Trendy Hairstyles and Styling Products For Summer 2017

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Straight from the runway, pretty hair falls under the umbrella of texture and shine. As the temperatures rise, it’s time to think of trendy ways to wear your hair up for the approaching summer — and you’re going to need special hair products to do it. Is your go-to style a ponytail? Well, good news! This year’s trend includes a variation on the ponytail. Using trendy hair accessories to accent your new trendy hairstyles will really make you look sleek and fashion-forward.

New Trendy Hairstyles for Summer

Super Straight, Sleek, and Shiny

Dig out that flat iron that you haven’t used in awhile. It’ll be used a lot this summer. Part your hair down the middle, use the flat iron, and sport shiny, silky hair for the summer of 2017. Healthy hair is a must for this style to look chic. Always use a hair protectant on each strand before straightening. Because of the high humidity, it’s important to use anti-frizz and humidity protectant products. Humidity will wreak havoc on straight hair especially. It’s vital to use those products to keep your style polished.

Recommended Products:

Joico K-Pak Protective Hairspray ($17.49)

Tresemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray ($6.29)

AG Hair Cosmetics Frizzproof Argan Anti-Humidity Spray ($24)

Briogeo Hair Care Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask ($36)

High Pony

The high ponytail will be big this summer. Great for all of you ponytail lovers. Slick your hair back and pull it up towards the top of her head. Texturize the pony or keep it super straight. It’s an elegant and easy style for any outfit. Be careful about how tight you pull it back. It can become uncomfortable.

Those of you who may have a shorter hairstyle can also take advantage of this easy hairstyle. For those strands that won’t behave, use embellished bobby pins or barrettes for a cute on-trend look.

Recommended Products:

Rusk Designer Collection Sheer Brilliance Smoothing and Shining Polisher ($15)

Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk ($19.50)

Flat Waves

Kendall Jenner is known for creating and sporting this hairstyle. You’d still use a flat iron, but bend your hair by pushing it upward. Seal it with a few short crimps of the iron. Repeat this with every strand while keeping your ends straight for a polished look.

Flat waves can work with hair as short as shoulder length. If you have layers growing out, this is a great style to make those layers behave while looking chic.

Recommended Products:

Best Summer Hair Care Product №12: Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray ($27)

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream ($38.50)

More Trendy Hairstyles

Growing Out A Shag

The growing out phase of your hair can be really annoying. It’s that in-between stage where you feel like it won’t style into anything. While growing out your shag, part your hair down the middle or to the side if your bangs are long enough. Before you know it, it will become a style you’ll be proud to sport.

If you absolutely can’t stand hair in your face, like me, again, use embellished barrettes or the like and pin them back while they grow out. It’s a really cute look and will keep you sane in the interim.



Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist (Aerosol) ($14.50)

Kenra Platinum Silkening Mist ($21)

Hair Flip

If you part your hair on the same side every day, change it up by flipping it over to the other side. By doing so, you’ll be creating volume and completely different look without all the fuss.

I’ve actually done this on several occasions. It really does work, because you’re going to go against your usual part. This is why it creates the volume and a completely different look as well.

Recommended Products:

BioSilk Silk Therapy Shine On Spray ($17.50)

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Expert Finish Polishing Serum ($9.99)

Hair Accessories

Headbands — anything goes. Wear matching headbands at one time. Embellished headbands are a great way to add sparkle and uniqueness to your style.

Flower, rhinestone, or jeweled clips or barrettes — I personally use these accessories quite a bit. Not only do they look pretty, but they’re functional and help with those bad hair days.

Bows and ribbons — not just for kids anymore. A variety of ribbons and bows are available on the market that has a more grown-up appearance.

Headscarves and turbans — a somewhat classic look. However, this year, they’re all the rage. Scarves are very versatile. They can be worn with ponytails, as a headband, or just a touch of elegance.

Small plain bobby pins — classic bobby pins always work. They can be hidden within your hair while creating a unique style. Great for a polished look without looking like you’re trying to tame flyaways.

Have fun with these hair accessories and achieve the look you’re going for!
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