Shannon, Gorgeous Me makeover model. Hair by Kristina Raffaele. Please note, the actual colour was a lot more vibrant and shinier than this.
The big trends in hair this Summer are waves, ombre, the beachy messy look and Bronde (no this is not a typo!).
Swap those straightening irons* for curlers ladies, waves are in big time. GHD is all over it with their new curlers - GHD CurveTM.
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Jamie from Kristina Raffaele Salon
Here are a couple of demos to help you achieve the look. Many stylists brush the curls out but we think it looks fantastic in its loose ringlet form; personal preferences.
Here's how to achieve the look using straightening irons
* straightening irons can achieve the look too, as seen in this video
Here's the look using a curling wand
Ombre is the graduation of colour from dark to light, and vice versa. This look has been around for a while now and is still going strong, especially when combined with waves! Chunky ombre highlights are also big news - our gorgeous Shannon wears the look (first photo above).
3. Beachy Messy Look
Mess it up girls, that messy look is all in. Some of you will need to curl it first and then wreck havoc. Refer to the first video above.
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Bronde - a fusion of brown and blonde that reduces the contrast between hair and skin tone. This colour effect is best suited to warmer, darker skin types to enhance your natural colouring; it can be very complimentary on mature women too. With “bronde”, blondes can enjoy an elegant colour result with added depth, while brunettes have their look lifted and illuminated without going platinum!
Matrix Total Results Curl Surf Waves Spray - RRP$19.00
The latest edition to the Total Results range, Curl Surf Waves Spray is specially formulated to have you looking like the ultimate beach babe this summer. This light spray creates loose waves for the no-fuss, tousled beach hair look; all while providing maximum frizz protection.
Matrix Biolage Curl Defining Elixir - RRP$30.00
The Curl Defining Elixir from the new styling range from Biolage delivers lasting curl control to create beautiful shiny curls. The Biolage Styling range contains extract from the highly resilient Blue Agave plant. Found in our favourite Mexican spirit and used by the Aztecs to maintain intricate styles, Blue Agave has a high starch and sugar content and contains moisture preserving properties. Highly resistant and versatile, the Blue Agave formula provides long-lasting nutrition to maintain hair’s integrity.
Redken Signature Look Fashion Waves 07 Sea Salt Spray - RRP$36.00
New from Redken’s Signature Look styling range, Fashion Waves 07 is Redken’s only sea salt spray that creates lived-in styles to transform your look from limp to rock star chic. Mist on damp hair or apply to dry hair using a scrunching technique and work through to animate natural looking waves that have texture and body. This product is perfect for creating rocking waves and a messy top knot.
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Beach Waves - RRP$34.00
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Beach Waves is a texturizing salt spray that creates effortless, fresh-from-the-beach waves. To achieve fashionable tousled tresses with a matte finish, this is the ultimate summer product to have.
Pureology Highlight Stylist Sea-Kissed Texturiser - RRP$38.00
To meet the needs of clients with highlights who want to strengthen, texturise, protect and add back shine into their locks, Pureology introduces the Highlight Stylist range. Enriched with a lightweight texture and highlight enhancers, Highlight Stylist creates natural-looking hair with reflective shine and long-lasting multi-tonal colour. The Highlight Stylist Sea-Kissed Texturiser is a non-stripping, salt-free tousle spray that boosts shine as it strengthens the hair fibre. It can be layered for as little or as much texture as desired without any weight or stickiness. Simply spray on to wet or dry hair and style as usual.
Pureology Highlight Stylist Bodifying Luminator - RRP$38.00
The Bodifying Luminator is a lightweight foam texturiser that boosts body and shine from root to tip without weighing down finer hair types. Simply scrunch the foam into damp hair before styling for a laminated voluminous look.
Kerastase Spray a Porter Tousled Effect Spray - RRP$44.00
The Spray-a-porter tousled effect spray provides that beach babe look with a unique formula containing mineral salts. Perfect if you’re after that tousled, wavy look with a matte finish.
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