Make some waves with our pick of the best summer hair care

Whether you’re jet-setting, heading for weddings or bracing yourself for the forthcoming festival circuit, we’re here to ensure that your hair looks unfailingly fabulous…

Bring the beach to your bathroom with Playa’s soft, flexible {Endless Summer Spray} which creates tousled, surf-worthy texture without any stiffness or stickiness. Worshipped by Cult Beauty’s marketing team, this phenomenal mist is essential for those who crave waves – simply spray, scrunch and go looking perfectly decoiffé

Wedding guests, take note: {Easilocks} clip-in extensions have been co-created with ultimate hair icon, Cheryl. With a spectrum of shades to match every hair colour from jet black to platinum blonde, switch between tumbling waves and the silkiest lengths with the {Cheryl X Hair Only} hair pieces – two sets of tresses to add instant ‘oomph’ and ensure you’re the belle of the ball… just try not to steal the bride’s thunder (you’ve been warned).

With HD fibres that mimic the feel and appearance of real human hair, Easilocks {The Superstar 22 Inch} let you emulate mermaid-esque locks without patience (or permanence). Ideal for the indecisive, each clip-in ‘wig’ is designed to build body and ‘lift’ at the crown for biiiiig, beautiful, just-blow-dried curls that look totally au naturel. We won’t tell…

If your tresses are stressed-out by heat, salt and chlorine reach straight for the latest hair-healing arrival from {Olaplex}. Their {No 6 Bond Smoother} boasts a phenomenal blend of reparative extracts to ‘seal’ and rebuild the hair fibres to leave your post-holiday mane feeling supple and ‘swishy’. A leave-in conditioning crème, it’s the ultimate beachside essential – fighting the frizz while infusing each shaft with a banquet of strengthening goodness.

Contained in a covetable rose gold cannister, OUAI Haircare’s featherweight {Hair and Body Shine Mist} bestows a chic, light-catching lustre that looks truly stunning come ‘golden hour’. A holiday hero, this spritz is enriched with a cocktail of nourishing oils and extracts to hydrate and soothe post-sunshine skin while replenishing lengths to keep strands looking sleek. An absolute godsend for globe-trotters…

The ultimate foil for humidity, Wolffbehr’s incredible, root-boosting {AMP} lends both body and shine while protecting from ‘fluff’, frizz and flyaways. Delectably scented, this (aptly named) mist adds some va va volume for a fabulous ‘do’ that looks big (but not bushy). All hail!

Going to Glasto? Match your mane to your poncho with BLEACH London’s rainbow of rinses – from peach to pistachio. Easy to use, the semi-permanent {Super Cool Colour} develops in just 30 minutes to tint hair a riotous rainbow of shades that will fade within ten washes… just in time for your next adventure! So, whether you opt for a soft, sorbet hue or want something that makes a bold statement, let locks do the talking this summer (no flower crown needed).

And for those who won’t think about booking a flight without checking there’s space for their straightening irons, bypass the checked baggage fees with these handbag-compatible stylers from {Cloud Nine}. Itty-bitty (but briliant!), {The Micro Iron} is ideal for styling your bangs, smoothing strands or creating cool curls without taking up valuable space – meaning more room for bikinis.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…