Sick of Beach Waves? Try these Styles for the Summer

Summer hair can be stressful. The hot, humid weather can ruin your hairstyle since all you want to do it tie it up!

But it doesn’t have to be like that, hair is fun, easy and if you want it, it can be practical. We’ve compiled a list of hair that’s photo ready and summer friendly!

Minimal Chic

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Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can just forget about your hair and throw it up like a pineapple on your head! If your summer style is clean cut linens and crisp, minimal designs, this minimal chic hairstyle is perfect for you. It’s a simple and easy updo that keeps hair away from the face and your neck. Accessorize with a gold statement clip for a more chic feel.

Retro Babe

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It doesn’t matter what decade you’re born in, you can always look back at the past for some fun, hair inspo! We love the classic Bardot fringe. It’s fun, it’s wispy and romantic! It frames your face too so if you’re conscious about your face shape you can create an illusion. Up or down, this look is a great go-to from summer days to nights!

Short Lob

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Paris Jackson knows the suss. From living her best life under the LA sun, she’s used to the heat. Don’t be afraid of the scissors, just think of all the benefits of short hair. From quicker drying time , to effortless styling, why not opt for shorter locks this summer?

Futuristic

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The time is now but your hair trends can be fashion forward. This mohawk braid is ideal not only for keeping hair off of your face but it can keep you cool all day!

So there you have it, four stunning styles for summer that doesn’t involve beach waves! Try them out today and tag is in your selfies @dylanbradshawsalon.

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DCU Fashion Show: Dystopia v Utopia: Recreate the Look!

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Photo by David Ganon

This year, The Dylan Bradshaw Academy were asked by the DCU Style Society to do the hair for the biggest event of the Clubs and Socs calendar – the DCU Style Fashion Show.

Our students and educators brought their tools to the Northside when we visited the DCU Campus.

Glitter and hairspray filled the room and we knew we were ready to make the gorgeous models ready for the catwalk!

The Look: Girls

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The theme of the evening was Dystopia vs Utopia and wanted to reflect this in the hair!

The Academy were asked for a sleek middle parting with a textured pony. Check out how we achieved this look.

1. Gel the sides down using Super Fixer Gel from Matrix.

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2.  Tie the hair in a ponytail and wrap with hair from the bottom of the ponytail.

3. Using a barrel tong, curl the ponytail.

4. Create texture using Matrix Height Riser dust. This will create a messy contrast with the sleek top.

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5. Finish the look with Matrix Volume Fixer hairspray.

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The Look: Boys 

This was an easy look – the boys weren’t fussy and we just styled their hair that best suited them.

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Photo by David Ganon

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To achieve the boys’ cool and effortless look, our Academy students used:

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Matrix Mess Maker Sea Spray 

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Matrix Shape Switcher Wax

 

A great night with even better hair! We can’t wait to be back next year.

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Photo by David Ganon

*All products mentioned are available at the Dylan Bradshaw Academy, Third Floor, 56 South William Street, Dublin 2.*