Sweetie, you gave it your best shot, but you just can’t pull off a beach hat.
No need to go undercover. Gianna Sparacino, the hairstylist for Miami’s own Burn Notice, reveals the secret to successfully going from pool to party.
Step 1: After swimming, rinse chlorine out of your hair and apply leave-in conditioner and volumizing mousse.
Step 2: Divide hair into three-inch square sections (larger if you want bigger curls). Then twist the hair in the direction your natural curl forms and hold it in place with a bobby pin or clip. Repeat for entire head.
Step 3: Prance around the pool in a bikini with your retro ’50s updo, while your hair dries naturally. (Or blow-dry with a diffuser to speed the process.)
Step 4: Once hair is dry, remove bobby pins and comb out curls with your fingers.
You’re sure to get noticed.
Photos: Brooke Siegel; Courtesy of Gianna Sparacino