Whether you’re taking the summer off or just getting started on your cosmetology or esthetics training, summer is not the time to ignore your routine! You’ve really got to stay on top of your game, and there’s no better way to do that than to embrace some summer trends, new techniques, and even your own personal style. At The Studio Academy of Beauty (TSAOB) we are always encouraging our students to practice the methods and techniques they’ve learned in class. So use this 2018 summer season to hone the beauty skills you’ve learned with us, and we’ll help you get started with a list of summer beauty absolute must-haves. You can check with our one of our salons to see if you can purchase these products.
Take Care of that Skin!
Summer is full of late nights, chlorine and sun-filled days, and probably a lot more junk food than you’d like to admit. Hey, no judgement here. We understand the desire to relax and embrace your newfound freedom, but that doesn’t mean you should let your skin go unattended. Before you go to bed (whatever time that may be), make sure you use something similar to Dermalogica’s Sound Sleep Cocoon. This gel-cream is designed to help your skin recover from the day’s activities. It will help keep your skin glowing and radiant for your next summer day!
Now that you’ve woken up fresh, it’s time to keep that skin pretty and protected during the day. If you plan on spending any time in the sun make sure you use a lotion with at least 30 SPF. This will keep your skin protected, but won’t prevent all the sun you’d like to get this summer. Gotta make sure to get some Vitamin D! We suggest this awesome primer sunscreen combo.
At the end of the day you’re probably exhausted from all of the fun in the sun you’ve had. Time to do a little pre-bed cleanup. You can’t use soap and water (you know why), and you can’t use just any old makeup wipes. Our suggestion? Dermalogica’s precleanse balm.
If that just seems like way too much work, you can always try Dermalogica’s clean bar. Unlike real soap it won’t dry out your skin, but will still freshen your skin before bed.
Perfect Your Makeup Routine
Now that your skin is nice and protected, it’s time to play with some makeup! And we really mean play. What’s summer without a little experimentation? If you’re a student of esthetics, you likely already love makeup as much as we do, which means you’re always experimenting and honing your skills. Here are a few new ideas you can practice before you head back to school!
Color Blocking Makeup
Color blocking is becoming increasingly popular in 2018. That means that you can take those bold Kryolan colors you rarely use and mix and match. Check out this beautiful blue. Notice they’ve used varying shades of blue on her eyes, while pairing it with a much darker blue on her lips. Try to recreate this creative look in more than one shade.
Smokey but With a Surprise
We’re all a fan of the classic smoky eye, but you can make it special this summer with this amazing little pop of color. This look can be worn just during your regular day or out for a fun night of partying. This unique look is a summer must-have, and you can achieve it using a few different shades of color on top of your regular dark smokey. Colors that pair well together are purple and yellow, blue and green, and red and white.
Fabulous Hair is Only the Right Tool Away
If there was ever a time to be careful about using heat on your hair, summer is it. All the sun-bleaching, chlorine, and frequent washing is going to do a number on your hair. That’s why it’s important to use the best tools. We love CHI hair tools, and we’ve found the best ones.
Beautifully curled hair will never go out of style. And you can achieve them all with this amazing 3-in-1 tool from CHI. Do you love these tight curls? Try wrapping your hair tightly using the smallest iron.These bouncy curls will look beautifully shiny in that summer sun.
Like bigger curls? Try that large iron and only hold it for a few seconds. Your curls will stay soft, and you’ll appreciate the quick process so you can get back to your summer activities.
Frizz Be Gone
We get that curling your hair might not be your favorite activity. Summer can really mess with your hair, so take care of it with professional tools. Use this CHI LAVA straightening iron to quickly flatten flyaways and keep your hair looking chic and shiny.
Protect Your Beautiful Blonde
We all love classically shiny blonde hair. If you like having blonde hair but weren’t blessed with it naturally, boy have we got the best product for you. Try this amazing Purple Shampoo and Conditioner from Redken! It’s designed to maintain that lovely blonde shade without it going brassy or dark.
Hopefully you will have plenty of time this summer to practice those makeup looks, use those hair tools, and test out those skincare products. After all, when you return to your cosmetology or esthetics training with TSAOB you’ll want to be able to say that you’ve been productive all summer long. If you decided to stay in school over the summer semester, then consider these products and looks to be homework. We love them, and we know your potential customers will love your feedback.
Not yet a student? Use these ideas to get ahead of the curve! The Studio Academy of Beauty is accepting new students for each of our programs, and we’re always looking for individuals like you to become future beauty professionals. You can explore our programs here, or you can go straight to the source and contact one of our admissions representatives! We’d love to meet you, and if you tried any of these trends or used any of these products this summer, show us on Facebook how they worked out for you!