Summer hair 101: your summer hairstyle guide
Each season celebrities and models strut down the runways wearing the latest fashion and beauty trends that inspire women everywhere. Every fashionable woman knows that getting the most sought-out dress or top isn't enough. Hair can be your best accessory and if styled correctly, can make your entire look.
Theodore Leaf, Suave Professionals celebrity stylist and lead stylist from the NBC hit show "Fashion Star," knows the importance of creating the right hairstyle for any outfit. "I've styled many designer runway shows and they all want hairstyles that accentuate the clothing to create the ultimate look," he says. "Whether you're going for a fun and flirty ponytail to pair with colored denim or an elegant chignon to complement your little black dress, the perfect hairstyle is essential for pulling together an outfit."
Read on for Theodore's hair and style tips that are sure to keep you on trend this season.
Pumped-up ponytail: An effortless ponytail is the perfect style to pair with this season's hottest colors and prints. This sleek style usually reserved for the gym was all over the runways with a new, modern twist. The trick to giving the classic ponytail new life is adding volume on top. Pull the hair into a high ponytail but leave out the front section. Tease the front pieces by gently backcombing at the root. Then gather together and pin into place so the ends lay over the ponytail. To add shine and prevent frizz, apply a serum like Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smooth & Shine Serum in the palm of your hand, emulsify and run your fingers through the pony.
Bohemian braids: The boho trend is all about being relaxed and natural. A loose side braid complements this look and, if you're up for it, try this season's hottest new trend: a mermaid tail braid. Divide hair into two sections and braid each. Then line the two braids up side-by-side and use small bobby pins to hold them together. The key to making this look effortless is to keep it casual, don't over-style the braid. Spray the braid with Suave Professionals Dry Conditioner to lightly condition and renew shine.
Bombshell blowout: To counterbalance the sharp tailoring of the menswear trend, wear your hair in a sexy, feminine style. You can never go wrong with a full-bodied blowout that has volume at the roots, bounce at the ends and is utterly sexy. To get a bouncy smooth style without going to the salon, use a large round brush when blow-drying. The front pieces are the most important so be sure to blow-dry them first. Then work with two-inch sections to completely dry the rest of the hair. To really turn up the volume, wrap warm hair around large rollers and let it set. Once hair has cooled down, remove the rollers for a va-va-voom look.
Chic chignons: The great thing about a chignon is that it can work with a casual look or an evening style. For a daytime look, create a low chignon keeping it a little messy and undone with loose pieces to frame your face. For nighttime, take your look up a notch by creating a sleek top knot. The beauty of this hairstyle is that it can be made more or less dressy depending on how tight you pull the knot, sleeker for a more formal look and looser for an understated feel.
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