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4 Summer 2019 Hairstyles You Need To Try — & The Products To Get The Job Done


Sure, everyone wants effortlessly glamorous hair for the summer — you know, those air-dried curls or perfectly-tousled beach waves, sans the ocean water grit. Even though the notion of effortless hair seems easy, it's common knowledge that a little bit of effort is required. And summer 2019's newest hairstyles are definitely worth the womanpower. Of course, offerings from brands like OGX, Oribe, and African Pride all provide the hydrating ingredients that you need year-round, with texture that manages to protect your hair from humidity while keeping it light and flake-free... so you can't complain *too* much.

If you like the long, '70s-inspired layers that celebrity hairstylist Jillian Halouska will be styling all summer, then a shine serum or spray is absolutely necessary. Or if you're into '90s R&B diva waves, then a holding spray is very necessary to make sure that your curls don't droop. Takisha Sturdivant-Drew, who works with Kerry Washington and Sanaa Lathan, predicts that protective styles (in the form of ponytails with extensions) will be big for summer, since they're an easy way to give natural hair a break. A strong holding gel is necessary to guarantee that your base stays sleek.

Ahead, see more of the looks that stylists are loving for summer — plus the products to achieve them.

Long Layers

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"I don’t think anyone is going to cut their hair this summer," Halouska jokes. "I think super long, brushed-out '70s vibes or super long skinny and sleek pigtails will be everywhere."

Liquid Pearl Serum



"I love this serum from OGX to either create glossy movement (by brushing through with a hair bristle brush) or to help fight frizz with your summer braids," Halouska, an OGX Celebrity Hairstylist Ambassador, says.

"Aaliyah" Waves

"This look has a timeless, almost old Hollywood vibe to it," Andrew Fitzsimons, a celebrity hairstylist, notes. "It's great for anyone with naturally curly or wavy hair because manipulating the hair allows you to build those really beautiful waves."

Smooth Blowout Lotion


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Fitzsimons uses this blowout cream to create soft waves in already curly and wavy hair. It detangles hair, and the added Yuzu ceramides help fight frizz.

Double-Dutch Afro Puffs

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No one wants to wear their hair down in the summer when it's sweltering, so Fitzimons suggests separating your hair into two buns for a fun style that's cute and functional.

Thirsty Weightless Hydrating Styling Serum


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The key to this style will be a styling serum to make the look really smooth, Fitzsimons notes.

Protective Ponytail

Hair extensions don't just have to be for straight textures. The trick to a ponytail that will fool everyone at the beach is to match your texture rather than manipulating it with a flat iron. "Your ponytail or braid will look like it's growing out of your scalp," Sturdivant-Drew says.

Extra Hold Braid, Loc, & Twist Gel


African Pride

Sturdivant-Drew recommends this gel for keeping kinky and coily hair in place. The texture smoothes frizz and helps to preserve your style.