Guest Blogger: Hairstyle Trends for Summer ’09

Summer is the perfect time to try a new style. Warmer weather means more style freedom, so don’t be afraid to try a new trend. Spice up your current look with a celebrity-inspired ‘do.

Bold, Dramatic Color
Jennifer Hudson and Meagan Good Hair
Celebrity Inspirations: Jennifer Hudson, Meagan Good, Chrisette Michele, Keri Hilson
Summer is a great time to try a new, lighter. It doesn’t have to be as dramatic as Christina’s, but a good dye job can get you feeling like a new woman. This season, choose a deep brown with auburn highlights like Meagan Good and Jennifer Hudson, or go for a touch of golden blonde like Rihanna or Keri Hilson. A few highlights, especially around the face, will brighten your complexion.

Crop Tops
Estelle and Chrisette
Celebrity Inspirations: Estelle, Dawn, Chrisette Michelle
The reign of the weave is over. This Summer it’s all about the cropped ‘do. For those worried that their face “can’t pull of a short look,” just look at variety celebs who have gone short and how fab they look. From Chrisette to Estelle, the short looks great!

Ethnic Styles
Ciara Cornrows
Ciara, Alicia Keys
Protect your hair with corn rows or braids. It’s a high fun, low maintenance hair style perfect for a beauty on the go. Who says “ethnic” styles can’t be chic.

Severe Bangs
Solange and Tyra Banks Bangs
Celebrity Inspirations: Solange, Tyra
If you’re not quite ready for the big chop or dramatic color, then a blunt bang might be a perfect compromise. Bangs will give your look some drama, but keep you looking work appropriate.

Center Part
Tyra and Alicia
This Summer, keep it sleek and sophisticated with a center part. The seemingly simple look will amp up your sex appeal. To keep hair silky smooth, I recommend using Biolage Smooth Therapy Smoothing Serum while straightening.

Kim is the editor of Black Beauty Central, and the founder of The HyperLuxe Media Network. You can contact her via Twitter at @Kimberly4Nicole

  • Product Junkie Diva

    Thanks for the hair looks.
    Much appreciated.

  • Miss Pretty

    I have to wear my hair curly in the summer! Head bands and ribbons are my friends!!!

  • Rowdy and Chic…

    I am diggin’ the crop top. May be a new style for my overgrown mohawk, thanks for the ideas.

  • adriene

    Great post! One of my Mother’s Day gifts was a visit to the salon. Got me a new haircut. My hair was shoulder length and now it’s really short… LOVING it! I hate dealing with my hair in the summer.

  • Mineral Cosmetics

    These are some real cool trends of hair style this summer. I however prefer to keep it simple and sleek with a center part. My hair is naturally straight with just a little wave. :)

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    great post! sometimes it’s nice to get out of the realm of makeup.

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