Summer Hairstyles

May 26, 2009 10:13:03 AM PDT
Get your hair ready for the hot summer sum with these time-saving tips.

Long Hair:

With temperatures rising, long hair can feel like a blanket on our shoulders. Mario Tricoci offers two suggestions to beat the heat.

    1. The Perfect Ponytail

    Don't expect to get a great ponytail if your hair is limp and tired. It starts with a good foundation of hair with body and luster to achieve that springy bounce. Wash and blow dry hair paying particular attention to lifting hair at the roots with a natural bristle brush to create volume.

    • A perky pony starts at the base of your crown. To find it, cup your hand over your head with your fingers pointing toward your face. Your palm should cradle the crown.
    • Brush and smooth hair off of your face in upward strokes, gathering it tightly with the other hand. Secure hair with a sturdy, no-pull band and use a strong hold spritz like Tricoci's MATCH Ultimate Sculpting Spray to keep shorter pieces in place.
    • Ready to let it down? Having hair in great shape beforehand can reduce the appearance of that kinky ponytail bump when you're ready to shake your locks loose.
    2. Get a Summer Cut

    A fresh look could be just the start you need for the hot summer. If you're considering going from long hair to a shorter style, keep this in mind:

    • Book cuts on a regular basis - every 6 to 8 weeks is best. It'll not only maintain your style, but remove the oldest sections of hair on a regular basis so you can maximize the condition of your locks.
    • If hair needs more help, consider doing a high protein conditioning treatment that will lock in nutrients for long-lasting luster. Or look into a glossing treatment that will bring sunny shine to your locks this summer.
    • If a fringe or bang is your fancy, go to a salon that will offer complimentary trims between hair appointments.
    • Color-treated hair:

      • Remember that long, sunny days can fade color and zap the life out of your hair. Protect your mane by using color-preserving shampoos and conditioners and look for a spritz that offers some sunscreen like Mario Tricoci's Radiant Spray.
      • Plan on spending time at the pool? Protect hair and your color from damaging chlorine and other chemicals by rinsing your hair with fresh water before diving in - the strands will be too saturated to soak up those harmful chemicals.

      Guys and wavy hair:

      Hey guys - don't think that wearing a baseball cap is the answer for summer. Ladies appreciate a great head of hair, so get a good cut and the right products to get it into summer shape.

    • Male and female hair is the same, so don't think you have to splurge on guy-only products. The products your gal is using will do the trick, too.
    • Save the heavy moisture shampoo for next winter and swap in products with more protein that will strengthen and smooth hair during warmer months.
    • Get a recommendation from your stylist on a strong, odorless gel that you can work into wet locks to manage helmet hair.

    Curly Hair:

    • Save the heavy moisture shampoo for next winter and swap in products with more protein that will strengthen and smooth hair during warmer months.
    • The right kind of heat can actually be your friend as humidity rises. We can demonstrate tools for creating smooth wavy looks for your curls.

    Long Hair:

    • Just because hair is long doesn't mean that it takes less care. Book cuts on a regular basis - every 6 to 8 weeks is best. By removing the oldest sections of hair on a regular basis, you can maximize the condition of your locks.
    • It's tempting to just flip hair up with elastic to get it off your back this summer; we can demonstrate dos and don'ts for ponytails.

    Color Treated Hair:

    • Remember that long, sunny days can fade color and zap the life out of your hair. Protect your mane by using color-preserving shampoos and conditioners and look for a spritz that offers some sunscreen.
    • Planning on spending time at the pool? Protect hair and your color from damaging chlorine and other chemicals by rinsing your hair with fresh water before diving in - the strands will be too saturated to soak up those harmful chemicals.

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