Transition into Fall/Winter 2011

When seasons change, our way of dressing generally shifts as well (especially in the snowy Midwest).  When employing a new wardrobe, it becomes important to continue that transition into your hair color and make-up palette as well.

In terms of hair, in the salon I generally shift most of my clients to darker and warmer tones each winter; this includes taking many of my blondes to a warmer and richer color spectrum.  When taking the change of hair color into consideration, we must also look at changing the way we care for our thirsty locks.  Bumble and bumble’s Quenching line provides great moisture and color protection as well as therapy for the terribly thirsty.  Additionally, Bumble’s Creme de Coco line and Gentle Shampoo paired with Super Rich Conditioner are perfect choices to beat the dry, staticy winter air.  Placing a bottle of these hair-hydrators in my shower has been an annual winter hair ritual especially considering my snow-white tresses.

As your hair color and clothing changes, many of us often forget to transition our make-up as well.  Here are some ideas to help you make the winter transition easy:

Lips:  Lip colors become darker and more matte which compliments our skin as it lightens through the fall and winter months.

Eyes:  Eye combinations tend to become more smoky and dramatic with the shift to rich browns, grays, charcoal, and jewel tones.  Don’t forget your brows!!  Brow shaping becomes more and more important as the winter months trudge on.  Brow powders in tones that compliment the change in hair color fill sparse spots and complete a fuller, bolder shape.

Skin/Complexion:  Moisturizers become thicker as our skin becomes dryer and needs more protection from the cold, dry wind.  Foundations and powders become lighter and more translucent as our pigment loses that summer sun-kiss.  Tuck your bronzers into the back of your cabinet and pull out your blushes to play up cheeks this season.  Make sure to invest in great lip balm and eye creme to ensure your face is protected from Old Man Winter.

Check out this great article about fall/winter make-up from Harper’s Bazaar Magazine that also provides great fall style for hair and make-up.  http://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/makeup-articles/fall-2011-beauty-trends-highlights#fbIndex1

Yours in style,

RaeAnne Skarda

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