Summer Contour Musts!
Okay so we all know the contour basics: Bridge of the nose, cheek bones, forehead. But there are a couple of key areas that are not as widely known. These could be the key spots you’re missing in your routine and it could explain the unevenness of your look.
Here are my three places to keep in mind:
Once you’ve bronzed in the correct places you’ll notice a nice slim summery glow. The perfect accessory at any time!
I'd like to give a shout out to one of my best pals at work, Ally McMahan. Not only does she make work extra fun, she gives great advice and can always make you laugh. Clients love her calming nature and easy going attitude. I had Ally write a little about herself so you'll understand why I love her so much.
"Hello, I'm Ally McMahan.
I grew up in Trinity, North Carolina, a small country town 25 minutes south of Greensboro. I have a very small family that I am extremely close with. My mother is in Greensboro and my father is in Boston. Growing up I was always really into hair and makeup. I can remember cutting my Barbie's hair and eventually cutting my friends' hair in middle school on the back porch with kitchen scissors. I turned my hair bright orange in high school and was so amazed and inspired when my stylist turned the orange mess into something beautiful. It really made me realize how big of a difference your hair can make in the way you feel about yourself.
I graduated Trinity High School in 2010 and attended ECU for 2.5 years until I dropped out after talking to a stylist in Greenville about cosmetology school. Fun fact: I was voted life of the party in high school.
I am fearless in my work and want to inspire my clients to speak with their hair. Watching other masterful stylists inspires me to be a better stylist and work hard and think creatively to achieve better results. I like to paint and write when I'm not outside kicking it with Mother Nature."
She's your new favorite stylist and your newest friend. She's the kind of person you just want to relax and share a beer with. Below are photos of some of her work. Make sure to follow her on Instagram!
Make me up!
Trends we are seeing this spring in the cosmetic world have us excited! The first thing we are noticing is the blue eye shadow! Perfect for a music festival, concert or maybe you need a pop of color with that new black dress! Small, but vibrant pops of blue are your newest accessory.
Second trend, let your lips do the talking. Instead of the ever so popular (but horrible) over drawn lip, we are still keeping lips at our center focus but this time with color. All vibrant shades of crimson, pink, orange are being seen in the fashion world. The key is to keep it fresh and young!
Lastly - glitter, glitter, glitter. So obviously the objective this season is to have a cosmetic look that also doubles as an accessory. We love this look because it's more organic, romantic, even a little angelic - but with a feisty twist.
ALSO, don’t forget your exaggerated lashes! However, we don’t predict those will go out of style anytime soon :)
And color? Icy-blond tones, ranging from a platinum bleach-and-tone to cool, nearly white babylights, are taking hold, while shades of red are being updated with copper highlights and deep, one-color tones. Fret not if you aren't ready for commitment, because a softer version of babylights is also popping up, and it's everything you want: universally flattering and super-easy to grow out. Warmer blonde is also making a break through - if you want to lighten up but are not into the high-maintenance habits you’ll want to be a little more honey and less platinum. Bronde of course is still in style. A healthier way to give the brunettes a little sun kiss without damaging the hair. Bronde help gives the illusion of lighter hair without over processing.
Talk to your Stylist today about welcoming 2016. Freshen up your look for this summer girl!
Gia Smith,Hannah Rose, Brittany Dabney and Ally McMahan.