BEAUTY BAR: Embrace the Mane

Isn’t the ideal look for these warm months is to look effortless? Tousled curls are the perfect way to add easy, beach vibes to anything you put on. The days of sleek straight hair have taken the back burner, especially during these summer months. A big craze in the hair world right now is wearing your naturally curly hair. Wild, carefree curls add personality to any outfit. Hair can be considered an accessory; you can dress it up or tone it down in coordination with what you’re wearing. This Fashionista added highlights to her curls, which instantly enhanced her skin’s warm glow, as well as the golden tones to her clothing.

This outfit has the perfect balance of fire and ice. The warm golden tones of this Fashionista’s hair, along with her awesome summer tan, are a great contrast to her light blue top and white distressed jeans. The differences in this color combination are actually what make this outfit work; it creates a balance of both cute and trendy. The pastel blues of her lace top, dainty bracelets and beaded sandals all add feminine touches since they all complement each other. Her white shredded jeans and chunky, zippered cross-body bag add a much needed flair in order to make this outfit edgy. A great way to make this hairstyle your own is to add highlights so that your natural glow is also reflected in your style. If you aren’t quite ready to take the leap with permanent highlights then take a chance with hair chalk so you can play with various colors, as well.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? This Fashionista suggests using a lightweight leave-in conditioner so that your curls remain moisturized and bouncy, followed by a recoil curl and mousse for hold. If your hair is naturally straight, a great way to get this look is by using a small barreled curling wand in small sections for tight curls. You can use it for larger sections for beach waves. Afterward, separate and fluff the curls. Then, voilà, you now have an awesome mane to accompany an even greater outfit.