I have something to admit.
I’m actually a little terrified of getting my hair cut.
People ask me all the time how I get my hair to grow so long, and the truth is that I put off getting haircuts for at least six months at a time. I had a series of bad cuts in high school and early college (including a very bad mishap where I believe a stylist who told me I could totally rock Kate-Moss-bangs . . . to this day, I lack photographic evidence the following six months of my life thanks to him).
But last week, I was invited into Paul Labrecque for a haircut and some summer styling tips! Since Paul Labrecque has been responsible for two of the best hairstyles I’ve ever had, I decided to put aside my haircut phobia for the afternoon.
And Caroline did an amazing job — she didn’t even bat an eye when I showed her my shaggy six-months-without-a-trim layers. She only took off about an inch of my hair, but how much better does it look? We recreated these Kate Middleton-inspired waves using a larger barrel curling iron and a tiny bit of backcombing on the crown of my head — I want to find a way to add that detail to my Kate Middleton hair tutorial!
She also gave me some amazing summer styling tips — it’s so important to remember that your hair needs extra TLC when the weather gets warm! First of all, don’t forget to protect your hair from the sun (now that my hair is colored, I’m always really careful about this)! Shampoo and conditioner like this Repair Line protect your hair against sun rays, and so do chic summer hats! And no matter how much you protect your hair from the sun, a deep conditioning treatment once a week is a must.
And a great way to protect your hair is with Paul Labrecque’s Repair Line! One lucky winner will get all four products, the shampoo, conditioner, hydrating hair lotion, and grooming control cream (valued at $115)! To enter, leave a comment below telling me your favorite summer hairstyle!
US shipping only. I’ll pick a random winner next week!
PS — Sorry I look so crazy-eyed in these photos! It was 105 degrees that day and I decided to walk 20 blocks to the salon because, well, I’m a giant idiot. Needless to say, any makeup I’d put on that morning was likely gone by the time we took these photos.
Update: The winner is comment 25, Lynda! Congratulations!