Beat-the-Heat Summer Hairstyles
Master stylist Patrick Melville shows us how to slick back a bob, elevate a pony and execute several modern and cool updos.
SHORT & SIMPLE
Even bobbed hair can feel suffocating when it's falling in your face. The simplest solution: a strong-hold gel (like Paul Mitchell Super Clean Sculpting Gel, $8.50). Just run a quarter-size dollop through damp hair with your fingers—starting at your hairline and moving back toward your crown, then through to the ends. Use your fingers to flip your hair up a bit in the back. The gel will set within a few minutes and keep your hair off your face for hours. (And if your last gel experience was with Dippity-Do, take note: Gels today give firm hold, but they don't dry into a crunchy helmet.) Gown, J. Mendel.