The Hottest Hair Trends for Summer 2017

    With summer finally imminent, everyone will soon be searching for their go-to hairstyle for the beach, pool, and everything in between. Lucky for us, the current trends—whether they’re specific hair colors, cuts, or styles—are sure to be fitting for a day in the ocean or for simply lounging around. The following are four prominent hair crazes that will complete your summer look!
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    Balayage

    Balayage, a hair coloring technique that produces natural-looking highlights, has been dominating social media and hair salons. This trend is virtually the reinvention of ombre, a trend that was obsessed over a few years back. Although similar to ombre, balayage brings more of a sun-kissed, organic essence. Balayage is much less maintenance than hair trends of its kind, which is why it is even more perfect for the warm months. (Let’s get real. How much time do you really want to spend styling your hair in the middle of July?) Celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker,  Jennifer Aniston, and Kim Kardashian have all killed the balayage game, and, with a convenient trip to your local salon, you could too.

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    Pastels

    If you are craving a fun and exotic hair color for summer, pastels are certainly the way to go. The beautiful thing about pastel hair is that it can be as bold or subtle as you want; it’s all up to you! For example, you could amp your look up with with daring blues or pinks, or just have muted rose gold or metallic lilac throughout your locks. While owning the pastel hair trend, you are sure to be both unique and radiant!

    Photo via PoPular Haircuts
    The Man Bun

    The man bun: a classic half-up, half-down style for those laid-back days—and we all know those days are quite the occurrence during July and August. Man buns are the definition of “summertime essential” as they are easy to create and keep your hair from flying everywhere on windy beach trips. The man bun brings the ultimate California surf vibes, which is the definition of all things happy and summer.

    Photo via The Swag Fashion
    Go Short!

    Recently, short haircuts have been oh SO popular. Although the thought of cutting your precious locks may cause a slight panic attack, you should definitely consider it—especially for those absolutely scorching days. Most importantly, you won’t have to worry about a thick head of hair weighing your dog day endeavors! A short style, paired with loose beach waves especially, is a prime, Instagram-worthy summer hairstyle.

    Photo via Instagram @ManeInterest
    Olivia Lein, also known as Liv, is a fashion-obsessed teen from New Jersey. When she is not working as Editor-in-chief for her high school's newspaper, she can be found reading about the latest trends, Instagramming, or binge-watching Gossip Girl on Netflix. Some may consider her immense love for writing, shopping, or ice cream as unhealthy. Even though Liv is a Jersey girl at heart, her favorite place in the world is Charleston, South Carolina. She adores talking to people, so contact her via Twitter or Instagram!

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