We are Phoenicians which means one thing: we know how seek refuge from the heat.
Some may head to the mountains but many of us opt for a trek to the coast of California for some glorious beach time. So if you are off to the beach for a break, we would like to make some beauty and fashion recommendations for your getaway.
First let’s start with that beach bag. If you are up for a splurge on a bag that you will have for many summers to follow, we are loving Helen Kaminski’s “Pia” bag. Big and roomy with classic design, bags by this designer are amazing.
If your budget calls for a thriftier approach, go for the “Sierra Tote” from Lucky brand. It’s tribal vibe is super trendy and the drawstring design makes it a breeze to throw over your shoulder.
First thing to pack in your bag is a wide brimmed, UVA-UVB filtering hat. Our favorite is black and cream striped from J.Crew. It goes with everything! And we’d pair it with a color blocked light gauzy scarf from Bunky Boutique to double up as a head scarf or tied around our waist as a cover-up for drink refills at the bar.
Speaking of coverage, please be sure that an excellent sunscreen goes into your tote. We swear by Prevention Plus from Image Skincare that we pick up next door from Mary at Skin Bliss. It’s staying power is wonderful and it packs hefty protection of SPF 50.
And, of course, this wouldn’t be a Root Salon blog without some recommendations for keeping your hair and hair color in tip-top shape while you are at the beach. Before you cool off in the surf, slather a thick conditioner into your strands to prevent your hair from sponging up the salt water. Absolute Repair Masque from L’Oreal Serie Expert should do the trick.
When it’s time to come in from the sun and shower off the sticky sand, make sure to use a sulfate free cleansing shampoo. Color Protection shampoo from Alfaparf Milano is super duper gentle and will remove sand and surf from your hair without making it feel dry or stripped. Then just work through any snarls with our colorful Tangle Teezer. It removes even the toughest tangles with out causing any breakage and in our opinion no beach bag is complete with out one!
Top off your beach hair by smoothing in one of our newest products, Lipium Sealing Serum from L’Oreal. You won’t believe the shine and moisture you can achieve. After your hair dries, keep in in place for and evening stroll along the shore with our favorite light hairspray, “Finish” from Minardi Color Care.
As we mentioned last week, most of our hair care products are available in travel sizes so you can easily bring these along in your new beach bag!
Okay, you’re ready for your beachy retreat!
Remember that we are here for you when you return to The Valley if you need a trim and a deep penetrating treatment to help repair any accidental damage you may have gained while you were away. Happy vacationing everyone!
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