From Brigitte Bardot in 1952s The Girl in the Bikini, to present day Blake Lively, beach hair has ruled supreme. But there’s a revival in the trend courtesy of the latest Resort 2016 collections. In order to achieve the perfect tousled locks we’ve provided a round up of the best sea salt sprays to ignite your summer haircare.
By Christopher Prince
We saw it in the cliffside terra-cotta show space of Dior’s Le Palais Bulles, via Palm Springs at Bob Hope’s estate a la Louis Vuitton and along Chelsea’s West 22nd Street that staged Gucci’s New York show – beach hair is back, and it’s back in a big way. The Resort 2016 collections made a case for relaxed, free-flowing tresses that vibed on a carefree bohemian sensibility. The trend arrives at the perfect time for those wanting to achieve ideal summer hair without the upkeep. While sea salt sprays aren’t the most friendly to dry manes, they add excellent volume to even the most limp and lackluster hair. At Dior, stylist Guido Palau let natural air-dried hair do the talking, finished with a mist of shine spray. Louis Vuitton recalled a childlike innocence with simple rumpled waves crafted by stylist, Paul Hanlon (see the flame haired Natalie Westling’s crimped coils for inspiration). Meanwhile Gucci’s upheavel from Milan to New York marked not only a change in location but also a change in aesthetics as Alessandro Michele rebooted Frida’s muse with berets and unkempt hair to match.
Take inspiration from movie sirens, Ursula Andress and Daryl Hannah to capture blown out locks even in the most humid of days. Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion Spray combines both oil and salt to create soft beach waves with added sheen. Use the R+Co ROCKAWAY Salt Spray on roots for instant volume without the use of heat damagaing styling tools. Formulated in 1999, the Lavett & Chin Sea Salt Texturizing Mist provides a natural alternative to salt sprays with added rose flower water and oryza sativa seed extract. Achieve sea siren locks at the hands of Captain Blakenship’s Mermaid Maid Sea Salt Hair Spray enriched with Pacific sea salt and organic aloe vera. Or look to Original & Mineral Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray made with Australian Sea Salt for moisturised tousled waves.