5 Wedding Hair Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

When it comes to your wedding day lewk, I’d just like to throw out an unpopular opinion and hope for the best: your hair is just as important as your dress, mmkay? You can’t show up to your wedding in a Princess Mia-worthy outfit just to eclipse it with a half-assed ‘do. I don’t make the rules, y’all. Look, I fully embrace au naturale beauty looks that are definitely having moment right now, but there’s a difference between loose, tousled waves and “I just woke up after sleeping on wet hair.” Even if you think you’re safe from this kind of epic f*ck-up because you’re going for glam updo or some kind of fancy braid situation, you can still learn a few things from the pros, so listen up. 

Am I calling myself a pro? Lol, no. Of course not. For a sensitive topic like wedding hair, I decided to call upon the legit experts: Giovanni Vaccaro, Artistic Director at Glamsquad. Unless you are a hairstylist and have full confidence that you know exactly what you’re doing (teach me your ways), I highly suggest reading on to learn a thing or two so you don’t show up to your wedding stealing Bellatrix Lestrange’s look. Whether you’re going for a minimalist, easy style or an all-out Met Gala situation, all of the below apply to you.

1. Don’t Shampoo On Your Wedding Day

I know what you’re thinking: why, though? Until talking to Vaccaro, I just assumed that everyone washes their hair on their wedding day. According to Vaccaro, “I tell all of my clients to shampoo the day/night before the big day because second-day hair behaves the best—especially for an up-style.” He has a point. If I have a big date—meaning, like, dinner with my parents or something—I usually adjust my shampoo days around so that I can wash my hair the day before, so why wouldn’t I do the same on my wedding day? Also, in case you’re wondering, he adds, “For those ladies who get oily quickly, dry shampoo will be your savior.”

2. Don’t Go Au Naturale

 

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Polished, timeless and chic?? Loved creating this hair for you @danielleshaff You were stunning! ? @bridesbystephanieperez

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Ok, hear me out: this is completely your choice, so if you feel like extensions just aren’t for you, we won’t judge. However, all extensions do is add life, volume, and thickness to your hair and, honestly, who doesn’t want that at their wedding? SHOW YOURSELF! Vaccaro says, “Regardless of how long or thick your hair is, you should still consider wearing extensions on your wedding day. Great for up-styles (ponies or chignons) or down styles (retro waves or boho chic texture), extensions help create a thicker, fuller look that will instantly elevate your camera-ready appeal.” You also don’t have to opt for an Ariana Grande look. Instead, you can do something a little more subtle with your wedding hair that’s easy to take out at the end of the night. 

3. Don’t Ask For Too Many Opinions

At the end of the day, how you wear your hair is your business. Ask for a few opinions for people who value honesty, but keep it to a minimum. “Asking 20 friends plus your mom, soon-to-be mother-in-law and grandparents, what they think about your wedding day beauty look is a big mistake and guaranteed to drive you nuts. My suggestion: solicit the opinions of your closest friends who have a similar style and aesthetic and really get you,” advises Vaccaro. 

4. Don’t Get A Trim

 

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If you only want to pick one thing to listen to in this entire article, dear God, let it be this point. Vaccaro says, “If the ends are too healthy and soft, your hair may not hold the style all night. A little fatigue on the ends will help your hair hang onto the style. So get that final trim 5 to 6 weeks before your wedding day.” As someone who gets a trim before nearly every minor life event, this one was a tough pill to swallow. But I’m going to trust the expert here.

5. Don’t Forget About Your Comfort

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Fancy ‘dos are great and everything, but you will be rocking this hair for nearly an entire day, so remember that when you’re trolling Pinterest for Marie Antoinette-style looks. Vaccaro says, “If your wedding day hairstyle hurts or doesn’t authentically feel like you, even though it’s the hottest hair trend of 2019, you’ve got a problem! You should feel like the most beautiful version of yourself, so make sure to express that desire during your hair trial.” To put it simply, your wedding isn’t the time or place to experiment with a new beauty look that you’ve never worn before. He adds, “Also, if a bobby pin is poking you in the skull, kindly ask your stylist to take it out.” Fair. 

Images: Sweet Cream Ice Cream Photography / Unsplash; Giphy (2); glamsquad, giovannivaccaro (2) / Instagram

The Hottest Spring Hair Colors We’re Dying To Try

Thank the fucking hair gods that the days of unicorn hair are over, and we’re moving on to more natural hair colors that don’t look like a mythical creature threw up on your head. Pack away the Manic Panic you bought for Coachella last year, and start showing your colorist these pictures so you can look sophisticated AF and on trend this spring. Because let’s be honest: no one’s going to take a betch with metallic hair seriously in 2018. Presenting THE best hair colors for spring 2018.

1. Pearly Blondes

Pearly, shiny blondes are the new fried, unhealthy looking platinums. It’s 2018 and if you go blonde, you also need to go shiny, not dull and damaged looking. Gone are the days of sacrificing our luscious locks just to see how blonde we can go. And who better to look to for the pearlescent trend than Kim Kardashian, whose colorist Chris Appleton spent almost 24 hours taking the betch to an icy pearlescent shade of blonde?

Blondie @kimkardashian @chrisappleton1 @makeupbyariel

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2. Rich Browns

This spring, the rich brown hair trend is going to mean more to you than the rich brunet Wall Street fuckboy who ghosted you last month. Deep, chocolatey rich brunette hues full of dimension are replacing the tired, dual-toned ombres of recent years. Take notes from celeb colorist George Papanikolas’ chocolatey color transformation on Lydia Hearst.

???? @lydiahearst enters the dark side! #haircolorbygeorgepapanikolas @andylecomptesalon @matrix Portrait: @thetylershields Hairstyle: @kevin_spring_

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3. Natural Root-Shadowing Blondes

Thanks to the shadow roots trend, anyone can see if blondes have more fun—and at a cheaper price. Shadow roots are when you embrace your natural root color from the beginning of the dye job. Fully embracing your natural color as part of the growing out process not only saves you serious money between appointments, it also saves your strands from being over-processed. Texas-based colorist Eric Vaughn shows us the epitome of blonde root-shadowing goals.

Absolutely obsessed with this sun kissed hair color! Want to know my placement for this color? I have a video ready to go to show you all my placement and technique! Cut and styled by @dizzydestinyy @brazilianbondbuilder in every formula ✨✨✨✨✨ Finished off with the @biolage Acid Milk Rinse to balance the ph and add shine ???????????????? #rev #revhair #liveraw #biolage #matrixpartner #brazilianbondbuilder #btconeshot_hairpaint18 #btconeshot_ombre18 #btconeshot_curls18 #thebtcteam @matrix

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4. Redheads

As we patiently wait for the redhead emojis to make their appearance on the next iPhone update, you can get ahead of the trend and embrace the ginger trend this spring. Opt for warmer, multi-dimensional red hues to spice up any lewk. See below for a redhead look created using Davines color.

#Davines???? #Repost @cosmic_concepts_hs #Repost @davinescolor ・・・ Retouch and full #balayage using #davinescolor #anewcolor and #lartdecolor Formula Below… . . . Roots: 10g 7,7 + 10g 6,66 + 10g 5,62 + CB + 20 vol Balayage using L’art Decolor Powder 20 vol Glaze: 20g 10,22 + 1g Red + 3g Violet + CB + 10 vol #davinesformula #donewithdavines #davines #balayage #redbalayage #copperhair #redhair

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5. Cinnamon Hair

Cinnamon hair is a blend of the deep rich brown trend, the redhead trend, and a blend of blonde tones. The look is typically achieved using the hand-painted balayage technique and creates tons of a dimension. Talk to your colorist about the exact cinnamon shade that works for your skin tone.

Hump Day calls for easy hair. Using @t3micro ????

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6. Subtle Highlights

Remember those tiger stripe highlights you used to rock in middle school, inspired by none other than Kelly Clarkson circa 2002? Yeah, subtle face-framing highlights are the opposite of that. Using the same hand-painted technique as you do with balayage, subtle highlights look just like those face-framing highlights you used to get from the sun after a day at the beach when you were a kid.

???? @Deedaly1! ✨Oh so sunny! Color, cut & style by moi @mechesalonla!✨

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The 5 Haircuts To Ask Your Stylist For In 2018

We’re exactly one month away from the new year, which is great because this year I’ve been trash has been the worst and I can’t wait until it’s fucking over. And with a new year comes the inevitable hope that there will also be a “new you”. Maybe a you who doesn’t buy her work attire from Forever21 or who isn’t in an emotionally committed relationship with her Seamless guy. Well,  a girl can dream. Anyway, here are 5 haircut trends that are about to be everyfuckingwhere in 2018 so you can embrace the best “new you” aka the same you, but with better hair.

1. Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are officially happening and we can thank the psychos on Pinterest who gave this trend a 600 percent increase in pins this year. It’s a dreamy, yet romantic look that works best on people who have straight hair. So if your New Year’s Eve resolution is to be more “daring” but you don’t actually want to take any risks, then this haircut might be right for you. It’s like getting bangs, but not, because they’re basically almost all grown out anyway.

Curtain Bangs

2. Extra Long Hair 

Kim Kardashian has been trying to make fetch extra long hair extensions happen for a straight-up year now, and apparently she’s going to get her wish, because 2018 is the year of long-ass hair. Extra long hair or “Cher hair” is predicted to be one of the hottest hair trends of 2018, which is great because I literally just got a lob last week. Seriously. This is v good for my my mental health rn. Anyway, unless you can afford to import hair extensions from a starving child in India *cough* Kim K *cough cough*  then you better start growing your hair out now. 

Kim Kardashian

3. Blunt Bob With Bangs

If you’re one of those who wants to look betchy AF but doesn’t want to commit to hair that’s long enough to accidentally touch a toilet seat, then the blunt bob/bang combo is going to be the haircut for you. I’m not gonna lie, it takes one hell of a confident woman to pull this look off, but if Elena Gilbert—someone who survived after her entire family died, turned into a vampire, hooked up with her ex’s brother (and got away with it), found out she was a doppelgänger to the nastiest skank bitch in town, and still had to graduate high school during all of this—can pull of this look, then so can you. 

Blunt Bob With Bangs

4. The Grown-Out Pixie

Is it wrong that I’m predicting style trends based off of someone who hasn’t even hit puberty yet? Whatever. If it’s wrong, then Netflix shouldn’t have made a 12-year-old so fucking chic I don’t want to be right. Last year the pixie cut was everywhere, so naturally the grown-out pixie, or as I like to call it, the wtf-have-I-done-I-just-want-long-hair-again cut is going to be the “it” look of 2018. I mean, how else should you start a new year if not with a haircut that says you’re full of shame and regret from last year’s poor decisions? Anyway, if you got the pixie cut because one time Millie Bobby Brown got a pixie cut, then this is the perfect new look for you. Try leaving it extra long on top to give you some more styling options.

Grown-Out Pixie Millie Bobby Brown

5. The Meghan Markle Knock-Off

In case you’re a mole person and missed it, the hottest European ginger is officially off the market thanks to Meghan Markle. That lucky fucking bitch. But if you can’t have her man, you can at least attempt to replicate her hairstyle so that you can feel close to Prince Harry like an actual princess in the new year. This isn’t so much a haircut as just a look you can attempt before hitting up happy hour. It’s the first Friday back at work after the Thanksgiving holiday, what the fuck do you want from me. Long hair and bouncy curls are about to be everywhere because of this bitch, I’m calling it now. 

Meghan Markle

Fall Hair Trends You Need To Ask Your Stylist For Right Now

Raise your hand if you’re seriously sick of this suffocating heat that keeps ruining your too-expensive blowout. You and every other basic betch are just about ready for that time of year where we all pretend to know what a touchdown is. I’m as down for day drinking and looking like a golden goddess as every other normal person, but TBH, I do that shit all year round and like, it’s the 21st century. Vegan tanning products exist so you can feel better about yourself get a fucking spray tan whenever you want without killing animals and getting skin cancer. NGL, I’m sick of peeing while naked wearing rompers and I’m just roséd out. Like with coffee orders, nail polish colors, Bumble guys most things in life, I get v bored after like, three months. That being said, I need summer to GTFO so I can get rid of this lame blonde hair and go back to having ~tame~ dark hair. The season of change basically brings on an entirely new persona, so ask your hair stylist for one of these hair trends so you can leave the summer you behind.

1. Modern Shag

I know what you’re thinking: “Unless you’re starring on Stranger Things, there’s no excuse for a shag hair cut.” Well, that’s where you’re wrong because 1) I’m literally always right and 2) it’s not just limited to people with curly hair. The modern shag is an upgrade for all hair types, regardless of texture, because it’s a v different personalized look for everyone. You may swear off bangs every time you see your middle school yearbook photo, but guess what. They’re coming back, whether we like it or not, and since ‘tis the season for all that is basic, you’ll probs find yourself anxious to look like every other Insta model in your feed. Ask for the shag with choppy textured layers for an extra volumized edgy look this moody fall.

2. Dark And/Or LowLights

When I say new hair = new you, I don’t mean go MIA for 3 years, erase all of your social media accounts, let out your teenage angst in a shitty pop song, and say the “old you is dead” pull a Taylor Swift and dye your hair black.

^^^How I picture Taylor rn. No but really, can someone see if she’s OK?

You don’t have to be so dramatic with a whole 360. If you have blonde hair and platinum highlights, cool the Barbie thing down with natural-looking lowlights. Opt for a warm chocolate to make your sun-kissed blonde pop. The color contrast kind of serves like a contour for your hair and provides tons of movement so it doesn’t look flat. For natural brunettes, cool down sandy browns or warm up black-ish tones with a spicy nutmeg shade. The rich color adds radiance to both your hair and face for a perf glow.

3. Not Your Grandma’s Gray, A Cool Gray

The hipster-y silver hair can honestly be really fucking fab, or just downright fugly. The cool toned look is really ideal if you’re super blonde and have no intentions of turning back to black. If you’re getting bored (and going broke) from all of your root and platinum retouches, consider asking for an icy blonde or white silver as a transition away from summer vacay vibes. It preps you for cardigans and boots without actually going dark. Who knew hiding real life gray preemies was considered trendy? Thank God. *nervously laughs* and then cries:

4. Blorange

It sounds like a weird BJ trick Cosmo would advise involving an orange but, luckily it’s not. This hair trend can be done in multiple ways, especially one that best suits your natural hair color. Since fall is full of all things orange and pumpkin, it’s only natural that we consider dying our whole head the color of a fucking pumpkin spiced latte. If you’re on the blonder side, ask for super low-key orange-y pink lowlights. It’ll def add some color to your pasty white skin. If you’re on the reddish side already, swap out some blonde highlights for warm brown lowlights. The cinnamon look will make you crave Fireball way more than you already do when you’re blackout. That’s not true at all but, maybe if you just believe, it’ll work.

5. Heavy Bangs

I told you bangs were coming back, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. If done right, maybe you’ll finally look as skinny trendy as a Hadid. Maybe. This fall’s hair trend will def be focusing on bangs, and lots of them. If you’re feeling brave, ask for thick heavy bangs that fall right below your eyebrow for a clean polished style. If they’re too long in your face, you’ll end up looking like a serial killer. If they’re too short, you’ll look like a hipster. So really make sure you know what you want before you go in with this. This look is particularly flattering on rounder face shapes because they frame and slim down your face. Cheers to looking skinny without any form of exercise!!! Bonus points if you can ditch the layers for a blunt cut. A single layer makes your hair look fuller, healthier, and like, so badass.

How To Get Perfect Beach Waves Without Ever Having To Deal With Sand

We’re in full summer mode rn which means that every girl with an Instagram is trying to out-slut be beachier than their friend with more followers. Unless you’re me and the thought of leaving your house to venture through a 90 degree wasteland Brooklyn and brave the J train for a beach that every human in New York is trying to get to too literally makes you want to jump into oncoming traffic. Then you’re just going to have to fake it. Like I do with most everything in my life. And the best way to fake living your best beach life is to perfect the beachy wave hair trend. Groundbreaking, I know.

And if you’re sitting there thinking “this is stupid, the beach is so fun. Just go outside and let the saltwater do it’s thing” then clearly you don’t understand what happens to me when I encounter Mother Nature.

Yeah. Shit’s not pretty, is it? So let’s move on from the idea of actually going outside and doing things. Unless there’s alcohol involved, then I’m on board. The good thing about beachy waves is that it takes minimal effort to complete the look. Like, less effort than the “u up” text your boyfriend Tinder hook-up/temporary lapse in judgment sent you last night. So you know I’m in. Anyways, here’s everything you need to know to get perfect beach waves without ever going outside. Let’s get started, shall we?

Materials

The other good thing about beachy waves is that you probs already have all the materials you need to accomplish this look, which is good because my lazy ass would have just disregarded the steps that included the products I didn’t have. I should add “problem solving” to my resume. So here’s what you need: sectioning clips (or a hair tie if you’re desperate), a lightweight mousse like OUAI Soft Mousse, a curling iron and/or wand, and a texturizing spray like Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast.

Step 1

Apply a lightweight mousse to your wet hair and then let air dry. While you’re air-drying drink a glass of wine, watch a movie, call your boyfriend 20 times until he picks up and when he doesn’t start a new relationship on Bumble. Relax.

Step 2

This is where those section clips and/or the hair tie you found on the floor comes in. There’s conflicting information about how exactly to section off your hair, some say to do it in thirds while others say to “section hair horizontally from the bottom to the top of your head” but tbh this all sounds like more work than I’m willing to put into this. I’m just gonna go with what feels right. Should be interesting.

Step 3

Now it’s time to curl your hair. If you’re like me and your hair doesn’t do shit is straight or fine, use a .75-inch barrel to curl your hair. For curly hair use a 1.25-inch barrel and if you haven’t understood your hair type since middle school then use a one-inch barrel just to be safe. Now, twist your hair around the barrel. Make sure to leave the ends of your hair out for a more lived-in, I-am-so-fucking-nauti wave. Repeat this process but alternate curling the sections in different directions to create a messier texture. The front of your head is where you’re probs gonna fuck up the most. The key here is to curl your strands away from your face so as to highlight your best asset aka your face. I know it sounds like literal anarchy but your hair will actually look v v good by the end of all this.

Step 4

The last step is to add in some extra texture so it looks less like you spent the day at home on your couch curling your hair and watching old episodes of The Office and more like you were out in the world actually living your life. Ew. Spray your roots and strands with a texturizing or volumizing spray and then finger comb through your hair to tousle the waves.

Congratulations, you now look like an off-brand Blake Lively—and all without leaving the confines of your home. It’s really the little things.

What Summer Ombré You Should Ask For Based On Your Hair Color

‘Tis the season (about fucking time) for drinking outside on a hourly weekly basis, always looking exotic, and visiting your second home: the hair salon, obvi. Everyone knows summer means sun’s out, buns blondes out. Since winter is looong gone possibly due to that little thing called climate change, you no longer have to literally wear black from head to toe. Even though you probs will anyway. Ditch your emo dark hair color for something lighter, playful, and more basic unique. Instead of going totally drastic and dying your whole head a single color (ain’t nobody got time for that upkeep) or trying to keep up with the hipsters and looking like Rainbow Brite, ask your savior hairdresser for the idolized summer look: ombré, otherwise known as the calm before the balayage storm. Regardless of your natural hair color, here is some Insta-worthy ombré hair inspo to take with you for your next hair appointment.

If you have natural dark roots, ask for:

Caramel

If you’re naturally a brunette and don’t want anything too crazy, go for a subtle caramel ombré. The light contrast will add dimension and fluidity to your hair, regardless of the style and cut you have. If you love it (which you will), ask to go lighter in color and start closer at the (literal) crown of your head, you queen.

Blonde

For something a bit more ~extreme~, jump right into a golden hue and gradually get lighter until you reach the shade of blonde you want. For extra enhancement, ask for scattered or face-framing highlights to complement your face shape. The light hair color will bring out your natural glow, so honestly, you may just say “fuck highlighter” for the rest of summer. Maybe.

Deep Auburn

If you want to add some mystery and a significant pop of color, opt for an auburn shade. This style will make you stand out against all the other basic bitches like me who are afraid to stray from blonde shades. The added color provides tons of dimension and probably an alter ego, too.

If you have natural blonde roots, ask for:

Blonder

You know what they say: Once you go blonde, you never go back. Like, so fucking true. If you have somewhat of a blonde hue, such as dirty blonde, gradually grow lighter. Since you’ll be under the sun 24/7, your hair will grow lighter on its own. You’ll probably look as innocent as sweet LC here, but I can only hope the blonde doesn’t get to your head (literally) and make you dumber. Will that joke ever get old? LMK.

(Almost) Platinum

I promise I’m not trying to bring The Hills gang back together (even though I would give anything for a reunion, just saying), but Whitney Port has always had killer hair. Go bold or go home with an ombré style that goes right into borderline platinum blonde. The sharp contrast will basically make you look like a tan Australian model who beaches nonstop. It’s probably not the whole truth but, close enough.

If you have natural red roots, ask for:

Blonde

Especially for the summer, ask for a blonde shade that will give you a warm, vibrant glow. The blonde will turn some strands orange, making you look like Alicia Keys’ song was about you. You, girl, are on *insert fire emoji*.

Coral

Have some fun with your rare gem of a hair color and ask to bring in a lighter shade of red, such as coral. The pink hue will add texture with a multi-dimensional effect. It’s 50 shades of hot to flaunt for the next few months. I’m just killing it with these puns—ugh, I love myself.

6 Ways To Protect Your Hair From Looking Like Straw This Summer

If there’s anything a betch honestly gives a shit about (other than how many likes her selfie got), it’s definitely her hair. Even though you probably rely on horoscopes to help you make life changing decisions, chances are your goldilocks won’t ever go near a pair of scissors. Rain or shine, depending on the persona you want to take on for the day, you still fry straighten the fuck out of it. If you’re like me, you know walking in the rain without hair coverage is like, a sin. If you forget your umbrella, you take the jacket off your fucking back to cover it. Yes, sometimes you need to sacrifice getting hypothermia if it means your hair still looks good.

In the summer, you want to be able to show it off when the top of your BMW is down or when you’re laying out by the pool. But, just like we often forget to like, prevent ourselves from getting skin cancer, we also forget that the hair we invest hundreds of dollars in needs some TLC too. Here’s how to protect your newly done balayage and prevent your hair from looking like straw for the next 3 months.

1. Nourish With Hair Oil

Your first takeaway: Put that obnoxious sun hat you only bought for poolside pics to good use and avoid parting your hair. This prevents godawful scalp sunburn and drying your hair out. Make sure to get a hair oil like Reverie Ever Recovery Hair Oil to rub on the ends of your hair. It prevents fugly split ends, protects your hair color, and adds shine.

Reverie Ever Recovery Hair Oil

2. Apply Serum

Somebody Sat On Me Again

^ Same.

If you find that this is a recurring issue for you, I promise there’s a cure. For fried hair—not people sitting on you. Sorry, that comes with public transportation.

Use Vernon Francois Lightweight Styling Serum before, during, and after being on the beach all day. It will maintain your hair’s natural texture and protect from heat damage so you won’t look like you got electrocuted. After a shower, instead of towel-drying your hair like a psycho, opt for a towel, like Aquis Lissa Luxe Hair Towel, with fabric that doesn’t create friction.

Vernon Francois Serum

3. Use Hair Creams With UV Filters

Find a cream with a formula like Sachajuan Hair In The Sun that protects your hair with a UV filter. This will lock in your recent highlights and keep them from turning like, white when the original color was probably caramel. If you plan on styling your hair, you can use this as a hydrating styling cream too. It’s a 2-In-1 aka win-win.

Sachajuan Hair In The Sun

4. Wash With A Hydrating Shampoo

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by chlorine. That shit makes your scalp itch, has your hair feeling like dry spaghetti, and turns it green. Like, I didn’t ask for this. How fucking rude. If you must swim in a piss pool, use a shampoo like IGK Hot Girls Hydrating Shampoo. It serves as a heat and pollution protectant and deep conditions so it brings some life back into your limp hair.

IGK Hot Girls Hydrating Shampoo

5. Add Leave-In Conditioner, Then Add Some More

Use leave-in conditioner religiously over these next few months. A styler such as Phyto Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Cream is a keratin that basically is like, the holy grail for your hair. You can add this throughout the day and before applying heat to ensure shine, moisture, and strength for major #HairGoals.

Phyto Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Cream

6. Detangle. Everything.

Swimming tangles your hair so much that you may contemplate on chopping it off entirely. When you’re finished being rightfully dramatic, use Bed Head Beach Freak Moisturizing Detangler Spray throughout your hair so your brush doesn’t break in half when you try to get the knots out. For extra protection, get a detangling wet brush with gentle bristles to smoothly glide through your wet hair.

Bed Head Detangling Spray

Read: 6 Easy Hairstyles You Can Wear From The Beach To The Bar
 
5 Easy Hairstyles You Can Take From The Beach To The Bar

In addition to roasting under the sun, creepily eyeing flirting with the hot lifeguard, and day drinking for no reason other than the fact that the sun is out and it’s summer (duh), the beach provides an endless amount of glorious benefits. That’s why when people say they don’t like the beach for no good reason whatsoever, I usually just delete their number and refuse to associate myself with them ever again. Either you’re socially awkward or you think you’re Edward Cullen, you vampire freak. Moving on. One of my fave, yet severely underrated, perks is how sexual the ocean makes my hair look after I’m done swimming like a fish gasping for air magical mermaid. It’s like I can come to the beach on my fourth second unwashed hair day and no one would ever know because my hair suddenly looks full of life (for once) and has waves for days.

This becomes really convenient because on most days I’m drinking at the beach and I naturally lose track of how Lime-A-Ritas I’ve had. By the time I’m pretty drunk, I somehow convince myself and the two friends that actually put up with my shit that we should definitely go out to a bar after we’re tan (and drunk) enough to tell everyone we just came back from Turks and Caicos. Since I usually take forever and a day getting ready when I’m sober, it’s like a whole different story when I’m basically doing my hair and makeup with one eye open and one-half of my usual levels of hand-eye coordination.
 
Swimming in the ocean can make your hair look great and all, but if you’re crunched for time (or get too drunk like I usually do), styling your hair after the beach can be an issue when you still want to pull off an Herbal Essence commercial-worthy look while putting in the least amount of effort possible. Whether it’s just adding texture spray, throwing it up in a high ponytail, or simply leaving it wet after the shower, here are some hairstyles you can easily (and drunkenly) take straight from the beach to the bar.

1. Messy Waves

Like I mentioned, chances are the ocean was feeling pretty generous and gave you some salt water goodness, so your hair probably already has this look down pat. However, too much salt water can dry your hair out and leave you looking like Medusa, so scrunch your hair and use a texturizing spray like Reverie’s MARE Mediterranean Sea Mist to restore strength while maintaining the look you love.

Messy Waves

2. Wet Hair, Don’t Care

Thank you, Kim, for blessing us once again with your trendy ways and making it socially acceptable to step out in public with wet hair. Otherwise there’s no way in hell anyone would ever let it slide. Imagine? “You just got out of the shower? That’s hot.” More like, “You just got out of the shower? Are you having a midlife crisis showing up here like that?”

Kim Kardashian Wet Hair

After you’re done channeling your inner Bey during your shower, add some Kendra Professional Platinum Revive Oil—the same oil Kim used (assuming it’s good because like, Kim)—as a finishing touch.

Drunk In Love

^What I probs look like in the shower aka why I take 100 years to get ready

3. Own That Ponytail, Work That Updo

You can never go wrong with a fucking ponytail. Feel free to leave in loose waves for a beachy look or make it a high pony because your hair looks sexy pushed back. Spray on some hairspray, and off to tequila sunrises you go.

Chrissy Teigen High Ponytail

4. Loose Braid

I mean, clearly, we can’t all be Blake Lively no matter how many times we wish for it on our birthdays. It’s just not going to happen. The closest we’ll ever get is *attempting* to do a braid that looks as chic as this. If you’re like, creative, I guess (because a regular braid is good enough for me), opt for a loose fishtail braid with pieces of your hair framing your face. In a top 5, a braid is probably number one for the best summer hairstyle. It takes seconds to do and your hair is already pulled back from your face in case too many shots send you running for the bathroom.

Blake Lively Fishtail Braid

5. Messy Bun

When all else fails and your fucking hair just isn’t cooperating with you, which happens to me 9/10 times, throw it up a messy bun and call it a day. After a few drinks, you won’t even care and let’s be real, it’ll probably get ruined anyway.

Vanessa Hudgens Messy Bun

Now, go chug vodka because this was probably way more stressful than it was supposed to be. As fucking usual.