As summer comes to an end and we usher into fall, you just might want to put the Sassoon Salon A-Z Hair Guide on your radar for getting the perfect summer ‘do. I think these looks and tips are not only great for summer, but good going into the next season as well. After all, achieving a fresh ‘do is a year round mission.
A summer refresh.
Beach Waves To achieve a tousled beach wave, use a large barrel curling iron and alternate the size of each section for a more natural result. Be flexible with the sectioning by starting underneath and working up to the cheekbones, leaving out the ends for that loose, tousled, beach wave look.
Curls Even if your hair isn’t curly, protection products, such as Davines Sea Salt Primer will ensure your beach waves are artfully disheveled rather than frizzy. Products for curly hair are often designed for ‘air-drying’, so no heat-activation is required to define texture.
Disheveled There is something irresistibly seductive about perfectly textured hair that is ruffled and disheveled for that effortless carefree look. “Lift each section out from the head and smooth through with a paddle brush before ruffling the hair with a texturizing product such as Sebastian Drynamics,” says Elizabeth Hartley, San Francisco’s Senior Creative Director.
Evening glamour on vacation. Play with the shape and leave the hair soft and teased in places for some simple elegance. Try not to overthink the look, the hair does not need to look perfect, yet should have the feeling of delicate femininity. “Wisps of hair that escape around the hair lines only add to the simplicity and flirtatious feeling of the look. Use a minimal amount of product – it’s more sensual,” advises Elizabeth.
Flight Plan To keep your hair from drying out mid-flight, “apply one pump of Kerastase Elixir Ultime through your hair before you board,” advises Elizabeth, “It will soak into your locks without leaving it greasy, guaranteeing you step off with hair that looks super, sleek and glossy.” If you’ve had a pre-flight blow-dry, twist your hair up into a loose bun and secure with Bobby pins or loosely with an invisible band, to maintain the body and movement. Nobody wants to step off the plane with flat hair.
G is for Glow.
I is for Illuminate.
Jet set in style.
Knot It If you’re not a fan of covering hair with a hat, tie long hair into a knot at the nape of the neck. Keep short hair slicked back behind the ears and opt for a headscarf to keep in place.
Moisture The key to sexy beach hair is great condition! If you plan to spend a full day in the sun, apply an intensive hair mask, such as Kerastase Masque UV Defense Active. The mask will seal in moisture, while the style will complement an effortless beach look.
Natural Texture Swap the perfect blow-dries for a messy, loose finish on vacation this season.
O is for Ocean.
Plait it, Braid it, a fail-safe way to vamp up your daytime look. For a contemporary look, stop the braid at least two inches from the end, and tie with an invisible band. This style is super versatile; wear the look clean or deconstructed. Use texturizing hairspray for long-lasting yet flexible hold.
Quick Tip After every dip, rinse out salt water and chlorine with fresh water, and then reapply a sun protection spray. Rinsing the hair will limit impurities from penetrating the hair cuticle and protect the hair’s moisture.
Repair Keep hair shiny and healthy – pamper your locks with a deep-conditioning treatment once a week.
Sun, Sea & Shine.
Treatments Healthy hair gets its strength and shine from a combination of proteins and vitamins, just like our skin. Your hair needs customized care to help keep it healthy, radiant and supple. Thankfully, at Sassoon Salon, our experts will recommend the perfect treatment – our treatments deliver a host of benefits to dry, parched hair – from boosting the vibrancy of your color to preventing future damage and instantly smooths and strengthens each strand.
Utterly gorgeous summer hair.
Visit the salon before jet-setting away. Sea water can lead to split ends so plan to visit the salon for a trim, a haircut will keep the ends healthy and super shiny.
X Turn off the heat. Air-drying hair will prevent breakage and cuticle damage, which maintains softness and combats frizz.
Yellow blondes turn yellow, brunettes go brassy and red heads fade quickly. Keep your color – with Davines Love Shampoo and Conditioner that will lock in color longer and leave your hair lustrous.
Zone out and RELAX!