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Regardless of the style you choose, if you're going to be in the sun all day, we'd suggest prepping and protecting your hair accordingly with the right product. The NuMe Rise and Prime Hair Primer forms a protective barrier, maintains moisture in your mane, and prevents locks from drying out.
This hairstyle is a given since the messy top knot is perfect for the chaise lounge. There are a lot of ways to twist up a cute poolside bun. YouTube hair vlogger Tessi Wood from Q's Hairdos has a tutorial demonstrating three versions of this bun (that don't require any bobby pins) here. Before styling, spray on a little dry shampoo like our Fresh N' Fab Dry Shampoo Aerosol to hide any greasy roots and have your hair looking on point.
If there's a time to wear your head scarves or headbands like Steven Tyler or Axl Rose, it's when you're at the pool. Wrapping it around your forehead will also protect the most wrinkle-prone area of your face from too much sun! We like the ones Free People carries in this style and as well as this one. Create loose, effortless waves to pair with the headband using a 32mm barrel of our Classic Curling Wand.
Weave a Dutch braid in the center of your head that leads into a ponytail, and you've got the easiest 'do ever for floating on that giant unicorn raft. If you think you're going to be keeping that hair dry for a while and want something to hold this look, our Hottie Alert Shine Hairspray will not only set the style but will also add some shine for your pony and braid. Beauty blogger Missy Sue created a step-by-step tutorial for fashioning this look in this blog post.
It's hard to know when pigtails are appropriate after a certain age. Most women after the age of 12, save them for the gym or a Britney Spears "Hit Me Baby One More Time" Halloween costume. The pool is the exception; it's always permissible to rock pigtails while you dangle your feet in the water. Try them bubble braid style like beauty blogger Molly Gardner from Girl Get Glamorous demonstrates here, or twisted ones like YouTuber Kayley Melissa showcases here (using a NuMe curling iron to fashion beautiful ringlets before pig tailing). Of course, another option is just the simple, basic, so-easy-a-child-could-do-it ponytails on either side of your head, hanging low.
This look is a good one if you know for sure you're not getting in the water at the pool, and want hair that's no maintenance and out of your face. After parting your hair carefully, brush hair back to smooth out any bumps. A product like the NuMe Argan Oil can help add shine and smooth out any flying hairs before pulling them into a bun. Add strands of hair to frame your face and achieve this effortless look. For an easy tutorial on this bun, check out this video from emerging beauty influencer Claudia Hernandez. Pro tip: using a toothbrush sprayed with some hairspray like the NuMe Freeze Please Finishing Spray will keep the baby hairs laying down while you sunbathe.
Enjoy the pool days while you still can! If you love these looks, there's plenty more where that came from over on our Instagram account, @NuMeHair. Head over to our YouTube channel for helpful tutorials for using your favorite NuMe products. Sign up for our NuMe Rewards & Loyalty Program to earn points so that you'll be on your way to achieving gifts, products, tools, and even tickets to exclusive NuMe events!
Author: Mary Patterson Broome