Hair {and Makeup} by A.S.H.
Spring 2012 Hair and Makeup Trends

Spring is the perfect time to brush up on the latest trends in hair and makeup!

The weather is gorgeous… and so are YOU! It’s time to shrug off the drab winter colors and embrace the corals and tangerines of the season.

Let’s talk hair first… now that the sun is out, brighten up with a few highlights. It’s best to keep the front the brightest, so you may only need a partial highlight. Experiment with shinier, multi-dimensional ammonia free haircolor for a healthier look. I would recommend Redken’s Chromatics, because it has an oil delivery system that fortifies hair twice as much as it is naturally.

Although it is going to get warmer, don’t be tempted to cut all of your hair off! Go for an updated version of Jennifer Aniston’s adorable bob, keeping the front length near your shoulders. Putting in just a few more layers or having some of it texturized can give you the same effect, but you will still have your length.

Braids appear to be the style trend of the season. A side braid or two in the front adds a little bit of texture and looks very chic if you have highlights. If you have long hair, try doing a few loose braids near the front, and then curling your ends for a different effect.

Before the summer humidity sets in, begin researching Keratin Treatment specialists in your area. Keratin Treatments will protect your hair from the humid elements and keep frizz at bay. You may have noticed a few different do-it-yourself treatments being carried in drug stores now. Much like box haircolor, these products are made cheaply and in a one-size-fits-all manner, which means that instead of making your hair healthy, it will damage it in the long run. Spend the money up front to have your Keratin Treatment done right so you are not paying more money in the end to fix a $20 boxed product.

Now, let’s talk makeup… the 60s-inspired cat eye is back! As summer approaches, it is a good idea to back off on the makeup, so a solid, liquid-lined eye paired with a peachy-pink or coral lip makes a big statement. Also, there is no need to go out and buy a lighter coverage foundation for Spring and Summer. All you need to do is mix your foundation with an illuminating moisturizer for a fresh, dewy face.

Ready to put a little Spring in your look? Hair by A.S.H. is a full-service salon in Brentwood, Tennessee. Stylist/Owner Alyssa Hodges is a haircolor and Keratin Treatment specialist, as well a makeup artist who styles photo shoots and weddings. If you have questions or are ready to book your appointment, contact Alyssa at 615.967.4643. For more information, visit