Even though it’s hot, there’s no excuse to wear your hair in a basic ponytail every day. In fact, summer can be a great time to experiment with new hairstyles and hair colors.

According to a chiff.com article, this summer’s hottest trends are asymmetrical styles with plenty of platinum and strawberry blonde colors. Additionally, cuts such as bobs, fringes, layers and crops are also popular.

A long, beachy wave, often called “mermaid hair,” is another popular hairstyle. In fact, Cosmopolitan magazine says the best way to achieve this tousled look is to towel dry your hair, then blow dry with a paddle brush. Next, use a large curling iron to curl three-inch sections of your hair at a time, avoiding curl close to the roots. To give hair a sun-kissed look, top your hair off with a shine-boosting serum.

And for those who don’t have the time or skill to style their own hair into this mermaid look, Pro Extensions clip-in body wave hair extensions, http://bit.ly/poRL3N, are a simple solution. Each body wave set of 100 percent human hair is 20 inches long and a total of 39 inches wide and can be easily clipped in for a medium-wave appearance.

Using a brightly-colored scarf to dress up your hair is another Cosmo-mentioned, summer-friendly style. To achieve this look, simply get a fun scarf and fold it until it is about 3 inches wide. Brush your hair back, and then tie the scarf underneath the nape of your neck.

A pumped-up ponytail can also keep your neck cool as the temperatures rise and still give you a fun, summery look. To achieve this style, Cosmo recommends taking a two-inch section of hair from the top, middle portion of your head and clipping it aside. Then, gather the remaining hair into a high ponytail. Next, tease the remaining loose section and rake it back into the existing ponytail, securing it with a clear elastic band.

For those who want more of a “bump” to go with their ponytail, Pro Extensions Pro Pump, http://bit.ly/oM1H0Z, can help. Each Pro Pump contains 75 grams of hair to create an extra voluminous appearance.

To help maintain these fun summer hairstyles, many experts recommend investing a quality shampoo and conditioner. Other summer-must haves for hair care include frizz-easing spray, UV resistant hair balm and leave-in conditioners.



Katie Clontz is a staff writer and customer service representative for Pro Extensions. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and has previously worked for publications such as The Courier-Times, The Knightstown Banner and Angie’s List.