Warm summer, Hotter Hair

     Longer days and warmer temperatures are making us antsy for summer.  It'll be here before we know it so now is a good time to do some "spring cleaning" with our hairdos.  Here are some tips and relevant trends that'll breathe new life into your locks for the upcoming season.

Switch up your part.

     The easiest way to update your look for this season is to change your part.  A center part is super trendy, often paired with sleek tresses it gives off a 1970's vibe.  Touches from the 1970's era can be seen in a lot of fashion in the form of fringe and flared jeans, as well.  Because a center part isn't universally flattering, some people should opt for a deep side part with side swept hair.  This look embodies a cool, carefree vibe that meshes well with beach waves.

Tousle your tresses.

     Soft, beachy waves are everywhere this season.  This trend leaves you looking both textured and effortless.  Check out 25 different ways to achieve this look here.  As far as styling goes this is easily the hottest look, especially with summer quickly approaching.

Brighten with Balayage.

     Balayage is the updated version of the ombre trend,   With this technique the highlights are hand painted onto the hair with some pieces starting higher up than others, resulting in more of a natural, sunkissed look.  Because the roots are left darker and won't be as harsh when they grow out, this is a great option for those who like to keep their color low maintenance.  Often times, a stylist will brighten the facial highlights a little more for an extra pop.

Keep things interesting with braids.

     Braids are so versatile and can give any hairstyle a little extra oomph.  You can braid your bangs back,  have a messy side braid or try to master the fishtail.  If you don't want to limit yourself to a conventional braid, check out YouTube for some braid tutorials.  Also, take a peek at this article for some celebrity inspiration.  Or click the link at the top of the screen and browse through our braid board on Pinterest.