Summer is officially here and is it time to switch things up! Here is some of our Inspiration for everything Summer Beauty 2019!
The first beauty trend we want to talk about is nails:
One trend that is here to stay is Ombre. Ombre can be confused as just a hair technique, but it is also a favorite for nails. Ombre means (“shaded” in French) a gradual blending of one hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from dark to light. Summer can be the best time for Ombre nails, because they can be paired with some of the most beautiful hues.
Ombre can be done is so many fun ways here a few you may not have thought of.
•Neon Nude: A fun summer Vibe, and Ombre is such a great way to incorporate it, and maybe a not so obvious choice. Neon is probably a little too bright for your whole nail but when paired with nude, it gives it just the right amount of Pop! Yellow and orange are always a great Neon to try in summer.
• Blue Jean Blue Ombre:. This blue denim looks perfect when you are playing in the sand, or whatever your summer adventure brings.
• Ice Glitter Ombre- Overwhelmed by choices? Can’t commit, or just really bad at painting your non-dominant hand? We understand. Try this easy design instead. Take a translucent glitter polish and brush at the tips of your nails. It is a simple way to try out Ombre and can be paired with any color. You can decide to just do a couple accent nails, or do all of them and make it a bit of a bolder look.
• Ombre French Mani- This is a great way to switch up your traditional French Manicure, but with a softer look. The best tones are still your white and pale pink, this will give you a romantic play on a classic.
• Metallic Pastel Ombre: There is a lot happening here: metallic, pastel, and Ombre! This winning look is simple and chic but for those looking to go a bit more bold.
Now that you've seen our favorite Ombre nails let talk some of our fav Nail spots around town!
If you have not been to our neighbor Opal Spa you have to try them! Opal Spa & boutique is centrally located in Capitola. It is an intimate spa where relaxation and rejuvenation is high on their list of services. Their boutique features a variety of high quality skin, body, and nail care products that leave impressive results . If you are looking for the ultimate escape from your daily busy life, Opal Spa & Boutique can provide you a peaceful, relaxing (CLEAN!) and luxurious experience. Awaken your senses within the calm serenity of their spa.
Opal Spa & Boutique not only does nails but provides a variety of treatments including massage, waxing, facials, manicure and pedicure services that are all designed to pamper and soothe you. Go browse their luxurious spa menu and contact them to schedule your spa experience. When it comes to nails, this is your Go-To for more relaxation and "simple” nail services. They specialize in doing more simple clean nails, like a subtle glitter accent (one or two Ombre nails), but they not do full designs. But don’t worry, if you're looking for more adventures detailed nails we know someone who can!
Ashlie LaMere at Arrow Beauty Bar (another amazing salon in town), she's your girl! Here's a little bit about Ashlie, she is a native of Santa Cruz and grew up watching her mother do nails and she naturally developed her passion for nail care. Ashlie prides herself on the many achievements she has accomplished such as, becoming a Certified Master Gel Artist as well as a Young Nails Artist. She enjoys turning nails into works of Art and is devoted to helping woman build their confidence through her work. She can literally do any design you could dream up or let’s be honest “Pinterest” up! You can check out her work at on Instagram @nashdenailnut.
Next Summer beauty topic: Skincare!
Summer can be extra hot!
So PLEASE don’t forget to wear your sunscreen! It is so important to guard against the sun’s damaging rays. Some of the best beauty advice we have been given is to “protect your skin!” Causing the damage is WAY easier than trying to repair it. We love Beauty Counters Tinted Sunscreen because it is an innovative, continuous-mist sunscreen. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and California poppy extract, it is a sunscreen with SPF 30 that provides an effective shield from UVA and UVB rays AND GENIUS IT HAS A TINT! The tint helps camouflage imperfections and even out skin tone. This line has two new tinted versions based off their best-selling water-resistant sunscreen mist.
You want to pick this nontoxic brand because many physical sunscreens can leave a chalky residue. The mist sits on top of the skin and bounces the sun’s rays away from the skin. (Plus, they’re air-powered—no aerosol!) Some helpful hints: spray at any angle, it is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, and REEF FRIENDLY. Be mindful where you mist—like any mineral formula, these mists can transfer onto clothing. Spray with care!
You can now purchase Beauty Counter sunscreen here at Parlour! We are carrying their Countersun Mineral Sunscreen in 30 SPF. Along with this clean, effective sunscreen we will also be carrying their makeup line! Come by today and give it a try.
Next Summer trend: A lightweight false lash!
A fun way to glam up your summer date night is by wearing our favorite false lashes. Mink and Lashes. These lashes are perfect because they are designed for beginners, and super easy to apply. They have an ultra-thin band, which makes them super lightweight on your lid and is comfortable for those hot summer nights. They are real mink hair so they hold up beautifully and you can reuse them by taking them off and storing them back in their case.
Each set of Lashes is specially designed for all different eye shapes, and there is an option for every person out there whether you’re looking for something more natural for every day, or want to go all out with full glam! Mink & Lashes are 𝙇𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙖 𝙈𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣: 𝘿𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 % 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝. The founders dream was to start a company to help others who are fighting against cancer, she is a local makeup artist who loves to do make-overs to bring out someone’s inner beauty, so they can really see (even in the hardest of times) how gorgeous they are inside and out. You can find her on Instagram at @minkandlashes and have her products here in Salon! Come in and have one of our stylists show you how to apply them.
Final Summer beauty trend: Our favorite topic- HAIR
Last but not least, our favorite way to spend our weekend? Not spending too much time on our hair!!! Wearing a clip, not just any clip but try an OVERSIZED & EMBELLISHED ONE is the best way to dress up unwashed dirty hair while looking polished and put together!
We are so glad that these charming hair clips came back into fashion, they are so adorable and are the perfect accessory to any outfit. It makes for great second day hair after a spritz of Oribe's Dry texture, you can pull one side back and just add your favorite CLIP and be done!
What beauty trends are you loving this fall? We would love to hear from you and get some major inspiration!
We hope you're enjoying your summer and can't wait to see you at your next appointment!
*Don't forget about the Beauty Counter makeup line we have here in Salon! Come by and check it out! It's impressive eco-friendly skincare. We are having a fun Beauty Counter Event here at the shop August 22nd from 5-8! It's the perfect time to try out their products! See you soon!!