Refresh Your Look
The New Year usually calls for reflecting on the year before, and making plans (those dreaded resolutions) for what’s to come. But before you set your sights on learning to ride horses, speak French, or start a career as a trapeze artist, why not start with something a little less ambitious?
What you will need...
1. A talented beauty team
2. New products and tools
3. Willingness to try something new
Let’s get started. Meet Tatiana. She has come to us wanting to make a change and freshen up her look, without doing anything too drastic. Considering her goals and current look, we decide to do a few things:
1. Brighten her color
2. Update and modernize her cut
3. Define features and warm up her skin
Tip: Be sure your consultation with your beauty team is thorough. The challenge with getting professional services done can be communicating what you want, so anything you can show your team helps. Bringing images and ideas with you is a great idea. However, remember to let your team be the professionals (that’s what you’re paying them for, after all).
COLOR – WARMTH, BRIGHTNESS AND SHINE
The first thing we did was work on Tatiana’s hair color, by adding warmth, brightness and shine.
*Warmth: golden, honey and a touch of copper *Brightness: lightened the color 2 levels *Shine: glossing treatment that adds shine
Tip: If you care for your hair color, it will last longer, look fresher and retain its shine longer. Talk to your colorist about what you should be using for home care.
CUT AND STYLE – MODERN, WITH A STRONG FRINGE AND SHORTER LENGTH
*Modern: current style, strong lines and very few layers
*Fringe: blunt, which defines and frames the face (a.k.a. bangs)
*Shorter Length: refreshes the ends and adds a chic and sophisticated touch
With the right cut, your style time can be cut in half! Tatiana has naturally straight hair and fine texture, so choosing a cut with few layers makes it easier to style. We started with a 5-minute power dry all over the head, getting the hair 90% dry. Using a paddle brush, we smoothed out the ends and lightly finished off with a flat iron on low heat, just to polish off the look.
MAKEUP – FRESH DAY LOOK, WITH AN EASY-TO-UPDATE NIGHT LOOK
*Day Look: Define all features and warm up the skin
*Night Look: Play up the features and deepen color
4 simple makeup steps:
1. COMPLEXION: Skincare and Coverage
2. EYES: Color, Define and Frame
3. CHEEKS: Brighten and Contour
4. LIPS: Soft and Full
Photographer: Robert Lynden
Stylist: Sarah Kinsumba
Hair and Make-Up: Eric Leonardos
Colorist: Carly LaManna
Model: Tatiana Diacova
Location: Planet Salon