pattern. Let all curls and/or rollers cool completely before manipulating curls.
- Once curls have cooled, remove any rollers carefully and apply a small amount of shine serum in hands.
- Rake fingers through curls to break them up and give some volume. Mist with your favorite hairspray to finish.
This curly style is a great way to get your hair up and off your shoulders for a fun night out, wedding, or even a day at work!
- Starting with dry hair, apply a texturizing cream or gel. Comb through to ensure it’s evenly distributed throughout.
- Blow dry hair for just a minute or two to activate product.
- Using a 1-inch curling iron or curling wand, begin curling hair from underneath, securing the top section of hair up and out of the way.
- Continue through all sections of hair.
- Let curls cool before manipulating. Starting in the front, create a small section and twist it slightly back. Pin that section, letting the ends stay loose.
- Gather the very top section of hair that will NOT be incorporated into braids and secure it with a clip.
- Beginning in the center back of hair, create a section and begin French braiding up the back of the head towards the top. Secure with small clear elastic band at the top of the head, leaving the ends loose. Continue sectioning and braiding through the back and sides of hair.
- Arrange loose ends of hair to hide elastic bands and bobby pins. Finish with a great hairspray, creating two layers if necessary.
Perfectly Imperfect Waves
Look like you just stepped out of the ocean with these perfectly imperfect waves! These are great for any summer occasion.
- Apply a sea salt spray to damp hair. Rough dry using just your fingers.
- Once dry, use a fun “bubble wand” curling iron to curl your hair.
- Section hair into three sections — each side and back. Secure with clips.
- Bring down a 1½ to 2-inch section and separate into 2-inch pieces to curl. You can wrap hair around the bubble wand or use the clip to hold it in place.
- Continue bringing sections down and curling. When curling the hair around your face, make sure to switch between directing curls towards your face and away from your face.
- Let all curls cool completely before misting lightly with sea salt spray and shaking your head to break curls up. If you need to you can also use your fingers. Just be sure not to pull the waves out.
- Smooth fringe with a flat iron if needed. Clip in a flower and you are ready to go!
Easy Breezy Braid
Effortless soft waves with a simple braid create a perfect look for this summer. The bonus? It’s super easy to achieve, although no one will ever believe it with how fabulous it looks!
- Starting with damp hair, apply a medium hold mousse. Comb through hair to make sure all strands are covered.
- Blow dry hair using a large round brush.
- Once hair is completely dry, heat up your 1½-inch curling iron.
- Section hair into three sections — each side and the back. Secure each section with clips.
- Bring large sections down and create two to three-inch sections to curl. Start curls three to four inches away from the scalp. Hold hair on curling iron until you can feel the heat through the large section. Drop down curl and let cool completely.
- Continue curling through entire head, letting all curls cool.
- Create a section in the top front of hair on each side of part and braid through ends. Secure with a clear elastic band.