Start the season as you mean to go on with one of these stylish new hair looks for summer
Whether it’s going for the chop or growing out an old shorter style, changing your locks can be a real boost going into a new season. Even just styling hair in a different way can be enough. And with these hot new hair looks for summer, you’ll be the centre of attention at any event you head to.
With sleek, glossy and even wet-look hair making a come-back this season, trying these out could be a sure-fire way to transform tresses. But the big question is how easy are they to pull off? Here’s how to create high-fashion cut-above flair at home.
1. Wet look
To style from wet, mix in some product all the way through your hair and comb it through, but the key is not to use too much. Take a small amount and build it up if you need to.
If you’re short on time, however, you can also apply product to dry hair to achieve the look. Again, the key is not to use too much product as it’s about smoothing the hair into place and giving it a wet-look sheen.
LIVING loves KMS Hairplay liquid wax, which is great for helping to get this look on both long and short hair. It goes on like hair wax making it good to use for sculpting and styling but has the hold of a gel, which helps with getting a longer lasting finish. The beauty of this product too is that it feels good on your hair and goes on smoothly.
The KMS Hairplay styling gel is also worth trying as it’s a workable gel which helps to sculpt the hair and leaves a glossy finish. It feels sticky when it comes out of the bottle but once rubbed between the fingers and applied it works wonders. It’s especially good for those of us blessed with fine flyaway hair as it helps keep those flyaway bits in place.
A good conditioner will help towards getting glossy-looking hair, but there are lots of products that can help make those strands shine.
LIVING loves Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula weightless shine dry oil mist for this, simply because it does what it says on the tin, or spray bottle in this case.
The oil is light and leaves a sheer veil of moisture on the hair, which in turns provides a glossy finish. The beauty of this product is that the ingredients, a blend of Amla, Argan and Grapeseed oil, aims to protect hair and also tames the frizz, which is vital if you’re after glossy and sleek.
If you need to tame unruly edges and smooth out those up-dos then Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Super Control gel for edges is also a good choice. It’s nice and light but holds the style well. Palmers products are also free from Parabens.
3. Subtle and sleek
If you want to add a subtle sheen to your hair without going for full-on shine you could go for a wax product.
LIVING loves the Minerals collection from Maria Nila, which, as well as being great on hair, are also the first vegan hair wax collection and are 100 per cent cruelty free. Hailing from Stockholm, Maria Nila products aim to encourage users to take a step towards a more sustainable and friendly world.
There are four different waxes, ranging from texturizing pastes, fibre creams and hard waxes. The Schist fibre cream and Gneiss moulding paste are both great for taming those flyaway strands and helping achieve a neat and sleek finish.
The fibre cream is easy to apply and offers great hold, while the moulding paste is good for helping to style hair, especially for those with shorter bob-style cuts.
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