How-to: Hairstyles for summer 2013

Whether you invest your time in an intricate up-do or fancy a quick fix with a fresh five-minute style, this is your season for experimenting with new hairstyle tricks.

Here's our pick of the best beach hairstyles for summer 2013.


SUPER STRAIGHT AND SLEEK

A straight hairstyle like Gwyneth Paltrow's statement look works well on any night out and is always a super sophisticated option. For the ultimate sleek style, begin by washing your hair and adding an anti-frizz conditioner such as Bedhead Style Shots to keep flyaways at bay. Use a straightening iron to sort out any kinks but remember to always use a heat protector first!

CAREFREE CURLS

If you prefer a relaxed wavy look why not take inspiration from beach babe Jessica Alba and her effortlessly teased tresses. For on-the-go waves, simply spritz a sea-salt infused styling spray to give your hair some lift and body wherever you are. If you have stubbornly straight hair, try the Babyliss Pro Porcelain Triple Barrel Waver  to create a gorgeous tousled look. 


LOW SLUNG BUNS AND PONYTAILS

Another low maintenance look, buns and ponytails are a big trend this season. Like Blake Lively, keep them low, near the nape of the neck. This look is particularly great for second day hair – all you have to do is tease it, tie it up and go.

For a bit of extra volume use Head Jog Big Tease Brushand set the style with a lightweight hairspray like Wella Professionals Flexible Finish Non Aerosol Working Spray.

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