Summer is a fun time of year to style hair. Relaxed beach waves, tousled up-styles, and braids have been some of the top trends that will repeat themselves from last year. Over the next few weeks, Valentina D’ Angela is looking at some ways to enhance these styles and fit them with any occasion, whether it’s a day out in the sun or a formal beach wedding. This week, let’s look at some beautiful and versatile up-styles.
The messy braid isn’t going anywhere. This lovely braid can be accomplished in a variety of different ways. French, waterfall , rope and fishtail braids can all be beautifully incorprated into the style. The example photo to the right is a casual take on this potentially elegant style. Loose and relaxed is the key. Keeping the style especially loose around the scalp is preferred. The example photos to the left are recommended more as occasion styles. These braids are more difficult to do by yourself, and add a sophistication to the messy braid that is appropriate for weddings and special events.
Tousled upstyles are amazing because they can be dressed down for a day on the beach or dressed up to be a spectacular special event style. Much like the messy braid, adding intricacy to this style will elevate its design potential to the next level. The photo example to the right is less polished and a little more carefree, which would make a unique and fun casual hairstyle. When doing this style on yourself, using bobby pins and pinning the hair section by section is recommended. Remember, less is more. Too many pins will deflate the shape of the style. The photo example to the left is a bit more structured and much more polished, making it ideal for special occasions. This style complements gowns that aren’t too formal, and have a similarly uncontrived sort of feel.