Summer Hair Trends

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If you’re looking for a new look to heat up your summer, check out some of the trending hairstyles coming soon!

Bring on the barrettes

Every season and wave of hair trends seems to have their share of accessories. This summer’s accessory of choice is barrettes of all kinds to pin the hair back or to dress it up.

Ultra-long and low braids

This is not the romantic French or fishtail braid of seasons past, but a business-like braid that is wound tight and worn very low with sleek hair.

Not-quite beachy waves

Think 70’s center part – long, loose waves that are more morning after than just came back from the beach.

Sleek, shiny, smooth

Away from your face, sleek, and straight but with a blast of shine. A great go-to for hot, sticky summer weather.

Freshly showered

The wet look that isn’t wet is packing a lot of wow factor this season. Use a good hair lacquer or cream to achieve this summer fave.

Just un-do it

We’re talking about your updo. A partially undone look with some carefully pulled out tendrils is the ticket to a look that says I “do” what I want!

Summer is a great time to explore new hairstyles, so have a little fun exploring a whole new look! Love exploring signature looks all year-round? A career in cosmetology may be right for you! Why not turn your passion for beauty into a career doing something you love? To learn more about a career in cosmetology, contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools and programs near you. The perfect time to start your beautiful future is now!

Beauty Tips When You’re Low on Sleep

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Let’s face it – a good night’s sleep is a beautiful thing. On the flip side, lack of sleep can sure mess with that beautiful thing known as your face! Yes, we can all agree that getting enough “beauty sleep,” is pretty important. But who really has time for that and running the world? Whether you crammed all night for a test, or your new baby is a sleepless, milk-crazed car alarm, you probably could use some help looking less like the walking dead the next morning. Since more sleep is definitely not an option, keep reading. We’ve got some beauty hacks that will have you looking like you took a dive in the fountain of youth on your way out the door!

Close the windows

If eyes are the windows to your soul, they can also be a dead giveaway you didn’t get enough z’s. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to brighten up your eyes without napping the day away. Dab a little eye cream around your upper and lower lids, followed by a bit of concealer. Choose a concealer that’s a touch lighter than your skin tone and you’re good to go!

Go bright or go home

Lining your bottom lid with a nude or white eyeliner is another great tip for brightening up your eyes. For an even brighter effect, use a super light eye shadow and dab the inside corner of your eye.

Glowing skin is always in

How do you pull off a well-rested, dewy glow when you’re just not well-rested? Highlighter! Tilt your head down and slowly tilt your head back up, highlighting any shadows you see on your face. Voila! The darkest areas of your face will shine with a dewy glow.

Brighter lips, brighter smile

Whether you’re rocking a classic red lip or a pretty pink pout, put some lipstick on and pull yourself together! Bright or bold lips become the focal point of your face and help distract from any other unrested attributes.

The next time that “just one episode” turns into an all-night Netflix marathon, don’t sweat it! You can still look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed with a few simple tricks. Want to learn how to beautify yourself and others like a pro? Maybe you should consider a career as a cosmetologist! Contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools and programs offered in your area. Start your own beautiful journey today!