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By Harman Kaur Pradhan | June 20, 2017 | Style & Beauty
We caught up with Miami's top hair experts to give us the scoop on how you should style your tresses this summer.
The founder of the highly successful Drybar is an expert when it comes to an impeccable blowout—and in this case, the flawlessly imperfect hairdo.
"This summer, it is all about perfectly windblown hair! I suspect a cross between our piecey windy looks, the Mai Tai and Dirty Martini, will be all the rage! Super easy to recreate, lasts for days, and works on any hair type! Our Mai Tai Sea Salt Spritzer and Whisky Fix are perfect for adding grit and volume. You’ll need a blow dryer, curling iron, ceramic round brush and sea salt spray. While blow drying, hold your ceramic brush vertically and then perfect your waves with a curling iron, also held vertically. Remember to twist away from your face for a wind-blown, beachy look. To finish, add grit and volume with your favorite texturizing spray, like Drybar Triple Sec, which gives a soft matte, perfectly tousled look like you a just braved a windy day on the boat." Drybar, 211 16th St., South Beach, 305-704-6036
Renowned stylist Danny Jelaca is an authority when it comes to creating beautiful hair, and we can’t wait to try his recommended style, which is feminine, fresh, and easy to create.
"A great summer style to beat the heat is a new topknot. Just make a parting from ear-to-ear to the crown with thumbs, twist hair, and make an actual knot with the piece. Then [use] bobby pin cross pins to secure. Pull apart to make it perfectly imperfect!" Danny Jelaca, 500 S. Pointe Dr. Suite 120, Miami Beach, 305-604-9696
As a stylist for Oribe haircare and an artist represented by Wilhelmina, Olivia Colacci is always on top of the latest hair trends. For this summer season, it's all about embracing curls.
"Curly short hair is trending right now, and I love how the style can change as the day goes on depending on weather and humidity. It can go from a tight ringlet to a tousled beach wave. A product I love for helping achieve this look is the Oribe Après beach wave spray—it helps finesse your natural wave/texture without disturbing it. Curly hair can be very temperamental, so it is important not to fuss with it too much. Less is more!"
Celebrity hair stylist and founder of Atma Beauty, Sheenon Olson, knows how to make his clients feel and look great.
"The latest trend that I am seeing this summer is long straight hair with a center part. I feel this has evolved from the beach wave and transitions well into the festival season and blogger style that we see dominating our Instagram feeds. It can be achieved using extensions or with patience of growing your hair out. This style is best for straight to medium textured hair. Depending on your texture you can use a light product such as Pinstripe from R+Co to detangle and straighten your hair. If your hair requires a little more help to smooth, I suggest using a moisture cream mixed with a gel or light paste. The cocktail will aid in hold and smoothing. My personal favorite options are either Supershine Light with Gel Serum by Oribe, or for more unruly hair High Dive with Mannequin Paste from R+Co." Atma Beauty, 1874 West Ave., Miami Beach, 786-216-7510
Taren Winn of Glam + Go, believes classic and beautiful braids are an easy and fool-proof option to rock this summer, while also giving you a style that can last for days.
"Braids are great because they keep you cool in the hot Miami sun throughout the summer. Plus, it works with all hair types and textures. The Redken Braid Aid always helps keep a tight braid. I also like to use a little Redken Triple Take 32 hairspray to help keep the style for more than one day." Glam + Go, 1601 Collins Ave., South Beach, 844-438-4526
Savanna Palladino, a hair stylist and colorist for the brand IGK, shares her latest go-to hairstyle.
"Great for a beach day to keep you cool, a day out, or an evening event, wet set do’s are in. These looks are great for all hair types: curly, straight, fine, and coarse. Slick it back, slick it down, or slick it up! On wet hair, first apply IGK Mistress, a hydrating balm, evenly. Follow by generously applying IGK Rich Kid coconut oil gel. For a natural wet look, scrunch with hands and let dry. For a sleek look, part where desired and brush down so it dries in form." IGK Salon Miami, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-455-1431
Mario Silvestri, the owner of Junior and Hatter, believes less is more, and focusing on a haircut that will give you loads of natural texture and movement is the way to go.
"This summer is all about effortless hair. We will be seeing haircuts that support the hair's natural texture and the styling will be just that: natural texture. Expect to see a lot of razor cuts that bring out the hair's natural curl along with a textured fringe created with product. Expect to see a good amount of attitude around the forehead. I love the natural look because it's really simple and easy to recreate at home. The bulk of the work will fall on your hairdresser from a solid haircut to recommending the right products. For shorter textured styles I would be using Junior & Hatter's very own "soft-tail" texture paste. It's the perfect blend to smooth the hair out and support your natural wave or curl." Junior and Hatter, 2750 NW Third Ave., Miami, 305-571-8361