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How to style your hair this summer

With new seasons come new hairstyles, and not always just because of the changing of trends – a lot of the summer hairstyles we’ve mastered are as much about keeping our hair off of our necks as they are about being on trend.

Weather it’s a hot new braid fresh off the catwalks, or a new colour for the changing weather, it’s easy to update your look when the season changes. Looking for ideas for summer hairstyles? Don’t overlook the old favorites: ponytails and buns are no longer the things you throw your hair into while you’re at the gym. With the right flourishes and styling, they can be as fresh and cutting edge as any elaborate look. Think about colour too: go a few shades lighter for summer – it’ll heighten the authenticity of your colour, giving the impression that it’s naturally lightened in the sun.

When it comes to winter colour, try balayage for winter – the highlights around your face add warmth to your complexion, helping you navigate between that glowing skin of summer, and the sun-deprived porcelain tones of winter. A fringe is also a great look for winter (not least cause it’ll work much better in a non-sweaty climate, when you can keep it under control): it really draws attention to your eyes, making the smoky eyes of party season that much more effective.

Speaking of effectiveness, one of our favourite styles for high impact, low effort glamour? The humble braid. Woven chignons, French braids, impossible-looking (but actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it) fishtail plaits: you can guarantee that a new way of doing this surfaces every season, and once you get the hang of basic braiding techniques, the possibilities are endless.

Whether you’re looking for new winter or summer hairstyles, we’ve got all the inspiration you need...

Hair by Jamie Stevens

Summer Hairstyles: The siren curls

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Summer Hairstyles: The siren curls

Give yourself a confidence boost with some luxe, tumbling curls. Heated rollers are the best way to achieve this look - just don't touch once your style has set, or you will lose the curl. Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: The rock chic curls

Summer Hairstyles: The rock chic curls

Loosen up and set your hair free with some sext rock chic curls. Create the look with hot curling irons. Once hair is sectioned off and curled, allow to cool before pulling out the lengths of the curl to create this bedhead look. Hair by Hooker & Young

Summer Hairstyles: The ice blonde

Summer Hairstyles: The ice blonde

Be brave this season and go a shade lighter. Keep your new blonde hue icy: To avoid brassy tones, be sure to wash hair with a toning shampoo and keep your tresses well trimmed to avoid damaged ends. Hair by Ocean Hairdressing

Summer Hairstyles: The thick curls

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Summer Hairstyles: The thick curls

If you long for thick luscious curls, you can fake the look for an evening out by using heated rollers. Make sure you use the bigger sized roller and leave to cool before removing from the hair. Don't be tempted to play with your curls once the style has set - they are guaranteed to fall out! Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The textured bob

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Summer Hairstyles: The textured bob

Forget super sleek styling, this winter don't be afraid to add some texture to your your chin-length bob. Rough drying with the hair dryer, rather than using a brush to smooth the hair, will help you to achieve this look. Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The textured crop

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Summer Hairstyles: The textured crop

Shake up your style for the weekend. Rough dry your cropped hair instead of keeping it neat - don't be tempted to smooth the hair down. This is a great way to change your look from the office to off duty. Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The light-reflecting blonde

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Summer Hairstyles: The light-reflecting blonde

For winter shine, ask for multi-tonal highlights the next time you hit the salon. The change in colour will keep distressed, winter hair looking fresh. Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The 60s crop

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Summer Hairstyles: The 60s crop

Retro styles are always on trend: This season it's the return of the 60s crop. Opt for a longer fringe and cropped back to keep the look modern - this isn't the return of the bowl cut! Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The 40s wave

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Summer Hairstyles: The 40s wave

Create soft, romantic waves for your next event. The ultimate glamorous hairstyle, 40s finger waves are easier to create than you may think. These curls are set with a one inch curling barrel, and teased out lightly to give a softer, more natural look. Set with hairspray to finish. Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The high-drama updo

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Summer Hairstyles: The high-drama updo

This is a beehive with a difference: Create a more modern take on the original style by keeping it loose and messy. The classic beehive is stiff and structured, but the 2011 take has a few loose ends. Simply twist the hair up as you would for a regular beehive, but tease out into a soft, loose bouffant. If you have a fringe, this style will look even better. Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The 70s blow-dry

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Summer Hairstyles: The 70s blow-dry

Create Farrah Fawcett's iconic hairstyle with an at-home blow dry. Using a round paddle brush, sweep hair away from the face, with the brush behind the hair, and blow-dry back, to set into position. Curl away from the face with a curling tong, if you want extra hold. Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The new fringe

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Summer Hairstyles: The new fringe

Fringes for a/w '11 are longer and sexier. Ask for longer sides and shaggy layers in the lengths of your hair to complement this youthful style. Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The strawberry blonde

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Summer Hairstyles: The strawberry blonde

Break away from your icy blonde and warm your hair up for winter. Adding a subtle strawberry hue to your locks is an instant way to change your look and boost your confidence. Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The short curls

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Summer Hairstyles: The short curls

Curly hair can be cut short. Use a diffuser to create neater, more structured curls. This will help to avoid the dreaded frizz and tame unruly hair. Hair by Ken Picton

Summer Hairstyles: The glam fringe

Summer Hairstyles: The glam fringe

If you are lucky enough to have thick, straight hair; adding a fringe is a great way to change your style without a drastic chop. Keep the fringe blunt and thick for a modern take on a classic cut. Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The relaxed bob

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Summer Hairstyles: The relaxed bob

Add texture and movement to your regular bob by curling the ends with a one inch curling barrel. Sweep your fringe over to one side to give your style a 50s twist. Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: The 60s updo

Summer Hairstyles: The 60s updo

Evening updos don't always have to be high octane glamour. Opt for a messy top-knot with a tousled fringe for an on-trend and unique 'do. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Summer Hairstyles: Romantic curls

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Summer Hairstyles: Romantic curls

Create a romantic, whimsical style with loose, soft curls. Part hair in the middle to keep the look youthful and tease curls out with your fingers - this style shouldn't be structured. Hair by Mark Leeson for FHI Heat

Summer Hairstyles: The luxe waves

Summer Hairstyles: The luxe waves

Create some bounce this summer with loose, romantic waves. Use a wide curling tong to section off hair, the run fingers through the ends once cool. Spritz lightly with hairspray to hold, but don't be too fussy, as this look isn't about neat, perfect ringlets. Hair by Hairaisers

Summer Hairstyles: The 70s curls

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Summer Hairstyles: The 70s curls

Glam up your look with some luxe, 70s disco waves. Use large heated rollers to section off the hair. once cool, tease out your curls and brush with a large paddle brush to create soft, sexy waves. Hair by Mark Lesson for FHI Heat

Summer Hairstyles: The 80s quiff

Summer Hairstyles: The 80s quiff

Glam up your short hair for a night out by creating a high-drama style. Blow dry the front section of your hair upwards and fix with hairspray for a new take on a retro style. Hair by Hooker & Young

Summer Hairstyles: The curly updo

Summer Hairstyles: The curly updo

Re-create the glamour of the 80s with a voluminous updo. After curling, just pin hair up roughly - this look isn't about neatness - and secure with hairspray. Hair by Hooker & Young

Summer Hairstyles: The new red

Summer Hairstyles: The new red

Keep hair colour fresh with an update of copper and blonde tones. Lighter and more natural than deep reds, this is an easy way to change your look and stay modern. Hair by Hooker & Young

Summer Hairstyles: The long curls

Summer Hairstyles: The long curls

Adding length to your hair is a great way to instantly change your look and boost your confidence. Curl your new extensions for a more natural and volumised style. Hair by Hooker & Young

Summer Hairstyles: Asymmetric fringe

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Summer Hairstyles: Asymmetric fringe

Looking for a bold change? Try an asymmetric fringe to bring your look bang up-to-date. Think this look isn't for the over 40s? Just Google Dawn French! Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The 70s waves

Summer Hairstyles: The 70s waves

Give your hair a hint of a Farrah Fawcett wave with a wide curling iron, curling away from the face. Brush out curls to create loose beach waves. Hair by Headmasters

Summer Hairstyles: The punky bob

Summer Hairstyles: The punky bob

Opt for a look that's easy to create each day. This shaggy bob is the perfect early morning style. Layers and a flattering, side swept fringe mean a quick blow dry and some texture paste are all you need. Hair by Ian Davies at Ocean

Summer Hairstyles: The classic bun

Summer Hairstyles: The classic bun

Loop hair around itself at the crown of the head, or just below, and simply secure with a hairband to create this classic and feminine style. Leave some volume on top to stop the look becoming severe. Hair by Headmasters

Summer Hairstyles: The hippy curls

Summer Hairstyles: The hippy curls

Relive the 60s with some loose curls and youthful plaits. Secure two plaits at the crown of the head to create this vintage style. Hair by Headmasters

Summer Hairstyles: The no-fringe bob

Summer Hairstyles: The no-fringe bob

Cutting your hair into a chin-length bob is so much chicer than long, centre-parted hair. Forget the fringe - this bob is about modern appeal, not retro fashion. Hair by Hooker & Young

Summer Hairstyles: The soft centre parting

Summer Hairstyles: The soft centre parting

Add light waves to your straight hair so you can part it in the middle - and still look fab! Straight hair parted in the middle can drag the features down and be ageing. Curling the hair slightly is all you need to lift the face and soften the style. Hair by Headmasters

Summer Hairstyles: The hot white blonde

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Summer Hairstyles: The hot white blonde

Be brave and opt for a look-at-me colour change. White blonde is hard to maintain and can damage ends, so we recommend keeping hair short if you want to try this colour. Hair by Errol Douglas

Summer Hairstyles: The Woodstock waves

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Summer Hairstyles: The Woodstock waves

Remember the free, big hair of the 70s? Recreate that look with heated rollers and a well placed headband. Try not to pull the curls out too much once cooled, and finish with a light dose of hairspray: This look isn't about rock hard hair. Hair by Errol Douglas

Summer Hairstyles: The shaggy crop

Summer Hairstyles: The shaggy crop

Set your hair free at the weekends with a shaggier, more relaxed style. Keeping layers long, even when you have a short crop, means your style is changeable with your mood. Hair by Ian Davies at Ocean

Summer Hairstyles: The long pixie

Summer Hairstyles: The long pixie

Keep some layers in your pixie crop to update it for the new season. A longer back and long fringe is the way to go for 2011/2012. Hair by Alison Stewart

Summer Hairstyles: The long fringe

Summer Hairstyles: The long fringe

Who needs Botox! Grow your fringe down to eye level to highlight your features and hide over-plucked eyebrows and a furrowed forehead. Hair by Alison Stewart

Summer Hairstyles: The rockstar hair

Summer Hairstyles: The rockstar hair

Show off your wild side with some shaggy layers and an eye-skimming, side swept fringe. Adding a baby blonde hue keeps the look glam. Hair by Hooker & Young

Summer Hairstyles: Ice queen

Summer Hairstyles: Ice queen

Take your highlights up a level and go for an ice queen glow. Adding a eye-skimming fringe will help to soften the style. Hair by Alison Stewart

Summer Hairstyles: The voluminous crop

Summer Hairstyles: The voluminous crop

Blow dry your cropped hair with a small barrel brush to create shape and volume. Add rich, copper tones to add shine and texture to your new sleek 'do. Hair by Ian Davies at Ocean

Summer Hairstyles: The tight curls

Summer Hairstyles: The tight curls

If you have naturally curly or afro hair, now is the time to embrace it! Ditch those straighteners and let your natural beauty shine through: This season is all about big hair. Hair by Alison Stewart

Summer Hairstyles: Baby blonde romance

Summer Hairstyles: Baby blonde romance

Anti-age your hairstyle with a youthful, 'dirty' blonde hue and some soft, billowing waves. Adding layers to the front sections of the hair will also help to frame your face and hide the jawline. Hair by Headmasters

Summer Hairstyles: The honey hue

Summer Hairstyles: The honey hue

The honey hue Be brave and go for one block colour this season. Opting for a honey hue, rather than a white blonde, is more flattering and less ageing. Hair by Hooker & Young

Summer Hairstyles: Luxe lengths

Summer Hairstyles: Luxe lengths

Have you dreamt of long, luscious hair your whole life? Then now is the time to try hair extensions. Ask for natural hair - synthetic will look...synthetic - and go for a realisitic length. You'll be surprised at how your style will hold once they're attached. Hair by Phil Smith

Summer Hairstyles: The bedhead bob

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Summer Hairstyles: The bedhead bob

Struggle to keep your bob in place? Let your natural beauty shine through and leave your hair to dry without blow drying. Add a frizz-fighting cream when wet - this look isn't messy, it's sexy! Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: The low pony

Summer Hairstyles: The low pony

A ponytail can be so ladylike: Just be sure to leave some volume in the top and tie the hair low on the nape of the neck. Curl, backcomb or leave the pony straight - this style is so versatile! Hair by Headmasters

Summer Hairstyles: The 20s bob

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Summer Hairstyles: The 20s bob

20s styles are so chic. If you have poker straight hair, chop your bob just below the ear and your fringe just above the eyebrow. This style isn't for everyone, so think carefully before you take the plunge. Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: The 80s waves

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Summer Hairstyles: The 80s waves

Big hair is back! Remember the bubble pumps of the 80s? Well they've been reinvented for 2011: More relaxed and luxe, create the look with curling tongs and a setting spray. Tease out your curls for the volumous, natural look seen here. Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: Graphic lines

Summer Hairstyles: Graphic lines

Looking for a modern cut to update your style? Ask for blunt, graphic lines to be snipped around your face. Keep your fringe long to soften the effect on your features. Hair by Nicola Hulatt & Sally Plain at West Row

Summer Hairstyles: The big curls

Summer Hairstyles: The big curls

Trying to grow out a fringe? Sweep to the side and curl hair into big waves (you can use your straighteners for this). Curl the ends of your fringe and tease upwards until it blends into the rest of your hair. Hair by Phil Smith

Summer Hairstyles: The two-tone pixie

Summer Hairstyles: The two-tone pixie

If you've only just started to find stray grey hairs, a drastic colour change may not be necessary. Ask your stylist to add in deep reds and even purples, to ease you away from your natural dark hue. Hair by Nicola Hulatt & Sally Plain at West Row

Summer Hairstyles: 50s waves

Summer Hairstyles: 50s waves

Create high drama for your next big event with classic 50s waves. This look can be achieved by sectioning off the hair and curling each area in the same direction. Spray with a generous dose of hairspray and don't touch! Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: The long pixie

Summer Hairstyles: The long pixie

Growing out a crop can be hard. Ease the pain with a longer, side-swept fringe and razored ends. Keep going back for regular trims to keep the hair even and ensure you don't end up with a mullet! Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: The icy blonde

Summer Hairstyles: The icy blonde

Opt for a baby blonde hue to knock years off your look. Stop the colour turning brassy by using a blue-based shampoo and conditioner. Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: The new updo

Summer Hairstyles: The new updo

If you struggle to create a high-drama updo on evenings out, opt for something simple and unstructured. This look is easy to do at home: Part the hair on the side and sweep up to the crown of the head in sections, pinning each one as you go. Leave the ends loose and natural on the top of the head in an un-done bun. Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: The glam ponytail

Summer Hairstyles: The glam ponytail

Leaving the front section out of your pony and adding a few, glam curls is an easy way to dress up your hair for evening. Wrap a section of the ponytail around the tie to hide your hairband and keep the look sleek. Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: Honey highlights

Summer Hairstyles: Honey highlights

Lift your hair and knock years off your look with a few honey-hued highlights. This tone will suit most skintones and be easier to keep looking natural than a block colour. Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: Chestnut hues

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Summer Hairstyles: Chestnut hues

Lift your natural brown hair with a deep, rich chestnut hue. Ask for a red base to be added to your colour to keep the warmth in your skintone. Hair by Mark Leeson for FHI Heat

Summer Hairstyles: The new 60s cut

Summer Hairstyles: The new 60s cut

Lift your natural brown hair with a deep, rich chestnut hue. Ask for a red base to be added to your colour to keep the warmth in your skintone. Hair by Mark Leeson for FHI Heat

Summer Hairstyles: Natural texture

Summer Hairstyles: Natural texture

Add natural-looking volume and texture by curling hair around your straighteners as you style. Then simply brush out vigorously with a paddle brush to create movement and shape. Hair by Ian Davies at Ocean

Summer Hairstyles: The new androgyny

Summer Hairstyles: The new androgyny

Finish off this season's manly tailoring with a high quiff. Even if your hair isn't short, you can create this look by pinning the side sections of your hair at the crown of your head to give the illusion of a shorter style. Hair by Ian Davies at Ocean

Summer Hairstyles: The new red

Summer Hairstyles: The new red

Red is always a flattering option for mature skin. The look for 2011 is metallic and deeper than before. Add this tone into your brown hair for a youthful lift and extra shine. Hair by Ian Davies at Ocean

Summer Hairstyles: Victoriana plaits

Summer Hairstyles: Victoriana plaits

Plaits are big news for autumn 2011. Create a whimsical, Victorian updo with loose French plaits. Pin the ends under the hair at the nape of the neck to secure. Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: The soft curls

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Summer Hairstyles: The soft curls

Feminine curls are an easy way to soften your look. Create the look with heated rollers or a curling barrel, puling the curls out gently once cool to create natural definition and texture. Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The soft blonde

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Summer Hairstyles: The soft blonde

Icy, platinum blondes can be too harsh against mature skin. Swap to warmer, honey blondes to flatter skintone and show your softer side. Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The red highlights

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Summer Hairstyles: The red highlights

If you are naturally very dark, it can be tricky when hair starts to grey. Rather than plumping for cold, blonde highlights, ease yourself into lighter hair with red and copper hues. Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: 40s waves

Summer Hairstyles: 40s waves

Create retro finger curls with a heated curling barrel and a good dose of hairspray. Once hair is curled, do not touch - playing with your curls will only cause them to fall out! Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: The romantic twist

Summer Hairstyles: The romantic twist

If you have natural curls and can never seem to create a neat updo, it's time to stop! Messy 'dos are big news this season, so work with your natural curls to create a twisted, romantic style. Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: The extrovert quiff

Summer Hairstyles: The extrovert quiff

Wow at your next event with a unique up do. Backcomb the front and smooth the top section back, securing with hairspray. Plait the back sections down either side and twist into small buns at the end, securing with non-rip hairbands. Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: The face-framing bob

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Summer Hairstyles: The face-framing bob

Draw attention to your best features with a clean cut bob. Keep the fringe short and the ends at chin length to frame your face. An icy blonde hue will also help to add radiance to brown eyes and an English Rose complexion. Hair by Mark Leeson

Summer Hairstyles: The shorter bob

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Summer Hairstyles: The shorter bob

Be brave and take a few extra inches off your classic bob. Razoring the ends off just below the ears will accentuate chekbones and draw the eye up. Add a texturising cream to create definition. Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The new androgyny

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Summer Hairstyles: The new androgyny

Boyish styles are big this season - in fashion and in beauty. Jump head first into the edgy look with a short and spiky crop. Style smooth and straight for smart occasions and let your hair be free for off duty! Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The side bun

Summer Hairstyles: The side bun

There's nothing more sophisicated than a ladylike bun. Mix it up by pulling your bun to the side, opposite your parting. Hair by Michael Barnes

Summer Hairstyles: The icy pixie

Summer Hairstyles: The icy pixie

When you have short hair, experiment! Go for bright, cool blondes that wouldn't work on long hair and try sharper, edgier cuts. Hair by Alison Stewart

Summer Hairstyles: The new luxe

Summer Hairstyles: The new luxe

Red hair has been big news for a couple of seasons now - and it's not going anywhere. Opt for light copper tones to flatter mature skin and add glam curls to really up the wow-factor for autumn/winter. Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The soft side-sweep

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Summer Hairstyles: The soft side-sweep

Softer than a regular pony, sweeping your hair to the side and tying at the base of your neck will flatter any face shape. Add some loose curls to the ends to dress up your locks for evening. Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: The modern blonde hue

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Summer Hairstyles: The modern blonde hue

The icemaiden is back! Blondes for autumn/winter 2011 are cool - perfect for natural blondes and redheads. Ask for baby blonde tones to be worked into your regular highlights if you are nervous of block colour. Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: The new natural curls

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Summer Hairstyles: The new natural curls

For natural looking curls, resist creating perfectly formed ringlets with a curling tong. instead, try twisting hair in different directions using flexi stylers.Once cooled, tease hair into looser culrs and finish with a blast of hairspray to hold. Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: The retro twist

Summer Hairstyles: The retro twist

Create an ultra-glam new look for evening. A complicated-looking updo is sure to turn heads - but can be easy to create. Pull hair into a ponytail at the front of your head. Loop hair around into a loose knot and pin to secure. Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The futuristic bob

Summer Hairstyles: The futuristic bob

Bring your bob into the 21st century with some sharp lines and a statement fringe. This look is best on heart-shaped and oval faces - do not try if you have a long or square-shaped face. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Summer Hairstyles: The new Bardot

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Summer Hairstyles: The new Bardot

Channel Brigitte Bardot's sex kitten style with an updated version of her locks. To achieve this look, ask for a long fringe and hidden layers at your next salon visit. Don't be too fussy with styling - this look is all about a natural, tousled look. Hair by ClubStar

Summer Hairstyles: The new quiff

Summer Hairstyles: The new quiff

Up the ante on your up do by piling it high on your head for your next event. To create the look, simply backcomb the front section of your hair and then smooth over the top layer. Don't worry about it being too neat - this look is pure rock and roll glamour! Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The new pixie

Summer Hairstyles: The new pixie

Give your pixie crop an edge for autumn/winter 2011. Cut in a shorter, sharper fringe and ask for the ends to be razored to create this modern style. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Summer Hairstyles: The modern afro

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Summer Hairstyles: The modern afro

If your hair is natural frizzy: Embrace it for autumn! Tease your curls and waves into a far side parting and leave to dry naturally. Scrunch occasionally to stop hair going flat. Hair by ClubStar

Summer Hairstyles: The new beehive

Summer Hairstyles: The new beehive

Thanks to TV shows such as Mad Men and The Hour, 60s styles are big news in hair right now. Create a modern take on the classic beehive by twisting the hair higher on the head and pinning to the side.   Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The faux afro

Summer Hairstyles: The faux afro

Afro styles aren't just for natural curls! Create the look on your poker straight hair with heated rollers. Once cool, pull out the rollers and run fingers trough the curls. Tease upwards and outwards and finish with a blast of hairspray whilst holding your head upside down. Hair by Karine Jackson

Summer Hairstyles: The modern bob

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Summer Hairstyles: The modern bob

Bobs for autumn are shorter and more styled. Break away from your classic style and ask for a shorter, layered version with a long, side-swept fringe. Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: The soft curls

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Summer Hairstyles: The soft curls

Add volume to fine hair with soft curls. Using a curling barrel to curl the mid-lengths and ends of your tresses, tease the curls into soft waves and brush with a wide paddle brush to create volume. Hair by ClubStar

Summer Hairstyles: The curly updo

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Summer Hairstyles: The curly updo

Curly hair is easy to style in an updo as it will hold most styles well. Create drama for your next event with a side-swept, twisted 'do. Simply pull hair to one side and twist up until you reach the desired effect. Pin with kirby grips and blast with hairspray to secure. Hair by ClubStar

Summer Hairstyles: The futuristic crop

Summer Hairstyles: The futuristic crop

Go for graphic lines and sharp edges for autumn/winter 2011. A longer fringe and shorter back will stop this looking too severe, but still give you on-trend style for the new season. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Summer Hairstyles: The half-updo

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Summer Hairstyles: The half-updo

Sweeping hair away from the face can be ageing and too severe on the 40+. Keep the look soft and feminine by leaving the bottom half of your hair loose and wavy. Secure hair at the back of the head with pins and tease the top up to add volume and style. Hair by ClubStar

Summer Hairstyles: The mid-length waves

Summer Hairstyles: The mid-length waves

Shorter curls can be ageing - unless you get the style right. Layers are key to this look: Keep the top shorter to add volume and define curls. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Summer Hairstyles: The textured bob

Summer Hairstyles: The textured bob

Add short layers and a piie fringe to your bob to bring it up-to-date for the new season. Keep the front longer than the back to flatter longer faces and flatter the jawline. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Summer Hairstyles: The slick bob

Summer Hairstyles: The slick bob

If you have poker straight hair, this style will look fabulous. Ask for a longer length fringe and blunt ends to a chin length bob. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Summer Hairstyles: Modern feathering

Summer Hairstyles: Modern feathering

Remember the trend for feathered hair in the 90s? It's back! Keep it modern with a soft, side-swept fringe. Hair by MODE

Summer Hairstyles: The big pony

Summer Hairstyles: The big pony

Create the illusion of thicker hair with this clever ponytail. Sweep a section of the pony around the top of the hair, at the point where you've secured the hair. Pin at the back and spread out for a thick and sleek updo. Hair by MODE

Summer Hairstyles: The futuristic crop

Summer Hairstyles: The futuristic crop

Flatter big eyes by adding a face-framing fringe to your short crop. Ask for the fringe to be cut round your eyes to accentuate your best feature. Hair by MODE

Summer Hairstyles: The new beehive

Summer Hairstyles: The new beehive

Reinvent a retro classic with some clever placement. Work the beehive forward to the front of the head, creating more drama and a modern twist. Simply backcomb the underneath and smooth the top over with a good blast of hairspray to hold. Hair by MODE

Summer Hairstyles: The new twist

Summer Hairstyles: The new twist

Create drama and turn heads at your next event with this professional-looking updo. Tie hair up in a high ponytail and section into three. Play around with placing your hair on the top of the head until you find a look you like. Secure with grips and spritz with a good helping of hairspray. Hair by MODE

Summer Hairstyles: The razor-sharp bob

Summer Hairstyles: The razor-sharp bob

Keep your lines clean this summer with an edgy, youthful bob. With ends this sharp, ask for a softer fringe to stop the look becoming ageing. Hair by Neil Barton

Summer Hairstyles: Red waves

Summer Hairstyles: Red waves

Red tones were making waves all over the s/s catwalks this year. A great alternative to blonde highlights, ask your hairdresser to add in copper and warm red tones to soften your look. Add some romantic curls to finish off great summer style. Hair by Neil Barton

Summer Hairstyles: The 60s bob

Summer Hairstyles: The 60s bob

Add a touch of retro to your look with a short bob. Adding a slightly side swept fringe and keeping the layers long will keep your look fresh. Hair by Neil Barton

Summer Hairstyles: The new pixie

Summer Hairstyles: The new pixie

For youthful style with an alternative edge, add some long layers to your pixie haircut. A choppy fringe and some longer front ends make this style easier to grow out than a straight crop. Hair by Neil Barton

Summer Hairstyles: The long fringe

Summer Hairstyles: The long fringe

If you get nervous at the thought of a drastic hair change, opt for a longer-length fringe to ease you into the trend. Wear it to the side for a softer, face-framing look. Hair by Neil Barton

Summer Hairstyles: Modern retro

Summer Hairstyles: Modern retro

Put a new spin on the classic twist by bringing the bulk of the hair around to the side. Secure with pins and spritz with hairspray to hold. Hair by Neil Barton

Summer Hairstyles: The new fringe

Summer Hairstyles: The new fringe

Fringes for summer 2011 are softer and more rounded than their a/w 2010 counterparts. Ask for longer sides, which will frame the face and allow you to create more flattering updos. Hair by Hairaisers

Summer Hairstyles: The new longer lengths

Summer Hairstyles: The new longer lengths

Don't feel pressure to cut your hair after hitting 40. Just make sure it's in tip top condition with regular trims and weekly deep conditioning treatments. A loose curl on the end is a great way to disguise less-than-perfect lengths. Just tong the bottom half of your hair and spritz with a light hairspray to hold. Hair by Hairaisers

Summer Hairstyles: The new updo

Summer Hairstyles: The new updo

Be brave for your next event and go for a look-at-me updo. Channel 50s-era rock and roll and pile curled hair up high on your head. Keep it more low-key for a more casual event by keeping the curls further back on the crown. Hair by Hairaisers

Summer Hairstyles: The razored bob

Summer Hairstyles: The razored bob

Go for clean, sharp lines and an edgy colour change to boost confidence and mix up your usual style. Keeping the fringe side-swept softens the overall look, making it age-appropriate. Hair by Guy Sutcliffe

Summer Hairstyles: The asymmetrical cut

Summer Hairstyles: The asymmetrical cut

If you are looking for something different for the new season, try a new asymmetrical crop. Best on oval faces, this look can be styled soft or edgy, depending on your mood. Hair by Rae Palmer

Summer Hairstyles: The 60s crop

Summer Hairstyles: The 60s crop

Keep your fringe length that little bit longer this season to work the new retro crop. Make sure it skims your eyes for a sultry look this season. Hair by Rainbow Room International

Summer Hairstyles: The new French twist

Summer Hairstyles: The new French twist

For an updo with a difference, move the classic French twist to the side. If this feels to extreme for you, simply create the look near the nape fo the neck, behind the ear for a more grown-up, chic effort. Hair by Rainbow Room International

Summer Hairstyles: The 70s 'do

Summer Hairstyles: The 70s 'do

Create high drama and high volume with a retro - but on trend - 70s 'do. To get the look, simply blow dry the hair under using a round barrel brush. Leave to cool and finish with a good dose of hairspray. Hair by Rainbow Room International

Summer Hairstyles: The sharp bob

Summer Hairstyles: The sharp bob

If you hair is naturally thin, add body with a blunt bob. Keeping hair short and the ends well trimmed will help to make hair appear thicker. Hair by Rainbow Room International

Summer Hairstyles: The new romance

Summer Hairstyles: The new romance

Spring/summer's curls were defined ringlets. For autumn/winter, they are soft and beachy. Allow natural frizz to show through - this look is more bedhead than doll-like perfect curls - and use a texture spary to create volume. Hair by Jamie Stevens

Summer Hairstyles: The new brunette

Summer Hairstyles: The new brunette

If you are naturally dark, but want to give your hair a lift, opt for a bitter chocolate hue to create depth and texture. This is not a good colour to try if your hair is naturally light - the dark colour will wash you out.

Summer Hairstyles: The choppy layers

Summer Hairstyles: The choppy layers

Add volume and movement to your hair with some well placed layers. Ask for a side swept fringe to be cut in - it will finish off the look and frame any face shape.

Summer Hairstyles: The new red

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Summer Hairstyles: The new red

If you fancy a change, but don't want a drastic haircut, a new colour is a good option. Red will suit most skintones and is a great option for disguising grey. Go for a copper hue to keep you on trend for a/w '11.

Summer Hairstyles: The asymmetrical crop

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Summer Hairstyles: The asymmetrical crop

Keep your crop looking fresh: Update the classic style with an asymmetrical fringe. This is a versatile look that means your fringe can be pinned up, swept back or worn casually.

Summer Hairstyles: The new 20s bob

Summer Hairstyles: The new 20s bob

Update your bob with a modern/retro twist. Create vintage-style waves and tease out, once fixed with hairspray, to create a more relaxed, up-to-date style. Hair by Leo Bancroft

Summer Hairstyles: The modern beehive

Summer Hairstyles: The modern beehive

An updo is the quickest way to change your look from day to night. Opt for a retro beehive to keep your evening look youthful. Leave the front loose for a more relaxed and flattering look.

Summer Hairstyles: Tight curls

Summer Hairstyles: Tight curls

If loose, beachy waves aren't for you, keep your curls tight. Using smaller curling tongs and spraying with hairspray before the hair has chance to cool will help hold this early 90s look.

Summer Hairstyles: The cropped sweep

Summer Hairstyles: The cropped sweep

If you're planning to go shorter this autumn, follow Trevor Sorbie's style guide with this graduated bob, cut short into the nape of the neck. The longer-length layers are super-flattering as they frame the face, while the rich, deep brunette hue gives the hair a healthy glossiness and shine.

Summer Hairstyles: Tousled tendrils

Summer Hairstyles: Tousled tendrils

Don't despair of curly hair: Trevor Sorbie proves that tousled tendrils are supremely sexy with this multi-layered, wavy, shoulder-length cut. The honey-hued highlights give real depth to this cut, just use a serum to work these corkscrew curls into shape.

Summer Hairstyles: The graduated bob

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Summer Hairstyles: The graduated bob

To show off defined features and razor-sharp cheekbones, go for an angular bob cut with a dramatic, blunt fringe. Try blonde highlights to soften this look.

Summer Hairstyles: The romantic beehive

Summer Hairstyles: The romantic beehive

For a special occasion, a beehive style with a modern twist will really turn heads. To create real hair height, choose a volume-boosting product such as Trevor Sorbie's Beautful Thickening Mousse before you blast your roots upside down with a hairdryer. Then, once dry, tease hair by backcombing at the crown and spraying with Beautiful Volume Thickening hairspray. Sweep back into a french twist and pin from the base upwards.

Summer Hairstyles: The summer fringe

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Summer Hairstyles: The summer fringe

Struggle to keep you curly locks under control in the heat? Don't fight it - embrace your waves by parting hair on the side for a vintage feel. This is also a great way to grow out a fringe without that awkward stage. Hair by Hairaisers