Formula Friday: Short Summer Haircuts + Styles

Formula Friday: Short Summer Haircuts + Color


The summer of 2020 has been a hot and crazy one. To keep clients cool, we’ve seen trendy pixies, short summer haircuts and funky bobs that are perfect for the season.

Plus, there’s nothing better than a summer bronde or platinum blonde to keep things fresh using our organic hair color, of course.

Check out the trending short summer cuts and color of 2020 using Oway and Original & Mineral!

Try out one of summers trending short haircuts and color below!

Not Your Mama's Pixie


A summer like no other calls for a short, whimsical pixie cut like no other. For a playful pixie cut you don’t see everyday, try the process below.

@thelifeofmorgue formula:

I used my straight razor for the cut and hand styled using Oway Sea Salt Spray and Oway Flux Potion. Then finished with Oway Bungee Fiber.

Curled and Too Cute


This expertly cut and styled curly hair is perfect for clients that want to keep it light yet voluminous during the summertime. To style curly locks like a pro, read below.

@smokeandmirrorsbaltimore formula:

She was styled with a blend of the O&M Style Guru and Oway Glossy Nectar with some Oway Water Resin at the root for lift and pieced through the ends for definition after being diffused.

[This is her natural color, but to recreate, try] balayage with O&M Paint Powder Clay Lightener and O&M CØR.color 40 vol Activator. Tone with O&M CØR.color 7.75 Chocolate Blonde and O&M CØR.color 3.5 vol Activator.

Naturally Me


For the naturally beautiful client that needs low-maintenance locks, it doesn’t get better than this neckline chop and all-over color.

@kaitdoes_hair formula:

If I were formulating her color I would use Oway Hcolor 7.31 Beige Blonde/Oway Hcolor 7.3 Golden Blonde and a splash of Oway Hnectar – 8.32 Light Caramel Blonde to give that warm milk chocolate color she naturally has.

I used the Oway Sea Salt Spray for soft texture to air dry her (we are forgoing blow dries due to Covid, so we are getting creative). I also used Oway Bio Rich Water to give that slight moisture!

The cut is a soft blunt lived in cut with barely there texturing on the ends for a crisp get non bulky look!

Master of Modern


A modern woman demands an all-new modern look. For a deep color and daring cut try the process below:

@hairbykotay formula: 

Full disclosure, I didn’t do this haircut, just the color. Her husband cut her hair if you can believe it! For the color I used O&M CØR.color 3.0 Dark Brown + O&M CØR.color 4.1 Ash Brown with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator.

But if I were to describe this cut I’d say it’s a short bob with soft graduation and a fringe. There is some light texturing on the ends to keep the shape light and airy. Styled with Oway Flux Potion using the flat wrap technique with the blow dryer.

Blondest Bob


Platinum bob and a sharp textured chop just scream summer. For a hot haircut and color clients will feel confident in, try out the process below.

@myvividatomicblonde formula:

I used O&M Ammonia Free Keratin Blue Powder Lightener. She had about 5 inches of regrowth, so I did O&M CØR.color 30 vol Activator 1 inch off the root and O&M CØR.color 20 vol Activator on the root with O&M CØR.restore Part 1. Processed to desired level about 45min. Rinsed applied CØR.restore Part 2. Rinsed. Did O&M CØR.color 12.0 Super Natural Blonde with O&M CØR.color 10 vol Activator 1:2 for 10min. To even porosity and fill the hair for an even canvas. Rinsed. Then did O&M CØR.color 10.6 Lightest Violet Blonde=O&M CØR.color 12.8 Super Peal Blonde with O&M CØR.color 5 vol Activator 1:1 for 15min. 

The haircut is a triangulated bob with internal layering to give release and shape to the haircut and a tiny bit of face framing to give the client movement around the front. I like to use a lot of shear cutting techniques to give shape and tapered ends on my soft styling of layering.

Small amounts O&M Style Guru mixed with O&M Know Knotts for detangling, softness, and light hold for the blow dry. Then O&M Frizzy Logic Spray after the hair is dry to prevent frizz and seal in the moisture. 

Summer Lovin’


A short summer cut featuring a shaved back and cute curls over the top give this client that enviable cool-girl sheen. A touch of highlights complete the perfect summertime look. To recreate:

@bethlugtu_hair_makeup_style formula:


Oway Hcolor 5.0 Natural Light Brown Oway Hcolor 6.1 Ash Dark Blonde + Oway Hcatalyst 20 Volume Cream Developer.


Oway Hbleach Butter Cream Lightener + Oway Hcatalyst 30 Volume Cream Developer


Oway Hnectar – 10.32 Caramel Extra Light Blonde

Styling Products:

Oway Hrestore Protein Treatment Spray + Oway Curly Potion + Oway Glossy Nectar + Oway Precious Wax