Four summer hair ideas with Blow Ltd

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I love my new Great Lengths hair extensions (read about them here) and have enjoying styling them after having a shorter hair style for such a long time. This prompted me to think about different summer hair ideas that I can now achieve with this longer length and the different occasions over the summer that I might need a little hair styling inspiration for.

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First up, summer in the city means something quick to achieve, easy to do and preferably off my face and neck to help keep me cooler. So a messy bun with some backcombing and a little hairspray makes this hair style good for work or a day in town with friends. The great thing about a messy bun is that this style works better with hair that hasn’t been washed for a day or two.

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For a holiday look that is pretty and chic, loose waves are the answer. This style will work well for day to night and has a lovely relaxed feel about it. I don’t like looking overly primped on holiday but I do want to be groomed so this summer hair style is ideal. Especially as it can be achieved through the use of curling tongs or by braiding your hair and leaving it overnight.

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For a bit of festival fun, braids are the perfect hair style. I went for double Dutch braids with a flower crown because more is more. This is a cute style that will keep hair neat for hours (if not days if you fancy leaving the braids intact). I love this as it is a real time saver. Simply braid clean hair at the start of the weekend and enjoy until you get home and wash the festival out of your hair. And if your braids do unravel then you could always embrace the waves or create a messy bun.

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Finally for a wedding, a trip to the races or a summer ball then a big, glamorous blow dry with lots of volume is the style to ask for. This kind of glossy blow dry is what I have missed most whilst having a shorter hair style. There’s nothing quite like a swishy blow dry to make me feel like I’m ready for a big event. I added a sparkly headband for some extra glam but you can add a fascinator, hat or hair clip depending on your personal taste.

These summer hair styles were all achieved with the help of Blow Ltd. using Kerastase products. If you live in Birmingham, Manchester or London and fancy getting £20 off any Blow Ltd services then use promo code TTT20 (expires 31-12-2017) when booking on the app or the website. This isn’t an affiliate code so I don’t get anything if you use it.

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  • Sarah L

    Great styles! I’ve been styling my hair in a messy bun a lot lately but really would love to try the braids! Kerastase products look great!

    • I love a messy bun. So quick and easy to achieve! Tx

  • Laura Rocksteady

    You have such beautiful hair and I love the festival style and flowers – so pretty!!

    Laura x

    • Thanks Laura. The flowers are from Claire’s Accessories! I thought that I’d be too old to shop in there these days but there are some real gems in there. Tx

  • Mummy Times Two

    What lovely styles, I definitely need to learn how to be more creative with my hair.

  • Joanna

    Such fab styles I love the curls I find they don’t suit me though. I tend to be boring with my hair and have it down and straight.

  • That braid is absolutely stunning and I adore the curls in the second one; to be honest I just want to copy every style!

  • Your hair styles look stunning, I love the lose curls x

  • Jess Howliston

    These are all beautiful styles! I especially love your 1st one as I have quite long thick hair and in the summer it can get hot if its over my neck! I will definitely be giving this a try. xx

  • Mellissa Williams

    Such great summer hair ideas – I struggle to decide what to do with my hair in the summer sometimes

  • I must say, these are fab styles & I love the colour x

  • Helen Clark

    All four of these looks are gorgeous. I think the waves and braids are my favourite, they’re styles I seem to choose when it’s warm weather.