Alli & Ali: Fighting humidityWritten by Alli Bartley Ali VanDyke | | Style@toledofreepress.com
We enjoy a night out at The Docks, cheering for the Mud Hens, licking our fingers at Smoke on the Water and relaxing poolside with friends. But along with the fun and sun of summer, there are challenges. One is, “How do I look great, while fighting the humidity?”
We know the frustration of spending up to an hour on our hair and makeup, only to have the summer heat unravel the look in five minutes. For Ali, it looks like she has stuck a finger in a light socket. We have a solution for all hair types on how to make hair look shiny, healthy and smooth.
To fix this frizzy, out-of-control disaster, start with an anti-frizz serum. To apply, place a dime-size amount of product in your palm, and work it throughout the hair evenly, starting on the ends. Avoid getting this by the root area of your hair; it can cause it to look greasy. Style your hair as you normally would.
This product will keep your hair looking fantastic all day. When you emerge from the pool or lake, you will look like the frizz-free goddess you are.
One more hair product to keep you looking great this summer is a heat-protecting spray shine. It shields hair from harmful UV rays, while giving a polished look. TIGI, Aquage and Rusk all make a great shine spray. Spray this on each section of your hair before hitting it with any hot tools. With these preparations, you are ready to go outside, confident you are going to have an excellent hair day.
Another humidity challenge is makeup. This is a great time of year to put your natural beauty into play. Get your makeup bag and throw out any products that are more than six months old. Restocking your beauty bag every six months will not only keep your beauty routine up-to-date, but will also keep bacteria and germs from growing.
Looking healthy and natural can be done with just a few beauty essentials.
Great makeup always starts with fresh rejuvenated skin. Using a gentle cleanser and exfoliater will give you the best results for a “glowing” complexion. Kill two birds with one stone by using a tinted moisturizer. This is a great way to keep your makeup looking fresh all day in the humidity.
Bronzer is a great product to keep your makeup intact all day and give your look a beautiful sun-kissed glow. Apply the bronzer to the apple of your cheeks and T-zone, the area from your forehead down through your nose to your chin. To keep your look natural, use mascara to pop and enhance your eyes. It’s time to pucker up and apply a pretty pink lip color to finish your summertime beauty regimen. Now, it’s time to put your best face forward and forget about the humidity.
Summer cleaning is not just for the ladies. Men can also use a tune-up. It’s a great time of year to clean up your look with a fresh haircut. If you’re feeling like an adventure, ask your stylist about color and highlighting options. Before you leave the shop, why not inquire about waxing? Turn your one eyebrow into two!
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Follow these easy tips and let Toledo throw its hottest days at you.
Ali and Alli are beauty experts at NRGIE Salon & Spa in Rossford, Ohio. To contact them or ask them a fashion or beauty question, write them at firstname.lastname@example.org.