A Bit of a Beach Bounce

This summer, bust out of your usual beach look of scraped back hair and mix it up with undone curls and big messy blow outs.

It’s all about that fabulously effortless look which actually takes a bit of doing, as if you didn’t know.

hair 2 jul-augThose of you with a bit of natural curl or wave are going to find things a little easier but don’t worry if your hair is naturally straight as you can still create something equally as gorgeous with the right products and accessories.

Hair with a lot of curl can easily be transformed into beach beautiful with a very simple twisting technique and a good curl defining cream; I’d recommend Oribe ‘Curl By Definition’.

To damp hair add a good amount of product and comb evenly throughout, then take random sections about 12 in total and twist the hair from root to tip and allowing the hair to dry in the sun or speed up the process by adding a little heat with a dryer.

Once dried, use your fingers to loosen the twists but don’t break them up too much as you’ll lose some definition. A great finishing product is Oribe Apres Beach spray which will give hold, definition and shine to finish your look to perfection.

Those of you with smoother and looser hair textures will need to use either a wand or the easier option of hot bendy sticks to create some base curls. Taking random sections bang in around twelve hot sticks and allow to cool before removing, then use your fingers to loosen the curls by raking through from root to tip.

A good texture spray is key to help creating the look which will add volume, hold and definition to the curls without making it look ‘too done’. My recommendations are Oribe Dry Texture Spray which will work on all hair types and gives an amazing result and Apres Beach Spray.

Your summer starts here – happy styling.

Michael Young and Gary Hooker run award-winning Hooker & Young, with five salons regionwide | hookerandyoung.co.uk