Is the humid weather ruining your chances of straight hair? Instead of blow-drying, straightening or even curling your hair, only for it to go frizzy, try these humid-friendly hairstyles which will keep you looking cool and stylish all summer.
Even if your hair is naturally straight, curly, thin, or thick, this hairstyle will mask any concerns. Comb hair and apply a serum to keep it looking extra shiny and nourished. Fasten the hair with a thin hair band (you might want to use 2 if your hair is extra thick).
To keep your hair from getting tangled, braid it on the side when it’s still wet. This is also a protective hairstyle which keeps the follicle from getting damaged and will also give your hair a bit of texture after you take it out.
A slicked-back ballerina bun is a great option if your hair is wet from the shower and needs to be taken care of ASAP. Use a sock bun if your want some extra volume on your hair, just make sure to disguise the bun with strands of your own hair. Bobby pins also come in handy to control stray hairs.
Don’t let the title fool you, this is a seriously cool hairstyle! If you’re suffering from an oily fringe simply braid the hair and pin it into your bun or ponytail. A quick spritz of dry shampoo is the best way to set it all in place.
If your hair is too short for any of these styles, try a classic top knot instead. Divide your hair in half, then use some hair mousse to keep it all in place. Fasten with an elastic band, and use hair spray to keep any strays from getting into your eyes throughout the day.
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With the Cannes Film Festival already in full swing in the South of France, some of our favourite international actors are hitting the red carpet with some serious style. French actress Lea Seydoux was wearing one of our favourite hairstyles – a refined bun, so we just had to recreate this look ourselves.
1. Start with hair that has been freshly washed and dried. For some added texture, use a volumising hair mousse or spray on damp hair.
Goldwell Style Sign Double Boost, $25.45
2. Once hair is completely dry, apply a lightweight serum to the ends. Not only is this crucial for keeping the follicle healthy, but it will also make the hair look shiny.
KMS Silk Sheen Polishing Serum, $31.96
3. Divide hair down the middle, then twist and pin into a bun. If your hair is thicker than usual, you might want to use a translucent hair elastic to keep it all in place. Then, just disguise it by pinning the shorter strands over the bun.
4. Set it all in place with a light finishing spray!
Joico Joimist Firm Finishing Spray, $28.55
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Mastering a classic slicked-back hairstyle is number one on our list this season, especially since it requires so little maintenance. Actress Anna Sophia Robb was spotted at the Broadway premiere of Gigi sporting a modern chignon which we just had to try out. Follow our easy guide below to achieve this look yourself at home.
1. If your hair has just been freshly washed, use a lightweight cream so you don’t suffer from any flyaways. This particular formula adds a hint of shine, and is perfect if you’re getting photographed. Concentrate the product into the ends of your hair, then blow-dry backwards.
Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, $32
2. Comb backwards and secure the hair into a bun at the nape of your neck. If your hair is particularly thin, section it off, take small pieces of hair and wrap them over each other. This gives the illusion of added volume without the use of extensions. Once hair is done, set it in place with some hair spray.
Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist, $27
3. Let out those shorter layers at the front of your face and curl with a tong for added volume.
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Thick hair is by no means the easiest texture to style; braids never stay in place, buns often feel too heavy, and curls never hold their intended style! If you want to branch out and create a fuss-free hairstyle for your thick hair, then simply try a few hairstyles below.
Rather than combing through all your hair and twisting it in a bun, this is a much easier style which is accommodating to thicker hair.
Divide your hair into two sections, and create a bun on the top part of your head. Divide the middle sections into two, then twist them around the bun and secure with a clear elastic. Super easy and won’t have your hair falling out of place throughout the day!
Divide your hair into two sections just like the previous hairstyle, but spray some texturising product at the roots for extra lift.
Tie the first ponytail (the upper layer), securely with a hair elastic, then do the same with the bottom. It should blend in seamlessly if your hair is one colour.
Why not get the chop and use your thick hair to pull off a short bob. Not only is this hairstyle really easy to style (especially if you hair is naturally quite straight), but you have enough volume to pull of this look without ageing your face.
Remember to apply a deep-conditioning mask to your ends once a week to keep your hair looking healthy and fresh.
Although this style only suits girls with longer layers, feel free to try it on your thick hair as well! Create a loose braid at the nape of your neck, and progressively make the braid tighter as you finish up with a clear elastic.
Tug at each side to make it more lived-in, then use a dry shampoo to create the illusion of more volume. A fishtail braid also looks really on thick hair as well!
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This sophisticated hair-do takes only minutes to master, and leaves hair looking refined without the constant need of a touch-up. Although, the tutorial works best on straight un-layered hair, work with your natural cut and texture to achieve a low maintenance look which is perfect all year round.
You will need:
Finishing Spray – David Babaii Finished Styling Spray, $24.99
Texturising Spray – Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $39
- Comb through hair, making sure to remove any knots or tangles which would make it difficult to achieve this look. If your hair is freshly washed, now is the best time to spray in a little texturising mist, which will give hair a greater hold and maintain it’s natural texture.
- Fasten hair into a pony tail at the nape of the neck, then divide hair through the middle. This will allow the elastic to move slightly lower on the pony tail then flip the hair inside the gap. Hair will feel secure this way, and won’t fall out during the day.
- Take the length of the hair, and twirl over and tuck in. Use as many bobby pins as you need to secure hair in place, and also make it stay. Spritz with some finishing spray to hold the bun together.
- If you have shorter layers at the front, you can let them out or even pin them back if you’re going for a refined look.
- A finishing spray is best to use since it is not as harsh on the hair, and will still maintain it’s texture without over-styling it. Avoid spraying on the roots; focus the spray on the length of the hair instead.
- Use bobby pins which are of similar colour to your hair. This will allow them to blend-in better and create a subtle look.
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Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery looked so pretty at the SAG Awards, pairing porcelain skin and classic red lips with one of the most copied hair up styles, the elegant updo, or textured bun. Here’s how hairstylist Mara Roszak created this gorgeous celebrity hairstyle.
1. On damp hair, Mara added L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse all over, from the roots to ends.
2. She then blow-dried the hair with a medium round brush to maximise volume and movement.
3. Once Michelle’s hair was dry, Mara lightly sprayed L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray throughout for added texture.
4. Mara then flat ironed the ends for a straight look.
5. She gently teased the crown and gathered Michelle’s hair into a low ponytail that was secured with an elastic band, and wrapped a piece of hair around the ponytail to disguise the fastener.
6. To create the textured and piecey look, she added a dab of L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT It Super Fix Putty.
7. Mara finished off Michelle’s hair with L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Weather Control Hairspray to set the hairstyle.
Are you a fan of Michelle Dockery’s updo hairstyle?
Isn’t Cate Blanchett’s casual bun at the SAG Awards just gorgeous? It’s one of our favourite hair up styles that works for day to night. Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica created the look in just a few easy steps.
1. First prep wet hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost Lift Foaming Air Mousse, applying throughout the hair for touchable volume and hold.
2. Create a side part and then blow-dry hair with a small boar bristle round brush. Start by blow-drying hair in the front and create soft bangs. Once you have created the desired shape, clip the bangs in place while they cool. Then blow-dry the rest of the hair.
3. Once hair is dry, spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray to protect hair from heat before curling it. Using a 1-inch curling iron, take the hair and curl approximately 8 sections. “You don’t need to separate each section perfectly,” says Robert “but instead you can take random sections since you’re curling hair to create texture and bend.” Once the hair has cooled, brush out the curls to soften the look.
4. Spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series ColorFinity Dry Shampoo in Intense Blondes all throughout the hair. “Some people just apply hairspray to their roots, but I applied the Dry Shampoo all throughout the hair, similar to how you use hairspray, to create additional texture and volume.” After the dry shampoo, back comb hair a bit at the roots with a teasing comb.
5. Pull hair back into a loose low ponytail, using your fingers to create the desired shape. Twist the rest of the ponytail into a deconstructed bun and pin the look in place.
6. To finish, spray hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray to lock your look in place. Then spray hairspray onto your fingertips and nails, and using your fingers, apply the hairspray to the perimeter of the hair to tame flyaways and shape any loose pieces.
What do you think of Cate Blanchett’s SAG Awards undo hairstyle?
Kate Beckinsale’s messy hair up style was one of our favourite celebrity hairstyles at the Golden Globes. The naturally loose bun is great for anyone with wavy or curly hair. If you’re a summer bride (or part of the bridal party), we think this would make a romantic wedding or formal hairstyle.
Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Sascha Breuer created the look in just a few easy steps.
1. Start by using Moroccanoil Volumizing Mouse directly on to the roots of damp hair. The mouse will help add body and hold and it’s a great way to set the style in. It’ll also make hair more pliable and easier to work with.
2. Begin blow drying the hair using a skeleton brush, and then use your fingers to create texture and additional volume. Once the hair is fully dry, separate into a horseshoe shaped section (the part between both temples & your crown area) and clip the top section away.
3. Pull the bottom section into a low, side ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic. Then coil & wrap the tail into a messy bun. You can even tug a few strands out to create naturally falling bits and to loosen the bun. Secure hair with bobby pins.
4. Take the hair from the top section and backcomb the roots using Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Round Brush to maximize the volume at the crown and create a slightly disheveled texture.
5. Secure the top section into the existing, loose bun with bobby pins.
6. Mist the hair with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium to add shine and long-lasting flexible hold. Spray a little product onto finger tips and work it into the single strands to help define the pieces. Secure the final look with a few more pins.
What did you think of Kate Beckinsale’s Golden Globes hair?
Mila Kunis paired her sparkly Gucci pewter dress with a sleek and elegant chignon at the Golden Globes 2014, an easy hair up style when your dress is the main attraction. Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Renato Campora created the look in a few easy steps.
1. Renato worked L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Extraordinary Oil for All Hair Types through damp hair from the roots to the ends.
2. Using a large boar bristle round brush, he blow dried the hair away from her face, smoothing the ends.
3. Working section by section, he then applied L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heatspray before flat ironing Mila’s hair, blow drying back to control the top and sides.
4. Lightly spraying L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray (one of our favourite all-purpose hairsprays), he secured the hair in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck.
5. Renato then applied lace around the ponytail and back of the head and secured with pins.
6. Finally, he twisted hair into a smooth bun, securing with French pins.
Are you a fan of Mila Kunis’ Golden Globes hair up style?
Emma Watson blew us away at the Golden Globes, not only because of that incredible tangerine Christian Dior backless dress (and pants!), but because her hair and makeup were perfection. We think her chic bun, with deep side part and soft wispy pieces, will be one of the best hair up styles we’ll see all year.
Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Shelley Brien created this classic updo.
1. First spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Heat Protect & Shine Spray to damp hair. Take a medium-sized boar bristle round brush and blow dry hair so that it’s straight and smooth.
2. Once hair is dry, create a side part and then spray Vidal Sassoon Pro Series ColorFinity Dry Shampoo in Rich Darks to the roots to create extra volume.
3. Backcomb the hair near the front of your face to create texture and then brush all the hair back until it’s smooth. Maintaining the side part, pull hair back into a low ponytail and then wrap hair loosely into a chignon. Wrap hair similar to a bun and then pin in place.
4. Pull a few pieces of hair in the front and tuck behind the ear to create a more modern, tousled look.
5. To finish, spray hair with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Flexible Hold Hairspray to leave it with a sleek, finished look.
What did you think of Emma Watson’s Golden Globes hair? Tell us in the comments!
Sienna Miller’s high bun is such a pretty hairstyle for New Year’s, weddings and summer festivities. Schwarzkopf’s National Technical Educator Grant Withnell shows us how to get one of the best hair up styles at home in just a few easy steps.
1. Add a generous amount of salt spray and using your hand, blast hair with hair dryer to create texture.
2. Once dry, add a styling powder for more texture. Roughly pull hair into a high ponytail and secure with a hair band, making sure to leave out some pieces to add later.
3. Twist hair and wrap into a knot (don’t be too neat here), then secure with large pins.
4. Randomly select any pieces left out, twist and secure out of the way.
5. Tuck others behind the ears and add more powder for added texture.
6. Spray a light mist of Schwarzkopf Extra Care Strong Styling Hairspray and away you go!
What’s your go-to party hairstyle?
The classic bun is one of our favourite hair up styles for party season – it’s chic, elegant and really easy to achieve the look. It’s a favourite with celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba and Kate Bosworth, and really draws attention to the eyes, making it perfect for party season when you can play up your eye makeup. Just Cuts director Denis McFadden show us how to recreate the hairstyle in 4 easy steps!
What you’ll need:
JUSTICE Professional Sea Salt Spray
A few bobby pins
JUSTICE Professional Workable Hairspray
Hair foam donut like Scunci Bun Maker
1: Prep your hair
A great up-do will last better if your hair is textured and voluminous. Spritz clean hair with JUSTICE Professional Sea Salt Spray and work through the ends roughly with your fingers.
Tie your hair in a ponytail using your hair tie. I love the top knot style for summer, it keeps your hair at bay and suits everyone – so aim for your ponytail to be high and tight. You can smooth hair back or wear a bit messier – depending on the look you’re going for.
3: Create the bun
Wrap the foam donut around your hair almost like a hair tie so it’s around the base of your ponytail. Spread your hair over the donut and wrap any loose ends around. This is a fabulous way to add oomph and volume to short or fine hair and it looks totally natural.
If you’ve got lots of hair and don’t want to use a donut, twist your hair and wrap it around your hair tie. Again, wrap any loose ends around the bun.
4: Set the look
Pin your bun with some bobby pins, pushing in towards the bun so they can’t be seen.
When you’re happy with your look and have found the perfect texture, set the look with JUSTICE Professional Workable Hairspray. The non-aerosol hairspray is great as it won’t drown your locks in product and there’s no sticky crunch, just incredible hold.
What’s your favourite party hairstyle?
Nina Dobrev looked so pretty at the TrevorLIVE event in Hollywood on the weekend, wearing a braided bun that is one of the most elegant hair up styles we’ve seen on the red carpet.
It might look intricate, but celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis explains how to recreate this look in just 5 easy steps (so if you’re looking for summer wedding hair inspiration, pay attention!).
1. Apply a generous amount of Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse to damp hair and rough dry with hands and a blowdryer.
2. Make a messy side part and divide hair into two sections — down the center in the back. Lightly tease the crown with a tail comb for a little height.
3. Spray each side with Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo to revive hair and add volume and texture. Begin French braiding the first section against the head, continuing to the ends like you would a side ponytail, and secure with an elastic. Repeat with the other side.
4. Loosen each braid by pulling each side, allowing for pieces to come out, giving that soft, effortless look. Take one of the braids and pin it across the back to create a large bun using hair pins. Do the same with the other braid, going back and forth along the back to blend in with the first braid.
5. Finally, pull out a few face framing layers and spray the entire look with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to set.
What do you think of Nina Dobrev’s red carpet hair?