We get it. Those bangs you decided to cut in the Winter were a great idea when you got them done. But now Summer is here, and that full fringe is starting to get in the way. How do you reconcile? With an adorable hairstyle, that's how. Click through to find five sweet styles for keeping your fringe in check.
When it comes to your makeup bag, drugstore beauty is, well, a beautiful thing. From face wipes to lip balms to frizz serums, we've rounded up our favorite products that won't break the bank. They're all under $10, and they're all right here.
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— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel and Kaitlyn Dreyling
Remember your younger, more carefree years when you'd go to sleep with wet hair and wake up with it sticking in a million directions (ahem, college)? Well, growing up means getting wiser . . . at least with your beauty routines. There are plenty of things you can do while you sleep to help you arise with a coiffure people will envy. So grab your pajamas, curl up, and keep reading.
You want longer, healthier hair? Then perhaps you should look into how well you're treating your scalp. Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Celebrity Dermatologist Francesca Fusco breaks down how getting gorgeous hair has so much to do with the root of your hair. Plus, she reveals some of her professional secrets to getting the lustrous strands you desire.
When I first saw the tiny tube of Clear Damage and Color Repair 7-Day Intensive Treatment ($18), I was skeptical. How could half an ounce per treatment cover all my kinky curls? But the tiny ampule proved to be a force against my full head of hair, giving the slip I needed to glide through tangles and knots fairly easy.
The deep conditioner contains vitamins B5, C, and E to help your strands recover from the usual wear and tear of coloring and straightening. A healthy dose of almond and coconut oil lends moisturizing and shine-enhancing properties. And while you've probably heard that conditioner shouldn't go on your scalp, this line is formulated for your entire head. It even masked my frazzled natural ends. But what makes this product a Summer travel staple is its portability. Each tube is easy to throw in your suitcase, eliminating the need to carry on an oversize jar. It truly is the complete package.
Braids are the must-try hairstyle of Summer, and one of the easiest looks to create is a side braid. We headed to John Barrett Salon's braid bar in New York City to get tips on achieving a fresh spin on a hair classic. This tousled fishtail braid, which was created by stylist Isabel Guillen, is the kind of look you can wear from pool party to wedding shower and just about everything in between. To learn how to get this versatile style, just keep clicking!
Still skipping your morning workout because you can't bear going to work with gym hair? We've all been there, but you don't have to rank your hair over your body any longer. All you need is five minutes to sculpt a gorgeous hairstyle post-workout.
First thing's first. You're going to want to pick up a good dry shampoo, like Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo ($18). Spritz it along your hairline, let it sit for two minutes, and then brush through. Then, just pick your style and go.
- Topknot: A great option for women with longer hair all year-round. Simply flip your head over, brush with your fingers, and loosely gather it on top of your head. Add a twist, some bobby pins, maybe a swipe of red lipstick, and you're all set.
- Braided headband: Cover your roots with this adorable standby, which works for long and short hair. Grab a half-inch section of hair from behind one ear and start french braiding it across your scalp toward the other ear. Tie it off and secure with a pin.
- The double ponytail: If you suffer from hair sweat on the back of your neck (hey, it happens), this is the style for you. Split your hair into two sections, a top and a bottom, and tie them both into low ponytails. Then, connect the two ponytails with a hair tie for a fun, trendy hair look.
- If you've got a pixie cut . . . You're in luck. Just let the texture work for you. After spraying on your dry shampoo, work it into your hair and let it dry. Your hair will dry into a sexy bedhead style.
And if all else fails, throw on an adorable, on-trend baseball cap.
It's our job to pick the brains of the top professionals in the beauty industry, so we think it's high time to share the best tips we've heard over the years. From runway makeup artists to celebrity hairstylists, we've picked out the best of the best when it comes to tricks of the trade. Get all the beauty secrets you never knew after the jump
Festival season is well under way, and the party has just wrapped up in Tennessee for Bonnaroo. Braids, waves, and two-toned manicures all made appearances under the hot sun, making this festival a lesson in trendy Summer beauty. Get some serious inspiration for your next outdoor concert adventure when you click through.
— Additional reporting by Jaime Richards
It might say light on the packaging, but don't let Aveda's Light Elements Defining Whip ($24) fool you. While it is lightweight in feel, this airy, whipped wax gives a decent amount of hold. Use it on almost-dry hair with a blow dryer to enhance volume and shine. Apply to dry hair to add texture and pieciness to ends and layers. It can also be used to give beach waves and tousled updos some added oomph sans the heaviness or tacky feel. Best of all, it instantly tames flyaways and static with a soothing, fresh scent to boot. And since it can be used in all hair types and lengths, you'll find that this light yet mighty hair wax might just be the only product you'll need this Summer.