3 Summer Hair Styles To Try

Now that the weather is heading towards hot and humid my hair is the first to take the hit. Hello major frizz. Honestly, the last thing I want to do is spend an hour in front of the mirror blowing out my hair only for flyaways to run rampant the second I walk out the door. Pass. Which is probably I've been wearing my hair up more and more over the last couple of week. Let's be real, the moment summer hits I start to look for more creative ways to style my hair with out having to give in to washing and heat styling every two days. So, when Aveda invited me to come hangout with them and learn a few new summer styles at one of my favorite salons in the city, FourteenJay, it couldn't be missed. Who wouldn't want to kick their Monday off with coffee, breakfast treats and new found hair skills?

 Each of us were paired with a stylist and given a starter kit with the necessary styling essentials like a Aveda's Dry Shampoo, Shampure {which is amazing, BTW}, hair spray, elastics and pins. Our Stylist helped us create 3-looks from Aveda's new #styledbyaveda campaign and sent us home to re-create them on our own. At first it seemed daunting but it only took a few minutes to get the hang of each look and end up with these three summer styles. End result? Love! Oh, and they only took about 10 minutes a piece, which is exactly how much time I want to spend on my hair in the summer months...

The Essentials: 

The Looks: 

1. Half Up Braid
Get The Look: 

Puff Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo at the crown area. Work in with your fingers. 

Using the brow as a guideline, take a two inch section of hair right about the ear. Clip the rest of your hair so it's out of the way. Begin braiding the hair away from the face. 

Once you reach the end of the braid, backcomb the ends with your fingers to hold the braid together. Repeat this same sectioning and braiding technique on the other side. 

With your hands gently pull apart the hair to create fatter, fuller braids. Repeat on other side. 

Bring the first braid to the back of the head and pin. Pin the second braid into the first so it looks like a continuous braid.

Spray Air Control Hair Spray on fingers and apply to hair to tame flyaways. 

2. Half Bun
Get The Look: 

Puff Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo onto the crown area to add some texture and create a base. 

Use your fingers to section out the hair. The section goes from the corner of my eyebrow to the crown. Let the rest of your hair below fall away. 

With your hands, draw the hair in this section back to the crown and secure with an elastic. Form a bun with a twisting and wrapping motion, pinning as you go. 

Put the bun apart and shape to your liking. Once your bun is complete, gently tease the hair at the root for volume. 

Once you are happy with the shape and volume, finish with Air Control Spray.

3. Crown Braid
Get The Look:

Start by applying Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo. Hold hair aways from the head, puff down from the mid-lengths to ends. Rub it in and shake it out. 

Create a center part using the pointy end of a comb, separating the left from the right side of the hair, and with a clip secure one side out of the way. 

Begin creating a regular three strand braid on the other side, starting from behind the ear and braiding towards the face. Braid all the way down and be sure to keep pulling the hair tight. 

Secure with elastic. Repeat. 

Take one of the braids and wrap it around the front of your head, just behind your hairline and secure with pins as you go. If your braid goes beyond your ear, continue to wrap it around, pinning parallel to the braid. Now take the braid on the other side; wrap it around the front of your head just behind the first braid. Secure as you go. Tuck in the ends of each braid to keep hidden.