Health and Beauty
Does Your Hair Need a Summer Vacation?
Beauty Icon José Eber Shares the Latest Looks for Sultry Days and Nights.
If your current cut and color could use an update for the long, hot days of summer, José Eber and his Artistic Team, comprised of the best stylists and colorist from Eber's nationwide collection of salons, have developed a winning formula for creating and maintaining the hottest looks for the months ahead.
Sometimes change is like a summer vacation. A great hair cut. A splash of color. Two simple elements that can change your look and leave you feeling relaxed, carefree and ready to enjoy any summer destination, whether in on the sands of Saint Tropez or poolside in your own backyard. A fantastic summer hairstyle can be, in and of itself, like a long, languorous holiday - without the sun damage.
Each season at José Eber Atelier, our top stylists and colorists work with me to create collections of hairstyles to complement both the casual and couture fashions introduced on runways across the world. Here we unveil some of the most exciting looks for the summer of 2001.
This season, we have created feminine, easy to maintain looks that accentuate, not overpower, the pastel colors, floral prints, and lightweight fabrics that help to beat the heat and humidity. These summer tresses are fresh, bouncy, boast lots of sexy shine and cry out to be touched.
My philosophy has always been that beauty is more than hair, facial features and body type. There is no one hairstyle or color that will work for every woman, but there is a look that is just right for you. So keep in mind that while creating your own signature summer style, the overall goal is to not just be more beautiful but more confident and comfortable with who you are.
With this in mind, here are a few tips and trends to really help you radiate from sunrise to sunset.
Solid Summer Shimmer
This seasons colors are all about one process, solid looks. Locks in pure shades of auburn, chestnut, and pale blonde will dominate. Streaks are out. Shiny, sexy, healthy looking hair is in.
Breezy, Carefree Cuts
Summer hair is all about a great cut. This season's lines are more blunt than in recent seasons and are accentuated with light layers that move.
Even the most attentive, expensive hair
care regimen may not deliver the looks you want when you consider the abuses
of summer. Sun, heat, chlorine, haircolor, overdrying, and product buildup
can all damage hair, and the consequences are twice as bad during the summer
months. Instead of creating complicated styles, focus most of your attention
on the care and conditioning of your hair.
Hats and scarves a la Bridget Jones are a must if you plan to be in the sun for an extended period of time or hair will end up bleached, dry and brittle.. And, after swimming in the ocean, lake or pool, rinse hair immediately to remove chemicals, salts and other impurities that can be disastrous to hair color and condition.
Make a Statement
Accessorize. Headbands, barrettes in all
shapes and sizes, and more sophisticated hair jewelry can help to maintain
sleek summer looks, make styling easy, and add sizzle to a straightforward
cut. While on the beach, apply conditioner to the hair and wrap it with a
colorful scarf. On breezy summer evenings, keep hair in place with a
headband or barrettes. Use accessories to express your individuality and
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