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Summer Tresses

Even hair that’s manageable in the colder months needs extra attention in the summer. Salt, chlorine, sun, and humidity can wreak havoc on your locks. Here, the best products to help ease the struggle.


Kiehl’s Leave-In Conditioner
Coconut oil and panthenol condition the hair, while a sunscreen arms against damage. ($16 at Zitomer)

KMS Hair Play Paste-Up Spray
KMS’s new spray leaves frizzed-out locks controlled but pliable. ($14.95 at the Arrojo studio)

Rene Furterer Sunscreen Nutrient Oil
Castor and sesame oils nourish and protect hair from the sun—and the spray ensures easy application. ($18 at Sephora)

Philip Kingsley SwimCap Cream
This thick, protective cream, with castor and olive oils, shields hair from salt and chlorine. ($22 at Takashimaya)

A shampoo with acacia honey and wheat protein to strengthen dry, tangled tresses. ($20 at Bergdorf Goodman)

Beauty Spots
Sleek Move
Veronica Hearst, Chloë Sevigny, and Susan Gutfreund will no longer be colored and coiffed at Simon Sabag’s luxe brownstone off Central Park—instead, they’ll be heading, presumably, to his new digs on Lexington Avenue. The stylist has moved his Simon Salon to a sleeker facility, with slate floors, wall-to-wall windows, and a large flat-screen TV. Just like the old spot, there is a garden in back, and, most important, you can still get his signature blowout, which turns hair silky-straight in twenty minutes, even in this weather (874 Lexington Avenue, near 65th Street; 212-517-4566).

Brow Beaters
It’s a testimony to the importance of the eyebrow that Lancôme has just opened a ground-floor salon in Bloomingdale’s dedicated solely to defining the arch. The Lancôme Brow Shaping Studio will design and shape brows, then instruct a client on maintenance, all for a mere $15. The salon also sells the full Lancôme line, with emphasis on brow products like pencils, tweezers, brush-on gel, and setting powder. You can even get your make-up touched up, gratis (1000 Third Avenue, at 59th Street; 212-705-2023).

The Colors Of The Season
Pucker Up Now that you’ve packed away your deep-red and burgundy lipsticks along with your wool sweaters and cashmere scarves, it’s time for summer’s lighter, brighter shades.

Awake Stardom Sheer Sunshine
This sheer-bronze lipstick, made with shea butter and vitamin E, feels great on the lips. ($20 at Henri Bendel)

Laura Mercier Lip Kisses in Rose Quartz
This shimmery deep-rose lip color has good coverage and an SPF of 15. ($19 at Bergdorf Goodman)

Stila Lip Color in Lisa
The fifties inspired this poppy new bright-pink shade from Stila’s Italian Ices collection. ($16.50 at Barneys New york)

Bobbi Brown Naked Pink Lip Shine
From the new nude collection, a sheer rosy brown that flatters almost anyone. ($17.50 at Bloomingdale’s)


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