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The ultimate beach hairstyle. And by ultimate, we mean equally as practical as it is pretty.
Fri, 23 September 2011 1:24PM
The weather right now is officially off the charts. In Sydney today, it’s a cracking 28 degrees, so to celebrate its fabulousness, I present to you one incredibly simple, effortless-looking hairstyle that will have the beach and drinks with the girls on Saturday night sorted.
4 Great reasons why we love this style to bits…
1. It’s unreal for day old hair: The more texture you have, the better. The other beauty of this look lies in the contrast that it creates between the semi-shiny roots and the backdrop of fluffy, air-dried ends, making it perfect for fine, thick, oily and dry hair.
2. It’s as cheap as chips to create: All you need is some kind of texturising product, like a sea salt spray or hairspray, and Bob’s your uncle. For the same half-matt, half-shiny finish, ditch the brush and use the palm of your hands to press, not brush, the product onto the roots for strategically-placed shine.
TIP: If you’ve just returned from a swim at the beach, my advice is to skip shampooing and conditioning your hair and leave the salty-water goodness to work its gritty magic.
Another incredibly clever tip: So, while I may not win points with the water conservation board for what I’m about to share, I do think it’s incredibly handy, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Early last year, when I was on a beauty/swimwear shoot in Hawaii, the hair stylist that I was working with was struggling to keep the model’s hair looking fresh and wavy throughout the day so, instead over over-loading the hair with styling product, she simply filled her spray bottle up with water straight from the ocean to create the worlds-most-perfect beach waves.
3. You can do it with your hands: For a slightly dishevelled centre part, steer away from using a tail comb and use your fingers to section the hair. Then, once it’s secured into the pony, go back and gently release a few pieces at the front to soften the style. Speaking of the roots, if you’ve got naturally fine hair, try massaging the top of your head, close to the centre part, using the palm of your hands to create small circular motions. It not only helps to work the product into the hair more effectively, but it also does a stellar job at creating lift in at the roots, where you need it the most.
What do you think Primpettes?
What’s been your favourite look from the shows so far?
Are you a centre-part girl?
Have you ever tried using salt water?
Do you like your hair after the beach, or am I the only crazy one that craves that kind of salty grittiness?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe