I believe most women love summer because it gives them the freedom in terms of style, both in clothing as well as hairstyle.
One simple hairstyle, popularly called sunkissed hair, never seems to go out of style, and is featured by a famous Brazilian model, Gisele Bündchen. This hairstyle is all about making your hair look like you’ve just got back from the beach. And yes, this can be pulled off even if you haven’t been not even near the sea just by using the right cutting techniques, coloring or styling.
You can achieve sun-kissed highlights by using a popular balayage technique which implies bleaching random sections of hair. During the process, we must pay attention that hair roots are dyed in a thin layer and get more progressive towards the ends of the hair. The result is a subtle transition between different color shades.
The other popular technique is bronde which is actually a perfect blend of brunette and blond tones (lighter tones are usually the ones closest to the face). This technique gives more depth to your hair color and to the volume too.
These two techniques may be applied on both lighter and darker hair, whereas the third technique – babylights works best on the blonde hair. It implies several thin highlights closest to the face that are one to two shades lighter than your natural hair color. The desired effect is a hair looking as if it has been naturally sun-kissed.
Although sun-kissed hair looks better on the wavy hair, there’s cure for everything. Certain tricks may help you to fake texture and the volume of your hair. For instance, you can use sea salt spray or foam to give your hair windswept, surfer look, and the simplest and the most natural way to do this is to use threads to secure hair strands that you’ve previously sprayed with the sea salt or you can wrap one strand around the other (also by using the sea salt spray or foam), secure them well and wait until the hair dries and then unravel the braids gently with your fingers.
Furthermore, you can also achieve surfer hair with a haircut based on uneven strands and “waves” could be either natural or hand-made. In any case, the point is to look natural and relaxed, since the summer is all about that, which is why mimicking the beach look with a hint of special glow is simply perfect for this.
Translation: G. Dujmović