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It’s officially summer—and that means a whole lot of sunshine and outdoor activities. Your skin might be protected, but how’s your hair feeling? From soaking up the sun to swimming in salt water (or your neighbor’s pool), there’s a good chance all that warm weather fun is stressing your tresses.
Don’t let longer days damage your locks! Restore the health of your hair with seven stylish products that will keep you looking good (and hydrated) all summer long.
Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak
Kiehl’s deep conditioning reparative hair mask is about to become your summer savior. Perfect for all hair types that are overexposed to sun, heat, and processing, this product will find a permanent place in your shower.
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Detangler
Keep your hair free (and clear) of tangles with this vegan spray. Blended with aloe extract and Vitamin E, nourish your locks while restoring smoothness, softness and shine instantly–no matter how dirty your hair might be.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Why wash your hair when you have Amika’s dry shampoo? Free of all the bad stuff (sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colors), this product is all about natural, easy-to-use glam. It’s a must-have in any beauty bag!
Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
Prepare your hair for a little taste of paradise. Though Bumble and Bumble’s product is technically an oil, it won’t
leave your hair feeling greasy—just super soft and ultra smooth, while keeping those humid frizzies away.
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
Literally beach in a bottle (without the sand), this spray is the solution for dry or coarse hair. Made with Dead Sea Salt and Sea Kelp extract, achieve soft, tousled and carefree waves in no time at all.
Philip Kingsley Sunshine Swim Cap
Consider this product your go-to hair protector. Infused with the citrus and rose scents, Swim Cap is geared to guard your strands against damage from the sun, chlorine and salt water while continually conditioning your locks.
Aim Hi After Beach Leave-In Hair Mist
Searching for a little slice of smell-good heaven for your hair? Make this mist part of your morning routine! With a lightweight essential oil blend and vitamins that promote healthy skin, scalp, and hair, Aim Hi is a bottle of soothing serum that you’ll use all summer (and year) long.
February is Black History Month—a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in society. As the beauty and wellness industry becomes a more welcoming and inclusive space for all, we are taking this opportunity to continue to shine a light on the gap of inclusivity and diversity in our industry, and take action to promote, empower, and honor the Black community that shapes and grows wellness.
While the beauty industry is making improvements—it's important to showcase and support Black businesses and the creatives in this space every day. To honor them, we're shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses to support.
Beauty Bin is a full-service day spa and dry bar located in Asheville, NC. With a focus on inclusivity for people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, their MO is to match the outer beauty of every client to their inner beauty. From eyelash extensions and hydrafacials to waxing and massage, Beauty Bin is a one-stop-shop for all the spa services.
The KIKA Method® is a gentle assisted stretching process that loosens up tight muscles freeing your body from pain and stress. By practicing this method, clients can experience decreased muscle tension, increased energy, enhanced flexibility, a substantial reduction in stress, improved posture and relaxation, and increased mental clarity. While its headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV, they have multiple locations sprinkled throughout the US, including Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas—just to name a few.
At Kimberly Coleman Salon, their philosophy begins with promoting healthy tresses, elegant sets, unique accouterments, perfect pampering of hands and feet, and precision cuts. Known for working with models and celebrities, they fully appreciate and celebrate the diversity of their clientele which also includes super moms and warrior dads.
Pressed Roots was developed with the simple concept in mind—that everyone deserves access to easy, and quality hair care. What started as a single pop-up shop in Boston, grew to a multi-city pop-up tour, and is now slated to be the largest national hair salon franchise specializing in the care and styling of highly textured hair, they launched their first flagship location in Dallas, TX.
Jersey City resident, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez started SW3AT. The company began as a fitness apparel line in 2015 but evolved into a sanctuary catered to health and wellness now known as SW3AT Sauna Studio—the first infrared sauna studio in Jersey City. The healing power of infrared heat therapy is a phenomenal option for holistic health proven to strengthen the immune system and provide relief from joint stiffness and muscle pain. It is also supportive of any fitness program as it aids in weight loss (you can torch up to 900 calories in a 45-minute session) while also detoxifying your body from some of the most harmful toxins.
Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson opened The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit to address a void in their city. They saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. They designed the TEN to provide their clients with a #Perfect10 experience—where you can relax, enjoy music, a drink, your friends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much-needed break from all your hectic days.
Located in the beautiful downtown Hyde Park Chicago area, Bettye O Day Spa specializes in first-class treatments. They aim to nurture and relax each of their clients with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. From body wraps and massages to facials and hydrotherapy, this day spa promises to be a safe place for healing to occur.
Looking for more businesses to support? ClassPass has also created a list of Black-owned business to check out all year-round. While both of these lists are a great start to get you familiar with many of the Black-owned businesses either in your neighborhood or around the globe, we have only scratched the surface. We'd love to keep these lists growing.If you have any businesses you'd like to see on this list, click here to submit a Black-owned business we should be highlighting as well!