Outdoor barbecues and happy hour are calling your name this summer, and the last thing you need is to spend unnecessary amounts of time on hair styling. Donetta’s Personal Touch in Cincinnati, OH, has some stylist know-how that will keep your natural hair healthy and your friends wondering how your hair looks flawless in the heat.
Prevent damage from hot hair styling tools with these five cute and easy looks that will have you looking fabulous:
Chic Twisted Top Knot
Keep the hair off your neck with an effortlessly chic top knot bun. Run a bit of anti-frizz product through your ends before gathering your hair up into a high ponytail and securing it with a hair tie. Divide the hair of your ponytail into two sections and twist them together to create one piece. Take the twisted hair and wrap it around the base of your elastic, then use pins to secure it in place. Use a tighter grip for sleek styles or a looser hand for an undone look.
Pile On The Box Braids
If you’re rocking box braids, try piling them onto your head for a cute style that can take you from brunch to date night! Separate your hair into three sections, and braid each to form three large plaits. Take each braid and wrap it around your head, using pins to secure it.
Looking for a dose of vintage-glam? Gals with short hair will love this easy pompadour look from Seventeen that requires just a few bobby pins and a clip. After letting hair dry naturally, separate a section of hair at the crown of your head and clip it out of the way. Divide the remaining hair and twist the pieces back, securing with pins along the way. Then unclip the top section of your hair, twist and pin it in place to create volume.
Halo Crown Braid
Also known as a Dutch braid, a halo crown will give you an instant angelic look that can take you from the office to drinks with friends. Use your fingers and a comb to create a deep side part over your temple, then take a small section near your hair part and begin to twist it in an upward motion. Remember to keep the twist near your forehead as you work your way around the scalp to maintain the “halo” effect. Once all of your hair has been braided, pull the tail to the opposite side of your part, tuck it underneath, and pin it into place.
Looking for a dose of edge without the commitment of shaving the sides of your head? Give the frohawk a try! Create four sections of hair down the center of your head and secure each with a mini hair elastic, using bobby pins to smooth any stray pieces of hair. Use your fingertips to muss up each section and add texture until it looks like one continuous mohawk. Use hairspray to hold it in place.
Looking for that perfect summer hairstyle? Donetta’s Personal Touch has spent 17 years teaching clients about caring for natural hair. This locally-owned and operated hair salon takes an individual approach to hair styling, providing clientele with a personalized treatment plan for caring for their tresses. Check out this beauty salon’s five-star reviews on Facebook, and call (513) 346-8212 to schedule your appointment.