Loose beach waves, anyone?
When summer rolls around, many opt to chop their long locks in favor of a shorter 'do. And while there's no doubt that rocking short hair for summer has its benefits--Fresh start! Less maintenance! Keeping cool during a heat wave!--there are plenty of good arguments for keeping those strands long and luscious instead.
Reason #1: Long, loose beach waves
Surfer-girl hair-loose, wavy, and messy locks-is definitely "in" for summer. The trend is all about a natural, no-fuss look with maximum impact, as if you spent the entire day catching some waves. Best of all, there's no actual beach time required. Simply spritz L'Oréal Professionnel Beach Waves texturizing salt spray from your roots to your ends for a textured effect with a matte finish. Hello tousled, sexy locks!
Reason #2: Embrace an updo
Think you can't keep cool in the summer with long hair? Think again! Styling your hair in a high ponytail or topknot is a quick and easy way to sweep your hair off your neck and look chic at the same time. Whether you're headed to the office or a backyard BBQ, there are plenty of updos that can complement your denim cutoffs and sundresses. Best of all? Many of them only take a few minutes to achieve, so you don't have to worry about investing too much time out of your busy schedule.
Reason #3: Braids, braids, braids
2017 is most certainly the year of the braid, and it's no secret that braids are easiest to achieve on long hair. Whether you opt for a braided crown to frame your face or a traditional fishtail braid, there's no shortage of stylish plaits to choose from this season. To help beat the heat (and feel a summer breeze on your neck), consider combining bun and braid trends and pinning your hair up into an effortless braided chignon. Lucky for you, we tapped a pro to share the exact steps you need to achieve a braided chignon here.