Paul Labrecque is hair stylist with two New York salons. His star-studded clientele include the likes of Renee Zellweger, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Swank, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Helen Mirren. Below are a few of his best summer tips:
Choosing your summer style: Choose a natural-looking style that suits your face. Healthy hair that moves is always in style. This summer work with soft fringe and longer layers for movement and a sexy sophisticated look.
Choosing your summer colour: For brunettes paint on rich brown and caramel shades of colour for a fresh look; for blondes it’s all about soft beige and honey tones. And of course always keep your hair healthy with quality shampoos and conditioners, followed with light styling products that aren’t stiff or sticky and won’t dry hair out.
Pre-holiday hair: If you are off on a beach holiday, start by preparing your hair with a treatment that will help hair keep its vitality while away. I would suggest Daily Condition Dead Sea Mud Mask. If you are going to be under intense sun, save colouring and cutting till back home.
Holiday style: Pony tails are definitely the look to travel with. By day they are functional, while by night they are transformed into sophisticated finishes that will make any girl stand out on the town.
Protecting your hair in the sun: When you are out in intense sun take the factor 30 sun screen you use on your skin and slather it into your hair. What's good for the skin can never harm hair.
Controlling frizz: For a quick cheat, a flat iron and a silicone product such as Frizzies or Paul Labrecque Color Finish will take away frizz for the moment. Longer term, deep condition every day with Paul Labrecque Repair Instant Condition, to shut the cuticle layer down and let the hair begin to heal itself. Protect your hair with a thermal protector before blow-drying.