A sleek ponytail is not only practical for summer, but it also shows off sexy sun-kissed skin, à la Malin Akerman at the Rock of Ages premiere. Make like Malin and slick the roots, crown and hairline with a serum or oil, but keep the ponytail itself a bit frizzy and flyaway.
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Zoe Kravitz got scissor happy for summer and debuted this pixie crop recently - a big departure from her usual long waves. We have to say, this choppy summer style suits her rock and roll edge far better.
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No one does laid-back summer cool better than Diane Kruger (off-duty she's almost always seen with a hat). Take inspiration from her raffia fedora and low-slung side pony - an easy style for sunny days.
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Mrs. Beckham tweeted about what she called a "baggy braid" on a recent trip to Beijing. The wispy side swept plait is a fun departure for the designer, who normally opts for a more polished 'do on the job. Allowing a few pieces to fall around her face makes it a softer, sexier choice.
Intricate braided updos are still going strong for summer, like this shiny twisted number worn by Kate Middleton. Can't do this yourself? Make a salon appointment - braids are the new blowouts. Many women are paying to have their hair plaited for special occasions at 'braid bars.' While it hasn't hit Canada yet, these plaiting places are popping up all over NYC and L.A.
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Fight flat hair this summer with a chic pompadour like Linda Evangelista's. This voluminous style is a fun way to interpret the slick hair trend that saturated runways. This style highlights the face, so it doesn't hurt to have flawless skin and perfect eyebrows.
Slipping a floral headband on top of a messy updo, as Kirsten Dunst did at Cannes, is a girly way to have fun with your hair this summer. To keep it from looking prim, leave stray bits around the face and at the nape of the neck.
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