Whether your hair is curly and voluminous or sleek and straight, TODAY style editor and Bobbie.com's Bobbie Thomas shares quick and easy tricks that will have your locks looking runway-worthy in seconds flat.
Not into headbands? Need an accessory on the go? Don't know how to braid? No problem! There are a few simple and inexpensive solutions to all of these "hairy" situations. First up, take a cue from recent runways and add a pop of color; straight pins or barrettes in bright hues can be paired together to perform double duty, adding a summery touch, and keeping strands out of your face (Flat Bobby Pins, $4.99, rickysnyc.com). Other favorite finds included braided head wraps and clip in braids, which can give you an effortlessly chic, boho look with minimal effort (Braided Headbands, $7.50, sallybeauty.com).
A ponytail is a classic summer 'do, and you can give it a fresh, fashion forward update this season thanks to playful, printed cuffs and wraps, like Sephora's wide, leather pony holders, available in black, brown leopard and white leopard ($14, sephora.com). Simply sweep your hair back and twist and tie away for a perfectly pronounced pony (in a pinch, you can even use a bunch of plain elastics!) For those looking to glitz things up a bit, look no further than Jennifer Behr, a personal favorite for beautiful, bejeweled and metallic accents, great for sultry summer nights.
Preserve and protect
Last but not least, the summer sun can wreak havoc on hair, especially hair that's been recently colored. Prevent dryness and discoloration by spritzing strands with a special "sunscreen," like Alterna's UV+ Fade-Proof Fluide, which shields hair with a UVA/UVB barrier and can help extend the life of your color ($24, sephora.com). Ouidad also offers up Sun Shield, a leave-in, conditioning spray that combats the effects of sun, wind, salt and chlorine, while Fekkai makes an After Sun Mask that can help revive a sun-parched mane (Ouidad Sun Shield $20, sephora.com; Fekkai After Sun Mask $25, fekkai.com).
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