A few summers in the city will teach you how to combat frying-pan sidewalks (ice down your dress) and sauna-esque subway platforms (Am New York accordion fan). Hair that doesn’t look a hot, damp mess is another story.
We asked Gabriel H.S.E. of Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor for an easy heat- and humid-proof style. You’ll need bobby pins, dry shampoo, hairspray, and a nourishing protective oil.
Create a deep side part that angles toward the center of your head. If hair is oily or a few days old, spritz dry shampoo on the roots near your part. (Gabriel likes Label.m.)
Starting from the parted side, twist hair across and up off the nape of your neck. Secure the whole roll with crossed bobby pins. (Tip: Lightly sandpaper the bobby pins before you start for a matte, vintage look.)
Once the hair is secured to one side, wrap sections of the front, still-down portion around a curling iron to maximize natural wave. Rub a little oil (Shu Uemura’s Essence Absolue is great) on the ends to fight frizz and fly aways. Finish with hair spray.
For an even breezier style, tie hair just behind the ear with a ponytail holder. Separate it into two sections and twist each in opposite directions. Pin into a messy side bun.
Then just stay cool.
Photos: Janelle Jones