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
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
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 look.
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 bangs."
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 and movement."
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
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," says Kurkland.
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
1. Longish and Somewhat Irregularly Cut or
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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