Apr 21st, 15
It’s prom season! Time to break out your high heels and sparkly dresses, and dance the night away.
With all this fun, costs can definitely add up quick. Dresses, tickets, dinner, a boutonniere for your guy, a limo if you’re feelin’ fancy – those things aren’t free, but there are affordable ways to primp for prom.
We’ve picked our a few of our favorite under $7, that will allow you to splurge on other things. Bonus: They’re perfectly portable so you can take along for touchups.
- Ion Shaping Plus $2.99
There are a lot of DIY Hairstyles for prom on Pinterest. Have your bestie or your mom help you with an easy braid style. They’re so hot right now and super easy to accomplish. Finish your hairstyle off with the best hairspray with a flexible hold. Ion Finishing Solutions Shaping Plus spray adds shine and stays strong, even in high humidity (it is Springtime after all). The 1.5 oz can is the perfect size to fit into your clutch to fix any flyaways.
- DCNL Pearl Flower Bobbies $6.99
Top it off your hairstyle with one of these pearl bobby pins for a touch of fashion but still a classic look.
- Sally Girl Mini Lipstick $0.99
Don’t overlook Sally Girl makeup because of the affordable price. The mini lipsticks have rich color and are very long lasting. They come in 14 sassy shades and take up hardly any room in your clutch to reapply after dinner.
- Ardell Adore Lashes $3.79
Eyelashes are the key to making all your photos pop. Ardell Adore Lashes in Zoey are a go-to lash for long and lush with loads of volume. These will give you “hey, look at me” lashes in no time. There are 8 other easy to apply styles to choose from.
Apr 15th, 15
Just Say No To Splotchy Tans
Besides looking unflattering, uneven tans are dead giveaway that your glow came from a bottle. To get evenly golden, you have to exfoliate regularly. Don’t go overboard and rub your skin raw (if you’re turning red, ease up), but using a good scrub will prep your skin nicely so the tanner goes on looking natural. For added oomph, you can pair the scrub with exfoliating gloves if your skin is really dry.
Dry, porous skin sucks up self-tanner like crazy, which is why you often see people wandering around with dark spots in certain troublemaking areas. Avoid over-saturation by smoothing a thin layer of lotion on knees, elbows, toes, hands, wrists and ankles, before applying tanner. These areas will still tan, but the lotion will help them absorb at the same rate as the rest of your skin.
Orange Palms = A Huge No-No
My [tanning] world changed once I discovered these mitts. They seriously make all the difference if you want an even application without having oddly colored palms – and who doesn’t want that? If you don’t use a mitt I would suggest wearing gloves for this step. If you “oops” and end up with Oompa Loompa hands, a tan remover can help.
You Glow, Girl
I personally like tanning mousses, but it’s up to you and your preferences – lotions and sprays work just as well. For this last step I wear my trusty tanning mitt, squeeze on a dollop of mousse (about silver dollar size) and work on one area at a time.
Look for a product that has a built-in bronzer, which helps you see if any spots have been missed. Plus if you’re impatient like me and want to look tan RIGHT NOW, it will give you a glow while you wait for the tanner to develop.
Mar 30th, 15
Ladies! Looking for new tips and tricks to look your best this Easter? Then be sure to follow our Instagram takeover with celebrity stylist, Johnny Wright. Tuesday, March 31, from 7pm-9pm ET, Johnny will talking trends, and answering your most pressing hair care and style questions. Follow @sallybeautysupply to participate.
See you there!
Mar 20th, 15
It’s festival season! Grab your feathers and embrace your inner flower child.
Here’s how to rock Boho Chic festival hair:
Prep hair with a heat protector, concentrating on the mid-shaft through your ends.
Pull back the top half of your hair and secure with a clip. Grab a 1″ to 1 1/2″ section of hair and twist.
Wrap the twisted section of hair around a curl wand, leaving the ends free for a more undone bohemian look.
Gently loosen waves with fingers and lightly mist on a salt spray for added texture.
Pull a 2″ section of hair from the nape, and prepare to get colorful.
Festival style is all about fun pops of color. Get the look without the commitment by using something like L’Oreal Liquid Chalk. For this look we colored three different sections with Pop Pink, Blue Hue and Very Violet.
Starting at the part, add two small braids on each side, and pull the braids around to the back and secure with bobby pins.
Set your style with a finishing hair spray.