The Look – Spring/Summer 2017

We’ve got your beauty and fashion trends for the spring/summer 2017 season!  We’ve combed through all our favorite magazines to compile “The Look”, your seasonal beauty and fashion cheat sheets! It’s all you need to know about looking even more fabulous!  We’ve also included beauty services that are super hot in our salon right now (like the best organic spray tan ever, and even better lash extensions)!  Need to book a service?  Give us a call at 203-656-5656 and we would be happy to help!

Keep these handy as you head out for your warm weather shopping! Enjoy! xoxo

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6 Fall Beauty Trends to Try Now

In a matter of weeks, fall will be arriving, and with it comes so many fabulous things to look forward to!  There are lots of great fall outings and activities like going apple picking in a lovely orchard, toasting pumpkin seeds after carving your pumpkins, autumn entertaining with delicious comfort food, and last, but definitely not least, fall fashion and beauty, which always gets us excited!  Time to try out new fashion trends, and we of course, absolutely love new trends in beauty and hair!

We gathered our fall fashion and beauty magazines and combed through them to find the 6 big fall beauty trends that you may want to give a whirl this coming season!  We will break them down and give you our take on these trends, and if you are a bit shy about trying them for yourself, give us a call, and schedule a makeup appointment, to get tips and tricks for achieving a great fall look for yourself!  Fall is a time of transition which takes us into the holiday and winter season, so sit back and let us fill you in!

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Red lips, in every shade and intensity were seen all over the runways for fall. Models at Prada paraded down the runway with gorgeous red lips. We love this trend and like to see the mouth stand out when going with a bold lip. Keep eyes and cheeks more subtle and let those red lips speak for themselves!
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Oh, who doesn’t like the drama of a bold eye with black eyeliner? It’s very glamorous ,but dramatic, bold liners should be saved more for evening. You can still wear black eyeliner during the day to work,  but keep it more simple and save the drama for date night!
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Okay, we love a bit of sparkle, but over the top glitter and sparkle can have you looking like a disco ball! This is one trend that is best kept very simple by using only a small (very sparingly) bit of sparkle. The whole lid – shown here is way TOO much! Use a bit just at the inner corner of the lid to open the eye. Any glitz is always best used for a night out or special occasion. Less is more with this one! Want lots of sparkle? Try this trend on your nails instead for a fun mani/pedi!  We love the look on the Tommy Hilfiger models which showed them sporting just a light touch of gold on the inner corner or on the brow bone. 
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Deep, dark lips are also another big lip trend this fall. We love the dark ruby lips shown on models at Max Mara and Louis Vuitton. Rihanna showed up to the VMA’s with dark ruby lips and totally pulled it off! Models at Dior and Marc Jacobs were seen on the runways with lips rimmed in black and filled in. This extreme look is better kept on the runway, where looks are pure fantasy! Experiment with shades, and perhaps try a lip stain in a deep ruby for a sheer look.
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Smokey eyes…. we love the look! Soft, smokey eyes are so very sexy and look especially great when you use rich browns, charcoal or even deep olive shadows and liners. Blend, blend, blend! You don’t want to see any harsh lines, so blending is key. Try a very, very soft smokey eye with light liner for day and then go bolder for evening. Good makeup brushes do the trick for blending shadows like a pro. Need a makeup lesson? We can show you how to get the look!
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Natural makeup with a fresh, dewy look and subtle highlights is another trend this coming season. There is a “no makeup” look storming through Hollywood recently, with Alecia Keys even showing up to the VMA’s with the look. We love the look seen on the models at the Ralph Lauren catwalk. Models had beautiful, fresh, radiant skin which just glowed! Key here is getting your skin in tip top shape! Exercise, drink lots of water, get facials, use quality skin care products and never leave the house without sunscreen on! Want to get glowing? Schedule an appointment for a fabulous, relaxing facial with our pros and talk to them about our amazing line of skincare products from Environ, SkinCeuticals and Sothys.

 

Ladies Night Out – Wilson Point Fashion Show

We were delighted when we were asked to participate in a “Ladies Night Out” and help with blowouts for hair and makeup for a fashion show at Wilson Point in Rowayton, CT.  Noreen Anderer, a long time customer of Helen Ainson gathered together 7 models and a large group of her neighbors and friends for this fun night filled with fashion, food and beauty!

We offered to do hair and makeup on any of the models who were interested in getting primped by us!  We spoke with Dee about the summer makeup and beauty trends as she worked her magic on one of the models, Barbara Callahan.  Top trends are bright eye shadow colors, lips and nails.  Also important according to Dee is the use of contour and highlighting, which is very big right now!  Fuller brows are a must and can make you look more youthful.  Eyelash extensions continue to be a trend that is not going anywhere soon!  Once you experience full, lush, long eyelashes you’ll be hooked!  Not sure how to achieve these looks?  Make an appointment with Dee for a one-on-one makeup lesson!

Here are some highlights from the Wilson Point Fashion Show for “Ladies Night Out”!

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Model, Barbara Callahan makeup ready!
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Gorgeous bright new eye shadows in for summer!
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Lips: Lots of bright pinks, corals, fuchsia and more!
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Dee played up Barbara’s beautiful light blue eyes and even added a few individual false lashes for a little drama! Beautiful hair blow out by Natalia!
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A Beautiful Night at Wilson Point….
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A delicious spread of food and drinks! Andrew tried his first Jonah Crab Claw and now he’s hooked!
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Debbie Carlucci, one of the models shows off a Long Cotton Print Dress and a Stunning Handmade Necklace and Earrings
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Cheers to a great evening!

6 Beauty Trends For Spring 2016

There were so many different looks on the runways for Spring 2016! Designers like Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and Tory Burch’s models glowed with that California girl feel.  Other designers presented models with bright candy apple colored lips (Jason Wu), a bit of concealer and nothing else!  Of course, there was the usual over-the-top hair and makeup for major drama; but not something you will see walking through your local mall!  The trends we loved from the shows were ones we could see sporting ourselves!  Here are the 6 beauty trends for Spring 2016 that we are loving!

VIBRANT LIPS:  Bold colored lips in pink, orange and candy apple red.

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THE BLUES: Shades of blues in eye shadow’s and liners from pale blue to navy were everywhere, some done very subtle and others more dramatic.  The looks we liked were smoky and blended to perfection.  Seen too was a bit of sparkle, perfect for a night out on the town!

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BRONZE BEAUTY: At Balmain’s fashion show, models were bronzed with makeup for a fresh, bronzed glow.  Want something that lasts a bit longer and doesn’t cause sun damage?  Try out our Organic Spray Tan (more to come on that in our next blog!).

EASY FUSS FREE HAIR:  Loose beach waves, low easy buns, single braids, ponytails and rope twists (simple to do… divide hair in two sections and twist each section clockwise while twisting both.  Secure with a tie) were seen on the beauties strutting down the runway

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Loose Beachy Waves

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LONG DRAMATIC LASHES AND FULL EYEBROWS:  Beautiful long, dramatic lashes were seen in so many of the shows and as you know we love, love, love long lashes!  Be sure to curl your lashes and wiggle your mascara wand as you apply to the lashes to get good coverage.  Want fuss free lashes?  Try our amazing Eyelash Extensions which will transform your peepers in a flash!

Eyebrows were bold and full (none of the over plucking of the 1980’s!).  Fuller eyebrows present a more youthful appearance (a big plus!).

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Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day! xoxo