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10 Hair Coloring Secrets from Hair Colorists

by Vendela Berg

We’re going to share some of the amazing secrets hair colorists have in their beauty arsenal. And it happens before you even get the bottle of hair dye. Constantly start with a consultation… with yourself. Obviously, this means figuring out which color type looks best with your skin tone (like brown, blonde, or red) and what undertones will light up your face (warm or cool).

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Prom Night: Beauty Tips

by Vendela Berg

You’ve been patiently counting down the days until prom night – and it seems to feel like forever. You’ve got your dress picked out and ready, your bag and shoes are chosen, and your prom hair and makeup plans in place – all that is left is making sure you will look and feel your absolute best. 

Below are some fabulous beauty do’s and don’ts to look stunning at your prom, and make it last throughout the night. With these tips, your prom night will surely be a memorable event.

Do choose a classic hairdo.

For events such as weddings or proms, professional hairstylists highly recommend opting for a classic, timeless hairdo. Going for this type of prom hair look helps ensure that even when you look at your prom photos 20 or 30 years from now, you won’t feel any embarrassment in sharing them. Opt for clean lines and keep it simple yet elegant. Most importantly, know what your comfort zone is and stay within it. It’s also vital to keep your look appropriate for your age. Trying to look too mature when it comes to prom hairstyles is never a good idea. 

Don’t go tanning. 

Many of the states have implemented that it’s illegal for minors to make use of artificial UV beds to tan themselves. Just go to the prom with your lovely natural skin tone, which would look so much more better than any artificial and fake look. And besides, peaches and cream skin tone signifies freshness, youth, and vibrancy. 

Do keep a consistent beauty routine. 

In the four weeks leading up to your prom, it’s essential to keep a consistent beauty routine. Try not to change it up by using a new product such an anti-pimple or anti-aging cream as it may cause a breakout or an adverse reaction that will leave your skin feeling irritated

Don’t go for a dark lip look.

Throughout the night, you may need to reapply your lipstick. And a dark lip look requires a precise, time-consuming application. Opt for a lip look that is more reapplication-friendly so you can only focus on enjoying the night and not about reapplying your lipstick. 

Do your brow waxing at least a day or two in advance.

Brows frame your face. And they are a big part of any beauty look. Of course, no one wants to look unkempt and messy at prom – and having a nice pair of eyebrows will dictate your look. Waxing your brows at least a day or two in advance will make sure that the skin around the brows will have enough time it needs to settle and calm down. Waxing in advance will also avoid any sensitivity or redness around the brow area. 

Don’t wear body glitter.

Even though shiny and sparkly things are lovely, body glitters are not one of them. According to stylists and beauty gurus, body glitters are a big no-no. Instead, look for light lotions that have some shimmer to give you that glowing, iridescent look. Also, try to look past glitter-based eye makeup. The glitter might end up all over your cheeks and your date by the end of the night. 

Do eat the right food, so you don’t feel bloated.

Your prom hair and makeup are essential to make you look good on the outside. However, you should be feeling good and comfortable on the inside too. Stick to a good diet and eat foods that won’t cause any bloating. Health coaches recommend eating cucumbers, grapes, watermelon, avocados, Greek yogurt, and almonds. Try to steer clear of too much salty and sugary foods, caffeine, dairy, junk foods, and sodas.

Do bring a touch-up kit.

To make sure you’re looking gorgeous throughout the night – even after hitting the dance floor, pack a touch-up kit in your purse. Your kit should have some blotting papers to reduce oiliness, bobby pins for any prom hair emergency, travel-sized deodorant to make sure you smell fresh, and breath mints, and lipstick. If you’re going to be sporting an up-do, bringing a travel-sized hairspray is a good idea. 

Don’t overdo it. 

Whether it’s your makeup, hair, or dress, don’t overdo it when it comes to your prom look. Subtlety is what you should aim for. More importantly, natural and fresh beauty looks the most attractive at any girl. 

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