By Carolyn Salvaggio - For Weekender

Hairology: Boho chic is in and there are various ways to create loose waves

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Carolyn Salvaggio
Amanda Hrycyna | Weekender

Boho chic is the hairstyle for July 2017, and if you were one of the wild ones who went to Woodstock for that famous weekend, you can recall that long, loose, wavy hair and flowers in your hair was the rage. Let’s not forget bandanas tied around gals’ foreheads.

The name of the song was “The Age of Aquarius,” but I believe that age is upon us now, so let the sun shine; let the sunshine in. Enjoy those lazy strolls on the beach and especially the ocean waves. For those gals with long hair, there are numerous ways to create loose waves without fussing while on vacation. Braid your hair in the morning before breakfast, release the braids before dinner, shake your head and enjoy the sunset with the summer drink of your choice.

Aires — Gather hair to one side, braid it. If you’re talented, try a fishtail braid.

Taurus — Bask in the sun and enjoy the natural highlights it bestows upon you for free. Sleep with a three-strand braid, release it in the morning, throw some conditioner on it, and then repeat yesterday.

Gemini — Because it is difficult for you to settle on one style, French braid left side, twist right side, ponytail the back.

Cancer — Pull the sides up, fasten and make a top bun. Let the back hang.

Leo — If your hair is blond, have your stylist hand paint some red or auburn streaks. (Not Crayola red. I’m barring those crayon colors from this year’s vacation.)

Virgo — Dark ebony parted in the middle. When you return from the beach, iron it straight.

Libra — After a swim, let your fingers play with your hair while you lay in the sun. By sunset you’ll look like a goddess.

Scorpio — Keep knotting your wet beach hair. Release knots before cocktail hour. Did you get a perm?

Sagittarius — Remember Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s?” Make a French twist, remove it at bedtime, and travel around the world with that special someone.

Capricorn — Comb your hair, tease the top from forehead to crown. Let the sides and back fall loosely. Brush the tease back away from your face. You are truly Boho chic.

Aquarius — When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars (that should be in October), you’ll dream of your vacation at the beach when you wore an iridescent bandana around your forehead which made your long, wavy hair sparkle at sunset.

Pisces — Turn your auburn hair upside down, fasten at the side of the crown. (Pretend you’re tying your little one’s shoelaces.) Make a big hair bow. Paint your lips ruby red, put on a pair of large sunglasses, and strut. Ooh la la.

See you in August.

Carolyn Salvaggio Salvaggio Amanda Hrycyna | Weekender

By Carolyn Salvaggio

For Weekender

Carolyn is author of Hairology and can be reached at Star Tresses, (570) 283-0200 or at

Carolyn is author of Hairology and can be reached at Star Tresses, (570) 283-0200 or at