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.
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.
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.
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