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7 Days of Summer Beauty: Beach Waves


Get ready for 7 Days of Summer, kicking off today! I’ll be spending the next week talking the must-have beauty for summer.  My summer mantra is to beat the heat and stay chic. First up? A long overdue haircut.


{before and after}

I woke up one morning last week and just decided it had to happen. It was starting to weigh me down and getting impossible to manage (and work out or sleep with). I was starting to wear it in a bun almost every day which signaled to me that I needed a major change. Josie at Sine Qua Non gave me a bouncy lob that is still long enough to put up. It’s love!


I’ll be using Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray to style my new do all summer long. It helps me channel St. Tropez versus Lake Michigan beaches. The smell is fancy, like a perfume for your hair. It gives me the texture and shine without the grittiness a salt spray leaves behind. I use it on damp hair if I want it to create texture while it air dries. If using on dry hair, I usually run a curling wand over it to get some waves. Since no grit, you can wear this over a few days, even reapplying each day, without having to wash your hair. If you think I hate washing my hair in the winter, I get even lazier in the summer. The Apres Beach comes in a mini, too, which means good hair can go with you in your purse. Arch Apothecary locally sells the line, as does Blowtique, which is where I snagged this summer must!