It’s the small details that does the difference. Looking at the hairstyle trends for men 2021, it’s all about the short styles, the ruff textures, volume and the contrasts. From the short perfect fade to the mid-length, comb-over or the longer messy one – we love them all.

Philip Conradsson, Swedish fashion consultant and Maria Nila ambassador, has summed up his favourites and go-to Summer looks. Follow along and find your perfects summer look!

“I’m thrilled to continue my ambassadorship with Maria Nila for 2021, a brand I truly admire and use every day for my hair. In this post, I’ve put together three different looks for three different hairstyles, from formal to leisure. I often tend to adjust my hair for different occasions and Maria Nila offers a wide range of products suited for all needs and hairstyles.” – Philip Conradsson

Style 1 - The Formal One

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First things first, I’d like to start showing you a product I use every day, no matter my hairstyle. The True Soft Argan Oil which is caring, gives my hair a natural and soft feel and smell for the entire day.

The first hairstyle is definitely the most formal one of the three which goes well when you’re dressing up. For this look, I use the Slate Wax and Shimmer Spray to get a sleek and a bit more shiny feel.

To get this look, I comb my hair after showering when it’s still wet. If I’m in a hurry I use a hairdryer and comb to fasten the process. I then apply the Slate Wax when my hair is still a bit wet which makes it easier to shape the hair as I want it. Finally, I use the Shimmer Spray to get some more shine.

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True Soft Argan Oil 100 ml
A nourishing Argan Oil that softens, moisturises and strengthens your hair. The Argan Oil quickly absorbs and makes the hair smooth while reducing frizz. True Soft Argan Oil has a soft scent of vanilla, rose and jasmine.

Benefits - True Soft Argan Oil

  • Moisturises and strengthens
  • Softening Argan Oil
  • Silky smooth hair
  • Sulphate & Paraben free
  • 100% Vegan & Animal friendly
  • CO2 compensated packaging

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Minerals Slate Wax 100 ml
A strong, quick-dry wax, perfect for shorter hair that needs a strong hold and light shine. Moisturising Olive Oil and plant-based proteins make up a hydrating formula that protects the hair from becoming dry. Slate Wax has an oriental floral scent with notes of wood, jasmine and citrus.

Benefits - Minerals Slate Wax

  • Hold 5/5
  • Quick-dry wax with a firm hold
  • Medium shine for short hairstyles
  • Sulphate & Paraben free
  • 100% Vegan & Animal friendly
  • CO2 compensated packaging

Shimmer Spray
Maria Nila Shimmer Spray is a light spray that gives shine and reduces frizzy hair. The shimmer particles are extracted from a combination of natural and synthetic minerals, where the shimmer enhances the colour and gives the hair a light finish for a healthy look.

Even though it is all ingredients combined that create a shimmer and gloss effect, there are especially two ingredients that contribute to the shimmering effect. Titanium dioxide and tin oxide that is extracted from the partly synthetic and partly mineral origin, based on magnesium aluminium silicate. This gives high gloss and shimmer thanks to natural and synthetic minerals.

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The fruity and floral scent is built like a nice scent with top notes like rhubarb and red currant, heart notes from the pink cyclamen and base notes including sandalwood and grapefruit.

Benefits - Shimmer Spray

  • Anti-frizz and moisturizing properties thanks to the antioxidant vitamin E
  • Light spray, does not weigh the hair
  • No hold and can therefore be combined with other styling products
  • Improved colours thanks to the light-reflecting shimmer
  • Protects hair colour thanks to Sunflower seed extract

Note: Shimmer Spray is at the moment only available for our Swedish customers here at marianila.com, please reach out to your local Maria Nila salon.

Style 2 - That Natural Feel

Summer Look Book - By Philip Conradsson

The second look is my go-to hairstyle which is all about getting that natural feel. For this look, I use the Styling Cream and Schist Wax which is lighter in the textures and easier to apply in which is ideal for this hairstyle.  

To get this look I use a hairbrush when my hair is wet and make the hair dry by itself, during this process I add the Styling Cream which makes the hair get that natural and relaxed look.

Finally, when my hair is almost completely dry, I add the Schist Wax to get some more hold to keep it in good shape all day. 

Minerals Wax Schist 100 ml
A defining fibre cream with low shine for short to medium long hairstyles. Moisturising Shea Butter and Olive Oil make up a hydrating formula that protects the hair from becoming dry. The cream is perfect to get the wet look and has a floral scent of exotic vanilla and jasmine.

Benefits - Minerals Wax Schist

  • Hold 3/5
  • For all hairstyles
  • Low shine and matte finish
  • Sulphate & Paraben free
  • 100% Vegan & Animal friendly
  • CO2 compensated packaging

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Styling Cream 100 ml
A nourishing, defining styling cream that provides natural control, texture and subtle shine to the hair. The styling cream is perfect for any haircut and works well for someone looking for a lighter alternative to wax to define curls or give hold to newly straightened hair. The Styling Cream has a floral and fruity scent of rose, bergamot, and lemon.

Benefits - Styling Cream

  • Nourishing styling cream with hold 3/5
  • Creates control and texture
  • A lighter alternative to wax
  • Sulphate & Paraben free
  • 100% Vegan & Animal friendly
  • CO2 compensated packaging

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Style 3 - Relaxed Summer Curls

The final look is the most relaxed one perfect for the summer season. For this look, I use the Ocean Spray and Gneiss Wax which bring forward my natural curls. 

To get this look, I apply the Ocean Spray when my hair is still wet, which for me is the ultimate way to use it. This process gives the feeling of just getting up from a dip in salty water, something we are looking for in this look. Finally to get some more texture, shine and hold I add Gneiss Wax

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Minerals Wax Gneiss 50 ml
A thickening and texturising wax with a neutral shine that provides fullness for all hairstyles. Moisturising Shea Butter and Olive Oil make up a hydrating formula that protects the hair from becoming dry. Gneiss Molding Paste creates a firm hold and a natural shine and has a woody-floral scent of cedarwood and sandalwood.

Benefits - Minerals Wax Gneiss

  • Thickening and texturising wax
  • Neutral shine
  • Hold 3/5 for long and short hair
  • Sulphate & Paraben free
  • 100% Vegan & Animal friendly
  • CO2 compensated packaging

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Ocean Spray 150 ml
A salt water spray that creates texture, gives extra hold and with a matte non-sticky finish. The Ocean Spray is perfect for styling natural beach waves and used as prep spray for long lasting updos. Thanks to its high concentrate of natural salt, it is suitable for both longer and shorter hair. The Ocean Spray has a fruity scent of apple and apricot. Colour Guard Complex helps preserve the colour by protecting your hair from UV radiation and free radicals.

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Benefits - Ocean Spray

  • Hold 3/5 & heat protection
  • Volumising salty texture spray
  • Optimal for styling natural beach waves
  • Sulphate & Paraben free
  • 100% Vegan & Animal friendly
  • CO2 compensated packaging

Philip's Summer Essential

Last but not least, I need to show you another go-to product that is ideal to use when the hair is frizzy. The Structure Repair Cream can be used either before or after applying wax, which helps to heal and strengthen my hair when needed. 

Structure Repair Leave-In Cream 200 ml
A leave-in cream with Algae Extracts that repairs and rebuilds damaged hair. The leave-in cream provides moisture, nutrition, seals split ends and protects the hair from heat while using a blow dryer or a hair straightener. Colour Guard Complex preserves the colour by protecting your hair from UV radiation and free radicals.

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Benefits - Structure Repair Leave-In Cream

  • Nourishing and moisturising
  • Seals split ends
  • Repairing Algae Extract
  • Sulphate & Paraben free
  • 100% Vegan & Animal friendly
  • CO2 compensated packaging

Best Regards,
Philip