Due to COVID-19 and the mass isolation across the world, now is the time to stay positive and embrace your natural self. Take the time to enjoy being you whilst staying at home, and check out our top 19 Hair & Beauty Tips to get you through.
1. Camouflage those roots
Darker or Lighter Shades – try avoid a definitive parting or any visible lines of colour / greys. Change the style up a little, or look out for root concealer spray’s and palettes from your local supermarkets. And remember since the emergence of techniques such as balayage and root smudging, light hair and darker roots is no longer a fashion crime!
2. Grow your lashes out
If you’re a lash queen like a lot of our members of staff, and love keeping up with your LvL & Lash extensions now is the time to grow them babies out. Just think how amazing your lashes will be upon your next appointment, double volume! But for now mascara is our saviour.
3. Try some on trend Hair Up Dos
One very simple way to take the focus off an outgrown cut or colour is a new up do. You can create many effortless looks, using how to tutorials on youtube and Pinterest.
4. Drink lots of water
Stay hydrated, ensure you are having at least 3 and a half – pint glasses of water per day. This will help energise and support hair growth from root to tip, and help flush the toxins out of your body making your nails strong and keeping your skin looking fresh.
5. Give your hair a break from heat
As you can’t leave the house, ditch the straighteners and heat appliances! Let the hair dry naturally using silicon free oil to control any frizz, or put your hair in plaits to create a wavy beach look.
6. Add highlighter to your moisturiser
Spring has begun, and although we may be wearing mostly lounge wear at home why not dig out that pretty colourful dress or top and add some highlighter into your body moisturiser. Apply all over and create your own glow, you will be ready for brighter days to come.
7. Give your brushes a spring clean
You may have cleaned your whole house by now if you have been at home, but have you gave all your brushes and combs a good clean? Including that fluff on the back of hairdryers, and not to mention product build up on straighteners. Leave your hair brushes to soak in warm shampoo for 20 minutes, or look up – home hacks for some more ways.
8. Eat your 5 a day
We need our immune systems now more than ever, and if you find yourself less busy, then maybe researching new delicious meals can be a great way of implementing more healthy foods into our diets. Ensure you are getting the right foods in order to allow your mind, and body to flourish!
9. Get perfecting your skincare routine
- Eye cream
What does your skincare routine consist of, and have you established what type of skin you have? Setting aside a simple 5 Step daily skin care routine morning and evening, can really help those who are suffering with any skin problems and missing monthly facial appointments. Alongside this homemade face masks work great, and can be very cheap to create.
10. 2020 Hair trends? We’ve got you
Hair accessories are SO big right now, for Spring 2020 heres just a few trends that may appeal to you…
- Large clips
- Pearl & Tortoiseshell accessories
- Oversized headbands
- 90s style scrunchies
- Bucket & beret style hats
11. Take a break from make-up
Allow your skin to detox, enjoy a morning coffee in the garden with the sun shining and take in some natural vitamin D with nothing but your SPF on. Ahh -pure bliss.
12. Treat your body right
More often than not, being stuck indoors can mean over indulging. But keeping things in moderation and planning out healthy meals, along with home work out routines can really take care of your body. Meditation can be a great way of tackling any stress, as well as yoga and any other forms of exercise. Check in with loved ones as much as possible, and most importantly take care of you.
13. Exfoliate your skin regularly
For dry skin it is important to do this 1-2 times per week, if you have oily skin you may require this more often. There are many great products out there to suit different skin types, but alternatively a few home hacks are to use brown sugar, skin brushes or even exfoliation gloves.
14. Cleanse your make-up bags & brushes
Most dermatologists advise to soak your tools, especially foundation and concealer brushes, once a week minimum to prevent product buildup. Because these brushes are used on your face, the cleaner they are the better they are for your skin. Cotton make-up bags can be washed on a gentle wash with detergent, or alternatively washed down with soap by hand and wiped over with anti-bacterial solution and left to air out.
15. Keep your lips hydrated
Winter may be over, but we still need to keep our lips full, healthy and well nourished! Create a home lip scrub, mix one teaspoon of honey with two teaspoons of sugar. Massage the mixture around your lips, and leave for around 5 – 10 mins. Remove with the help of a warm face cloth.
16. Relax with a hair masque
If you happen to have hair oil add a few drops into your conditioner to create your own hair masque, or simply leave your conditioner on for 10-15 mins longer for extra hydration!
17. Time for something new?
Have you been thinking of having a slight or even drastic change in hair styles? Or looking back on old images and remembering the time you really suited that different hair colour. Change can be fun and exciting, it can be good for the soul bringing kind compliments which help boost confidence. Is there anything you want to change or try out in the coming months?
18. Show your hands some love
After extensive measures have been put in place, we are all being very hygienic during this unprecedented time. With repeated hand washing and sanitising, taking care of your hands couldn’t be more vital. Ensure you are moisturising after each wash, using soothing hand creams or home products like coconut oil. Homemade hand masks also work really well, and are a good excuse when you want to avoid doing anything!
19. Support your local Salon
We want to say a massive thank you to all of the support and well-wishes you have sent our way in recent times. Knowing that we have such amazing guests is keeping our spirits up and it is truly appreciated! If you want to do more and #Supportyoursalon further, see below on a few ways you can help us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon – The Moko Team x
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