4 Summer Hair Solutions For Every Girl

Around the this time of year, it’s easy to be at your wits' end looking for chic, new hair tips to keep you feeling cool and looking hot, that can also transition easily into the next season. So, we asked local hair pro Gregory Russell of the über-hip, high-end Andy LeCompte Salon to dish on some of his favorite tricks of the trade to keep your tresses looking terrific, no matter what stage your hair might be in, or what the calendar—or meteorologist—may say. This scissor wizard is one of the hairstylists responsible for the hot heads of Elle MacPherson, Chloë Moretz, and those featured in our very own Dior Lipstick Diaries series, so we highly recommend you take note and check out his top product go-tos and expert styling advice for the ultimate summer hair pick-me-up.

If you need a quick and easy updo idea...
“Try a low, messy bun like the ones seen at the Proenza Schouler's spring RTW show. It can be worn in a casual way with shorts and a T-shirt, or you can dress it up for a cocktail party—very sexy either way. I recommend Bumble and bumble's Texture Creme to add to the look.”

If you need a polished, pulled-back look…
A sleek middle-part ponytail is for you. "A slick, low pony like the ones at Chanel’s spring RTW show are effortless and chic. Don’t forget to use Kerastase Soleil Gelee Aqua-Free hair protector—this waterproof sun-protecting gel allows you to keep your hair looking polished when you're by the pool or at the beach.”

If you're itching to chop it all off...
Go for a chic, one-length bob to the shoulders. According to Gregory, “It’s definitely the most popular request we get, and it gives you a ton of movement and texture without a lot of fuss. I really recommend Davines Melu Shampoo and Conditioner to keep your ends hydrated and Rahua Leave-In Treatment for a little extra help smoothing out your locks and defining the texture.

If you're in the growing it out stage...
“Protection against dry ends from sun damage, pools, and the beach is imperative for getting long, healthy hair! Nutrient-packed hair oils like hand-mixed Anita Louise's ( Hair Finish Oil, Leonor Greyl's Palm Oil, and Rene Furterer's Karite Oil are great answers to moisturizing your ends. Make sure to slather it on before sunbathing or jumping into any water to keep your hair healthy…and growing!”

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