CHAPTER 4: SUMMER BraidS
the perfect summer day
in 3 braids
Whether you summer in Saint Tropez, Bali or Palm Beach, the summer means things for hair – frizz. As humidity levels soar no matter how fine it is, your hair approaches a close resemblance to Diana Ross – not the Good Years. At a time when all you want to do is bask in the glory of the sun’s rays, braids are your perfect ally. Not only is frizz and volume kept in check, but these stylish torsades keep you fresh when the temperature is at its hottest while looking chic. Beat the heat and look your summer’s best day and night.
MORNING: THE OUT OF WATER SLICK BRAID
Rise and shine. The sun beams in and you’re set to start off the day. Going for a run, walk or even to mosey about outside, the tight slick back of this braid makes your face glow (read : instant face lift) and keeps you fresh from the summer’s heat.
The tightly interwoven strands are graphic, elegant and feminine yet have a touch of sportiness to them. Ideal for post-morning-swim, grabbing a frozen latte after a round of tennis or a morning massage, it’s quick, easy, and effortless; just as any holiday morning should be.
AFTERNOON: THE BEACH SIDE BRAIDED BUN
Sun is up and so is the temperature. Get your hair up in this effortless bun as you sun bathe to ensure your hair doesn’t get in the way of a flawless tan. While basking in the sun, the last thing you want is to feel constricted or restrained, so the effortless and flat nature of this updo makes sure you can relax on your towel-roll pillow without feeling restrained. Ultimate bliss. Want to cool off with just a dip but dread getting your hair wet? Fret not ; this incredibly simple yet intricate looking updo keeps your hair out of the water as you wade around – margarita, optional.
EVENING: THE BEACH WAVE BRAID
The secret to the ultimate effortless beach waves? Braids! As you prep for a night of dancing in a Pucci maxi dress, let your braids out and let your waves flow! A little braided detail adds a playful twist and keeps your bands in check long into the summer night. Two delicate strands pulled away from your face tie into a delicate braid that melts into an ocean of dynamic, bouncy beach waves. There’s nothing sultrier than having your hair dance about you and recall the roaring waves of the ocean.
Spray à porter
Toulsed effect spray for seawater effect with flexible hold. This clear fluid is released from a pump dispenser with a micro-spray nozzle to make it easy to apply evenly. It enables sculpted “ocean spray” styles without the sticky effect of other “salted” formulas.
step-by-step guide to braids
Follow these step-by-step how-to’s to achieve the braid to suit your mood