vogueitalyseptember2007The last several days, with the heat index, have resulted in temps upwards of 106. Holy hotness! Makes me feel like the Wicked Witch of the West at the very moment she cried "I'm Melting, I'm Melting." Days like these, I do feel like I'm melting ... or maybe I just look like I'm melting. Either way, it isn't pretty.

Letting my hair dry naturally provides great waves. However, humidity doesn't play that game this time of year. Instead, those waves become frizzy and puffy.

Last night, I worked a wedding with a very talented photographer I know (my awesome father-in-law), to help style the wedding party photos. Did I mention the wedding was outdoors? Poofy hair was sure to come. I let my hair air dry almost all the way and pulled it back into a ponytail. Thank goodness for the shade and the breeze ... and for getting the hair off my neck. The bride was gorgeous. The wedding, exquisite. And the photos, superb.

As I drove home from the beach last night, I let my ponytail down to discover my hair was still damp. I woke up this morning to the pleasant surprise of perfect, relaxed waves. While I knew those curls would puff up and frizz, the foundation was great for my day on location at a magazine photo shoot. I had the opportunity to style a local celebrity and needless to say, she looked amazingly stunning!

So, instead of banning those puffy, frizzy summer curls ... embrace them! After all, hair like that is showcased on the runway all the time.

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