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Top 7 Hairstyles for Summer

May 012019
By Lisa Haynes
These are the hair looks to put on your styling radar this season!

Summer is the season to hit refresh when it comes to switching up your hair looks. It’s the time to be experimental; play around with up do hair styles or try out a vivid hair colour - because everything looks better in the sunshine!

Whether it’s an up do or pastel tone, it’s all temporary so doesn’t have to be a major commitment like a haircut. Grab your grips and comb and find your new hair look for the summer season.

Here are seven of our favourite hair styles and colours that have summer written ALL over them.


1. Sunset coral

There’s no better colour for this summer. It’s an instant reminder of Ibiza sunsets. If you love red and orange vivid tones, this hair colour is a softer pastel take that’s guaranteed to turn heads.

2. Double braided up do

If you want your hair completely off your face, this is the summer hair style to try. Go for a double French braid and then tuck the length underneath and grip. While this up do has Victorian roots, go for a fresher take on the style with loose tendrils so it doesn’t feel as strict.

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3. Rose gold

Metallics are hot at any time of year but if silver and gold feel to harsh for the warmer months, reach for a coppery take on the tone. Combining cool pink and copper, rose gold is a much softer metallic hair colour that’s made for long summer nights.

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4. Retro scarf tie

Meet the ultimate summer hair accessory: the bandanna. Perfect if you want to throw your hair up in humid conditions. Simply secure your hair into a top knot or bun and keep the style loose and relaxed. Add a colourful scarf or bandanna and tie to give your up do a summer twist.

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5. Half crown braid

Can’t decide on up or down for your hair style? Try an inbetweener! Romantic and feminine, this hair style features a loose braid across the crown. It works with curly or straight hair, but looks amazing with textured lengths, so try a big barrel curling tong for loose summer waves.

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6. Faded pastels

Lived-in pastels are the latest catwalk trend for candy colours. Think blush pink, stone-wash blue and minty green shades you might find in a gelato shop. A toner will dial down your pastel so it looks less statement. Leave in a root shadow and you’ll have the perfect summer pastel.

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7. Waterfall braid

Another half up, half down hair style you need to know about this summer. Waterfall braids are perfect for showing off multi-tonal hair colours, like balayage or mermaid hair. Start from the front and weave the braid down into the nape of the neck, leaving hair loose strategically along the way.

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So you’ve got your styles and up do’s sussed, what about the styling products to help you achieve these hair looks. These are the Matrix hero stylers our pros are loving:

Style link Shape Switcher: “It’s a gorgeous, versatile product that creates both texture and smoothness.” - Ashleigh Hodges, Artistic Director for Matrix UKI.

Style Link Volume Fixer: “It provides hold but the hair still has movement and can be reworked. It’s amazing for session work.” - Michael Convey, Artistic Educator for Matrix UKI.

Total Results High Amplify Wonder Boost: “This is amazing for giving volume at the root, even on the heaviest of hair. It’s especially great for using to prep hair for up styling.” - Ria Kulik, Artistic Educator for Matrix UKI.

Style Link Height Riser: “I love the texture and volume that this product gives to hair. It works great on long or short hair for hold.” - Rosie Binns, Guest Artist for Matrix UKI.

Style Link Matte Definer: “An amazing product to layer on the hair and create as much texture as needed. It’s super-lightweight and dries as a more natural looking product.” – Simon Townley, Artistic Educator for Matrix UKI.

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