Summer Styles

By Lauren Salapatek | 05/24/2010 1:57:26 PM


When it comes to the overall look and hair fashions for summer, Rosey Ibarra, owner of Urban Roots Salon in Downey, CA says, “This season, it will be all about exuding effortless hair designs featuring soft beach waves and long loose layers.” To achieve natural, beach waves Ibarra recommends using Enzo Milano’s new styling rod and separating waves and curls by using a very soft wax.

Try using elements of nature to create highlight styles. “By using the different shapes of seashells we can create multiple shapes for highlights and lowlights. Think of a seashell as a blueprint. For example, clam shells have straight narrow lines that widen out like a fan. Try creating this pattern using splashes of natural hair color shades,” says Ibarra. Ibarra recommends lightening your client’s hair with warmer tones this summer. For brunettes, introduce shades from the sunset with both gold and amber tones. For redheads, use gold tones; yet try copper instead of cooler red tones. For blondes, stay away from streaking highlights.

Ibarra also recommends promoting hair smoothing treatment services to your clients. By recommending Keratin treatments, clients can go on summer vacations and venture outdoors without worrying about their hair. 





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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