Making Waves! 10 Super Summer Hairstyles
By Carolina Diaz-Bordon
All you can hear is click, click, click
- and all you can see are flashes from cameras
snapping in every direction. Everywhere
you walk heads turn and stare. Whispers
of praise fill the air. With a fearless
sense of style and confidence, you strut
down the catwalk. Today, you are the star,
and you owe it all to your fabulous new
summer 'do. Okay, so you may not actually
be walking down a runway. But there's no
reason you can't look like it.
You want to be a socialite, a surfer girl,
or a sophisticated diva? You can pull off
any look you want with the right hairdo.
The secret to wearing the hottest celebrity
looks in real life begins with scissors.
This season, the most popular styles are
no-fuss, easy-to-do and simply sexy. To
pull off these effortless looking styles,
you must have the right cut. With a great
haircut, the rest is easy.
This summer the streets will be sizzling
with style. French twists, basic braids
and loose ponytails are favorite picks.
This look is about saying it without screaming
it. It's a no-fuss, less-is-more look that
can be worn anytime.
To keep up with the latest trends you will
also need to travel back in time. You are
going to bump into some new versions of
old favorites. Don't worry, you won't have
to dust off your leg warmers, but you will
have to get your fingers ready to start
scrunching. Bigger is better this season,
and a little scrunching and the right cut
is all you need. This time around it's a
softer, lighter and more natural scrunched
Another popular blast from the past style
is popping up on foreheads everywhere. That's
right! Bangs are back and they're hotter
than ever. Celebrities such as Jessica Alba,
Mandy Moore, Charlize Theron and Rachel
McAdams have helped them make a strong comeback.
Long, short, heavy or wispy -- everywhere
you turn, you will surely bump into bangs.
Alan Kurkland, Top Stylist and Manager
of Salon 151 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,
says, "The hottest trends we are seeing
for the summer are just above the shoulder
cuts with small, swooping bangs or long
Texture and layers are the secrets behind
achieving these great looks, Kurkland says:
"Nicole Ritchie's hair has been a
favorite. Many of my clients want the same
look. The long layers at shoulder length
with the swooping bangs is very popular.
For shorter hair, I recommend lots of texture
The main idea is embracing the effortless
sexy look in any style you choose. In other
words, don't look as you've spent hours
in front of the mirror. Look terrific without
going over the top.
Blonde hair and summer have always gone
hand in hand, but this year browns are moving
in with a vengeance. There's been a brunette
boom, and it's not slowing down -- from
Britney to Brittany.
You will undoubtedly start seeing darker
shades on the beaches. There are still,
however, plenty of blondes and light highlights
to go around. "We are seeing lots of
partial highlights and lots of contrast,
light on top and dark underneath,"
The sun is out and shining strong along
with this season's most wanted looks. Have
fun and show off your sense of style. You
don't need to walk on a runway to turn heads.
Nothing will spark up the summer season
like a hot new hair style. Here's a list
of the top ten most wanted:
1. Longish and Somewhat Irregularly Cut
or Layered Bangs
2. Modern Scrunch
3. Relaxed Up Dos
4. Layered and Textured Bobs
5. Shaggy Surfer Style Layers
6. Choppy Crop
7. Softer Layers for Longer Hair
8. Short, Blunt Edgy for Shorter Hair
9. Shoulder Length Curls
10. Wavy Locks
Carolina Diaz-Bordon is
a writer for eDiets.com
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