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Avoiding Makeup Meltdowns This Summer

Summer can be one of the most fun and relaxing seasons of the year, full of sunshine, warmth, and plenty of time at the pool or beach. You change your wardrobe when summer arrives, and it only makes sense to change your approach to makeup, as well. Wearing too much makeup in the summer can make you look tired and run-down, so it’s a good idea to have a strategy for summer makeup. Keep reading to learn how you can avoid makeup meltdowns this summer.

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Go Natural
It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, whether you’re heading to a backyard barbecue or a day at the shore with friends. Summertime is all about embracing the natural beauty of the season, and the same principle applies for your makeup habits. Use a little bit of coconut oil when you get out of the shower to keep your skin smooth and glowing, and make sure to use sunscreen if you are going outside. You might get a bit of a suntan even when you wear sunscreen, which can help you look great with minimal makeup.

Conceal and Camouflage
Blemishes can happen at any time of year, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t put your best face forward in the summer. Use a full-coverage concealer in areas where you have minor imperfections, and blend it in with a sheer foundation on the rest of your face. You’ll still be able to maintain that gorgeous summer glow without caking on heavy makeup.

Know Your Skin Type
It’s important to choose makeup that’s appropriate for your skin type in every season, and especially during the warmer months. If you use products that aren’t appropriate for your skin, they can start to appear streaky by the middle of the day. Use a water-based foundation instead of a powder to avoid streaks and a caked look.

When you’re ready to take the first step towards a rewarding career in cosmetology, call Long Island Beauty School in Hempstead at (516) 483-6259. We offer courses in hairdressing, cosmetology, nail technology, and more so that you have a solid educational foundation to begin your new career.

Studying for the Cosmetology Theory Exam

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To be a cosmetologist, you need to excel at working with clients and have a thorough understanding of the theories behind cosmetology. Before you can begin your career as a cosmetologist, you must pass a written test to qualify for your license. The best first step to take when preparing for the cosmetology theory exam is to enroll in a beauty school in the state you plan on practicing in. Make sure you complete all of your assignments, and pay extra attention to areas that prove to be particularly challenging for you. You can start a study group with some of your classmates to share your notes and experiences, and to quiz each other on what you’ve learned. Find sample exams to practice with once you feel almost ready for the real thing, and go over your answers to see where you still could use some improvement.

Long Island Beauty School provides our students with classroom instruction as well as hands-on experience for a well-rounded foundation in cosmetology. Contact us at (516) 483-6259 to learn about the admissions process and to inquire about whether you might qualify for financial aid.

Caring for Color-Treated Hair in the Spring and Summer

There’s a good chance that you know the sun can damage skin through intense or prolonged exposure—that’s why you tell your clients to wear sunscreen on a daily basis. However, how are your clients supposed to care for their hair in the summer? Color-treated hair is especially susceptible to being damaged by sun and water at the beach or poolside, so it needs special attention to keep it healthy and beautiful. Keep reading to learn how to care for color-treated hair in the spring and summer months.

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Shampooing Options
While shampooing your hair with a foamy lather every day can feel quite refreshing, it can also strip your hair of the vital oils it needs to retain the color. If you decide not to shampoo every day, you should still rinse your hair with warm water and use a conditioner so that your dry strands get the moisture they need. On the days you do shampoo, try to use as little as possible for the best color retention. You can also try oil-absorbing hair powders and avoid water altogether on some days to promote long-lasting color.

Protein Treatments
Many of your hairstyling clients may have never given thought to what their hair is actually made of. Hair is made of a tough protein called keratin, but it can be damaged when it is color-treated. This damage must be addressed so that the sun and water don’t do additional harm to the hair’s structure. Glazing hair after a color treatment will help fight that damage and seal in the color so that it lasts longer and is not as vulnerable to sun and water.

SPF Hair Conditioner
You use sunscreen with SPF on your skin, and there are leave-in conditioners designed to protect your hair, as well. Use one of these and wear a floppy sunhat whenever you’re expecting to spend a good amount of time in the sun.

When your clients are happy with their hair, they’ll be happy with you. Long Island Beauty School is here to provide you with a solid education and hands-on experience so you can have a prosperous career in the cosmetology and hairdressing industry. Call our Hempstead campus at (516) 483-6259 to find out more about our programs.

Top Makeup Looks for Summer Weather

Summer is finally here again, which means it’s time to put away your snow boots, down parkas, and sweaters and bring out your sandals, sundresses, and shades. You change what you wear with the season, so you should also think about how your future cosmetology clients will want to change their makeup for the warmer weather. Summer is a time to be fun and flirty when it comes to makeup, so keep reading to learn about a few of the best makeup looks for summer weather.

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Blue Eyes
Whether your client has naturally blue eyes or a shade of brown or green, you can use blue eyeliner for a fresh, summery look. Instead of using a bright blue eyeliner across the entire length of the eyelid, only apply it on the outer half so that the eye remains bright. The outer corners should flick upwards for a winged look that’s equally at home in a sidewalk café or out to dinner at a fine restaurant.

Pink Lips
You certainly don’t want your clients to be pink with sunburn from a day at the beach, but you can incorporate pink into their summer makeup looks with a simple lip gloss and pencil. Use the lip gloss first for an understated, natural shine, and then fill in the lips with a pink or nude pencil. This is a perfect look for a day at the beach or attending a pool party at a friend’s summer house. Remember to have your clients bring the gloss and pencil with them in case they need touchups.

Golden Glow
While a suntan can look great, it’s best to advise your clients to get a golden glow from makeup so they don’t damage their skin. Bronze eye shadow blended with a softer gold hue can create a fresh-from-the-beach look, especially when the glow is extended to the cheeks with bronzer.

If you’re interested in learning how to create fresh makeup looks for all seasons, it’s time to call Long Island Beauty School in Hempstead at (516) 483-6259 to learn about our educational programs in cosmetology, hairdressing, and more. We offer all of our students a well-rounded curriculum, so you’ll be prepared to start an exciting new career.

Keeping Hair Hydrated In the Summer

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Warm weather and sunshine might feel good, but they can also strip your hair of moisture. If you want to keep luscious, healthy locks during the summer, use the following tips to maintain hydration.

Use a deep conditioner once a week to replenish moisture in the hair. Moisturizing shampoo is also a useful resource that can give you the hair you want. Brush your hair at least twice a day to spread the oil down through the strands. Let your tresses dry naturally to avoid stripping them of even more moisture. A healthy diet can also improve the look and feel of your hair.

When you attend Long Island Beauty School, you learn all the skills you need to give your clients the services they want. Our beauty school education will help to guide you toward a fulfilling career in the beauty industry. Check out our website or call (516) 483-6259 to learn more about our programs.

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