Work sucks. Okay not really, but if you’re stuck inside an office all summer it can bum you out—especially if you look at your instagram. Coming to Europe you can imagine my shock when receiving out of office emails that last for months. Basically the EU shuts down in July and August. An extended vacation is something I can get behind but in reality it can also be super inconvenient, especially when placing sample requests. I wanted to give a little love to all the babes grinding away this summer with a beachy hair look fit for the office
I didn’t NEED to travel to Stockholm to fall in love with Swedish brand SACHAJUAN, but c’est la vie. Because although I recognized their products back in New York, it wasn’t until I arrived in Sweden — and after a week of using Head and Shoulders — that I was inspired to try it out. In Stockholm, SACHAJUAN is everywhere, and now I understand why. After examining (and smelling) every one of their bottles at Åhlens, I settled on their most basic Shampoo for Normal Hair. It smells and works amazing especially as a clarifying shampoo that won’t weigh your hair down. The line is based around “ocean silk technology,” which adds shine to your locks while keeping them bouncy by utilizing key proteins found in sea algae extract. My favorite summer find in Stockholm so far.
“It’s funny because I am known for doing swimsuits because of my work with Sports Illustrated but I hardly ever do them throughout the year. I work for Gant, I do a ton of other stuff. So when I do have to do swimwear I’m like, ‘oh my goodness,’ and have to work out a little bit harder and forget the pizza and the pasta [laughs]. But it’s fun and I get to go to really cool locations. You learn different tricks on set; for example I know when my hair is feeling oily that the saltwater will dry it out and give it that really beachy look. Sometimes I do a little sand scrub to exfoliate my body and look like a sand mummy [laughs] — all those little beach tricks.”