Monday, August 20, 2012

End Of Summer Locks

    The weather is beginning to cool down (I think/hope) and everyone is ready to actually be outdoors for extensive amounts of time. You know what this means....outdoor parties!!! It's time for pool parties, cookouts, and bon fires all day and night. So are you ready for preparing your hair for these shenanigans?? If not, don't panic!! I'm about to fill you in on some great tips for working that unpredictable hair for the unpredictable weather!!

Short Hair
Sexy Chic: Smooth a gel, such as Aquage Straightening Ultragel or Aquage Molding Megagel, through your towel dried hair scalp to ends. Use about a dime-nickel size. Comb it through and back, leaving it to dry naturally for best results. Victoria Beckham does a fabulous job of strutting this look.

Frazzled and Free: Embrace the frizz and craze (moderately). While damp, apply an oil such as, Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment or Marrakesh Oil (I switch between both!). These products will help seal your cuticle down (fighting frizz) while adding shine and improving the condition of your hair. Once dried, add about a pea size of Aquage Illuminating Gelade to add texture through the ends and enforce the sealed cuticle to keep the frizz controlled and then let it do its thing. Feel free to move it around and mess it up too! ;)

Shoulder-Length Hair
Nice Buns: Run a pump of Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment through the ends of your hair working your way up. Once dry, pull hair back into a low ponytail. Then wrap the remaining into either a neat or messy bun, whichever you prefer (or your hair prefers). Secure strands with bobby pins and spray with Aquage Finishing Spray to lock everything in. It's great because it will give you enough hold and resist humidity without being crunchy or too heavy. Kenra 25 is also a great hair spray, just a little more hold and stick to it. Since braids are the hottest thing on the block these days, add a couple braids down the same side of your bangs and add them to the bun. Braiding your bangs in is also great for the heat to keep them off your face!

Halfsies: If you're still wanting to have some hair down, whether it be down next to your jawline or just to show the length that you do have, wearing it half back is a great way to keep it controlled and mostly away from your face. Like I previously said, I love the braids and recommend them always. Prep the hair with the Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment. Once dry, back comb the top of your crown using 1/2 inch sections close to the scalp. Leave out one or two sections just above the ears at whatever size you prefer your braids to be. Braid and band. Lightly comb the hair back down concealing the tease underneath. Pull back the hair just above the ears and push up for a little volume. Keep it a little messy to keep the look casual. Secure by crossing the bobby pins. Then add the braids and cross in back and pin. Spray with Aquage Finishing Spray. In the top picture, she pulled once side back pinning it, then added the other side and slightly twisted it before pinning. With that, you will want to put one pin going down at the top of the twist and one going up and connecting to the above pin at the bottom of the twist.

Long Hair 
Top Notch: This hair style has become one of my new faves. Especially with the unpredictable weather! There are many ways to go about this look depending on if you want to keep it classy and chic or messy and chic. Either way you will definitely look chic! Good news, I know! You also don't have to use a lot of product for this one. Simply put Aquage Silkening Oil Treatment on your ends to smooth flyaways. One of the easiest ways I have found to do this style is to pull the hair back with either no volume or leaving a little like the picture on the bottom right. Beginning making a high pony. Once you are pulling the hair through the band the last time, stop halfway leaving a "tail." Pull down the sides of the "half bun" while wrapping the tail around the base, encasing the "half bun." Secure any stray hairs with bobby pins. I like to pull and separate some pieces and make it a little messy to keep it looking casual. Finish it out by spraying down flyaways with Aquage Finishing Spray. Also, for those of you that don't like to show a lot of forehead (which I am sure is not as big as you think!), you can definitely pull a small amount of fringe down. If you do, I would recommend leaving some volume on top also. ;)


Beach Babe: I know we all love the beach wave look!! It is definitely my go to! They key to this look is to just let your hair go free. You can definitely enhance it with some products and styling though! I love using the Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray to give it the texture and definition in the waves. Just spray throughout damp hair and comb through. If you take strands and twist them before you either air or blow dry it will help give more defined waves. When blow drying, either diffuse the twisted strands with an attachment on your dryer or with your hands. Important: The more you touch it, the frizzier it will be!! Once it is dry, add sea salt spray where needed and you are good to go!

     Regardless of which style you go with, products are going to play a big part in the success of that look. If you ever want more information about the products you are using whether it be what is in them, what they do, or how to use them, you can definitely ask me or you stylist. It is our job to educate you on what you are using!
Above all, don't allow the effects of the horrid humid weather on your hair discourage you! Just embrace it and work with it instead of against it! :)

-Peace Love & Beauty

Find me @ Texture 2 Salon
7745 South Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(317) 300-8081


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