Because it’s dreary winter in Australia and I have an almost unhealthy obsession with the United States of America, I thought I would channel some of that healthy U.S summer glow this way and chat to a few babes from that neck of the woods about what’s hot in beauty + fashion, like right now! I’ve rounded up 4 gorgeous women from LA to NYC to share their thoughts from their city, to give you a little pep in your step this morning.
“In LA, the hottest trends right now is pastel hair. Specifically, pink or lavender. Another big trend is hair braiding. Even though Coachella is over, you’ll see some of the coolest looking gals with loose french braids wrapped around their head like a crown.”Piera | Los Angeles | @hiPiera
“Beach wave hair is my favorite because it’s such a versatile hair style. It looks classy when you are dressed up, sexy-messy when you are dressed down, hot with red lips, or simple, yet sophisticated with a more natural look. Here’s my technique! You can do this using a 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron or if you know how to curl with a flat iron, you can use it too. To start, I clip up the top part of the hair and work around the bottom. Section out a ruler sized chunk at a time. With each section of hair I pull it through the curling iron paying special attention to the end of the section. I do not curl this part, but stop about 2-3 inches from the end of my hair and then curl the rest of the section of hair up. As I release the section I pull down and drag that end piece through the curling iron, but making sure not to curl it. I do this all around my head. Once I’ve curled the bottom I then let down the top and go back around my head savings the front for last. To finish, I spray all around using a flexible hairspray while running my fingers through it and making it a little messy. The result is beach wavy hair without the sand and salt!” Ro Ferrelli | Florida | Personal & Spiritual Development Mentor for Women
“Summer is the perfect time for a fresh-faced glow, and getting the look can be easy if you have the right makeup. We achieved this look on our model, Morgan, with a tinted moisturizer, MAC bronzer used as blush (plus a little contouring, of course), Anastasia Brow Wiz in medium brown, and L’oreal Voluminous Mascara. This look is super easy to achieve and looks great for the warmer months. The only thing you’ll need in your purse are some blotting papers and SPF chapstick.” Jia Wertz | New York City | Founder / CEO ShopStudio15