Fresh, easy hairstyling how-tos for warm-weather cool.
Summerize your shoulder-length cut by adding soft, loose waves.
For the texture that's key to this look, use soft pomade warmed in your fingers and raked through hair before blow-drying.
Starting 2" from your part, use a curling rod to create soft, loose curls. Alternate direction for the most natural look; run fingers through curls to make waves.
Use a humidity-blocking hair spray to keep waves wilt- and frizz-free.
The ubiquitous updo goes low and loose for laid-back yet polished style.
Use an ultrafast blow dryer (for less time in the heat), focusing on your roots to pump up the volume.
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Spritz dry hair with texturizing spray to add dimension and shape. Gather hair at the nape of your neck; twist, coil and secure with hairpins.
Use a flexible-hold hair spray to hold the look and keep wisps at bay.
A carefree look for long hair: straight, slightly poufed and ringed by a half-crown of braids.
Work in relaxing balm before drying for smoother, straighter hair.
Back-comb dry hair to create a slight pouf. Start braids above each ear; tuck under each other and secure with pins, or join in back with a ponytail holder. Flat iron the hair below to smooth extra curls and frizz.
Use a medium-hold, shiny hair spray for a healthy look that stays in place.
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