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Four easy summer hair upgrades

When summer comes there’s nothing more satisfying than an instant style refresh – and these impactful changes from celebrity stylist Ben Cooke are amazingly simple


Flip your parting

“When you style your parting the opposite way to usual, it creates more lift and volume for the illusion of thicker, younger looking hair,” says celebrity hair stylist Ben Cooke. If you’ve been wearing the same parting for years, Ben suggests training it to stay in place by blow-drying in the opposite direction with a round brush, with a touch of hair spray for added hold.

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Tuck one side back

It’s the tiniest tweak, but simply tucking your hair behind one ear is the latest Hollywood trick, says Ben. “It looks elegant and casual, plus it opens up your face, which looks youthful,” he says. The key is to use a gel, mousse or firm hairspray to keep it in place, then dig out your flashiest earrings to show off your jawline and neck.

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Go for a graduated haircut

“The mid-length bob is the most wearable cut on every face shape,” Ben says. But to get the most out of it, he suggests going ever so slightly shorter at the back. “By having your hair cut on the bias, keeping it longer at the front, it creates a youthful angle to your facial profile. It’s almost invisible to the eye but this small tweak makes a big difference – it takes your cut to a more sophisticated level.”

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Go one shade brighter

Brave hair colour changes aren’t the only way to make an impact: shifting by just one shade when you ring in a new season can be all the update you need. “People are often afraid to change their colour, but one shade lighter is enough to add some interest and lift your complexion,” says Ben. “Making smaller changes more often is the key to having the confidence to experiment – and this is the perfect time of year to go a little bit lighter around the face for an anti-ageing beachy effect. Ask your hairdresser to keep it natural-looking.”

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