Summer Looks for Longer Hair

Local stylists make summer hair easy and fashionable for
members of Cary Living magazine’s team.

By Ruhama Wolle

Ah, the season of sun is back. A time of outdoor fun full of sun, sand, and sweat. Okay, obviously not the last one, but it is the inevitable price of summer’s heat and humidity. And how difficult is it to appreciate a summer cookout when your hair feels all sweaty and messy? No worries: Summer styles are trending cool, even for longer locks.
    You can simply strap on a few extra hair bands and then, stress not, as we’ve got some easy fixes for you.
You might not even have to resort to the big chop.  

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 Brittany Murdock started creating online buzz as our intern, finishing up her degree at UNC–Wilmington. Now, she’s our social media and marketing coordinator. she lives in cary, and brings just the right blend of New York spunk (Long Island was her childhood home) and Southern charm. earrings  //  Kannon’s Clothing $24

Brittany Murdock started creating online buzz as our intern, finishing up her degree at UNC–Wilmington. Now, she’s our social media and marketing coordinator. she lives in cary, and brings just the right blend of New York spunk (Long Island was her childhood home) and Southern charm.
earrings  //  Kannon’s Clothing $24

Salon Blu
Stylist // Doris
141-108 Park at North Hills Street
salonbluhair.com

“Side waterfall braid with HALOCOUTURE Extensions to give this look more volume and length.”

Brittany Murdock started creating online buzz as our intern, finishing up her degree at UNC–Wilmington. Now, she’s our social media and marketing coordinator. she lives in Cary, and brings just the right blend of New York spunk (Long Island was her childhood home) and Southern charm.


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 Ruhama Wolle, our fashion and style writer, began as an intern when she arrived in town from Los Angeles. Now a full-time N.C. State student, Ru is a regular contributor to our editorial content.

Ruhama Wolle, our fashion and style writer, began as an intern when she arrived in town from Los Angeles. Now a full-time N.C. State student, Ru is a regular contributor to our editorial content.

Von Kekel
Stylist // Janine
4209 Lassiter Mill Road, raleigh
2230 walnut street, cary
vonkekelsalonspa.com

Ruhama Wolle, our fashion and style writer, began as an intern when she arrived in town from Los Angeles. Now a full-time N.C. State student, Ru is a regular contributor to our editorial content.


 Maddi Blanchard, account executive, joined our team earlier this year after working with publications along the Outer Banks and, prior to that, in the U.K., where she was born and raised.  She’s showed us all: British accents top Southern, no matter what you say. earrings  //  Swagger boutique $24

Maddi Blanchard, account executive, joined our team earlier this year after working with publications along the Outer Banks and, prior to that, in the U.K., where she was born and raised.  She’s showed us all: British accents top Southern, no matter what you say.
earrings  //  Swagger boutique $24

Triniti Salon
Stylist // Sharon
1061 Darrington Drive, Cary
trinitisalon.com

“Maddi’s look has three ponytails braided and pulled to create volume and texture.”


 Jennifer Heinser, graphic designer, comes to us by way of LONG ISLAND and lives in western Wake, giving her a hometown advantage as she’s designing the pages of Cary Living.

Jennifer Heinser, graphic designer, comes to us by way of LONG ISLAND and lives in western Wake, giving her a hometown advantage as she’s designing the pages of Cary Living.

Triniti Salon
Stylist // Liz
1061 Darrington Drive, Cary
trinitisalon.com

“Jennifer’s look, created by simply tucking her long curly hair into a headband, is fantastic for anyone who has shoulder-length or longer hair.”


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 Amy Tucker recently came on board as our junior account executive, having graduated from N.C. State earlier this year. She’s making Raleigh her home after growing up nearby in Sanford.

Amy Tucker recently came on board as our junior account executive, having graduated from N.C. State earlier this year. She’s making Raleigh her home after growing up nearby in Sanford.

Robledo Studio
Hair and makeup by
Stylist // Rodney
8321 Banford Way, Suite 103
robledostudio.com

“Loose, natural curls are in style this summer—the more organic the better. I added a loose braid on the top to create some volume and still give her that modern touch, since messy braids are also in style this year. The makeup is fresh and natural, with some pink and gold tones, to enhance her natural beauty.”


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 Lori Lay, creative director, is in her fourth year at Midtown and Cary Living magazines and lives in North Raleigh, just down the road from her hometown roots in Creedmoor.

Lori Lay, creative director, is in her fourth year at Midtown and Cary Living magazines and lives in North Raleigh, just down the road from her hometown roots in Creedmoor.

PLUM Hair Atelier
Stylist // Paige
1028 Oberlin Road #228
PlumHairAtelier.com

“I created this summer look by mixing textures. Think braids, curls, crimping, or teasing—adding multiple layers of texture makes any hairstyle look effortless. And summer is for accessorizing, so add a little glitter, beads, rings, or colorful thread to make your summer look stand out.”