Work Hard, Look Great
As professional working women, our schedules tend to get booked fast, leaving little to no time for self-care. But if we aren’t taking care of ourselves, we can hardly be expected to put 100% into our careers and families. Here LaBelle Day Spa & Salon Founder and CEO Bella Schneider offers some beauty tips that will keep you looking and feeling your most beautiful.
Balayage and Regularly Scheduled Root Touch-ups
Getting yourself to the hair salon every four to six weeks can be quite the burden. But in some cases, you have no choice. A platinum blonde’s roots will start to show, making it a necessity to book the appointment. And the same goes for a brunette trying to keep the gray around her hairline from reappearing. However, if you are in the market for a new look, explore Balayage. This coloring technique makes regrowth look natural and, when done right, on purpose. Balayage typically focuses on lighter face-framing strands and lighter ends, leaving you with sun-kissed hair.
Multi-tasking Beauty Products
You probably have a regular beauty routine that you follow, but is it taking up too much of your time? Marie Kondo-ing the products on your beauty vanity with multi-tasking ones that provide double-duty benefits can cut significant time out of your prep. Instead of an eight-step process, narrow it down to just three or four. For instance, trade your regular facial wash in for one that exfoliates and opt for a night cream that includes retinol for added anti-aging benefits. Also, trade your day cream, SPF and foundation in for a CC cream that tackles all your needs in one quick application.
Blow it Out
If you’ve got a full head of hard-to-manage hair, you know how daunting blowing it out can be. Waking up at the crack of dawn somehow still doesn’t leave enough time to get everything done. I recommend scheduling regular professional blowouts. A Sunday evening or Monday morning blowout ensures a confident start to your week.
If weekly blowouts simply aren’t an option, perhaps a Brazilian blowout is more your speed. Regardless of your hair type, this treatment is an amazing option to consider. Frizzy hair will become tamed, curly hair will become enhanced, and wavy hair will become smooth. Imagine not having to straighten your hair for an hour each morning. Now book that appointment!
Every Busy Woman Needs This in Her Beauty Arsenal
The older we get, the more we work to reverse those fine lines, brown spots, and lackluster skin. While this is an inevitable step in life, there are certain ingredients that can dramatically soften and smooth the signs of aging. When curating your beauty arsenal, look for products with active ingredient formulations. Here are some ingredients to incorporate: Retinol boosts collagen production; hyaluronic acid plumps and moisturizes the skin; and vitamin C provides clarity and brightens the skin. Also, always include a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher to shield you from the aging effects of the sun.
Microblading and Eyelash Extensions
Brows are one of the major beauty trends we’ve been focusing on for the last decade. Since thick, full brows are now on everyone’s wish list, it’s up to us to shape them every morning. If you are tired of trying and failing to get your brows to look even, try out microblading. This process involves tiny strokes of a needle with pigment, making your brows look not only thick and full, but also natural. The effects can last up to two years.
Doing your lashes every morning before work seems like an easy step in anyone’s beauty routine, but it takes time and precision to get them to look full, thick, and long. Even if this is achieved, it rarely lasts throughout the day. Eyelash extensions will save you from buying mascara and getting it all over your eyelids when you’re in a rush out the door. With eyelash extensions, all you need is foundation and concealer and you’re good to go.
Take a Me Day
Sometimes, it’s easier to just book yourself out for one entire day than trying to squeeze in a service here and a treatment there. Clear your schedule for a self-care day to take care of yourself from head to toe. Book back-to-back appointments for your hair, nails, brows, wax, massage, facial, etc.
If you still have a hard time making it to the salon, all of these services can easily be done in the comfort of your own home or office. Don’t be afraid to ask if this is something your beauty providers can accommodate