Spring has sprung, Fashionistas. It is something about this season that always makes me want to switch up my beauty routine. I swear, as soon as the calendar hits April 1, I want to instantly change the color, length and/or style of my hair. Christopher Box
, hair extension specialists and beauty artist, knows all about reinventing your look. Lucky for us, it doesn’t require drastic change to get the perfect spring beauty look. Christopher shares with us his favorite hair trends, how to reinvent some classic styles and, perhaps most importantly, how to beat the summer time humidity. Thanks for chatting with us, Christopher! Check out our Q&A with him below.
CollegeFashionista: What are some of your favorite hair trends for this spring and summer?
Christopher Box: I am really excited about this season because of it’s diversity. A couple of my favorite trending looks is the low ponytail and messy updo styles. I really think that both of the trends are perfect for the everyday women.
Ponytails can be chic and sophisticated. I like the way the sleek glammed up look a low ponytail can give anyone with long hair. The best part is it’s fast! With the right products, a couple of accessories and five minutes anyone can leave the house runway ready.
Messy updos are one of my all time faves. I think it really brings out your inner creativity. You can convert a low ponytail into a messy updo with a few bobby pins. I think the key is not getting caught up in making it perfect. Don’t be afraid to experiment. It’s just hair!
CF: What are a few ways to fight the heat and humidity that makes summer hair so tricky?
CB: When its hot and humid hair can get out of hand! I think the biggest mistake that women do in the summer months is wash their hair too much. I tell my clients to wash every 2-3 days. The answer I get is.. I am sweaty! I have a solution for that.. do a half shampoo.
Scoop out a small U shaped section on the crown of your hand and clip. Take the rest of your hair and put into a ponytail bun. Only shampoo, condition, and blow out the U shaped section. It is a lot faster and makes sure keep feeling clean and refreshed.
CF: What are a few of your hair product must-haves and why?
CB: Dry shampoo! I am addicted to Bumble and bumble’s colored dry shampoos.
- They are great for cleaning your refreshing your hair.
- If you have a little bit of roots it can blend away your gray.
- If you are a little thinner on the top of your head, you can spray a little bit of Bumble power onto your scalp to make it look thicker.
- If you are wearing extensions that have grown out and are showing.. the colored powder can help hide the base of the extension and give you a little bit longer before you have to visit the hairdresser.
CF: We all have those days we just can’t let our hair down (literally). What are a few easy updos that beat bad hair days without looking sloppy?
CB: I love Sarah Potempa’s sock bun wrap up. It takes two minutes to make a beautiful bun. Never have a bad hair day again! easihair makes a little thing called Fun Bun. It’s basically a scrunchy with a little bit of hair on it. All you have to do is wrap your hair in it like a ponytail an voila… instant low messy updo!
CF: Braids are always popular for summer. How can we brighten up the braid and turn it into a hair trend of our own?
CB: Clip in hair extensions are a fantastic way to change a braid. easihair pro makes easilites which are small clip in hair extension pieces you can get in a variety of colors. Just clip them in and then do your braid. It can add a really cool pop of color.
Another thing I like to take and braid my clients hair into two braids. Then take a flat iron and run it up and down the braid. Let it completely cool and then let the braid out. It will make a beautiful wavy texture that is really hard to achieve with a wand or curling iron.