Find yourself throwing your hair up into a messy bun for the third day in a row? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! With triple-digit weather in full effect, the last thing most of us want to do is spend our time fussing with our strands, resulting in an abundance of messy buns that seem to stay in our hair a little too long. Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways to amp your go-to look with minimal effort. Check out our five tips for spicing up your strands during the summer months.
1) Think effortless
Loose, tousled styles are an easy trend we can take from the Fashion Week runways. Rather than focus on securing every strand in place, opt for romantic, “undone” styles that look chic and effortless, such as a messy braid or low bun with face-framing pieces.
2) Add texture
Texture instantly gives any braid a modern edge. To achieve a “lived-in” finish, apply Redken Powder Grip 03 to the roots, then braid the hair. Once the hair has been secured, gently pull the braid in different directions to add volume and lift.
3) Play around with accessories
Headbands and claw clips aren’t the only hair accessories experiencing a revival at the moment. Headscarves are an easy way to amp up a ponytail or second-day waves. Plus, they’re also great at concealing second-day roots!
4) Mix function and fashion
Bobby pins are no longer reserved for undercover work. If you find your style needs extra hold, add a couple of pins in a shape or design to add a cool flair to a casual ponytail or bun. Quick Tip: To keep your bobby pins in place all night, spritz them with Redken Control Addict 28 Extra High-Hold Hairspray before placing them in your hair.
5) Go smooth
When all else fails, opt for a sleek, high-shine look. The best part? A smooth style not only looks flattering on every hair length, it’s also easy to achieve—all you need is the right products. For best results, apply Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Treatment Primer to damp strands before blow-drying, then blow-dry strands using a round brush. Next, apply Redken Iron Shape 11 Finishing Thermal Spray and flat-iron the hair in sections using a wide-tooth comb to smooth through any knots. Finish off with Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist.
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