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Summer Hair: Top 5 Tips with Celebrity Stylist, Dar

by maryforester / last updated May 25, 2016

Dar Blo Bar

After announcing the opening of his new salon, Dar Blo Bar, in the prestigious St James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, we caught up with Dar to get his top 5 tips for super, summer hair.

1. Choose the right shampoo

This is by far the most important thing to keep in mind. In the spring and the summer, people start integrating moisturizers with SPF into their routine, but they rarely make any changes to their haircare routine. This starts with shampoo, advise clients to invest in a sulphate free shampoo to help strengthen hair made weak by the sun and to help prevent colour fade. 

2. Ensure clients are using sun protection

If you want to really prepare your hair for summer, you should start using protective sun sprays like Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil or Aveda’s Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. Be careful with very deep conditioners, as some of them may not react well to sun exposure.

To make sure that you are using the right hair products for your hair type ask your hairdresser for advice.

3. Add layers for low maintenance style

For perfect summer hair you want flowy, healthy-looking and voluminous styles. Layered hair also looks great braided or tied back with loose face framing pieces adding a natural, boho edge to any style. Encourage clients to choose long layers for a subtle, low maintenance change enabling hair to be styled less s the weather warms up.

4. Pack away the straightening irons

I am very anti hair straightening irons. If used sparingly, that’s fine, but using them throughout the summer adds even more damage to weak hair, encourage clients to come for a weekly blowdry to maintain sleek, straight locks.

5. Watch out for chlorine

Chlorine increases the likelihood of breakage, split-ends and attack of the frizz! The chemical aroma of chlorine may also linger in hair too. I always recommend a product to combat the erosion, the Kérastase Soleil Aqua-Seal is great for clients to take away with them, ensuring your hard work doesn’t go to waste.

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