Styling for the Summer: Spotlight on O&M

Styling for the Summer: Spotlight on O&M

Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but it can also be challenging for hair. Sun exposure, humidity, and chlorine can all take a toll on your locks, leaving them dry, frizzy, and damaged. Fortunately, with the right products and techniques, you can keep your client’s hair healthy and stylish all summer long.

To keep your hair looking its best all summer, it's important to use high-quality hair products. O&M Hair is an Australian haircare brand that replaces harsh chemicals with natural minerals and essential oils. Being an Australian brand, they know all about the effects the hot weather can have on hair.

In this blog post, we'll explore some of the best O&M products for summer hair care and tips for creating protective hairstyles, updos, beachy waves, and more.

The Importance of Hair Care in the Summer

Before diving into the details, let’s discuss why summer hair care matters. Exposure to sun, saltwater, and chlorine can all damage hair, leading to dryness, breakage, and colour fading. Humidity can cause frizz and make your hair difficult to manage. Chlorine and salt water can strip your hair of natural oils, leaving it dry and damaged.

The heat also plays a part; it can cause you to sweat more, leading to oil and dirt buildup on your scalp. So, with the warmer weather and the increased sunshine, we need to care more about protecting our hair.

You can ensure that hair is properly protected by using products specifically designed to protect and nourish your hair. O&M products, such as sun protection sprays, frizz-control serums, and styling creams, are perfect for summer.

O&M products are safe for coloured hair and sensitive skin and are free from Sulphates, MIT, Parabens, Triclosan, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates, and Gluten.

Protective Hairstyles

Protective hairstyles are a great way to protect your hair from damage caused by the sun, humidity, and other environmental factors. Here are some examples of protective hairstyles:

  • Buns: Buns are a versatile protective style worn high or low, sleek or messy. Try a top knot or a soft bun for a chic and easy look.
  • Twists: Twists are another great option for summer because they're low-maintenance and easy to style. Two-strand twists, flat twists, and mini twists are all popular styles.
  • Braids: Braids are a timeless hairstyle that can serve as a protective style and be styled in various ways. Some braid types include French braids and Dutch braids for less coiled hair. Cornrows and box braids are protective styles for those with tight-curled hair.

If you want to find out which hair type you are, check out this helpful guide – Curl Hair Type Guide.

Updos and Ponytails

Another great option for summer hair is an updo or ponytail. These styles are easy to create and can be dressed up or down.

Updos can be sleek and polished or messy and casual, depending on the occasion. They are great for keeping your hair off your face and neck, especially during the hot summer months.

Both updos and ponytails can be customised to suit your hair type, face shape, and personal style. However, it is important to note that wearing your hair in the same style too often can cause damage and breakage, so switching up your hairstyles regularly is essential.

Product Recommendations

Style Guru Styling Cream

O&M Style Guru is a classic styling cream that provides texture and volume control for all hair types. It is made with Shea Butter for hydration and the O&M Signature Oil Blend of Organic Coconut Oil and Macadamia Oil for smoothing and softening hair texture. Use a small amount in your palm for volume control, a super slicked-back look, or a heavy textured effect.

Frizzy Logic Shine Serum

O&M's Frizz Logic Finishing Shine Spray offers high-quality, controlled finish, formulated with Certified Organic Argan Oil and Native Australian Macadamia Oil. This handbag hair hero will effectively combat frizz created from the heat and holds fine, flyaway, or curly hair. It can be applied directly onto dry hair or layered over any O&M product for perfect separation.

O&M Seven Day Miracle 250ml

The O&M Seven Day Miracle 250ml is an intense moisture masque designed for damaged hair. This is certainly a summer essential, containing an O&M Signature Oil Blend of Organic Coconut Oil and Macadamia Oil to hydrate all hair types deeply. This product will help to keep damaged and dry hair hydrated, and silky smooth all through the summer months.

Beachy Waves and Curls

This hairstyle is characterised by loose, tousled waves or curls that look effortless and natural, as if you just returned from a day at the beach.

You can use various techniques to achieve beachy waves, including using a curling iron or wand, braiding your hair, or using a salt spray or texturizing spray like O&M's Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray. The key is to get loose waves or curls that are not perfect or uniform, creating a more natural, beachy look.

Beachy waves are perfect for a day at the beach, a casual outing with friends, or even a formal event. You can also customise your beachy waves and curls by adding accessories like headbands, hair clips, or scarves.

However, if you’re using heated hair tools, it's essential to use heat-protectant products to avoid damaging your hair.

Take on Summer With O&M and Salon Business Solutions

We take great pride in pioneering professional hair products online distribution. Unlike with many online purchases, you can trust nothing, but the best will be delivered to your salon or house. We pick our partners carefully and only collaborate with companies that can provide high-quality goods with moral values.

We have everything you need to establish a sustainable salon while providing each client with a style and service they will appreciate, including vegan salon products and eco-friendly salon supplies.