Summer is here and it is HOT! Lucky for us, so are the 2012 Summer Hair Trends. InStyle Magazine rounded up their favorite summer hairstyles that will work in any weather. Let a Studio 417 artist help you achieve one of these sexy, summery looks!
Kirsten Dunst’s Floral Updo
Try an embellished band like Kirsten Dunst‘s to add a dramatic, feminine touch to an otherwise low-key look. “The feeling Kirsten and I were going for was flirty and undone,” said her hairstylist Marcus Francis.
Scarlett Johansson’s Halo Braid
When going for a thick braid like Scarelett Johansson‘s, keep the direction of the plait in mind, and be sure to use a mousse beforehand to give the style extra hold.
Ginnifer Goodwin’s Piecy Pixie
Short crops like Ginnifer Goodwin‘s are ideal for staying cool in the summer heat. After blow-drying, run a styling wax or thick molding mud through random pieces of hair to bring out the texture and create light separation, particularly in the bangs, to keep the style from appearing too blunt.
Lauren Conrad’s Low Bun
The trick to a perfect bun like Lauren Conrad‘s? A foam hair insert! They take the guesswork out of forming an ample updo—all you have to do is roll them into place.
Solange Knowles’s Natural Curls
For a style that requires no heat tools at all, wear your hair in its natural texture like Solange Knowles. Incorporate a hydrating shampoo and deep conditioner into your routine to keep the summer elements from drying out your strands, and avoid putting your hair into styles that pull on it to keep breakage to a minimum.
Emmanuelle Chriqui’s Beachy Waves
Loose, tousled waves like Emmanuelle Chriqui‘s are a summer essential. Humidity actually works with the style to create a carefree feel—meaning hairspray is optional. Allow your hair to air-dry to bring out your natural waves, then loosely wrap sections around a medium-barrel curling iron. Rake your fingers through the ringlets after they have cooled to rough up the texture.
Jessica Alba’s Glamorous Retro Waves
Channel your inner pin-up girl for a night on the town, and go for a sultry retro ‘do likeJessica Alba‘s. “This look is well-designed, structured and elegant,” said her hairstylist Renato Campora.
Charlize Theron’s Sideswept Pony
Charlize Theron gave the side pony a twist by rolling it up across the back, and keeping it low. “This is a very minimalist look that is still appropriate for events,” said her hairstylist Enzo Angileri. “I wanted to eject some glamour into the look, but wanted to keep it simple as well.”
Eva Longoria’s Bumped-Up Ponytail
Extra volume is an easy way to add a Brigitte Bardot-esque flair to the traditional ponytail.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Sleek Bun
We love the high-fashion feel created byGwyneth Paltrow‘s ultra-smooth bun, and how her perfect center part makes the style graphic.
Shailene Woodley’s High Pony
Although Woodley’s style sits high on her head, it’s a far cry from a stiff cheerleader ponytail. “We decided that a high ponytail would be appropriate as we didn’t want to overdo it,” said her hairstylist Jamal Hammadi.
Nina Dobrev’s Elegant Chignon
Even though Nina Dobrev‘s polished style embodies all the elements of a classic updo, it manages to maintain a touchable appearance.
Mary-Kate Olsen’s Textured Updo
Don’t stress over salt-soaked hair. Try Mary-Kate Olsen‘s textured ‘do if you hit the shore, but don’t have time to re-style.
Jennifer Lopez’s Half-Updo
Instead of fighting the elements, Jennifer Lopez worked with them and wore her hair in a curly half-updo. This style is ideal for those humid days where your strands just can’t be tamed.
Cameron Diaz’s Beachy Bob
“The low deep side part gives it a sexy look,” said hairstylist Lona Vigi who createdCameron Diaz‘s tousled bob.