Not only is emerald the birthstone for may, it’s also Pantone’s color of the year for 2013. Translating the trend to nails puts the weather’s personality in the spotlight. Strong gem tones make a statement of confidence. When it’s a green it’s also quite playful and a little bit naughty.
It’s no surprise that Jennifer Aniston has the most sought-after hair color in Hollywood. With her believable dimension and down-to-earth style, our clients often ask our colorists for a similar shade.
Here, Polished Outlook Salon Color Pros break down her hue and techniques they would use to achieve the star’s distinctive look.
Jennifer’s natural level: 4-5, target result: 7 with a profusion of highlights and 3 color formulas: base, highlights and balayage. Highlighting: placing foils around the face and through the crown horizontally and processing the hair to a pale blonde that’s similar to the inside of a banana. Balayage: balayaging through the crown and around the face, painting fairly large pieces with the bleach, process to pale blonde.
Jen’s been topping the I-want-that-hair chart ever since she debuted the “Rachel” haircut in 1995. She continues to serve as the world’s color and style role model because of her classic, realistic style. Jen is that gorgeous girl next door – most girls identify with her. She is not model-beautiful, but classic-beautiful, with blue eyes and an olive skin tone that make her color zing.
Two days ago, on a uniquely-America holiday, during a uniquely-America race, in a uniquely-American city, our country was shaken by a senseless act of violence. Two bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, claiming the lives of at least three people and injuring scores more.
Polished Outlook Salon and Spa in Milford, Michigan offers our condolences to the victims and their families. We stand united with the proud people of Boston as they begin to recover from this tragic event.
This unfortunate episode occurred on Patriot’s Day, a Massachusetts state holiday honoring two battles during the Revolutionary war. The date serves as a national reminder that Americans are a fiercely-independent populous, and value all the freedoms we enjoy in the United States.
Continuing to live our lives as normally as possible is the strongest display of support we can offer as a nation. As you make your spring and summer travel plans, we can think of no prouder or more patriotic trip than visiting Boston, soaking in the rich history of the Freedom Trail and exploring its ethnic neighborhoods which represent a microcosm of all that’s great about the United States.
This spring and summer, traditional and modern brides will both be making statements when they walk down the aisles. Experts at Polished Outlook Salon & Spa weigh in on the top trends in hair, makeup and nails.
The Timeless Beauty
The traditional bride will always reign, but many are bidding farewell to severe updos like the slick bun. Classic brides are still looking for a more formal look, but with hair that is softly pulled back with rougher texture around the hairline. For classic brides wishing for a long-hair look, Master Stylists at Polished Outlook Salon note that soft texture will cascade down the back while the top and sides are softly pulled away from the face and secured with a variety of hair adornments.
‘Regal’, ‘romantic’, and ‘fairy tale’ are common words we’re hearing from all of our classic brides this season.
For the face, Makeup Design Team at Polished Outlook Salon & Spa notes the importance of the right makeup to coincide with the overall classic look of a bride wearing a gown with her hair set. To achieve that look, clean, fresh and classic colors are great for a timeless style. For spring and summer brides, pinks, roses, taupes and peaches look fresh.
Similar classic tints will be seen on the nails, including soft pinks, nudes and neutrals, such colors elongate the fingers. To get the look, try the sheer Rose Water from CND or the taupe Did You’ear About Van Gogh? by OPI.
The Edgy Fashionista
The look for modern brides this season is that of tousled beach beauty. It’s a style that’s just right for the woman who wants to embrace her organic side while evoking an understated elegance. The look can then be dressed up with natural flowers or the bride’s choice of accessories.
To create a contemporary look with cosmetics, Polished Outlook’s Makeup Design Team note their love of matte cherry lips and full lashes. The look has pop and is so ‘now’ but will still stand the test of time when you look back on your photos in 30 years.
Nails for less traditional brides can be on trend with fashion. Modern brides are obviously more high-fashion conscious and willing to be adventurous with their styling. Runway and red carpet styles are prominent influences. For brides who want to wear their “something blue” on their fingernails without being too flashy, OPI offers a creamy light shade called Can’t Find My Czechbook.
Alex Cosmetic Herbal BB Cream is a natural cosmetic with ingredients which are NATRUE certified!
Why the Alex Cosmetic Original Beauty Balm?
Repair treatment: to help heal, protect & soothe red, irritated skin. Can be used after peeling, post OP, laser, waxing, semi-permanent makeup to heal the skin. (Most conventional BB’s are comparable to tinted moisturizer).
Anti-Aging Treatment: all-in-one anti-aging care for dry, dehydrated and mature skin
* Treats hyperpigmenation and unify skin tone
* Nutrient rich coverage as healthy alternative to foundation
* Treats and smooth fine lines and wrinkles
* Erases under eye circles and protect the eye area
Natural Ingredients: like Licorice Extract, Argan Oil, Wheat Germ
Oil and Phytosterols help regenerate and brighten skin.
All Weather Proof: can be used as sun, temperature change, environmental/dust protection.
Even for Most Sensitive Skin: unlike conventional BB’s, we don’t use chemical sunscreen agents which can cause allergic reactions.
The Alex Cosmetic Herbal BB Cream is now available at Polished Outlook Salon & Spa!
It’s time to gather up some flowers and embrace the lighter side of pretty with nails lacquered in eye popping amethyst hues inspired by CND‘s Lilac French Mani for Angel Sanchez’s spring 2013 collection. Sanchez’s dynamic use of muted fabrics and rich color, including mustard yellows and jewel tones, allowed CND to create a lilac color manicure that provides a modern accent to clothes with a formal edge.