As summer starts to fade, so might your hair color, especially if you’re blonde. Luckily, there’s a cure for that. If your hair looks distressed and frizzy from months of summer heat and the drying effects of the local pool or ocean visits, then you might want to give it a little down-time recover. You don’t have to revert to your natural color to do this, you can heal and highlight at the same time. In fact, you can make a drastic transition now that it is autumn.
“If you’re not ready for a big change, start with breaking up your re-growth with balayage and glazing your ends to warm them up,” suggests the Roy Teeluck Salon in a blog post. “You can do a slight color change, or even throw in a low light for some more contrast.
The key is adding depth back to hair that was subject to even more lightening due to summer sun.” The key here is adding rather than subtracting. Darkening hair simply adds layers of color to the hair shaft while bleaching strips color out, resulting in dry hair.[relatedarticles}
Winter: Moisturized and Bold
Winter’s dry air can bring on drier skin that can make you look blotchy and scaly. First and foremost, fight the rough and dry with moisturizing cosmetics that suit your skin type. Moisturize every day when you emerge from the shower, paying extra attention to knees, elbows, feet, and freshly-shaved legs.
But don’t stop there. Go for powder that will even-out flakey winter skin. “It will not only set makeup, but it makes the surface of the skin appear smoother and even,” James Boehmer, Director of Global Artistry for NARS Cosmetics, told Vogue Australia.
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Fall: Warmth and Contrast
What better way to fight off nippy, blustery days than with color choices that reflect the warm hues of autumn?
Metallic plums, forest greens and shimmery coppers—the gorgeous colors that define fall—are your best bet. These shades can pop your eyes and make a dazzling impact on your haute look but don’t think that you have to limit color to just eye shadow.[relatedarticles}
Try this for a dramatic look: metallic-tinted eyeliners. “You can wear them bold and bright or subtle and sexy,” says celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip for Physicians Formula, “and they have serious staying power.”