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Makeover: Nurse gets some first aid on her hair

Nadia Albano gives 33-year-old nurse Jennifer Koch a fresh new look for summer

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Jennifer Koch is a 33-year-old nurse who was long overdue for a hair refresh. She was ready to kick things up a notch and brighten her hair up for summer.

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Jennifer has very long and thick, dense hair. It was looking a little drab and brassy so I applied foil highlights throughout for balayage effect. To create a soft “lived-in” effect, I applied a root smudge, in a dark blond shade, to soften the hairline.

I cleansed her hair with Oribe — Bright Blonde for Beautiful Colour Shampoo and Conditioner, then layered the mid-lengths and ends with Oribe — Supershine Moisturizing Cream for added hydration and heat protection. I cut a few inches from her length and reshaped her layers for easier styling and maintenance.

Before styling, I sprayed Oribe — Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray, a thermal protection and quick drying spray with smoothing and nourishment benefits. I blow dried the hair with a round brush and created a soft bend using a curling wand. To finish the style I used Oribe — Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray to create a tousled style.

Makeup:

We kept Jennifer’s makeup very clean a neutral. We wanted to enhance her pretty hazel-green eyes and used shades of brown and champagne. We evened out her complexion using a BB Cream but first used an oil-free face primer to combat shine. We filled in her eyebrows to define them while framing her eyes, and opted for a neutral bronzer, blush and lip for an easy summer look.

Makeup Used:

Primer: Benefit POREfessional Primer

Even out complexion: NYX BB Cream in Nude

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Fair

Eyeshadow: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight and Cocoa, with MAC eyeshadow in Saddle

Liner: Smashbox Always On Gel Liner in Brewed

Brows: Benefit, Precisely My Brow in 3.5 and Benefit, Ready Set Brow 24 Hr Brow Gel

Bronzer: NARS Laguna Bronzer with Make Up For Ever Pro Fushion Highlight

Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Peaceful

Lips: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Perla with Dior Lip Glow in 001

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