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Vancouver stylist Jeannette Pastuch shares her favourite "done-undone" hairdos
I’m not one to walk out the door with a mop of wet hair (pass the blow dryer and curling iron, please!), so the carefree, get-up-and-go summer lifestyle is sometimes a struggle. Yes, I want to maximize my time at the beach (and my time sipping cold beers on the patio), but I also want to look presentable in that effortlessly chic kind of way.Enter Jeannette Pastuch. The Suki’s Salon stylist has mastered what she calls the “done-undone” look of the season—and she’s giving Vanmag readers step-by-step instructions for two of her favourite styles (see below). “You’re doing more in the summer so you need something that can transition from day-to-day,” she says. A messy style is super versatile and isn’t effected by the elements as much as a sleek hairdo would be.Go ahead, make the most of summer’s end (and get out the door a few minutes early) with these two beach- or bar-friendly looks:
Pastuch’s top knot combines three of today’s biggest hair trends—braids, buns and beachy waves—in one ultra-cool style. It’s perfect for days when you want to keep hair off your face without committing to a full up-do, says the stylist. “You don’t want to spend all morning doing your hair…. With a quick top knot, you’re good to go.”
*Try simple twists—or completely ditch the detail—if braiding is too difficult. Just remember to add some volume.
Use a texture spray to perfect those loose, beachy waves. “I’m huge on texture sprays right now,” says Pastuch (her favourite is Crêpage de Chignon by L’Oréal Professional).
“Braids have been trending for a while now,” says Pastuch, so a more visible type, like this inside-out braid, is a great way to add some variety. An up-do like this is also great for keeping cool in the 25-plus degree weather that’s recently hit the streets of Vancouver: it keeps hair off your neck without sacrificing the playful texture.
*Skip this step if you have short hair.
This style can be as formal or informal as you want. Pull out some soft, face-framing pieces for a more casual look or slick it back (and “add a nice pair of earrings,” suggests Pastuch) for a fancier vibe.