I went down to Miami for work this past weekend—to check out both Miami Swim Week and an innovative new cellulite treatment called Cellfina (more on that later). When I got there, I immediately settled in by getting a quick spray tan from the experts at St. Tropez, strapping on my new bathing suit, and sipping a piña colada by the pool. Everything was glorious, except one thing: my hair.
Don't get me wrong—I love my natural curls and wear them with pride. But as I stared down at my entirely black outfit and all-too-usual hairstyle, I couldn't help but feel out of place. My vibe was way too New York City and not enough tropical vacation. So I called up the experts.
Spray Balmain's Leave-In Conditioner ($13) and Balmain's Argan Moisturizing Elixir ($34) to prep the hair and brush through. Each product is meant to be layered and mixed to create your own bespoke blend. A "couture" hairstyle, if you will.
Smooth on Balmain's Styling Gel Strong ($26), evenly distribute it using a fine-tooth comb, and slick the top, back, and sides in sections.
Separate from the temple area and up, push that out of the way, and concentrate on smoothing the sides to the back of the head.
Crisscross a few bobby pins to interlock the hair at the sides and hold it in place. Smooth the top section back and over the pins so they're completely hidden.
Are you into the "wet" look? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.