If you’re anything like us, you’ve got some serious summer plans. We’re talking weekends at the beach (with champagne flutes in hand), warm summer sunsets and a whole lot of memories just waiting to be made. As the winter winds down and the heat turns up, there are a few things to do to make sure you’re fabulously ready for the new season—and as the best hair salon in Bethesda, we’re here to help.
THE EASIEST WAYS TO START SUMMER OFF RIGHT
Meet your two new official summer services: lash extensions and spray tans. These simple services bring big results—and perfectly compliment each other, too. A lash extension service is a simple way to add length, thickness and fullness, and our professionals can help you find the service that’s perfect for you—from a temporary lash lasting 1-2 days to a permanent lash for 2-4 weeks. (Because a bold lash never goes out of style, trust us.)
For a natural or custom tan, we offer spray tanning services, too. No matter what look you’re going for, you’ll be guided through the whole process to ensure you’re getting exactly what you want. When spray tanning, your color is custom-mixed and buildable—so if you’re feeling more subtle some days or more bronzed on others, we’ve got you covered.
KEEP IT SMOOTH THIS SUMMER
With bikini season on the way, we want to make sure you’re ready. Lucky for you, our waxing services can be done almost anywhere on your body, with results lasting anywhere from 3-6 weeks. (Tropical vacay, anyone?)
If you are jetting off somewhere warm, or just want to clean things up, we recommend you schedule your waxing service two days before your event or vacation. We use the most effective, yet sensitive wax, meaning a longer period of smoothness and minimal redness. Regrowth varies depending on both the area of the body you are waxing, your natural hair growth pace and overall thickness, but rest assured—we’ll keep you soft and smooth.
If you’re new to body waxing, make sure your first appointment goes smoothly by refraining from shaving or tweezing. The general rule of thumb to follow is for your hair to be the length of rice to make sure there isn’t any irritation. Plus, exfoliation is key to making your wax feel as silky-smooth as possible.
LET’S TALK HAIR
Chances are, you’ve asked someone, “Should I get bangs?” This season, the answer is a definite YES. When it comes to summer hair, just remember these two words: bangs and braids. Bangs have the power to completely transform your face. It’s a cut that really and truly is all the rage right now—so, yes—you should totally get bangs.
If you want to keep it low-key or add a braid to your new bangs, go all out with a Dutch braid or halo braid—or, keep things simple like this half-up style:
Perfect for a day out festin’ or a Sunday brunchin’, braids are our perennial favorite summer style. Not only do the simple styles take seconds to create, but they last all day long and look seriously chic.
As one of the top hair salons and spas in Maryland, we’d be remiss if we created a summer-ready list without mentioning the important things—like SPF. In the summertime (and always), we apply it everywhere—because it really and truly is a crucial preventative practice.
Yes—SPF for your hair! We love the Kerastase Soleil line when we’re out and about because of its waterproof veil that protects your hair from harmful rays. By sealing the hair, it improves water retention to make hair more supple, leaving it smooth and shiny (and never brittle or dry) after a day catching waves.
Primers (especially Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer with SPF 20) are a multi-purpose product favorite. Setting you up with smooth skin for your makeup, this invisible primer gel also protects you (and all your anti-aging endeavors) with SPF 20, so you know you’re starting your day covered.
For even more sun protection (because you simply can’t get enough of it), try Coola Full Spectrum Sun Silk Drops with SPF 30. The light-as-air formula protects from the sun, environmental toxins and digital overexposure. Add a few drops of this serum to your anti-aging and sun protection routine daily for coverage without the excess oil or weight.
OUR TOP 3 TAKEAWAYS
1. Exfoliate regularly.
And not just on your face—we’re talking all over! Using a dry brush is a gentle, yet effective way to keep your skin soft, glowy and youthful.
2. Use a facial spray or mist throughout the day.
We love Smashbox Primer Water—it doesn’t just prep your skin for makeup, but it refreshes you during those heat waves, too!
3. Moisturize every single day.
And don’t slack on the SPF—now more than ever.
Book your waxing service online now, and come see us in Rockville to get all the latest tips and tricks to get your summer glow on. (And we want to hear all about your warm weather vacay plans, too!)