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Muddy tips for happy holiday hair!

The heat does something inexplicable to my hair: its twice its usual size at the moment, and yeah, my holiday snaps look like Mr MC is en vacance with Diana Ross.  Muddy intern Ruth Wills just asked when I was leaving The Supreme’s. Once *dear* Ruth had stopped laughing (could’ve been the death stare), she pinned down a professional and got some top tips to beat the frizz…over to Ruth

No one wants to spend hours taming their tresses on holiday, especially in the heat (‘it’s the humidity!’). To make sure you don’t look like you have a dog on your head (because we’re lovely like that) and so you can spend as much time on the beach as possible (we’re not jealous, really…) we have Muddy’s own hair expert  (the Craig from Muddy Award winning hairdressers Craig Chapman Hair Design in Launceston) on hand with his tips for holiday hair, no matter what your hair type.

Medium-Long Hair 

The braid is the perfect holiday hair style! Practice and practice and once you have mastered braiding, it is a quick and easy way to get your hair out of the way when sunbathing or swimming. It’s also a great idea to put a leave in treatment in your braided hair whilst lying in the sun. That way, you’re conditioning your hair whilst topping up your tan- win, win!FotorCreated

This summer, ‘the shag’ is the style to rock, so embrace the frizz! It’s textured, ruffled, layered and multi-dimensional and can be achieved without scissors. After shampooing, apply Redken’s Fashion Waves Sea Salt Hairspray liberally and either leave to air dry or blast with your hairdryer for a beachy, undone look that will look great down or loosely pulled back. You could even incorporate a small amount of braid work to give you a catwalk ready look too. Either way, it’ll look like you’ve spent hours on your style!



When well-conditioned, afro hair looks beautiful left natural and is also a huge trend right now. There is one key point to gorgeous afro hair either on holiday or not, and that’s moisture, moisture, moisture! Whether you use coconut oil or a professional product, keep your hair saturated whilst in the sun to avoid dryness and brittleness. It’ll help it looking soft and touchable in the evenings! Try the Mizani Moisturfusion range or for something more natural, VitaCoco Organic Coconut oil for the ultimate in conditioning products.FotorCreated2

If you want to get your afro hair out of the way, pull it back into a tight ponytail, using a strong gel for maximum hold. This gives a sleek, polished look which is great by day! Clip on ponytails, buns and fill-in extensions are great to take your style into the evening and Balmain Hair Couture offer so many great options.


Short Hair 

Short hair is a dream on holiday. My first top tip? Head to the salon and book in for a cut just before you go so that your hair will be at the peak of its manageability and well-conditioned. Whether you’re at the pool or the cocktail bar, the clean lines will show you mean business!shorthair2

Hotel hairdryers may not be the best for all hair types but for short hair, a quick one minute blast will work a treat. Alternatively, leave it to air dry by keeping your hair combed flat to your head for a smoother look. Then all you need to do is style with a wax or dry shampoo to give you a soft but textured look. Your short hair will look ready for any holiday occasion!

Craig Chapman Hair Design, White Hart Arcade, Launceston PL15 8AA


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