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Beach Bodied Hairstyles with Matthew Wade

July 26 2012

Hair by Matthew Wade Hair by Matthew Wade

When it comes to summer hair, the best styles require minimum effort, defy humidity and have a beachy golden glow.

Hairstylist Matthew Wade has offered us his advice on creating a natural summer look without having to go to the salon.

  • If you are a natural dark blonde and you want to lighten in a natural way, apply either lemon or lime juice which will help attract the sun and therefore give you free highlights!

  • Those of you who have mid to long length hair can try getting really long layers cut into your style, graduating at the front to help get a beachy surfy look. When you tie your hair up after your day in the sun, these layers will not only frame your face, they will also compliment your sunkissed skin.

Hair by Matthew Wade Hair by Matthew Wade

  • Depending your vanity levels on the beach, people with straight mid to long length hair can try twisting damp sections of hair and clipping into place to achieve a relaxed wavy look.

  • Do you have a block coloured tint? If so, wear a hat! There is nothing worse for this style than harsh sunlight. To avoid losing the colour keep those locks hidden!

  • When moving from beach to bar, why not try a deep side parting plait tucked behind the ear. You can mix this up by only half plaiting the hair and keeping the remaining hair in a ponytail for a very on trend summer look.

Photo by Elise Dumontet / Hair by Matthew Wade Photo by Elise Dumontet / Hair by Matthew Wade

  • If you can’t make it into the sunshine this year, give a half head of tinted highlights a go. Your friends will be asking where you have been…

  • If you are low maintenance and like to have a more clean cut look, keep your hair in a gamine crop for the easiest to handle style. This style works in any colour.

  • Luckily, the seaside makes almost everyones hair more voluminous and wavy. So pack your bags now!