We are only blessed with three months of warm weather and sunshine a year, so it is important to take advantage of that time and spend it outside doing the things you love—not spending hours styling your hair every day. This is exactly why the loose, wavy curls are so popular. They're low maintenance, last for days, and can be extremely versatile.
“The look for summer is just about soft hair,” says John Graham of Aevi Salon Spa & Boutique,“Ground breaking – I know.” We got together with John and had him walk us through the steps to achieve the effortless-looking wavy summer style that looks gorgeous for days.
You’re going to start off by dousing the hair with a soft-hold volumizing spray. John uses the Kérastase Volume In Powder (VIP) backcomb effect powder spray. “It gives the hair a dry texture – that soft, beachy, boho look that you see all through summer,” says John.
Next, leave one layer of hair down and pull the rest back with a hair clip to keep it out of the way. Of the hair that’s left down, you’re going to take a piece about an inch wide and wrap it around your curling iron or wand. You don’t want the curls to be too tight, but jut tight enough that they will still have structure after you brush through them.
Continue to curl your way through the first layer, and bring down another layer as needed. Once your whole head is curled, you’ll want to pull at the ends with the iron, as if you are straightening them slightly. “I like keeping the ends straight so it looks a little more beachy and has a little less of a contrived look,” says John.
Next you’re going to finger-comb through the curls to loosen them up and give them more of a wind-swept look. Once again, spray the hair with the Kérastase VIP spray to keep the dry texture and add volume. “A lot of the curls were seeing now are soft, loose, dry, and airy looking,” says John, “Easy and perfect for summer.”
The beachy curls are the ideal style for the season. “It’s good because hair like this is really beautiful and curly one day, and then on day two you can just let it be a more wilted out curl and you can play with it then,” says John.
Another great thing about these curls is their versatility. Winnipeg can get real hot, and you might need to switch it up and get your hair out of your face. “Sometimes just to pull the hair back and do a ponytail or a half loose ponytail pulled through gives it a little bit of a soft, draped look.”
If humidity normally wrecks your waves and you’re freaked out about your hair going frizzy, we’ve got your back. “Use the anti-humectant oil by Kérastase to protect your hair against humidity,” says John, “Massage a couple drops in your hair and it’ll protect it from wilting up.” This oil is also great if you have a natural curl because it stops the hair from kicking up and frizzing out.”
Once we had the summery wavy look down, we talked trends and what we can expect to see when fall and winter hit and we re-claim our One of the Coldest Cities on the Planet title. “For right now we’re seeing a lot of roots and different tones of blonde, from honey [blonde] to ice [blonde],” says John, “But I think come fall and winter were going to start seeing a lot more hair cutting, which will be fun.” The versatile bob style has already taken off and John believes it’s here to stay. “There’s a lot of bobs around, and actually a lot of long bobs (or lobs),” says John, “but I think moving into fall/winter we’ll see even more of the dramatic cuts.”
So enjoy your newly mastered wind-swept waves while our summer weather lasts, and when fall comes knocking and you're ready for a snip, give your man John at Aevi a call.