A few tips to face the cold Winter months looking on-trend.
As Ohioans, we’ve lucked out with mild and totally tolerable temps. Thank you, El Nino. However, since January hit, we’ve had a bout with frosty temps and the wintry mix we’ve not-so-much been missing.
With winter comes that dreadful static-y hair, dry skin and the feeling of being too cold to care about trends. Don’t let these blustery winter months burst your beauty bubble. Catalina (Esthetician + Makeup Artist | Nail Artist) and Vivian (Hair Professional), who both work at PENZONE Salon + Spa Short North, dish their best advice on staying on-trend this Winter season.
CATALINA ON WINTER SKIN TREATMENT:
EXFOLIATE, my friends. Make sure you exfoliate to get your dryness under control. When you don’t exfoliate, you’re moisturizing dry skin cells. Not going to solve your dry skin problem. An at-home, overnight masque can help you defeat that dryness. Ask for the Eminence Firm Skin Acai Masque ($54) or the Eminence Bamboo Age Corrective Masque ($54). The latter is overnight masque is for everyone (after all, we’re all aging!). Apply the masque once a week.
My bottom line: exfoliate, then moisturize!
So about that moisturizer…I recommend Eminence Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer ($58). This powerful product will definitely help with that dryness you’re experiencing, as well as suppress any redness or discoloration.
CATALINA ON WINTER MAKEUP TRENDS:
As far as Winter trends for makeup are concerned, I suggest dark lips – burgundies and wines are definitely “in.” We carry a deep lip color for every skin shade. I recommend Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Lip Liner in PINOT or TRULY RED ($14). Pair these with great lipstick shades – Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics in Cranberry, Bistro, or Vamp ($19) – are perfect for that deep lip look! Natural eyes AND dark, smoky eyes are both on-trend. Winter is always a good time to pull out a bolder look from time to time. To perfect that smoky eye and bring out the drama, try Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Starlet Eyeshadow Palette ($43) and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Incredible Wear Gel Liner in the Eclipse ($19). You’ll look amazing!
VIVIAN ON WINTER HAIR TREATMENT:
The colder months cause dry hair. Between the crisp, wintry air, and snuggling up in the house with the heat turned up, your scalp is begging for extra moisture! Our Davines Nourishing NaturalTech Shampoo ($26.50) is just the trick. It has ingredients that will moisturize your scalp and help heal dry hair. Looking for something more moisturizing? NaturalTech also has a Royal Jelly Superactive Scalp Treatment ($60)! The royal jelly will soothe your thirsty scalp.
Don’t forget to give your hair more moisture! In these winter months, switch to the Davines Momo Shampoo ($25) and Conditioner ($29) for a daily dose of moisture that won’t weigh your hair down.
All of those scarves, hats, and sweaters create so much static that it hardly seems worth doing your hair in the winter. Don’t let static control your day! Carry around the ALTERNA ‘Bamboo AntiStatic’ Dry Conditioning Finish Spray ($18), and banish static as soon as you remove your winter gear! No more winter hat hair!
Vivian on Winter Hair Trends:
Anyone who has been paying attention to this season’s hair trends has seen a slow evolution from heavily styled, polished looks to more undone, natural looks. On runways and in print, we have seen a push towards waves and curls that seem effortless. Put down those flat irons and get out your diffusers! Try using a curling wand as well. The benefit with this effortless look is that it can be worn for several days at a time – a BIG TIME bonus for all of us time-poor gals. Ask for a cut that showcases your natural texture and make sure your stylist explains the best way to style your natural hair.
If you are looking to change your style, pixie cuts and short bobs are going to be on trend! You can still achieve the effortless wavy style, but with a 1920’s inspired bob. Rock your natural texture at any length in 2016!
Vivian on Hair Color Trends:
What could go better with natural texture than natural looking hair color? Rooted looks will still be very popular. Blondes are going to stay blonde, but it will be a little darker, a little more golden, and it will be colored to look grown out. Sombre is the common term for this style.
Sombre is a softer version of the ombre that’s seen popularity for a long time. With a sombre look, colors will be more blended, but still have the dark to light contrast. Babylights (very small highlights) will add a “sunkissed” look to any color.
If you’re looking for some color rebellion, rainbow hair is as popular as ever! For those of us not quite ready to make the commitment to the whole rainbow, this season will bring the trend of pastels tones used as accent colors in the hair instead of all over. Splashes of pink, grey, or lavender will become more popular as winter turns into spring.
Let 2016 be the year you embrace your natural texture, try a new color, or simply curl your hair a different way! Your stylist will help guide you into the perfect modern look for 2016.
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