Summer’s here and one thing is for certain–you want hair that looks good, is easy to maintain and can stand up to extremes of sunlight, high humidity, chlorine…the works, right?  No worries–here are some of the best summer hair products to help you get the look!




Celebrity hair stylist Kristin Ess of Chris McMillan Salon is the woman behind Lauren Conrad’s new summer color.  “Lauren’s “Ombre” color starts with a low volume smudge which only stays on for 15 minutes and takes her natural color to a slightly warmer more golden tone. Then I carefully applied a baby highlight around the hairline. And last, free handed highlights that get heavier toward the bottom, creating a more natural, believable, beachy summer blonde.” Gorgeous!

Tara Smith Straight Away

If you like to wear your hair straight in the summer, that can present challenges, especially in high humidity.  British celebrity hair stylist Tara Smith has introduced a new line of eco friendly, organic and natural shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.  For straight hair, try the Straight Away Shampoo and Conditioner, then follow up with a spritz of Top Coat Glosser to set the style and add the shine.  Available at Duane Reade stores.

Neil George Dry Shampoo

For those days when you just don’t have time to shampoo, I love Neil George refresh dry shampoo.  It’s always hard to find a good formula, but this one contains a unique blend of plants and fruits that work to absorb oil and sebum from the scalp, restoring health and refreshing hair.  You can find Neil George refresh dry shampoo ($21) at beauty360,, Space NK and



Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is a treatment spray that I use to protect my color-treated hair from harmful UV rays.  It’s water-resistant and formulated to minimize color fading, damage and dryness. This is a product that I can’t recommend highly enough!  $26.00 at Aveda Salons or


Living Proof, the beauty company that revolutionized the industry with No Frizz and Full Thickening Cream, has a new Hold Hairspray that is perfect for the high summer humidity. Hold Hairspray provides all day protection for everyday styles, yet allows for movement, softness and incredible shine. I’ve been using Living Proof Hold Hairspray on my hair and what I like most about it, is that your hair is touchable, yet maintains an all-day hold; something I really need.  Living Proof’s Hold Hairspray retails at $24 and is available at Sephora,, QVC and


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