giveaway: paul labrecque

July 29th, 2011

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!

Tags: beauty · hair · style

68 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Zoey // Jul 30, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Currently my favorite summer hairdo is anything up and off my neck. It is too hot for hair-down days!

  • 2 Fashion By Alicia // Jul 30, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Since it is so hot this summer, I have been sporting a low bun.  I hate the heat and need my hair off my shoulders.

  • 3 ash // Jul 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    It’s way too hot here in South Carolina– so I go with a ponytail or bun. I like to add a braid to make it a little more fun!

  • 4 Kara // Jul 30, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I love when I straighten my hair but my curly hair always wins with the humidity + sweat!  I’m rocking the curly hair that has been spruced up with a curling iron!

  • 5 Shasie // Jul 30, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    My favorite summer hairstyle is a messy beach ponytail, and anything that keeps the hair off of the neck due to this heat!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  • 6 Elli // Jul 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Me, I’m a twist that sucker into a bun and hope I don’t melt before I can get it pinned type. 🙂 I like having my hair loose, but with temperatures approaching the surface of the sun — up, it is. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 7 Tej // Jul 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I have curly, curly hair and I love to wear it in a pineapple on top of my head. LOL.

  • 8 Annie // Jul 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I have curly hair, so beach waves are the easiest and my favorite thing to do in the summer [= But, since I live in Arizona and it’s ridiculously hot, I often pile it on top of my head in a messy bun.

  • 9 Lauren // Jul 31, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I like the ponytail to the side look. It’s cute if people can pull if off. I’m not sure I could haha

  • 10 Amanda Perez // Jul 31, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I’m lucky that I can just wash my hair and let it dry naturally.  It loose, slightly wavy, and just what I like.  If it’s too hot I go with a high ponytail

  • 11 Jeanette Canela // Jul 31, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I live in Arizona right now and the summer (which is half of the year) leads us to 120degree weather! So not good for my hair! I am currently obsessed with fish tail braids!! I loooove them!!!

  • 12 Glamamom // Jul 31, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I love a headband or scarf to push the hair back off the face…

  • 13 Kelly // Aug 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    In the summer, less product for me is better! I love just putting a little mousse in my hair and letting the curls go…then when it gets too hot I love to do messy buns and low braids!

  • 14 jennifer // Aug 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I like lose half up dos because they allow you to still wear your hair partially down but make it look sooo much better on a hot day than sweat and frizzy all down look!

  • 15 Paulina // Aug 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Favorite hairstyle is beachy waves for sure!!!

  • 16 Hannah // Aug 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I like to wear my hair in a side-parted low ponytail or bun, with my bangs twisted and pinned to the sides.

  • 17 Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen // Aug 2, 2011 at 7:47 am

    My favorite summer hair style is a side ponytail. Quick, easy and cute!

  • 18 Kari S. // Aug 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I tend to cut my hair short in the summer, the easier the better!

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