Get The Look: Frankie Bridge’s Summer Hair Routine And Tips

Whether on a glamorous getaway or staying close to home, keeping your hair looking and feeling healthy throughout the summer months can be challenging. From heat and humidity to sun, sea and sand, summer weather throws a lot at your hair.

Frankie has perfected her summer hair routine to protect and nourish while also maintaining versatile style options. In this guide, we’ll take your summer hair from day to night with two styles – a slicked-back beach-proof look, and the perfect beachy waves.

Read on to discover:

  • How Frankie protects her hair from the elements for a carefree beach day.
  • How Frankie styles her beachy waves for a balmy summer night out.
  • Frankie’s tips, dos and don’ts for keeping your hair in peak condition throughout the summer months.


Your hair’s biggest beach day challenges are sun and salt. While a spritz of seawater can help to bring out a natural beachy wave, it can also dry your hair out. We’ve all experienced that sticky, crunchy feeling after a long day of swimming and sunbathing – it’s probably not the look or feel you want.

When it comes to UV rays, it’s not just your skin that needs protection – your hair and scalp need shielding too. Prepare your hair to emerge from your beach day as luscious as ever with Frankie’s leave-in conditioning treatment that locks in moisture to protect against the effects of the sun and saltwater.

You will need:

To style this slicked-back wet look:

  1. Gently brush through your hair with the CLOUD NINE Dressing Brush to remove any tangles.
  2. Take a pea-sized amount of Magical Remedy and rub between clean, dry hands.
  3. Apply evenly throughout your hair.
  4. Split your hair into a neat middle parting and comb into place with the CLOUD NINE Texture Comb, slicking down the back.

Now you’ll look freshly emerged from the sea all day long, and you can rest easy that your hair will feel silky and soft by the evening.

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Once the summer sun sets, it’s time to turn up the glam. Whether you’re headed to the beach bar to sip on some cocktails or off to a rooftop restaurant with stunning views, you’ll want your hair to match the occasion.

Take things up a notch with Frankie’s perfected beach waves. They give the artfully tousled look of a beach day, without the damage from sun, sea and sand. Plus, this look is easily achievable for those who aren’t confident curling their hair with straighteners.

You will need:

To achieve the perfect beachy waves:

  1. First thing’s first – heat protection. Spritz all over with a generous spray of Magical Potion while your hair is damp. Not only will this keep your hair sleek and healthy throughout heat styling, but it also aids the drying process and is especially nourishing for chlorine-exposed hair.
  2. Once your hair is dry, switch on your 2-in-1 Contouring Iron and select the perfect temperature for your hair, turning the heat up or down in just a few taps. If you’re not sure, consult our Temperature Calculator first. Frankie uses 140°C. After a few seconds, your straightener will have reached the selected temperature. 
  3. Gently brush through with the CLOUD NINE Dressing Brush to remove tangles, then it’s time to start heat styling.
  4. Starting with a strand of hair near the front, glide it through the Contouring Iron, twisting away from the face to create a curve.
  5. Repeat with the next piece of hair along, working backwards – but this time, turn the iron towards your face.
  6. Continue alternating directions with each section of hair to create a natural waved effect, then repeat the process on the other side of your head.

Watch Frankie bring this look to life:

Frankie’s 5 summer hair tips

Whether or not you’re trying out Frankie’s favourite looks, maintaining your hair health in summer should be a priority. Use these five tips to keep your hair fresh, healthy and shiny all season long.

1. Keep it clean

Summer situations can take their toll on your hair. With every dip in the pool, swim in the sea, and spritz of suncream, chlorine, chemicals and salt can all build up on your scalp and in your strands. That’s why it’s extra important to rinse your hair thoroughly with fresh water and use a clarifying shampoo to keep the scalp free from build-up so your follicles keep functioning properly. Don’t forget to follow up with a moisturising conditioner to replenish lost moisture. Read more about scalp care.

2. Handle the tangle

With all the heat, humidity and salt around, it’s no surprise that summer is the season for frizz. Make it manageable by using a wide-tooth comb or a brush with soft bristles to gently detangle in the morning and evening. Start from the ends and work your way up to prevent rough handling and breakage, both of which can worsen frizz. Another way to banish frizz is to turn the temperature down in your shower - a cool or lukewarm rinse can help keep dryness at bay. Read more about managing frizzy hair.

3. Protect and prevent

As already mentioned, UV rays can have a negative impact on your hair as well as your skin, causing dryness and leaving it prone to breakage. Protect your hair by wearing a silk-lined hat or silk scarf as a friction-free shield from the sun. Consider applying hair products formulated with UV protection so you can enjoy the sun for longer, without worrying about a red scalp and frizziness the next day. Read more about how to avoid hair breakage.

4. Lighten the load

Ditch the heavy styling gels and strong-hold sprays this summer, and opt instead for something a little lighter. Lightweight styling products like sea salt sprays and mousses are formulated to add texture and provide a boost to your style without leaving your hair feeling sticky, crunchy, or heavy. They also reduce build-up which can leave your scalp greasy and your hair dull. Read more about scalp care rituals.

5. Hydrate and celebrate

Humidity can wreak havoc on our hair. Whether higher moisture content in the air gives you major frizz or flattens your volume, there are solutions. The key is to work with the humidity, not against it. Celebrate your hair’s natural texture by opting for a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Incorporate a weekly hair mask into your routine using CLOUD NINE Magical Remedy. Read more about managing your hair in humidity.

Now you’re all set for a summer of shine. 

If you try either of Frankie’s summer styles, don’t forget to snap a photo and tag us @cloudninehair – we’d love to see your look.