It’s Diano from the River Oaks salon — and here we are in the first beautiful days of summer. As we dive into the heat and humidity, I want to share my take on some of the most popular hairstyles of the season. But before I do, I should give you some context for how I approach these styles.
- These “takes” can change based on my clients’ needs, expectations, and desires.
- I want to create something for you that you love.
- Together, we’re going to create a stylish, fashionable, fun, and easy hairstyle.
The Five Most Popular Summer Hairstyles
1. Pixie Cut
Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
What Makes the Pixie Cut Great?
It’s lightweight, low-maintenance, and offers you more freedom. You’ll use considerably fewer haircare products and save on time in the mornings, making it a true wash-and-go style. It’s great for a power look and allows you to play with different color trends. If you’re looking to stand out, the pixie cut helps to accentuate facial features.
Take Into Consideration…
You may be seeing your stylist more often for quick trims and touch-ups — and you may need to wash your hair more often due to the higher concentration of natural oils.
Photo credit: David Shankbone
Why Should I Get Bangs This Summer?
Yes, bangs are a commitment game-changer, but there are so many styles to choose. From blunt (bold!) to sweeping (face-framing and romantic!) to the fringe (softer! choppier!), bangs can be the main focus of your look. They shape and enhance the eyes, and for those looking to cover your forehead, this is a simple solution.
Take Into Consideration…
Unless you plan on growing them out, bangs need touch-ups frequently. Contrary to popular frustration with “in-between” bangs, if you are growing them out, I can create fun ways to maintain them easily.
Magenta, periwinkle, and lilac are no longer just crayon colors. The bright shades are now part of a new hair “movement” — the multicolor hair trend. Similar to creating dimensional blondes or brunettes, our 2nd Street District stylist, Jess, uses pinks, purples, and reds to transform her client Nora from a pastel blonde to a bright pink mermaid.
At Curls Night Out, the most asked for look was — without a doubt — “the Kate.” This versatile look can be worn on curly or straight hair, on land or sea, and in the office or to a night out with friends. One of the most common questions we received during Curls Night Out was, “how can I wear ‘the Kate’ with second-day hair?”
Our talented Hill Country Galleria stylist, Virginia, showed us how to take your beachy second-day hair to the next level with this bohemian faux-braid tutorial. Get the look now.
The higher the thermostat reads, the less appealing the idea of using your hairdryer, flat iron, or curling iron becomes. Have no fear — beachy waves and other low-maintenance hairstyles need little to no heat to achieve gorgeous results. In addition, these easy hairstyles demand minimal time from your morning routine, so we think it’s about time we learned how to follow suit.
Today, we’re learning from the best: milk + honey | Arboretum Market stylist, Krystal.
It’s almost that time of year where you can belt out from the proverbial rooftop, “School’s out forever!,” and really mean it… at least for a few months. And if the next step in end-of-school-year festivities involves a cap and gown for you, then let SALON by milk + honey help you out in the “hat hair” department. Opt for a style that’s both polished and youthful, and most importantly, looks good with a cumbersome cap/mortar board on top.
Below, a handful of ideas to get the hair-spiration going. We’re here to make your grad day even more stylish.
Emma Stone’s Side Braid – a hint of volume, texture, and who doesn’t love a side braid?
Miranda Kerr’s Blowout – polished waves are the perfect complement to a cap + gown.
Top Knot with a Sweet Headband – if you’re not wearing a cap (rebel!), this one’s for you.
Not Your Average Half-Up Look – Bobby pins have never been so fun to work with.
Cara Delevingne’s Dramatic Side Part – If you’ve got long hair, go bold.
Low Bun + Pretty Ribbon – For the girlie-girl with sophisticated taste.
A Reverse Crown Braid + Waves – A romantic hairstyle, but appropriate for the grad.