Spring Nail Trends

Spring Nail Trends

As flowers bloom and temperatures rise, it’s time to refresh your nail game with the latest spring nail trends. From soft pastels to bold statement hues, the spring season offers a myriad of nail possibilities to express your style and embrace the spirit of renewal. In this blog, we’ll unveil the top nail trends for spring that are sure to elevate your look and inspire your next manicure.

Pastel Perfection

Soft, muted pastel shades are a perennial favorite for spring nails. From delicate lavender to powdery blue and blush pink, pastel hues evoke a sense of freshness. Whether worn as a solid color or incorporated into intricate nail art designs, pastel nails are the perfect way to welcome the arrival of spring in style.

Bold and Bright

Spring is all about embracing color, and bold, vibrant shades are making a splash on the nail scene this season. Opt for eye-catching hues like sunny yellow, electric blue, or fiery coral to add a pop of personality to your manicure. Pair bright nails with neutral outfits for a playful contrast or mix and match different shades for a fun, eclectic look.

Subtle Shimmer

Add a touch of sparkle to your spring nails with subtle shimmer finishes. Metallic accents, glitter gradients, and holographic effects are all on-trend options for adding a hint of glamor to your manicure. Whether you prefer a delicate dusting of glitter or a full-on shimmering statement, a touch of sparkle is sure to brighten up your spring nails.

Abstract Art

Embrace your creative side with abstract nail art designs that are anything but ordinary. From geometric shapes and negative space manicures to freehand brush strokes and splatter paint effects, abstract nail art offers endless possibilities for self-expression. Experiment with different colors, textures, and techniques to create one-of-a-kind nail looks that reflect your unique style.

Natural Neutrals

For a chic and sophisticated spring manicure, consider opting for nude neutrals. Classic nude shades like beige, taupe, and soft peach offer a timeless elegance that complements any outfit or occasion. Add a modern twist to your nude nails with matte finishes, glossy accents, or minimalist nail art for a fresh take on a traditional spring favorite.

Come to Shore!

With the first day of spring on the horizon, it’s time to revamp your nail game and embrace the latest trends of the season. From delicate pastels to vibrant hues, from understated shimmers to bold abstract designs, there are spring nail trends for every taste. At Shore Beauty School, our dedicated manicuring program ensures our students are well-versed in the latest nail art techniques and trends. With the guidance of our knowledgeable instructors, you’ll learn to create stunning spring manicures that capture each client’s unique style and personality. Contact us to learn more about our programs.

Holiday Nail Trends

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‘Tis the season to be stylish! As the holiday festivities approach, it’s the perfect time to adorn your nails with the latest trends that capture the spirit of the season. In this blog, we’ll explore the top five holiday nail trends that promise to make your fingertips the talk of every celebration.

Top Five Holiday Nail Trends to Embrace

1. Dazzling Glitter Galore

Glitter nails are an evergreen trend during the holidays, and this year is no exception. From subtle sparkles to full-on glitter manicures, embrace the dazzle and shine with nails that reflect the magic of the season.

2. Sophisticated Metallic Hues

Elevate your holiday look with sophisticated metallic hues. Golds, silvers, and jewel-toned metallics are in vogue, adding a touch of glamour and elegance to your festive ensemble.

3. Whimsical Winter Wonderland Nail Art

Bring the holiday magic to your fingertips with whimsical winter wonderland nail art. Think snowflakes, snowmen, and intricate holiday scenes that capture the enchantment of the season.

4. Classic Red, with a Twist

Red nails are a holiday classic, but this year, add a twist. Experiment with different shades of red – from deep burgundy to vibrant cherry red – and consider incorporating metallic accents or nail art for a modern and festive touch.

5. Festive French Tips

Give the classic French manicure a holiday makeover by adding festive tips. Think glittery gold tips, candy cane stripes, or even miniature holiday motifs for a playful and chic look.

Ready to Elevate Your Nail Game?

If you’re ready to dive into the world of holiday nail trends, Shore Beauty School is your ultimate destination. Contact us to learn more about our programs or explore our manicuring program here. Unleash your creativity and turn heads this holiday season with a dazzling set of nails!

Helpful Tips For Dry Hair

Helpful tips for dry hair

Are you tired of dealing with dry, brittle hair that lacks shine and vitality? Dry hair can be frustrating, but the good news is there are several effective ways to restore moisture and luster to your locks. Here are some helpful tips for dry hair.

Choose the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for dry or damaged hair. Look for products that contain natural oils like coconut oil, argan oil, or jojoba oil, which can deeply moisturize your hair and scalp.

Limit Heat Styling

Excessive use of heat styling tools like flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers can strip away the natural oils from your hair, making it even drier. Try to limit the use of these tools and opt for heat-free hairstyles when possible. If you must use heat styling, always use a heat protectant spray to minimize damage and try setting your heat tools to a lower temperature.

Use Deep Conditioning Treatments

Regular deep conditioning treatments can work wonders for dry hair. You can use store-bought deep conditioning masks or make your own at home using natural ingredients like honey, avocado, or yogurt (look for hair mask recipes online). These treatments can provide intense hydration, leaving your hair soft, smooth, and manageable.

Avoid Over Washing

Washing your hair too frequently can strip away its natural oils, leading to dryness. Try to wash your hair no more than two to three times a week. If you feel the need to refresh your hair between washes, consider using a dry shampoo to absorb excess oil without drying out your strands.

Be Gentle

Rubbing your hair vigorously with a towel can cause friction and breakage, especially when your hair is wet and more vulnerable. Instead, gently pat your hair with a soft microfiber towel to remove excess water and prevent unnecessary damage.

Eat a Balanced Diet and Hydrate

A well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals is essential for healthy hair. Include foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and walnuts, as they can promote hair hydration. Additionally, stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.

Get Regular Trims

Regular trims are important for maintaining healthy hair, especially if you have split ends. Schedule a trim every 6-8 weeks to get rid of damaged ends, allowing your hair to grow stronger and healthier.

By incorporating these tips into your hair care routine, you can nourish your dry hair back to life, restoring its natural shine and vitality. Remember, consistency is key, so be patient and give your hair the love and care it deserves. Here’s to healthier, happier hair days ahead!

Come to the Shore!

Shore Beauty School can help you gain the skills needed to embark on a hairstyling career that you are truly passionate about. Our Cosmetology & Hairstyling program provides hands on training, including haircutting and styling, hair coloring, barbering, skin care, manicuring, makeup techniques and more. Even better, you’ll have the opportunity to get real-world experience by offering beauty services in our Beauty Clinic.Schedule a tour today at our campus in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get the beauty training you need to help pursue the career you’ve always dreamed of!

Top Skincare Trends for Fall

Top Skincare Trends for Fall

It’s almost fall, which means it’s time to adjust our skincare routines! With cooler temperatures (we hope!) and drier air on the horizon, our skin requires some extra attention and care. Protect your skin from the elements and maintain a healthy and radiant complexion with these top skincare trends:

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Fall often brings drier air, which can strip our skin of its natural moisture. To combat this, incorporate hydrating products into your skincare routine such as moisturizers with rich, nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides. These powerful hydrators lock in moisture, leaving your skin soft and supple. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

Embrace Nourishing Oils

Plant-based oils have gained popularity for their ability to deeply nourish the skin and restore its natural balance. In the fall, consider using facial oils as part of your nighttime routine to provide an extra layer of protection against dryness and environmental stressors. Jojoba oil, rosehip oil, and argan oil are excellent options to keep your skin glowing and rejuvenated.

Focus on Barrier Repair

With the changing weather, it’s essential to support and strengthen your skin’s protective barrier. Seek out products containing ingredients like niacinamide and peptides, which work to repair and fortify the skin’s barrier, preventing moisture loss and improving its ability to defend against external irritants.

Adapt with Antioxidants

Antioxidants help shield our skin from free radical damage caused by pollution and UV rays. During the fall, incorporate products containing vitamin C, vitamin E, and green tea extracts into your skincare regimen. Not only will these antioxidants protect your skin, but they’ll also help brighten your complexion and help to fade any summer sunspots.

Don't Skimp on Sunscreen

Even as the days get shorter, don’t forget to apply sunscreen every day. The sun’s harmful rays can cause skin damage year-round. Pick a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and consider using a tinted or mineral sunscreen for added protection and a touch of coverage.

Enjoy Self-Care Rituals

Fall is the perfect time to indulge in self-care rituals that nourish both your skin and relax your mind. Treat yourself to a relaxing facial mask once or twice a week, using ingredients like honey, oatmeal, and chamomile to soothe and revitalize your complexion. Or consider getting a professional facial to start the season off right. Shore Beauty School offers a variety of facials at its Beauty Clinic, so you can indulge in some pampering at a discounted price. 

Remember, your skin’s needs may change with the season, so be attentive to its signals and adjust your regimen accordingly. With the right approach and a touch of self-care, you’ll be ready to welcome autumn with a glowing and confident face.

Come to the Shore!

If you love learning about skin care, maybe it’s time you considered turning your passion into a career. Shore Beauty School offers an amazing Skin Care Specialty Program which can prepare you for a variety of careers where you can help people look and feel more beautiful. Book a virtual tour today, or contact us to learn more.

Trending Fall Hairstyles You Need to Try

Trending Fall Hairstyles You Need to Try

Looking for a new haircut or style for Fall? As we move into sweater weather and all things Pumpkin Spice, it’s a great time to change up your look and try a new hairstyle. The question is what hairstyle should you try? To help you decide we created a list of some of the top hairstyle trends this Fall. Go ahead and pick your favorite, grab some inspirational pics off Instagram, and go talk to your stylist!

Lobs & Bobs

Face-framing bobs, which are usually around chin length and long bobs, also called lobs are above or at your shoulders, are always a popular choice come Fall. You can cut down on some of your length if it is damaged or weighing you down, save time on maintenance, and look stylish and chic all at once! Often paired with curtain bangs and featuring textured waves, lobs and bobs are on trend and effortless.

70’s Layers

This Fall is all about layers and texture and it’s really taking us back to the 1970s! It is amazing how styles come back and become trending again years later. Check out some old pics of celebrities that have rocked this retro style, like Farrah Fawcett or Goldie Hawn with their big hair and feathered layers.

Mixies & Bixies

For those who really want a change, there are now two different takes on the popular pixie cut. The Mixie is part pixie, part mullet, which is shorter in the front, party in the back. The Bixie is part pixie, part bob with longer layers that frame the face.

Birkin Bangs

While curtain bangs are still having a moment, Birkin Bangs are hot for Fall. Inspired by Jane Birkin, a 60s style icon who lived in Paris, these chic, effortless and breezy bangs fall just above or below your brows and are cut softly with no sharp line.

Butterfly Cut

The butterfly haircut, which has gone viral on TikTok, is typically done on longer hair and features lots of blended layers and feathering. Shorter layers on the top of the head, through the crown, and around the face add lots of volume to this style. The name comes from the idea that this trending styles somewhat resembles butterfly wings.

Check Out Shore Beauty School

If you love learning about stylish hair trends, Shore Beauty School can help you turn your passion into a career. Check out our Cosmetology and Hairstyling Program to learn more. Schedule a tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and start your path to a future in beauty.

Hot Fall Hair Trends

young woman outside hot fall hair

Cooler temperatures, blazing color all around us – yes, Autumn is almost here and it’s time to talk about the hot fall hair trends. Trying to keep your hair game strong? Check out some of the fun, funky, and fabulous options this season has to offer.

Please crimp my style

The good old crimping iron has made a comeback! We love it! Long, crimped locks are showing up on runways and red carpets everywhere.

Head gear

Headbands and scarves of all kind are a total go-to this fall and are the perfect accessory to add some warmth to your look. Let’s face it. The colors and options are endless!

Caramel latte

It’s not just for coffee anymore. This fall is bringing a deliciously warm caramel hair color to the heads of celebs and fashionistas everywhere.

Barrettes & bows

Both classic accessories add a feminine flair to a look. A long, loose ponytail tied with a long, black velvet bow lends an ultra-elegant feel. If you prefer an edgier vibe, multiple chunky barrettes can make the right statement.

Plumped up pixies

The cute pixie-cut makes a bigger impact when you turn up the volume a little. Adding some texture to this style is easy and we love the result!

Braids in all forms

 A fishtail braid, braid on each side of your face, French braid down the middle of your back, braided bun, or braids twisted into a crown are all hot for this fall. We still love all things braids! Why not? The options are endless!

Sleek and slick

The slicked back, sleek look is still center stage this season and can be paired with an equally slick ponytail or loose waves.

Ballerina bun

Buns are like braids in that the options are plentiful. This season’s bun of choice is the neatly put together ballerina bun. For a more feminine touch, accessorize with a jeweled clip or a flower or two.

With so many options, how is a fashion forward fan of style to choose? The good news is that this year’s hot fall hairstyles are pretty user friendly. Why not try them all? If experimenting with style is something you get excited about, you might be the perfect fit for a career in the beauty industry! Check out the beauty schools and programs offered in your area by contacting your local state licensing board. After all, getting paid to do something you love – what’s not to love?

5 Back to School Beauty Trends

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With summer winding down and a whole new school year ahead, you may be considering what look you’re going to rock, not only on the first day back to school, but all year long. Nailing it early on can set the stage for an epic year! You’re going to want to get this right. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than these five back to school beauty trends.

1. What goes with everything?

That would be nude makeup. You’re already rocking fabulous hair, the perfect outfit and nails to die for. Accentuating your natural glow with an oh so neutral color palette is the perfect accessory!

2. Get to browsing

Meaning accent those brows like a boss! It’s easy with a little colored eye shadow above your eyes and brushed over your brows. If you’re complexion is medium to dark, try using rich magenta shades for a look that packs a punch. Those with paler skin can try earthy reds or peach tones.

3. Get primed

It’s not just for super models, actresses or your older sister. Primer rules! Why wouldn’t you want your makeup to look as fresh at 4 pm as it did when you left the house? Start your day and your makeup routine with a good primer as your base. You’ll be especially glad you did when you still look on point after a log day.

4. Let your eyes do the talking

Ridiculously long eyelashes are always trending. So, don’t forget to sweep those lovely lashes with a good, smudge-proof mascara. If you’re feeling really glam, throw on some fake eyelashes!

5. Highlight your best features

It seems like the world is obsessed with highlighter and with good reason! Rock this trend with a shimmery dusting of highlighter on your cheeks and the outside corners of your brows. You’ll be radiating a glow that says I brought summer with me!

Make this year unforgettable by having a little fun with your look! After all, this – is your time. And if creating fun and fabulous looks is more than just a first day of school thing, you may want to consider a career in cosmetology! If you’d like to learn more about a career that puts the power of transformation in your own two hands, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools near you.

Top 5 Summer Makeup Tips

Summer makeup tips with two ladies on the beach

Is there anything worse than a great tan accompanied by makeup melting off your face on a hot summer day? Yes, summer brings out the cute sandals, sundresses, and beach hair we love, but the heat and humidity is not so great for your makeup. You can beat summer at its own game with a few simple tips and turn your summer face from a hot mess to cool and fresh! 

 1  Make moisturizer do some multi-tasking

Moisturizing is important no matter what season it is. But in the steamy summer months, choose a lighter, oil-free moisturizer and mix it with a good primer to keep your makeup fresher longer.

 2  Build a lighter foundation

 Instead of using a heavy foundation, opt for a lighter version and choose one with UV protection of at least SPF 30 to avoid having to apply yet another layer on your face.

3  Water proof it

Combat raccoon eyes without giving up that dip in the pool by using waterproof mascara in the summer. Be sure to use a cotton swab to clean up any smudges during application since it’s harder to get off than regular mascara. 

 4  Bronzer over blush

For a summery glow, trade out your blush for bronzer applying it to the areas on your face where the sun lands.

 5  Set it and forget it

Primer isn’t your only weapon for keeping your look fresh for the long haul. Finish your makeup off with a spritz of setting spray and you’ll have the ultimate staying power.

 

Get the most out of your summer with a face that’s fresh and ready for anything! If you’re a fan of all things beauty and skincare, maybe a future in the beauty industry is right for you! For more information on careers in the world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of beauty schools and programs in your area.  

Top Summer Nail Styles

Classic red nails, sunshine yellow nails, metallic nails hot girl summer

What is it about rising temperatures that seems to inspire a desire to change up our look? Whether it’s the long sunny days, pool parties, or just a love of all things hot – summer is the perfect time to try out a hot new look for your nails. Check out the fun and funky styles heating things up this summer.

Classic red

Bold, classic red never seems to go out of style, not for lips and certainly not for nails.

Sunshine yellow

 In a nod to the golden orb making summer, well – summer; bright and sunny yellow is this summer’s go-to color.

Shape-shifting

This summer’s nails are taking on new, but not so new shapes. There’s a style for every length with the classic almond, pointy stiletto, and square-oval.

Clear press-ons

We can see right through this style literally! Following on the heels of the jelly or PVC nails of last summer, these clear press-on nails are super user-friendly when it comes to application.

Put it in a frame

We love this versatile, two-tone style that is literally created by painting a thin frame around the perimeter of your nail and filling it in with no color or a different color.

Metallic magic

Metallic shades in silver, rose gold, and metallic blue have been popular for a while and show no signs of going anywhere any time soon.

 

With so many great looks to choose from, don’t choose! Try them all and make this summer one where your hands do the talking. And if you have a passion for creating nail styles that make a statement, you should turn that passion into a career! For more information about careers in the exciting world of beauty, contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools in your area.  

Skin Care Tips for Warm Weather

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Let’s face it – we all want gorgeous, radiant skin. In the summer, we want it even more. Summer heat and humidity creates challenges that can make it harder to get healthy, glowing summer skin. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling great whether it’s 9 degrees or 90!
  1. Protection for your reflection
  2. Let’s start with the most important skincare tip that applies in any weather. Sunscreen is your #1 priority. Use a SPF 30 sunscreen every day, no matter what the temperature is. If you’re in the direct sun for extended periods, reapply it often. Harmful UV rays are harmful regardless of the weather.

  3. It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity
  4. How many times have you heard someone say that? When it comes to your skin, humid weather requires a different response, especially if your skin is oily. Cleanse your face regularly with a gentle cleanser and toner to avoid clogged pores and breakouts. You can also use a glycolic pad to eliminate excess oil and keep your face looking fresh.

  5. Hydrate inside and out
  6. Dry heat can cause your skin to get red, flaky and dull. Trade your normal moisturizer for a richer, heavier moisturizing cream to give your skin that boost of hydration it’s missing. Since our bodies are mostly water and skin is our largest organ, hydrate it from the inside too! Drinking tons of water will not only help you keep your skin radiant-looking, it will keep your whole body healthier.

  7. Just scraping the surface
  8. Exfoliating your skin regularly helps remove dead, dull skin cells and can help prevent breakouts by unclogging your pores. Make sure you apply a good moisturizer and be diligent about sunscreen after exfoliating. Your skin will be more sensitive will need extra protection.

    Get the most out of your summer and do it with healthy, glowing skin. If you’ve got a passion skincare, you might want to consider turning that passion into a career! If you’d like to learn more about a career helping people look and feel their best, contact your local state licensing board for a list of schools in your area.