While you're probably craving a heat wave just as much as we are, the impending humidity is a force to be reckoned with — especially when it comes to your hair. Fear not, dear reader. Summer's hottest 'do won't fall flat before you make it to the office — or that Friday-night date. We tapped the ridiculously talented Stevie Smith of Smith and Davis
salon to help you change the way you think about your tresses during the hottest months of the year.
No, we're not suggesting you lop off your locks. Instead, we're suggesting you to pay homage to the Renaissance era with a modern-day twist on the Old World braid — from an elegant updo to a major ponytail upgrade. The best part? You don't need a lot of time to look pulled together — under 10 minutes to be exact. So, get ready to usher summer in with style, one strand at a time.
Photographed by Catrin Reyes