Four Summer Styles

After more than a few false starts, we believe it is safe to say that the warm weather is finally here to stay – time for sundresses, shorts and shades! Taking off your thick wool hat, likely revealing your hair that may require a fresh change. Now comes the dilemma of, “What can I do with it?” Don’t worry, here at Hair Republic | Salon, we have gathered our favourite four trends this season to transform your hair!

If you are going to do one new thing with your hair this summer, let it be Balayage colouring. Granted, this hair trend has been seen over the past few seasons, but with summer here, there are no signs this look is stopping any time soon. You can be on your way to having a gorgeous, fuss-free colour that can last you throughout the season.

Balayage derives from a French word meaning, “to sweep”, which pertains to the way the stylist applies the colour; lighter, sweeping strokes that start at the top of the head to heavier sweeping strokes at the ends of the hair for a natural sun-kissed look. The great thing about Balayage is the low maintenance aspect of it.  When your roots grow in, natural blending occurs with the pre-existing colour, and paired with perfect waves, it creates the very popular beach-hair summer look.

If Balayage seems too tame for your tresses, why not opt for more of a dramatic change? Go red! Contrary to widespread belief, red hair can work on a wide variety of people provided you choose the right shade for you. If your skin is a darker tone, a cooler tone normally works best – think burgundy or violet based. If the thought of complete red makes you “see red” then try a dark mahogany for a more subtle effect. Medium skin tones should stick to medium shades, where auburn is a fantastic choice. If your skin is a more pale tone, go for warmer shades of red. For a softer look, you can try strawberry blonde which has hints of red without having to go through a radical change. If vivid, striking colour is more your style, there are many darker reds hues that work wonders without washing you out.

Another fun and edgy way to wear your hair for the summer is having your bangs cut bluntly. They may seem like a scary change but they are surprisingly versatile. Sweet yet sexy, professional but fun, and they add just the right pop to any hairstyle while highlighting one of your best features – your eyes.

After you have gotten your best hair colour and your crowd-stopping bangs, you need to find a way to show them off, why not try an up-do? Up-do’s have made a comeback this summer and woman can now rejoice in the fact that the artfully messy and utterly romantic styles are back! Why not try the ethereal up-do Emily Rossum wore or try the casually chic side fish tail braid that has been popping up on every red carpet?

We have come out of another long Canadian winter where it seemed the sun has been constantly fleeting the past few months. Let us start truly enjoying our beautiful weather while it is here and re-kick off your summer with some innovative and fun hair ideas?

Article by: M.Donohue

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