Hair and Makeup Summer Festival Looks!

Summer festival season is upon us! Whether it be in form of Roscoe Village’s Burger Fest, Wicker Park Fest or the world famous Lollapalooza Music Festival. ‘Tis the season to pull out all the stops! Warm weather in Chicago is fleeting, so why not make the best of it and go out on those fashion limbs you’ve always want to try…like glitter!

Sunblock

First and foremost, sunblock is a must! It is the number one anti-aging cream you can use for your ENTIRE body! You may not be able to stay forever young, but you can do your dang best to look it by preventing wrinkles, sunspots and even cancer.

10 to 20 minutes without sunscreen will begin to burn a person’s skin. SPF 15 (Sun Protection Factor) prevents the burning 15 times longer, so about 150 minutes. Although, this does not mean SPF 30 will prevent 30 times or 300 minutes of burning. Rather, SPF 15 blocks 94% of the sun’s rays, SPF 30 will block 97% blocking and SPF 45+ block about 98% of the sun’s harmful ways.

Consider the type of sunscreen you should apply depending on your day’s activity, whether you’ll be swimming (waterproof), active and sweaty (water-resistant), or going from car to building (daily). Whatever you do, don’t leave the house without it this summer!

 

Fanciful Hair Color

Lighter, brighter and colorful!

Hair color can be temporary, lasting only a few washes, or permanent. If you have naturally light hair, you may be able to use a color depositing shampoo and conditioner to stain your hair, otherwise it’s recommended to go the pre-lightening route to add those fanciful colors you’ve been drooling over on Instagram.

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Photo credit: milkofwildbeasts/Instagram / Color by Rita Plengsirivat

Glitter Roots

If you’re not quite ready to commit to color, but like a bit of sparkle in your life, try some glitter in your hair with these steps.

Step 1: Style your hair

Step 2: Hairspray the area you would like to *sparkle*

Step 3: Mix glitter and hair gel

Step 4: Apply with brush to area

Step 5: Sparkle and shine

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Picture credit: ninano511 via Instagram

Undercut

Keep and look cool with a peek-a-boo undercut and a geometric design just above the nape or all around the sides if you have the density of hair to spare.

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Cut by Alexa Chaffe

Low Maintenance

Keep it simple! Top knots, buns, braids and side ponytails are easy to do and will keep it breezy in the hot hot heat!

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Photo Credit: Madison McGraw

Frizz Control

The humidity is inescapable and you need to keep the frizz under control. We recommend Davines’ Invisible Styling Serum, Eufora’s Behave or good old fashion hairspray like Davines Medium Hold Hairspray

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Bold Lips

A bold lip color is a quick and easy way to make a statement with your look. Just be sure to offset the bold lips with a more natural eyes.

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Colored Mascaras

Bright lashes is another bold pop of color to simply define style. There’s a flattering color or two for every eye color.

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Photo Credit: Special Koko/Instagram, gucciwestman/Instagram, Beautylish.com

Glitter Tears

From subtle, shimmery shadows to flecks of tiny mirrors. This trend can be be part of smokey eye or stand alone and bold. It’s a creative interpretation of tears in wearable art form that also doubles as concealer.

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Photo Credit: shades_of_april /giuliannaa /overtonecolor /raysrandombeauty via Instagram

So many festivals to go to and so many trends to try. We hope you let your creative, bold, fashion flag fly!