By Amy Spagnola
As summer approaches, short skirts, flirty tops and peep-toe pumps are everywhere. But, when it comes to hair, there are a wide variety of summer styles to choose from. The trends for this year range from blunt bobs to long loose waves to super straight silky strands.
The most popular cuts and styles this beach season are:
Classic bob (with optional sun-kissed highlights)
Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron
This cut and color works especially well on square or diamond face shapes. Styling a bob often requires a smoothing shine serum and flat iron. Maintenance: Low to Medium.
Long loose waves
Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Aniston
This cut and style works well on most face shapes but can be especially flattering for heart shaped or round faces. The style requires little more than a curling crÃ¨me and some time to air dry the hair. The upkeep is mainly related to trims every four to six weeks. Maintenance: Low.
Hilary Swank, Nelly Furtado, Mischa Barton
The front fringe or heavy bangs works best on those with heart shaped or inverted triangle faces. Note: Round face and square shapes should be cautious. Blunt bangs can help balance a large forehead and soften facial features like a pointy chin. Styling usually requires a conditioning anti-frizz serum and a round brush. Maintenance: Medium to High
Straight Shiny Long
Paris Hilton, Courteney Cox, Beyonce
Super smooth locks require a lot of conditioning. Hair needs to be kept in pristine condition in order to achieve a high level of shine. This look requires a straightening crÃ¨me, flat iron and lots of patience. Maintenance: High
And finally, if you want to head to the beach without bothering to style your hair at all, consider a low loose braid or classic headband. Both can be cute, fun and perfectly summer suitable.