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While they say you don’t have to follow the trend to stay stylish, there are a few we’re dying to try. From skincare to hair color, fill your beauty bucket list with six not-so-permanent, easy-to-try fads that will pump up the volume when it comes to self-care.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the shiniest nails of all? Chrome nails are nailing it, and we are all about the ultra-shine, especially when it comes to the hologram effect. From au naturel to acrylics, this metallic nail trend will add some extra dimension to your look.
Our Pick: If you want to get your glam on at home, Revlon Holochrome Nail Enamel Collection meets our must-have super reflective factor.
Get ready to embrace this Instagram-worthy trend—no commitment required. If you’re looking to color your locks sans the permanent processing, try hair gloss. Boosting the natural shine and tone of your tresses while adding subtle color that fades out within a few weeks, gloss is the way to go. And with brands like Redken offering almost every hue of the rainbow, all you need is a few minutes in the chair with your stylist, and you'll be rocking a new look in no time.
Our Pick: Rose gold is having a really long moment, and we love it! A great color that can be customized to any complexion—especially the strawberry and peach undertones—rose gold will keep your hair glowing.
Fancier than a balm without the stickiness of a gloss, lip oils are a must-have in our bag. The effortless way to nourish your pucker with a hint of hue, tinted lip oils are the perfect way to brighten your complexion instantly—minimal effort required. With many oils on the market (from Covergirl to Dior), you can choose a color and cost that works for you.
Our Pick: We are all about the brush-on Burt's Bees® Tinted Lip Oil. Made with a blend of coconut and meadowfoam-seed oils, your lips are sure to stay moisturized with one of these six kissable colors.
An eye-opening experience, this trend is like a perm for your eyelashes. Offering the ultimate damage-free enhancement, it’s all about embracing your natural lashes at a customizable curl level that works for you. With no falsies or extensions in sight, this process utilizes a solution and lotion to keep your lash lift game strong for up to two months.
Our Pick: Wanting to add a little extra drama post-lift? Sephora’s LashCraft Big Volume Mascara gets our vote. Featuring big, smudge-proof volume, the curved brush will easily contour to your luscious lashes.
Not just for your backyard BBQ, this summer superfruit is packed full of benefits that can help even the most sensitive skin. Brands like Glow Recipe (who created the seven-time sold-out Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask) made this moisture-rich fruit a tasty sensation. And with a recently launched $8 Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask, prepare yourself for serious skin hydration.
Our Pick: If you can’t get your hands on Glow Recipe, we are huge fans of Basics and Organics Watermelon + White Tea Cleansing Milk. Chock full of natural nourishing ingredients, this formula will gently cleanse while removing even the most stubborn makeup.
Out with the old, in with the bold. Celebrities are turning up the voltage when it comes to this trend, and now it’s easier than ever to make your eyeshadow electric. The bright colors are super fun to play with, especially when you're getting ready for a night out on the town.
Our Pick: Choose bright colors that either make your eye color pop or compliment a piece of your outfit. When it comes to our go-to, we-will-actually-use pigment eyeshadow, we are kind of obsessed with Rihanna’s Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Duo. The dreamy hues and creamy consistency are easy to apply so you can achieve the amplified color you desire.
Tipping. While it can be a taboo topic that no one really wants to talk about publicly, the fact is, it’s a very important one that shouldn’t (and can’t) be avoided. This is all too true, especially now, when it comes to beauty services. Even before, “all of this” happened, there appeared to be some ambiguity about exactly how much to tip, when, what’s a respectable amount, and why. Now that we’ve tried our best at #homebeauty, it’s time to head back to the salons, spas, and other boutique beauty businesses (if you haven’t already). We’re here to guide you through gratuity in the new normal and why tipping a little extra to show your stylists and service providers you care during this tough time is the right thing to do.
To make sure we get you all the right answers, we asked around about it (so you don’t have to). Turns out, our Instagram followers had a lot to say about how to tip your stylists and show them some extra love right now.
Here’s what you think:
79% of you said you’ve been tipping more for beauty services recently. We’re all so grateful for our stylists—with split ends, grown-out roots, out-of-control brows, and terrible home-cut bangs to prove it. And now that many of us can return to our salons and spas, we’re appreciating the ones who help us feel beautiful even more right now.
We got a range of responses to this question. Some said they tip 5% more than they previously did, and many said 25%-35% total! Not only are these stylists actual artists, but they’re providing services we just can’t do ourselves. On top of that, many had to close their doors for several months, many were displaced as their salons shut down for good, and all of them are trying their best to get back to a sense of normalcy and do what they do best—help us look and feel beautiful. So, take this as a guide. Tip what you can but remember how much these wonderful people do for us.
When it comes to trying new services, 69% of you gave it a big fat NO, while 31% remain intrigued. It makes sense that many would stick to their go-tos right now, as salons are just starting to reopen in some areas or may not be open yet at all.
Depending on where you live and your overall health, you might be sticking with the bare minimum for now. But if your city has put in place safe reopening guidelines and measures, and you feel ready to head back out there, you can do so safely at a Mindbody salon. And you may be interested in trying out some new services right now as a way to show your local salons some extra support. If that’s you, browse beauty on the Mindbody app—and filter your categories to find out what’s out there.
Another way you can support your stylists right now? Shopping. It’s the safest way to show them some love without actually going in for a treatment. Many salons offer pre-payment on the Mindbody app and curbside pickup or a plethora of shipping methods, so you can keep contact to a minimum as much as possible. Plus, they have some pretty great stuff. If you need to invest in a good shampoo—especially because you haven’t gotten your hair done in months—so why not buy it from your stylist? According to our poll, it’s a pretty even split. 55% of you haven’t bought any products yet, while the other 45% have been shopping away. If you’re part of that 55, consider checking out your salon’s product offerings (you might see something you like).
Finally, we asked you all open-endedly how else you’re supporting your stylists right now. We got a lot of great answers. There was a lot of overlap, but we thought you might like to see some of the ones that stood out. So, if we didn’t cover it all so far, we’re about to—because you all are awesome and you did it for us. Here are some of the great ideas you had:
• “Paying in advance!”
• “Being more diligent about scheduling appointments versus letting my hair grow out”
• “Referring friends!”
• “Being flexible” (this is a good one—check out the 5 things your stylist wants you to know before you book)
• “Scheduling my next cut before I leave!”
• “Sharing their photos on Instagram and telling friends!”
So, if you’re a stylist reading this, thank you. We all want to continue showing you support during this time and beyond. And if you’re a regular person like me who really needs her highlights done, just schedule the damn appointment already (if you feel comfortable) or buy some purple shampoo from your favorite salon.