Summer Hair Tips from Colorist Mia

By Erin Donnelly

We single women heart summer big time. When else do we get the opportunity to ogle buff, topless hunks without paying a cover charge? What we don’t love, however, is the hair trauma that scorching-hot summer sun unleashes on our hair. Humidity-induced frizz, dried-out locks, roots gone wild…it’s enough to make a gal stick a hat on her head and call it a day. SingleMindedWomen turned to star San Francisco colorist Mia for summer hair tips and trends to make you look like a beach goddess. Read on to make sure that you are armed and dangerously gorgeous all summer long.

summerhairBeach Babe Color Technique: Balayage, a French hair painting technique, gives a natural, sun-kissed look for summer. Celebs including Gisele, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Aniston all use this technique to achieve perfect golden locks. Color grows out with a more natural look than regular foil highlighting, giving clients a little bit more time to go between touch-ups-a big perk in a down economy.

Beach Bag Essentials: Keep Ojon® Rub-Out Dry Cleanser to Go and a hat or brightly colored bandana in your beach bag. The dry shampoo is a ideal pick-me-up for hair that has been put through a full day’s worth of summer activities. The hat and/or bandana not only make a cute and flirty summer accessory, but they are great ways to protect your color and your scalp from the sun’s damaging rays.

Style Smart: Hot looks for summer hair include Gidget braids and beachy waves. Achieve beach hair even when you are miles away from the surf. Use Philip B. Maui Wowie Beach Mist to get that tousled sexy look for your tresses. The product is a blend of salt water, aloe vera extract, and oils of orchid and Tahitian gardenia.To use: Shake bottle, then spray on damp or dry hair from roots to tips and comb through. Tousle hair and let air-dry, or twist hair in sections and dry under a diffuser for loose, sexy waves.

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