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Hairstylists at our readers’ favorite salons share tips and styles to beat the heat this summer
What are some hairstyles people can try out to keep cool and comfortable in the heat?
“Some of our favorite styles for summer are French or fishtail braids. We love that you can split them into two for a different style or toss on a ball cap for a brand-new look. You can never go wrong with a low ponytail tucked into a sun hat for a beach day!” – Catherine Lucas, salon owner and stylist and Brittany Dunagin, bridal artistic specialist and master stylist at Posh The Salon
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and reapply throughout the day to keep hair color from fading.” – Catherine & Brittany
It’s no secret that summer in North Carolina means harsh and humid conditions (not to mention, chemicals from swimming pools!). How can people care for their hair during the warmer months?
“For clients who swim, we would recommend using a hair cleansing cream to help remove buildup. Redken’s Hair Cleansing Cream Clarifying Shampoo is color safe and a wonderful product to try. We also always recommend keeping Redken’s One United [Leave-In Conditioner] in your beach bag to spray on your hair before going into the sun 64
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Hot weather is the perfect time to go short! Bobs and pixies are lowmaintenance ways to enjoy summer without worrying about your hair. Most people with long hair have mastered a decent ponytail and messy bun. And sure, ponytails and buns are fine, but aren’t we all a little bored with them by now? Consider mixing it up with two braids (worn down or up, like a milkmaid), pigtails or space buns. Parting it down the middle keeps your neck nice and cool, and the braids or buns keep your hair controlled, whether you’re sitting on your porch or sitting on the beach. Leave some pieces hanging loose, and don’t fret about making it look perfect – summer isn’t about neat and tidy hair! A product like Hairstory Powder will add a little volume and grip to help your style last longer.” – Christina Pelech, owner at Fuss & Bother
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“If you’re spending a lot of time outside, blocking the sun with a hat is your best bet. Before you go out in the sun and into the water (whether it’s a pool or an ocean), wet your hair in the shower and slather it with conditioner. Don’t rinse it out! That will help protect your hair from chlorine, sun and