The Best Summer Hair Tips from the Pros

The most in-demand celebrity hairstylists share their secrets for every type and texture

01 of 09

For Curly Hair

Beauty Rollout Summer Hair Tips from the Pros
Courtesy Nai'vasha

The Pro: Nai'vasha

Her Must-Haves: I believe less is more — I don't even use heat tools. The humidity makes it challenging to control my hair, so after towel-drying, I apply Kérastase Discipline Spray Fluidissime [$39; sephora.com] from roots to ends, then brush it through. In between washes, I mist my curls with rose water to refresh them. [Try: Alteya Organics USDA Organic Bulgarian Rose Water, $8.97 (for 3.4 oz.); vitaminshoppe.com.]

Hot-Weather Hack: I love my hair to look really big, so I flip my head over and separate the strands from the roots to mid-lengths. It creates the illusion of double the hair. I call it the invisible tease!

02 of 09

For Fine Hair

Beauty Rollout Summer Hair Tips from the Pros
Courtesy Bridget Brager

The Pro: Bridget Brager

Her Must-Haves: I swear by Herbal Essences Potent Aloe + Hemp Shampoo [$5.99; target.com] because it cleanses hair and leaves it nourished without weighing it down. I've also been using the Mermade Hair Waver [$69; mermadehair.us]. It creates a beachy texture, no curling needed.

Hot-Weather Hack: My bangs get greasy during the summer, and there's no way I can go without washing them more often. But instead of shampooing all my hair, I section out my bangs to cleanse just them, then style as usual. And I always carry blotting sheets with me. I dab my forehead when I feel sweaty to keep the oil out of my bangs.

03 of 09

For Frizzy Hair

Beauty Rollout Summer Hair Tips from the Pros
Courtesy Sally Hershberger

The Pro: Sally Hershberger

Her Must-Haves: A moisture-wicking hair towel like the Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Turban [$30; sephora.com] dries hair quickly after the shower and helps reduce frizz. My go-to product is my own Sally Hershberger 24K Liquid Assets Daily Conditioning Remedy [$32; sallyhershberger.com] to hydrate. It's perfect after a dip in the pool. And I love K18 Hair's K18Peptide Masque [$75; khairpep.com], which leaves my hair strong, soft and smooth!

Hot-Weather Hack: Before bed, spray a bit of leave-in conditioner in your hair, then braid it (make two braids for thick hair, four braids for thin) to wake up to effortless waves.

04 of 09

For Color-Treated Hair

Beauty Rollout Summer Hair Tips from the Pros
Courtesy Kristin Ess

The Pro: Kristin Ess

Her Must-Haves: I created my own Kristin Ess Hair Signature Hair Gloss [$16.99; at Target stores] for selfish reasons: I needed a way to bring my red back to life after it fades in the summer sun. Another thing I love is Supergoop Poof Part Powder SPF 45 [$34; supergoop.com] for my pale, sensitive scalp. I pump some on my part when I'm going in the pool.

Hot-Weather Hack: To get my hair off my neck, I have a two-minute trick: I wrap my hair in a bun and secure it with an oversize U-shaped pin.

05 of 09

For Dry Hair

Beauty Rollout Summer Hair Tips from the Pros
Courtesy Aviva Perea

The Pro: Aviva Perea

Her Must-Haves: Shampoo can dry out my hair, so in the summer I switch to Amika Nice Cream Cleansing Conditioner [$10; loveamika.com], which is a co-wash that replenishes moisture. Then I apply Hairstory Hair Balm [$36; hairstory.com]. It's part leave-in conditioner, part curl cream and part frizz fighter.

Hot-Weather Hack: The only time I comb my hair is in the shower when it has conditioner in it. Otherwise it breaks up the curl pattern and creates frizz.

06 of 09

For Straight Hair

Beauty Rollout Summer Hair Tips from the Pros
Courtesy Bok-Hee

The Pro: Bok-Hee

Her Must-Haves: Products and sweat can weigh down my hair, so I use a bit of Weleda Skin Food [$18.99; dermstore.com] to create a surfer-vibe texture. And since dyeing your hair can make it more fragile (I've been bleaching mine for 18 years!), I apply a mask before I go swimming to protect it from the chlorine. [Try: Shea Moisture Coconut & Cactus Water Lite Masque, $11.99; sheamoisture.com.]

Hot-Weather Hack: I go to bed with damp hair. It gives you volume you can't get from a blow-dryer.

07 of 09

For Guys with No Hair

Beauty Rollout Summer Hair Tips from the Pros
Courtesy Larry Sims

The Pro: Larry Sims

His Must-Have: Sunburn isn't sexy! So after I moisturize my head, I apply Shiseido Lotion SPF 50+ [$25; sephora.com] to protect it.

08 of 09

For Guys with Short Hair

Beauty Rollout Summer Hair Tips from the Pros
Courtesy Ahn Co Tran

The Pro: Anh Co Tran

His Must-Have: To give my flat hair body, I massage a bit of Milbon Molding Wax 7 [$24; milbon-usa.com] on it after I've towel-dried.

09 of 09

For Guys with Long Hair

Beauty Rollout Summer Hair Tips from the Pros
Courtesy Matthew Collins

The Pro: Matthew Collins

His Must-Have: Before I shampoo I use the Dyson Paddle Brush [$39.99; dyson.com] to loosen up any dry skin on my scalp and to get the dead hair out.

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