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Welcome to Summer Beauty, our weekend coverage of this season's hair and makeup trends, as applied by masters in the biz on some very exceptional models. We headed over to the Hudson Guild Fulton Center and the Greenwich House Senior Center to photograph the finest ladies around in this summer's most sought-after looks. While doing so, we even learned a few tips to help us get through July and August—without breaking too much of a sweat.
Photo by Anna Fischer
Man Kwai Lee, 61
Hairstylist Andre Davis from Julien Farel Salon wanted to keep Man's hair simple for the summer, so he took her naturally straight and fine locks and added soft curls with a thermal curling iron. First, though, he used Julien Farel's Restore product, which returns hair to its "virgin" state by bringing it back to its natural pH balance. He also styled it with Phyto Fiber Paste and Nexxus Root Extend and Maximum Hairspray.
Makeup artist Achelle Dunaway of e.l.f. Cosmetics gave Man "flawless skin" by using an e.l.f mineral infused face primer and e.l.f.'s studio bronzer, and kept her eyes neutral in e.l.f. matte eyeshadow in "Muted Mauve." "I just kept her whole face very clean, and then for the lips I gave it a pop of color. I did a really bright raspberry, which is a very on-trend color for the summer. But making it age appropriate is important. It's good to modify the style so it fits you and your personality." The bright raspberry she created is a combination of e.l.f.'s lipstain in "Red Carpet" and their lipstick in "Sociable."
Andre wanted to keep Man's hair nice and easy, which is why he didn't go crazy styling it. "It's free! You won't want to be restricted in the summer to styling you hair, so you want to go with the natural wave. You want to do more scrunching—pretty much wash and wear."
For summer makeup, Achelle reminds that the best thing you can do for your skin is to put on an SPF underneath your makeup. "I would always recommend moisturizing and putting SPF on your skin. Use that as your base and follow it with a primer, particularly a primer with silicate because it helps to fill in fine lines and diminish a lot of pores, and it gives you a nice canvas to put anything on top."
· Julien Farel Salon [Official Site]
· e.l.f. Cosmetics [Official Site]
· All Summer Beauty Posts [Racked]