3 Chic Summer Styles from Top Haircare Professionals


The three biggest names in hairdressing, Thom Priano, Garren and Howard McLaren, have shared their secrets for chic hairstyles this summer. Their joint venture, Rogue and Company, (R+Co) is a labour of love which embraces both stylist-driven and stylist-friendly hairdressing.

They’ve put together a simple but enticing summer style tutorial which includes three hairstyles that will ensure you stay ahead of the curve whatever the occasion.

The Polished Ponytail

On those hot summer days, a polished ponytail is the perfect way to look stylish whilst keeping hair off the back of your neck.

McLaren says that “Prepping hair is so important if you want it to last throughout the day.” This means choosing the right shampoo and conditioner to make sure your locks shine and blow drying your hair straight to create a fuller look.

High ponytails are essential for women wanting to accentuate their cheekbones by giving their face a little lift. Low ponytails, on the other hand, create a sleeker and more modern impression.

The Heatless Wave

Garren is renowned for his minimalist styles. Creating waves is an excellent way to achieve a luxurious, free-flowing style.

Like McLaren, he reinforces the importance of using a good shampoo and conditioner. He follows up with a thickening spray on the roots. He says that this helps “you get volume at the scalp and luxuriousness at the ends. If you flip your hair, you get even more volume.”

Whilst the hair is still damp, gather it into a bunch and twist into a messy bun. Leave it to dry naturally and you’ll find that the hair sets into gorgeous waves with barely any effort.

The Dapper Gent

Here’s a little something for the stylish man this summer. Priano says that “the first step to shiny hair and the only styling products you need to use” are Moon Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. Add a little wax afterwards for hold extra hold and a cheeky bit of gloss.

Priano advises using Conformist Hair Paste for hair that’s 1 to 2.5 inches long and ruffling the hair. If your hair requires extra shine and texture, opt for Continental Glossing Wax instead.

Want to Learn how to Recreate these Three Chic Summer Styles?

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