Wichita Wears: Top if off for Summer

By Bonnie Bing

Photo by Kacy Meinecke, courtesy of Planet Hair

Photo by Kacy Meinecke, courtesy of Planet Hair

Photo courtesy of Eric Fisher

Photo courtesy of Eric Fisher

     There is a whole lot more you can do with your hair in the summer than pull it up in a ponytail or a messy bun. Tod Ernst of Planet Hair and Eric Fisher of Eric Fisher Salons and Eric Fisher Academy say it’s a great time to make a change because spring and summer hair trends are a whole lot of fun.
       “You’re going to see hair that goes great with the Bohemian chic looks, braids maybe, but a lived-in style. It’s like you got up and put a little water on your hair and you’re good to go,” Ernst said. “Beachy summer waves, that’s another great style for summer.”
       “You don’t want your hair too fixed. I call it ‘sloppy good,’” Fisher said. “You don’t want it perfect, you want it undone.”
         Fisher said he’s cutting a lot of “sleepy layers,” which he describes as layers inside a haircut. “You can wear it flat and the layers won’t even show, but you can add product and go for a lot of texture.”
         Ernst said they’re doing a lot of “lobs,” which is a longer, inverted bob style. Fisher said they’re doing some bobs at his salons, but not so many of the basic bobs. For example, the French bob is cut with a razor and is not all one length.
          When it comes to color, Ernst says cooler tones are popular and younger girls are still doing pastel colors such as baby blue and pink. 
          If you want something more natural, there are beautiful shades to choose from. “Toner is an old thing that has come back. We’re into that again, but now we’ve got any color toner we want,” he said. “We can meld colors so we’re not limited at all.”
          Emma Terry at Planet Hair said when it comes to makeup, go soft and natural. Think glow with natural tones in lipstick, pinks, and light tans.
           “But the most important thing is good skin care. Get your skin back in shape after the winter,” she said. 
           Fake eyelashes are very popular right now, according to Terry. “Just enhance your natural beauty,” she advised.
            As in every new season, a new look is fun. Just remember to accentuate the positive.
           “And turn it loose,” Fisher said.