Summer Holiday Hair - 5 holiday hairstyles

All set for chic summer hair? Wherever you’re jetting off to, we’ve got the summer holiday hairstyles that will turn heads this season. Whatever you choose to do, whether that’s a trekking adventure, surfing, hitting the beach or taking a romantic trip for two - we’ve got you covered. Percy & Reed travel minis will help you achieve all of these looks and more. Check out our guide to creating oh-so-gorgeous holiday hair this summer, with summer hair tips and must-have holiday hair products.


City chic

If you’re heading off on a chic city break, you’ll want chic summer hair to match. There’s nothing better than healthy-looking straight hair with mirror-like shine to help you style it up in any city. You may have crammed all of your Insta-worthy outfits into one tiny holdall, but what about your hair? Problem solved with your choice of 4 of our travel minis all packed into one travel pouch. Get glossy by using the right styling products, our co-founder Adam Reed suggests this hack for a quick shine boost “Add Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational No Oil Oil for Thick Hair into the palm of your hands and then, using a large blusher brush, smooth over the surface of the hair for that glassy look.” For instant mega-watt shine just mist Eau My Goodness Shine & Fragrance Spray to your finished look. It’s the perfect finishing step to make your hair dazzle.


For the watersport lovers - the Boho Braid

Summer is the perfect time to hop on a surfboard and catch some waves. Or why not set off on a paddle board adventure or sail in a catamaran? Anyone who has spent time in and out of the sea knows that the combo of salt water and sun can turn your hair into a frizzy nightmare. Salt water can seriously dehydrate your strands. Fret not. You’ll soon be looking as good as a Billabong Pro if you take care of your hair before you enter the water. Using Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Treatment Oil+ as a leave-in treatment will help to nourish your hair, the ingredients include camellia seed oil which moisturises and protects. Apply 3-4 pumps to towel dried hair and work through roots and ends. Leaving the oil in your hair, pull your hair into a tight braid. The braid will stop chlorine or salt water getting to most of your hair and keep your hair in place as you frolic in the surf to your heart’s content. You can use Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish to control flyaways too. Now it’s time to hit the water and be epic.


Did someone say beach? Beautiful Beach Waves

Is a beach holiday coming your way? You lucky thing! If you’re heading off to a tropical paradise, it’s the perfect time to get some R&R. Imagine this, you’re kicking back on a sun lounger with your hair in beautiful, laid-back beach waves, favourite cocktail in one hand, a good book in the other, while you listen to the sound of the waves lapping against the shore. This beachside bliss can easily be in your future if you follow these easy steps:

1. Use Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm on damp hair as a primer to prevent frizz for 3 blissful days.
2. Apply Beyond the Beach Texture Spray - this salt spray will give you the beach waves of your dreams, effortlessly. Just spritz onto damp hair, and you can blow dry or allow hair to dry naturally. Tousle hair into soft waves.
3. Grab book, lay on sun lounger, order cocktail. Tada - it’s that easy.


For the trekking adventurer - The Topknot

 If you’ve got a passion for being outdoors, there is nothing better than exploring new terrain and discovering new destinations. If you’re camped out under the stars, there may be little time for long hair routines and little room in your backpack for a hairdryer and heated styling tool. A simple topknot can be a hair saviour when you’re trekking. You can choose from our marvellous minis and easily achieve this look. No-Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo is a great holiday hair companion, it soaks up excess oil and cleanses the scalp leaving your hair with a fresh, just washed feel. Follow by spraying Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray onto your hands, then pull your hair back into a high ponytail and secure with a hairband. Twist the pony and wrap into a loose bun and secure with pins, A last mist of hairspray and you’re done. You’re ready for an awesome adventure without having to worry about your hair.


Romantic Break - the pretty plait

 A fishtail plait is both pretty and romantic and extremely versatile. It’s also perfectly practical for hot-footing it around restaurants and landmarks with your special someone. It evokes glamour, and you don’t need to keep your date waiting by spending hours on your hair. Start by applying Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish to create a smooth and sleek base. Create a ponytail at the nape of your neck and then divide it into two sections. Starting on the right-hand side take a small section of hair from under your right ponytail and pull it up and over your right-hand ponytail to join the left side. Repeat on each side and continue until you have worked the length of your hair. The final look is uber-glam and sure to turn heads.

And there you have it - holiday hairstyles to take you through any summer trip. Wherever you spend your summer holiday, take time out to take care of your hair, and you’ll be looking absolutely fabulous all summer long.


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