Even before the solstice, the warm-weather vibe is setting in and it’s time to get serious about all those solar rays coming our way. Sunscreen is the obvious summer accessory, but what do we do to keep our hair healthy and easy this season?
Enter Leonor Greyl Brand Ambassador, hair stylist, and accessories designer Trace Henningsen with the ultimate list of summer hair trends for 2022, and how to help your hair have as much fun in the sun as you do.
Her principle for hair in the June through August months? “Summer is always more minimal, more natural when it comes to hair. It’s hot out, so you don’t want to use heat on your hair; it’s about getting the looks you want without hot tools and blow dryers.”
With that refreshing thought in mind, here are her favorite summer hair trends right now.
The wet look/wash and go
The slicked-back look is the ultimate look for summer—easy, fun, and good for your hair! Shampoo and condition as usual, then apply Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice to keep your hair looking wet and pulled back from your face. Apply from the roots to the ends, comb it back, and let it dry, leaving you with the perfect amount of shine.
A flawless summer ponytail is even easier than you think. Trace recommends prepping the hair by applying the Serum de Soie Sublimateur to dry or damp locks. The silk proteins help tame and soften the hair, as well as curbing humidity-induced frizz or dry-weather fly-aways. Use 2 – 3 pumps on medium-length hair and up to 5 pumps on long hair. Brush through to distribute thoroughly. After your hair is dry, apply Éclat Naturel styling cream to create your sleek and tailored ponytail, smoothing over hair with hands or a brush and then securing your hair with an elastic band. Pro tip from Trace: “Level it up with a hair accessory. I love using a scarf to accessorize my ponytail.”
Braids anywhere and everywhere
You know those moments when your hair is too much and you just want to tuck it away? Braids are the perfect stylish-but-practical solution, boosted by the Leonor Greyl Summer Collection. Start by applying L’Huile de Leonor Greyl on dry hair with a detangling comb, and then braid your hair as you like. Not only does this protect your hair from the sun, chlorine, and salt, but as a bonus, braids help keep your hair from tangling while you swim. After your day at the beach or pool, get the excess oil out while keeping hair hydrated with the Shampooing Crème Moelle de Bambou and the Masque à l’Orchidée.
Baby braids are a thing this summer, and another effortless way to wash and go. Simply make a small braid on either side of your face, braid until you can’t anymore, and then skip the rubber band—use Éclat Naturel to hold the ends and voilà! An easy, relaxed style for whatever your day holds.
(PS: Don’t forget your scalp! All that sun exposure, salt, and chlorine can take its toll on your scalp as well as your locks—Trace recommends Huile Apaisante to soothe and calm. After washing and conditioning, part the hair and gently roll the applicator over your entire scalp. The product will absorb without leaving an oily residue.)