We all like to keep up with hair trends, and summer’s a great time to refresh your style. But if you’d rather be spending your time outside in the sun than at home or in the salon, try one of these easy-to-achieve looks straight from the catwalk.
Rose gold hair
This is a much more achievable update of the recent trend for pastel pink or blue hair colours, or even rainbow. Rose gold is strawberry blonde by another name, and also works on darker shades with coppery highlights. How pink you go is up to you! The easiest approach is with a balayage or ombré technique, lightening the ends, so you don’t need to worry about your roots. And it’s perfect for the summer, because it just looks like the sun’s done its work lightening your hair.
Hair with movement
It’s not that your hair HASN’T had movement in previous summers, but this takes it to a new level of bouncy. It’s sassy, walk-away hair that seems to float in the breeze. It’s shampoo-advert hair. And it’s gorgeous. Ask your hairdresser for fine layers at the front, so the hair flows back as you walk. But the most important ingredient is amazing hair condition. Treat your hair with an Aussie Three-Minute Miracle Shine Deep Treatment, and for your regular shampoo go for one that moisturises from root to tip, without adding weight, such as Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo. Follow with the matching conditioner, then add a heat protector and simply blow-dry your hair straight using a round brush. And don’t forget to walk with a strut!
Whether you’ve been chemically treating your hair for years or you love the versatility of weaves, now’s the time to start loving your natural hair. The natural hair movement has really taken hold recently, and whether you have Mediterranean waves or tight Afro coils, with care and the right tools and techniques to keep it in great condition, you’ll have a truly enviable barnet.
The side parting has dominated for so long, we’ve almost forgotten about the centre parting. This year it’s back, though. Whether with sleek, straight hair, or loose, tousled waves, its symmetry adds a certain serenity to the face – perfect for those holiday Instagram shots on a beach at sunset.
Even if you’re not very good at doing your own plaits, this one’s super easy. The messier your hair before you start, the better this braid looks. Add plenty of salt spray to give your hair some rough volume (or if you’re on holiday, just take advantage of your beach hair), then very loosely plait it, without combing it first. You can also go for little side plaits, more complicated plaited low buns or even, if you’re feeling adventurous, a plaited coronet. Just don’t let it get too polished-looking. And stick a couple of flowers or hair grips in to glam it up.
Ok, this might not seem like your first choice, but let’s face it, if you’re at the beach or having a sweaty night out dancing, you’ll probably end up with this look anyway! And wet-look locks were all over the spring/summer catwalks and the red carpets this year. It’s pretty easy to achieve with a mix of wax and wet-look gel. Just try to achieve a little volume at the front and sweep back from the forehead, for that straight-out-of-the-ocean effect.
This is a real throwback to the 90s and noughties, the golden age of ironed-straight hair. Forget adding curls, waves or sea-salt crunch: this is about getting the most severely straight locks you can. There’s only one way to do it, unless you’re blessed with naturally straight hair: it’s time to get the straighteners out. Just don’t forget to treat your hair to some heat-protector spray, and regular deep-conditioning treatments.
What looks are you going to try this summer? Let us know in the comments box below.