Our Hair and Skin Creative Teams have collaborated to give you Hot Weather, Hot Tips 101. This is the complete guide to keeping your tresses tamed and your skin in great shape all season!
Your little locks are just as sensitive to the sun as your skin. Before hitting the sun or pool this summer, don’t just apply SPF to your skin. Pay attention to your locks! And, give it the love it needs after a run in with sun to make sure it looks healthy and vibrant. Follow this hair care ritual and your locks will sail through summer in great condition and frizz free.
Wet your hair until it’s damp with a little H₂0 and slather on conditioner before hopping in the pool. By filling your hair’s cuticle
with conditioner, chemicals will be less likely to seep in. This is particularly important for blondes. Great “go-to” conditioners are L’anza Trauma Treatment
or Schwarzkopf Rescue Repair
Use a UV protectant spray prior to and during sun exposure. New L’anza Swim & Sun Daily UV Protector
(found in the L’anza Swim & Sun Vacation Survival Kit) is your best bet. This product will help prevent your color from fading- making your hair color and highlights stay bright and beautiful.
Post Sun Cleansing:
The shampoo and conditioner in the L’anza Swim & Sun
kit is theperfect prescription for hair damaged by UV rays, heat, chlorine or hard water. Use a shampoo (L’anza Swim & Sun Daily Chelating Shampoo) that clarifies and a conditioner (L’anza Swim & Sun Daily Hydrating Conditioner) that hydrates without causing build-up. For added moisture, make sure you rinse your hair with cool water to seal the cuticle. (Trust us, your hair will drink it right up. Which leads to our next point….)
Post Sun Moisturizing:
Restore the condition of your hair with a quick visit to your favorite hair professional. Hair regularly exposed to the sun needs regular deep conditioning treatments and moisture replenishment. For just $10 bucks, you can get a great Deep Conditioning Treatment
. If you’re springing for the Rolls Royce of conditioning, go for the Alterna Caviar Rejuvenation Treatment
. This revolutionary, three-step conditioning system minimizes the visible signs of aging by repairing and reconditioning hair damaged by chemical, mechanical, and environmental elements. ($95.) Whatever your choice, your hair will thank you.
If an at home remedy is more your thing, try MoroccanOil Intense Hydrating Mask
or DevaCurl Heaven in Hair
IntenseMoisture Treatment (especially if you’re a girl with curls!)
Styling for Summer:
Summer is NOT the time to skimp on haircuts. Summer sun can rob moisture from your tresses, so make sure you have your ends trimmed every 4-6 weeks during the summer months. When your ends are fizzy, it’s a sure sign that they are either damaged, split or both. Don’t go there.
Are you a girl with curl? This easy DevaCurl Set It Free Moisture Lock
can be used on wet or dry hair. Use this spray to end frizz while adding 24-48 hours of moisture to your luscious locks!
NEW ALTERNA Bamboo Smooth Styling Lotion & Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray
is the dynamic duo to combat the humidity and achieve an amazing style! The lotion makes hair sleek and shiny while fighting flyaways while the flexible-hold hairspray locks out frizz while locking in style! These products extend the life of a blowout so you’ll look FABULOUS all day!
If you’re spending the summer months lounging by the pool, Philip Pelusi Phyto-Life P2 Brilliant Hair Anti-Frizz Sun Guard
is your new pool accessory. Use Brilliant Hair on wet or dry hair, before or after styling. This must-have smoothes frizzies, strengthens hair and adds shine. It also doubles as a sun guard; sunscreen for your hair!
The secrets to fabulous looking skin this summer have been unlocked by the Skin Creative & Training Team. Follow these few tips. Your skin will thank you.
No surprise, sunscreen is your best weapon to protect your skin from the sun. Use an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every 2-3 hours. Jan Marini Skin Research Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant
(phew!) is a waterproof and sweatproof sun protector with SPF 30 that can be used on your face AND body. This sun protector has microsponges to absorb sweat and oil and keep the protection in place. It is light, oil-free and won’t clog your pores! Adios Coppertone, hello Miss Marini!
For a little color with your sunscreen, try a tinted moisturizer with SPF. YOUNGBLOOD MINERAL COSMETICS’ Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint
is an easy way to forgo foundation when the temperature rises. This barely-there, breathable product contains titanium dioxide for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
Post Sun Cleansing:
So, you’ve been poolside and your skin feels a little crispified? What to do next? Rid yourself of those dead skin cells and restore your smooth, silky skin with Jan Marini Skin Research Biogycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub
. For your face, be sure to gently exfoliate (we LOVE Bioelements Measured Micrograins
!) Both products will enhance overall skin smoothness and will keep your skin hydrated and glowing.
Forgo microdermabrasion during the summer; instead have a facial like the Vitamin Firming Facial
or the Deluxe Papaya Facial
. Both services are available at The Grand Salons and use enzymes to slough off dead skin. In the case of the Vitamin Firming Facial, vitamin C is infused to brighten and tighten. Also, keep the V-Neck Firming Masque in mind for your sun-sensitive décolleté area.
Post Sun Moisturizing:
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. This is the next crucial step in skincare. Extremely Emollient Body Crème
(Bioelements), is an ultra-rich body moisturizer fortified with protective antioxidant vitamins. This quick-absorbing treatment creme provides a 24-hour moisture barrier that builds with daily use. Aromatherapy oils leave a refreshing, clean scent on the skin.
Jan Marini Skin Research Transformation line with TGF Beta-1
is the perfect product to reverse the visible signs of aging (which are most often caused by our friend, the sun.) This product stimulates significant collagen and elastin production to prevent scarring and pigmentation from forming in sun damaged skin.
Marvelous Makeup for Summer:
Don’t sweat it! Literally. Use Youngblood Mineral Rice Powder
. It’s a life-saver in high heat and humidity. This product is applied atop your standard powder, prevents shine and keeps mineral makeup in place.
To keep eyeliner in place, try switching from a pencil to using a powder eyeshadow with an angled brush. Just wet the brush, dip into the shadow, then press the shadow into the lash line and you've got it! This will stay all day without melting or moving around.
Got eyeshadow that creases in the heat? Prep eyelid skin with concealer then translucent powder before applying your shadow. You’ll look hot even in the hotness.
Have questions or comments about our tips to look hot this summer? Post them to our blog and we'll provide answers! Happy summer!!