Hot Weather Survival Guide

From sporty beach days to office picnics, beat the summer heat with these expert beauty tips for staying gorgeous wherever the season takes you.


June 26, 2012 11:00 AM
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Good Day Sunshine

SUMMER SCENARIO: You want to impress your new BF's buddies by joining in their beach volleyball, but you're worried your waves will turn to cotton-candy frizz.

QUICK FIX: A high, flirty ponytail lets you play along and still look polished with hair securely in place. (Use a bit of volumizing powder at the roots for extra staying power.) The caveat? Never pull back strands when they're still wet from a swim or the shower, warns Dizon. "Wet hair stretches more, and as it dries, it will shrink up and break around the elastic," she explains.

MC RECOMMENDS: Shu Uemura Art of Hair Volume Maker, $45; Rickycare Sun-Shaper Comb, $7.