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Saturday, July 6, 2013

For Perfect Summer Hair, It's Oribe To The Rescue

Heat, humidity and the combination of sun and salt water (or chlorine) can wreak havoc on a guy's hair, whether he's running around town, hanging out at the beach or hitting the pool on vacation. We're lucky–we work with some of the industry's best hair stylists, who know how to make hair look great in pictures and in real life. To demonstrate, Davide Marinelli, with MUZE salon, created these three looks for Ford model Gwen, including loose, beachy hair, above; dry-styled hair, below; and an elegant, slicked-back appearance (bottom).

Marinelli's product arsenal is extensive, of course–but three tools he reached for again and again caught our eye (and inspired this story). They're all from a collection of styling products developed by bona fide hair legend Oribe, including his Gel Sérum (for shine and control); Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray (for dry hold); and Sculpting Cream (for slick shaping). With these three miracle workers in your medicine cabinet, beach bag or suitcase, you'll look good all summer long. At the very least, your hair will!

Photographs by Noël Sutherland. Grooming by Davide Marinelli for MUZE Salon. Model: Gwen Pauls at Ford Models. Produced and styled by Mark Grischke for Fashion As a 2nd Language.