Monday, August 6, 2012

How To: Easy Summer Hair

Happy Monday again! :D

My hair is finally growing into the ideal length for me, and I am excited to try new hairstyles!

These past few days, I have been alternating between a bun and a high ponytail because it has been extremely hot! 
But to shake things up a bit, I think I am definitely going to have to give these summer hairstyles a try:

How To: Easy Summer Hair


Pretty, fun, cool, and above all, simple, these perfect summer looks -- created by Bumble and Bumble style guru Jimmy Paul -- each come with a step-by-step tutorial.

***click image to enlarge***

1. The Updo -- Tousled and towering, this has a great nonchalant French-film-star air.


IDEAL FOR: Hair with texture -- thick, curly, or color-treated.
IT'S OKAY IF: It turns out a little lopsided. That just adds to the sexy bedhead feel.

2. The Retro Wave -- A waterfall of tumbling waves; so Veronica Lake.


IDEAL FOR: Straight or wavy hair (add beach spray to pump up waves), or curly hair (start with an anti-frizz serum or cream).
FOR EVEN MORE GREAT GATSBY-NESS: Twist finished hair into a low side bun.

3. The Braid Loop -- Like you just walked out of a Botticelli painting.


IDEAL FOR: Long hair.
BUT IF YOU HAVE A BOB: Start the braids above your ears (and toward the sides of your head). 
That way, the braids won't have to reach very far.

4. The Knot -- A sophisticated variation on the classic topknot.


IDEAL FOR: Shoulder-length hair.
IF YOU HAVE FLYAWAY PIECES: Mist them with beach spray to give them a tendril-like feel, or tame them with styling cream.

5. The Side Sweep -- Brushed-out curls and a golden barrette -- so romantic.


IDEAL FOR: Hair that's bob-length or longer, with bangs long enough to pull to the side.
BONUS: This style looks even more ethereal when your hair is slightly frizzy.

***from Lucky magazine***

Which of these 5 hairstyles is/are your favorite/s?
Do you have a go-to summer hairstyle?

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to the new week! :)

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42 comments:

  1. nice post!


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  3. side sweep bangs with a big kiddy hair clip has always been a staple for me lol

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  4. Thanks I will b trying the top knot! xx

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    1. you're welcome! let me know how it works out for you! :)

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  5. love these looks so romanic xoxo angel

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    1. i totally agree, those are classic! :)

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  7. If only that up do was actually that simple

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    1. haha, yeah, it would definitely take practice, but i think we can do it. :)

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  8. I am all about up-dos right now in this heat! PS- going to find you on twitter!

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    1. me too! and i hope you found me on twitter! you can just click the link to my twitter account at the bottom of this post or on the sidebar. :D

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  9. I'm always looking for new and easy hair styles! The messy bun has been my lifesaver this summer!!

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    1. mine too! it's definitely a hairstyle staple! ;)

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  10. I love the first look. Especially for Fall...I can just picture it with a pencil skirt.

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    1. oh yeah, that would look amazing! :D

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  11. You've given me some great ideas! Too bad I'm no good at doing my hair!

    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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    1. i'm no good at doing my hair too, haha! but hey, practice makes perfect! ;)

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  12. Great post! I like to take care of my hair. I'll try the third photo
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  13. ah, i loooove retro waves. that's how i wore my hair for prom. i also like the top knot. i shall try that. :D

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  14. I need to learn to do more with my hair!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  15. I like the braid loop!

    --Olivia :)

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  16. I love this post! I never know what to do with my hair.

    xo Jo

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  17. I shared my summer hair in three minutes last month....check it out :)

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    1. yeah, i remember reading it. i love your tutorials! :)

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  18. Thanks for this, Mimi! I gotta change up my hairstyles a bit as well. =)

    Love, Belle

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  19. Love the side sweep and the retro waves!

    I think I am going to try the side sweep tomorrow!

    Cute!

    Nina from J-adorebellefete.com

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    1. yay! let me know how it works out for you! :)

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