Oribe.com | Stylish for Summer | Kien Hoang

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When high-end Canadian department store Holt Renfrew—known for its curated selection of luxury goods—wanted to feature a trend report on summer hairstyles, they turned to Oribe Educator Kien Hoang. Kien shared a variety of his favorite warm weather styles, from braids to beachy waves, and provided step-by-step instructions on how to get them at home. Scroll through the slideshow above to see his must-have looks.

Hair by Kien Hoang

Textured Braid with Pop of Color
(Seen at Calla Spring /Summer 2014 presentation – Kien worked backstage)
Braids are very on-trend right now, and this is a flirty and feminine version. It’s a perfect style to wear out at night after a day of surfing…but it’s also easy to recreate that beachy texture with Oribe products. Using neon string in the braid gives the perfect pop of color for summer and turns your hair into an accessory.

Top Knot with a Twist
(Seen at ParkMoonChoo Spring /Summer 2014 presentation – Kien was the lead hairstylist backstage)

This takes your top knot or messy bun and makes it a bit more fun—while still being an easy style to achieve. It’s very feathery and light to mimic what your hair might look like after a long day at the beach.

Hair by Kien Hoang

Hair by Kien Hoang

Sleek Ponytail

A sleek high-shine ponytail looks chic each season, but it’s especially great for getting hair off your neck and back for summer. Plus, using Gold Lust as a smoothing agent gives your hair an extra layer of UV protection.

Beach Party Waves

Nothing says summer like messy beachy waves—especially ones with a little sex appeal. Make sure to keep some Côte d’Azur Hair Refresher in your bag to eliminate odors from bonfires and keep your hair smelling fresh for any close encounters.

Hair by Kien Hoang