August 12, 2020
Summer isn’t over yet! We are still headed to the beach and soaking up the sun! This time of year gives us two hair dilemas: how to create a cute style for the beach and then how to recreate those perfect beachy waves when we are getting ready for a night out.
Braids for the Beach
The Crown Braid. The cutest way to pull all that loose hair off your face even if you have short hair or bangs growing out. The best part is it’s super easy to learn! What we love about the crown braid is how many different styles it can be incorporated into. You can create a front braid and pull it back into a teased ponytail to transition from the gym to running errands. Executing a loose, voluminous braid is also perfect for maintaining a downstyle while still keeping your face free from loose strands. We pulled this great YouTube video that goes over a couple ways to create and style the crown braid and other types of braids that keep the hair off your face.
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Simple braids can be used to add an extra flair to an style. Knowing where to position and how to fasten the braid will make a big difference to your style. Braids are a great way to enhance a down-style. These types of waterfall braids or sweeping braids create dimension and keep your hair in place during a long day or event. Our trick: once you have your braid pinned down, pull out the loops of hair to create volume and fullness. Keep a few curled pieces out in front to soften the look.
Nourish Your Locks
We got the scoop from our team of hair stylists what their favorite deep conditioners are. Recommendations from hair professionals are always the way to go. Our artists will only trust hair products they have used and seen results from. Investing in a quality deep conditioner that will transform dull, damaged hair will make a huge difference in the health of your hair. I personally use the Schwarzkopf Fortifying Mask on my hair and leave in overnight to rinse out in the morning. For my lightened hair this has been a lifesaver in rejuvenating the texture and sleekness of my hair.
Beachy Waves for a Night Out
Achieving those tousled beach waves is easier than you think! There are two curling wands you can use to achieve this look. Investing in a beachwaver tool will save you time and provide you quick and easy results. Using a waver such as the Conair Double Ceramic Triple Barrel Waver is done in sections of your hair to create deep, even waves throughout. Another way to attain those beachy curls is with a styling wand such as the Paul Mitchell 1″ Curling Wand. The trick is to section your hair and wrap varying sized sections around the wand until you have finished curling your whole head. Then, run your fingers through the curls for that carefree, voluminous look!
Hairspray to Lock It In
We rounded up some favorites from our hair stylist Shirley. She swears by these three products for all her formal styling to combat humidity and guarantee hold all day!
Try out some braids or go full beach waves! Make sure you keep your hair hydrated and maintained after spending time in the sun. With any hair style.. practice makes perfect!