As the weather warms and summer travel approaches, its time to consider what should be done with that hair you had trapped under a hat all winter. So to help us achieve some styles that go from La Guardia runway to fashion week runway, we’ve enlisted stylists Michael Sparks and Heather Cie, co-owners of the posh Cie Sparks Salon in Malibu, for ideas:
Sparks: “A great summer look for guys is a long hair man bun, but make sure it looks like a bun and not a small onion. If it's small, cut it off and go for the Steve McQueen look. Hot weather and short hair is always a statement. But, keep a little scruff on your face. It adds a modern edge to your look.”
Cie: “Summer colors are light and bright. Think natural and sun-kissed. Or, if you can pull it off, Malibu blonde!
Sparks: “Air travel can really flatten a guy's hair. A texture powder or texture spray can really bring it back to life. However, the best thing to do before boarding a flight is to wash your hair so it's clean and fresh. A clean base is a great thing because traveling will naturally dirty your hair.”
Cie: “Yes, hair will often get greasy on long flights, either from sleep or the cabin environment. Which can be a great thing for that dirty bedhead, James Dean look.”
Sparks: “In general, you are going to see long or short bobs with texture trending this summer. And, for color, you’re going to see more balayage and natural highlights opposed to the ombre that is on its way out.”
Cie: “For summer travel, beachy waves are in and easy to achieve. This is one of my go to looks whether I'm headed to brunch with friends or off to the beach. Depending on your hair texture, you can use a beach spray on lightly towel-dried hair and go. If you have thicker hair that's harder manage, I would suggest using your flat iron to curl the hair leaving the ends out. Once that part is finished, finger through the hair. You can also add a texture spray and viola, you have beachy waves.”
Sparks: “If you plan to have a night out on the town while traveling, try something more sleek. Wearing a deep side part and slicking one side behind your ear is an awesome look that’s quick and easy to achieve.”