You'd be totally surprised at how easy - and glamorous! - it can be to give your locks a vacation from your blow dryer, straightener, and curling iron. We spoke to Adrienne Saczko, Academy Director of The Drawing Room New York, to get some expert tips on four of this season's hippest au naturale hairstyles to try. Read on for her professional pointers, and see how our favorite celebs are rocking these trends!
Jessica Alba#1: Classic Beachy Waves
For those beloved seaside dreads, Saczko recommends that you let wet or damp hair air-dry a bit more and use salt spray. "Then," she says, "divide it into four sections, put it in a bun, and let your hair dry between 30-45 minutes. Let it out and just spritz the salt spray a bit more." You're only three easy steps away from getting wavy locks fit for the chicest of beach bums.
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We've been braiding hair for as long as we can remember, and for good reason, it's a stylish way to do-up your locks without too much effort. "An easy and different play on a braided style is to do a French braid or a low, normal braid using Illuminoil, a shining, smoothening oil," says Saczko. "If you wanted to change it up from there, you could then twist and pin it, putting it up into a low chignon."
Diane Kruger #3: Chic Ponytail
We can all agree: there's nothing quite as timeless as a basic ponytail. "From this season's fashion trends, I've noticed more low ponytails than high ones," says Saczko. "One way you can give the pony an ultrachic look is to give your hair a deep-set part or a double-part, parting in a "v" shape, starting at the front to the back, and brush the ponytail so it's nice and smooth. Because we're dealing with a very simple, low ponytail, it's fun to play up the part so you can give it a different look."
Elizabeth Olsen#4: Go-Anywhere Knot
No hairstyle is as versatile as the fabulous top-knot. Wear it to an afternoon spinning class, and simply re-do it for a fancy night on the town. "First, I would recommend putting your hair into a ponytail to smooth it out. Then, you can use a smoothing gel or a texturizer, so you can have more control over sectioning. Take two pieces, tie it into a knot, and put pieces of your hair around it," says Saczko. "Another option, because your hair is already in a ponytail, is to do a simple wraparound. Put it into that bun and it's ready to go. We would recommend a product called Sugardust. It's not quite a dry shampoo, but it will absurd oils and give your hair more texture and a bit of volume."
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