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GROOMING TIPS

GET YOUR HAIR SUMMER-READY

By Chris Sayer, 15 May 2017

With the mercury creeping up, you’re no doubt dreaming of liberating your legs and arms with a complete summer wardrobe overhaul. But have you given enough thought to how you’re going to ready your hair for the sunny season? Luckily, you don’t need to take any drastic action to make this happen. Sam Norsworthy, manager of Ruffians Barbers in London's Marylebone, gives us a rundown of the small changes to ask for to check your head into the glorious warmer months…
how to make your winter hair summer ready asos grooming advice

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If you had… Joe Wicks’ shaggy shoulder locks 

Update it with... extra texture

"Removing some weight will really help to summer-ready this 'do," says Sam. "So ask your barber to texturise your hair. This simple technique is a minor change that will really improve it and make it easier to manage. A touch of sea-salt spray prior to drying will give you a small amount of control and boost the texture, too."

how to make your winter hair summer ready asos grooming advice

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If you had… Calvin Harris’ mid-length scissor back and sides

Update it with… a sweep back

"You may find your hair coming over your ears and onto your neck. With the weather heating up, this can be frustrating. Lifting the length off your collar and over your ears will give you a smarter summer look. Ask your barber to leave enough length internally to style back – sweeping makes things more manageable. Styling paste is your friend here."

how to make your winter hair summer ready asos grooming advice

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If you had… David Beckham’s clipper back and sides with a side parting

Update it with… a closer cut

"This one’s a popular choice for all ages and professions alike. Simply drop down a grade on the back and sides, but be sure to ask your barber to give you tapered edges for a more natural-looking cut."

how to make your winter hair summer ready asos grooming advice

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If you had… Zayn Malik’s styled pomp

Update it with… a looser approach

"The pomp was a big hit with our more adventurous clients last year, but as you bring it into summer, leave a bit of product behind. Reducing the amount you use will not only help stop the itchiness the sun can cause to a gel or mousse-heavy head, but it’ll make for a looser and more laid-back look."

how to make your winter hair summer ready asos grooming advice

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If you had… Tyga's blunt-fringed crop

Update it with… a new fringe

"The fashion-conscious lot went for this look big time over the winter months, and for summer you’ve got two paths to take. Either ask to go tighter through the top with more texture, or start the process of getting the fringe back. I’d pick the second – the beauty of growing a fringe is the number of styles you can play with. You can sweep it over, or style it with a clay to mess it up."

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