Saturday, July 27, 2013

Short Cuts for the Summer!

Summer is here, so how about doing some short styles and trying something new! 


I like to think that the pixie cut is a great option when it comes to short hairstyles for summer because it looks very cute and feminine. Not to mention, it’s so easy to maintain if you are plagued with thick curly hair, and you will definitely stay cool in the heat this summer.


Even if you opt out of bangs, a bob can still look stunning on any woman, and I have to say that it is one of my favorite short hairstyles for summer. I love the bob because I think it can be so great when styled the right way, and you don’t have to go through the whole ordeal of cutting off all of your hair, which can definitely be too traumatic for some people.


So before you make a judgment, hear me out: a girly mohawk comes in all shapes and styles. I like the girly mohawk as one of the short hairstyles for summer because it’s daring, sexy and you really only live once, so why not try something different? Everyone has different tastes, but a girly mohawk can be really flattering on some people. I think it’s a great option if you want to add some style in a short haircut as opposed to the alternatives which can seem lifeless and flat, especially if you have very straight, thin hair.


This is a great option when it comes to short hairstyles for summer simply because it’s one of the most practical, but still fashionable and sexy. I think, despite popular belief, that there are many different things you can do with a gamine style haircut, one of them being wearing a headband or pinning back the front bangs with a bobby pin or bow. Plus, it will keep you cool in the unbearable heat of summer!


The difference between the cropped hairstyle and the pixie is that the cropped style is longer on the sides and back, so it isn’t quite a pixie or bob, but it’s sort of in between. I also love a cropped haircut as one of the short hairstyles for summer because it isn’t quite as dramatic as a gamine or pixie but it’s definitely short enough to keep you cool in the summer sun. I’ve seen a lot of older women with this hairstyle but I don’t see why younger women can’t also wear it.


Living in New York, I have seen many women and men take on the undercut hairstyle. I think some people attribute this style to the so-called “hipster” movement but it’s still of one the best short hairstyles for summer. Here’s why: if you aren’t ready to essentially shave off all your hair and go gamine, but you really want to keep your hair as short as possible to avoid the heat this summer, the undercut is a great compromise. The undercut is pretty much self-explanatory in some sense; basically, the hair is cut from underneath but it gets covered from hair on the top. Even if you don’t really consider yourself a hipster, or punk, or whatever label you want to include, the undercut is definitely in fashion right now. You can even keep your hair longer on the top and only undercut it on one side if you want to.


A reverse mullet is ideal as one of the short hairstyles for summer, because your hair is almost completely off your neck but you still have some length in the front. At first glance, most people don’t even realize that the back part of your hair is shorter than the front. Overall it’s a very chic and sexy option to beat the summer heat without completely cutting off all of your hair.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Easy Summer Styles

Easy Summer Styles
Summer is a time for letting loose, being carefree and staying cool – and what better way to achieve all three than with easy, breezy summer hairstyles? Put away the hairdryer, the straightening irons and all of those other styling products that require heat and make you sweat. For this season, keep it cool, look cute and stay fresh with these super cute and super easy to achieve summer hairstyles. 


The age-old, go-to hairstyle is as fashionable as ever and is one of the easiest summer hairstyles to achieve. Not only is it super easy to create, but there are several ways to wear this style. Slick back your hair, pull it all together and secure it on top of your crown with an elastic band to create a slick, playful look. Gather it loosely at the nape of your neck for a more sophisticated, romantic style. Pull it to the side of your head for an edgier look. Add some extra dimension and interest by pulling a few strands of hair out to frame your face, or secure the pony with a ribbon or a bandana.


Stop trying to control those waves or that extra body and instead embrace it during the summer months. Hair that looks like you just came from the beach is playful and completely carefree. To achieve this style, apply some wave-creating product to your damp hair, flip your head upside down and scrunch it with your hand. As your hair dries, those waves will come out and you will have a lovely, stylish ‘do.


A braid is another simple to achieve, go-to hairstyle that is perfect for the summer months. And, just like the ponytail, there are a variety of ways to wear a braid. Do a loose one at the nape of your neck. Pull your hair into a high pony and braid it. Gather your hair to one side and tie it in a braid that cascades over one shoulder. Other options include the classic French and the trendy fishtail.


Want to really keep cool this summer? A bun is an excellent option. This style pulls all of your hair up and off of your neck, plus it looks sweet, romantic and sophisticated. Start by putting your hair in a ponytail and wrap your hair around the elastic that is securing your pony. Use a few pins to hold the bun in place. Alternatively, you can braid the pony and then wrap it around the elastic and secure it into place.


Create a super easy up-do that will keep you cool and give you a chic look this summer. To achieve this style, randomly twist sections of your hair, pull them up and secure them at random points on the back of your head with bobby pins. Instead of twisting, you can also try braiding.


Want to keep your hair down, but out of your face? How about wearing a headband? There are so many different types of headbands out there, so you can easily find one that will work with your outfit or your look. Comb your hair smooth or create some body and scrunch it. Part it down the middle or to one side, or slick it back and put your headband in place.


A half up, half down style is always a great option for the summer months. There are a number of ways you can wear this one. Pull the top of your hair back, slick it back and secure it with a clip or an elastic band. Loosely gather the top of your hair so that a part remains in your hair, and secure it just below your crown.