On the summer beauty hot list
Name that One Glam Thing that makes a difference to your (holi)day? Here our experts chat on go-to trends and non-negotiables… with a hot list of high summer beauty. By the way, whatever your plans… rain does not stop play.
THE FRESH-FACED AESTHETIC
Pared back makeup’s a real trend and summer’s time to max it with glowy, moisturised, protected skin.
On skin nurture Debbie at Saks Guisborough says: “Savour your skin in summer applying a good quality broad spectrum spf regularly. When it comes to skin, we’re here to make a visible difference working with an array of ingredients – from retinol, hyaluronic acid and peptides – to the highest quality essential oils.
“We’re proud to present a menu of facials, peels and electro therapies. Book a complimentary consultation and we’ll find out where you’re at, especially after any prolonged time in higher temperatures.”
Michelle at Saks West Bridgford says: “Brows can define the shape of your eye and frame the face. And we see mixed requests – from natural to thicker and more feathery looks. Lots of customers wouldn’t be without a regular wax, tint and brow tidy whilst others enjoy much more boldness of fluffy and HD Brows treatments. And with brow lamination make sure you come in a few days before you jet out.
Kathryn at Saks Beauty Gosforth: “My fave go-to pre-hols treatment is the LVL Lash Lift which creates masses of length, volume and lift with your own natural lashes. No mascara. No extensions. No maintenance.
“It’s a great alternative to lash extensions and the perfect way to enhance what you already have, whether your lashes are long, short, thick or stubborn. This treatment will create the look of longer, fuller lashes that make your eyes appear more open as well as saving time in your morning or out-out routines. May your problems be little and your lashes be long!”
NAILING THE JOY OF PINK
Michelle at Saks West Bridgford says: “One of the most requested nail shades of 2023 is pink… can’t think why haha. Seriously, Pantone selected Viva Magenta as the 2023 colour of the year and people of all ages are loving a vibrant pop, blushes and classic hues for their holiday manis and pedis. Long may this trend last.”
MAX YOUR WAX
Debbie: “Waxing is the fast, hassle-free route to smoothness on legs, underarms and bikinis. Because wax removes hair from the root, it can take anywhere from 3-8 weeks for re-growth. Perfect to take you right through your time away.
“Always check your salon uses hygienic, spatula-free solutions such as disposable wax tubes and disposable applicator heads to eliminate cross-contamination and double-dipping.
“Book in a few days before your holiday, making sure you’ve got growth of 4-6mm to allow for a better hold on the hair and pull it directly from the root, preventing it from breaking. Exfoliate and moisturise beforehand to allow for a high-quality wax. Avoid the temptation to wax too regularly though. Be patient – we suggest every 4-5 weeks.”
FOR FAKE TAN FANS
Self-tanning has made big comeback post-lockdown. And a hand-applied or pro spray with exfoliation and a natural, olive glow can be a perfect way to step on the plane good to go.
Michelle: “Debbie said it already, but always use a broad spectrum SPF 30 minimum and don’t forget to add sunscreen to your lips too. If you’re in a hotter climate, stay in the shade between 11am and 3pm and wear light clothes and invest in sunglasses that block UV light to protect your eyes. Read our blog on debunking suncare for loads of insights… and stay hydrated too!”