It’s time to freshen up, ladies! We sent four LN readers to four area salons to have their hair and makeup looks refreshed for the season, and learned that less-is-more styles are all the rage this spring.
Breeze Blow Dry Bar
Model: Maggi Helmkampf
Stylist: Michelle Nguyen
•Maggi was given Breeze’s 'Traditional Round Brush' look, which was created using a metal round brush and Bumble and Bumble products.
•The completed cosmetic style was a natural-looking face with a gentle smoky eye, and was created using glo minerals products.
•Maggi’s smoky eye look was fashioned using brown and gray shades, which paired nicely with the light pink lip. Make sure to avoid a red lip when wearing a smoky eye.
Dominic Michael Salon
Model: Lindsey Swift
Hair Stylist: Shaudi Habibi
•Lindsey’s hair was styled and given a minor trim, but was not colored. The finished look is a beach-wave style created using L’Oreal products.
•The beach-wave look is perfect for spring and is great for anyone with tresses shoulder length or longer.
•Avoid the barrel-curl look, as it is outdated. Instead, try using a curling iron with the clamp up and leave the ends undone. Other popular styles this season include ponytails and messy buns at the nape of the neck.
Makeup Artist: Cphi Trinh
• Lindsey was given a light pink lip with a pastel smoky eye using Aveda’s spring collection cosmetics for the eyes and lips.
• When creating this look, start small with the eye shadow and blend outward into the skin. Leave it light for day or increase the vibrancy for night. Anyone can pull these colors off—it just depends on your level of cosmetic comfort.
Blown Away Blow Dry Bar
Model: Katherine Comfort-Mason
Hair Stylist: Tia Meyer
•This look is a slightly looser version of the Blown Away Blow Dry Bar 'Hollywood Glam' hairstyle, which is flattering on any age, hair type or face shape.
•To create this style, products by Keratin Complex and Kevin Murphy were used to add and hold volume.
•This look can transition from day to night effortlessly, which is great for the easy-going attitude of the season.
Makeup Artist: Sandi Czapla
•Using makeup by Bobbi Brown, Temptu and Face Stockholm, Katherine was styled with airbrush foundation and an eye-opening liner to create a fresh look.
•To stay on-trend this season, try changing a few colors, like the blush or lip shades. Stick to warm lip colors, such as tangerine or coral (shown) instead of the classic deep red with blue undertones.
•If you have recently changed you hair color, check your current cosmetics. You might need new shades, including a new foundation.
•Use an ultra-thin eyeliner brush to apply gel liner. The right tool will allow users to create anything from an incredibly thin line to a thick, editorial look. Remember to only apply to the top lash line if you’re looking tired, as it will visually lift your eyes.
Model: Christine Luhnow
Stylist (Cut and Finish): Lauren LaFleur
•Long layers and bangs were added to Christine’s hair to create additional movement.
•To style this look, products by Redken, Moroccanoil and Pureology were used, as well as a round brush.
•Any age can wear a long hair style, but if you feel like the look is too young for you talk to your stylist about updating your bangs.
Stylist (Color and Makeup): Amanda Bradley-Deweese
•To cancel out a previous hair color, Christine was given a dark Redken hue that added both shine and depth.
•On the right skin tone, this shade can add an exotic look. If your skin isn’t the correct shade for something this dramatically dark, try adding low-lights or going two shades darker than your natural hair color.
•The cosmetic look was made for day, but could easily transition into the evening with the use of additional eyeliner or lipstick.
•To keep the lip look day-appropriate while maintaining a focus on the eye makeup, Christine’s lips were lined with a natural lip color and filled in with clear gloss.