Sexy Summer Style
published long ago
We’ve been admiring the luscious locks of our
favorite celebs for years and celebrity summer style
is the most desirable of them all. From the enviable
locks of Kristen Bell to the sleek stylings of Michelle
Trachtenberg, we’ve rounded up the top products
that make sexy summer hair oh-so-attainable.
When it comes to summer hair, protection comes first
and foremost. You’ll likely be spending a lot
of time in the sun and hair that isn’t protected
can get brittle and dry, encouraging breakage and damage.
Lisa Rowell, Creative Director of the Vidal Sassoon
Salon in Chicago, advises that being over-protected
from harmful UVA and UVB Rays is far better than leaving
the beach bronzed, but bushy-tailed. “The biggest
thing,” she says, “is to protect your hair
against summer damage.”
Since protection is key, start off with Wella
System Professional’s Hydro Shampoo ($18
followed by a leave-in conditioner to prevent damage
and protect color from fading. Rowell’s favorite
is Kérastase’s Soleil
Voile Protecteur, which is made up of Cermide and
Rice Bran oil to moisturize the hair and provide a strong
barrier between hair and sun ($28 at banler.com).
We suggest paring down long locks this season and Rowell
agrees that shorter cuts are in this summer. “People
want a change when the season changes and they often
do it with adjusting their length,” Rowell says.
summer, style is all about less fuss and more fun. To
create the waves of the stars, a curl-enhancing product
is a must. Most of these one-step products involve simple
application, a scrunch or two with your hands and voilà,
pretty beach waves are all yours.
For delicate waves like Kristen Bell’s, try Freeman’s
Papaya Moisture Plus Surf’s Up Curl Enhancing
Spray ($4 at drugstore.com)
to add well-defined curls and a sweet tropical scent
to hair without stickiness or stiffness. Another stunner
in the wave styling department comes from KMS.
Try their Sea Salt Spray to add extra
volume that mimics a day at the beach ($10 at drugstore.com).
stick straight hair? Keep it that way. Opt for
reducing flyaways, and add a little shine, with got2b’s
Cosmic Shimmering Serum ($6 at drugstore.com).
The shimmer comes from mica minerals that create an
understated gloss. The serum helps keep flyaways and
frizz at a minimum. Take a hint from Michelle Trachtenberg
and let your beach style come in the form of a sleek
ponytail for low fuss and high glamour.
And, if you’ve done some damage to your hair,
give it a quick fix with the Davine Suncare’s
SU After Sun Moisturizing Pak ($20
This rejuvenator, packed with rice bran oil, restores
moisture to hair after just 15 minutes.
Sun and fun go hand in hand and, with our favorite
summer tips and products, great hair is easily added
to that mix. So strut through the sand, best style forward,
and enjoy the season to the fullest.