Oh la la summer.  The season of sundresses and bandeau tops, jean shorts and swim suits, margaritas, appetizers, grilling in the backyard, pool and BBQ parties. You want to enjoy your summer style at the summer festivities and do them looking like you’ve been kissed by the sun.  How do you get the glow of a tan without the damage that lying in the sun and tanning beds can do to your skin and face?

Summer Style Tan: Darker Foundation

Sephora-BronzerIf you want to look at though you have that healthy summer tan without exposing your face to UVB and UVA rays that can cause premature aging and skin cancer, buy your foundation a share or two darker than you would wear in the winter. Wearing a slightly darker foundation and blending it slightly below your jaw line can go a long way toward looking like summer. Using a light bronzer and  highlighting your checks bones, forehead and chin, with add definition and a healthy summer glow in all the right places. There is always the all over tan look with a spray tan. Fees for spray tans can last up to 10 days. A perfect look for a special summer event, like a wedding!

Just came from the beach look: Highlights

For a fresh look for your summer style, stay away from dark eye shadows for summer. Opt instead for the lighter colors that have a little opalescence in them. The shimmer will make your eyes brighter and you will look young and fresh (and maybe you are young and fresh!) Choose an exciting new shades of lip gloss this summer. A few of the hot colors for summer are<img scr=” color-whisper_oh-la-lilac-90” alt=”Buy a lilac lip gloss for summer color , Kansas City, Studio 39 Salon”> tangerine, lilac (a slight bow to the color of the year Radiant Orchid) and bright pink. These summer style colors can look amazing  when you keep your lips as the focal point of your make up.

Summer Style- Get rid of the shaving stubble!

If you always want to be ready for a pool party invitation in your little yellow poka-dot bikini, consider going to a licensed aesthetician and having your legs, underarms and bikini areas professionally waxed.  Waxing every 4-6 weeks is recommended for optimal results. Your re-growth will come in softer and thinner after each waxing. Look for a salon that uses a low heat plant based wax. This type of wax works especially well for sensitive areas like the bikini area and face, which iare prone to burns with other types of hot wax strips.

Lighten up with Highlights

Summer is a great time to go a little lighter with your hair color. Lighten your base color and add a few lighter highlights for summer. Your overall look will look warmer and you’ll look like you’ve already been to the beach! Stay away from highlighting with over the counter box highlights or color. They can damage your hair and make it look brassy and shall we say, cheap. If you have been using a box color, you’ll be amazed at the difference professional color from a stylist who has been trained by color experts of L’Oreal Professional in New York, can do for your hair color look.

Summer always includes showing a little more skin and a little more style. Choose a healthy glow with a darker foundation, a summer lip color that says, “I’m ready for anything”, have a professional add highlights for a beachy look and have your legs and bikini area waxed so your are always ready to jump into your swim suit at a moments notice. This is your summer style and you will wear it, oh so well!