With summer here, so are the hottest trends when it comes to gorgeous summer hair.
Founder of kevin.murphy and session stylist Kevin Murphy said easy-looking effortless hair and vibrant colour in the form of hair shadow or hair chalk were in this summer.
“Flashes of modern, strong colour is back this season and here to stay and will perfectly complement the coloured, print-on-print fashions we’ll see this season,” he said.
“A pop of colour in the hair is the perfect party season accessory.”
Wash-out weekend colour
Get gorgeous brightly-coloured ends with easy-to-use and remove hair shadow. Mr Murphy said his kevin.murphy hair shadow product color.bug was designed for an instant flash of colour.
“They can go in on Friday night, out for the office Monday,” he said.
Mr Murphy said color.bug was not just for light hair — it worked beautifully on blonde, dark and Asian hair.
“For an instant flash of colour, first dry a setting lotion into the hair then apply color.bug directly to the ends of the hair and rub through the ends with your fingers (place a towel over your shoulder to protect clothing). A fine mist of hairspray will lock the colour in to make it last through the night.”
Cision Hair’s Yasmine Harland said she loved effortless- looking waves for summer parties.
“Dry your hair with Sebastian Volupt spray gel then curl using the Cloud Nine wand in large sections and brush out in soft fluffy waves — I always use a Mason Pearson brush,” she said.
“If you want to make it a bit more fun, plait the front section to make it look like a head band. The easiest way to do this is to start with a triangle section next to the ear and work your way around the front adding an extra piece, finishing just behind the opposite ear, then tie with a clear elastic and pin using two bobby pins crossing over at the nape. It actually looks better when the plait is a bit messy. Finish with shine spray and hair spray.”
Party hair ponytail
Sleek ponytails look sassy and can help add a glamorous touch. Apply coloured chalk to the pony tail to keep on trend.
“Transform your hair from desk to dance floor with a flash of colour,” Mr Murphy advised.
Forget bobby pins, if it’s a messy updo you want this season; sew it. The new kevin.murphy sewing.kits use a blunt needle and linen thread to sew up a pretty look without protruding pins.
Ms Harland said she also loved a bun for summertime.
“I personally think with hair, the bigger the better over the festive season, but for those days when it is a bit humid and you’re having trouble getting it under control, you can just work a soft wave through the front section, brush it out and put a sharp side part in,” she said.
“Pull the hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. Pop some pins into the indentations of the waves and spray with hair spray. Take the pins out when you’re finished for a lovely finger wave effect.
“Then separate the ponytail into two sections, one smaller than the other, plait both then pull apart both plaits a little to loosen. Then entwine and work into a messy bun.”