Summer’s standout looks for locks are all about gravitating away from the standard ‘beach-hair-don’t-care’ in favour of something uniquely fresh.
Remember when celebs would spend precious time and serious dough on getting the perfect beach-babe tresses? From sun-kissed highlights to carefully-crafted tangles, and products like Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray; we were all jonesin’ after those wavy tousles a la Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker circa 1998.
Twenty years later and it’s a case of ‘been there, done that’. There’s only so much you can do with your hair in an Omani summer, you might reckon. It’s hot, humid; and going au naturel seems the most humane thing to do, rather than subject your locks to the indiscriminate heat of a blow-dryer.
But to be honest, we’re bored.
It’s 2019 now and we’re craving something new for our go-to summer ‘do. Thankfully, this season’s delivered some top-notch style inspo that’s not just wavy tresses and top-knots. Here are a few looks you’ll love!
If there’s one throwback we can get behind this season it’s this iconoclastic hair-do. We’re bowing down to the chin-grazing bob and its versatility as a summer-style staple. The length keeps your hair off your neck when it’s super-sticky out, and it can be tailored to suit just about any face-shape with a few shaggy layers, a blunt fringe, or an asymmetrical cut.
Product we love: Keep your bob playful and choppy with a palmful of OGX’s Locking + Coconut Curls Decadent Creamy Mousse (RO2.6).
Ombré is fading (we promise no pun intended!) in favour of a more natural gradient when it comes to sun-dipped locks. Enter ‘shadow roots’. Arguably one of summer’s most gorgeous hair-trends, gone are those thick three-inch ombré fades, with a lighter colour instead starting about one-inch from your natural roots. It all allows for more alluring highlights and a more natural grow-out.
Product we love: Keep your sun-kissed streaks classy, not brassy, with a toning shampoo that will keep you golden. We absolutely love Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo for Beautiful Color (RO19).
This isn’t your 1970s dated crop. For 2019, the mid-length shag gets a summer upgrade with a wispy fringe and long face-framing tendrils perfect for the ultimate windswept selfie. It’s a style that’s almost effortlessly easy when hitting the beach, and its lush layers add instant height to curly hair and volume to baby-fine strands.
Product we love: Be it ever-so-humble there’s no tool more well-used and suited to the task than the classic Velcro roller to define your do and add bountiful body to your hair. Hot Tools Professional Pro Waves Thermal Rollers (RO3.2) are just the ticket for your tresses.