Bohemian braids, bold lips, and nails with patriotic flair: The Fourth of July is all about winning the warm weather style game. But we here at Beauty Coach know that keeping your cool look intact from dawn until dusk can be daunting – so, we’re giving you our must-have essentials for looking fabulous all-day long. Read on to learn how you can master a carefree Independence Day style with ease!
Babes who braid
We don’t know about you – but come Independence Day – you can find us lounging poolside or baking clams by the sea. And while we relish the spectrum of outdoor options available, we can’t help but be frustrated by our wilted midday strands. Luckily, keeping them polished and in place isn’t impossible thanks to the cleverly reimagined braid.
Whether you prefer a deconstructed fishtail, or a French-braid crown, picking the right stay-put product is essential for keeping strands from straying. We like the Amika Texture Styling Three Piece Kit, which comes with mousse, hairspray and gel – perfect for keeping our expertly executed braids in place until the fireworks have ended!
Patriotic mani, on point
While we aren’t likely to splash our tips with stars and stripes, we’re all for a fresh white or vampy red lacquer. What we like the most? These summer-friendly hues will seamlessly carry us into the rest of July. Keep polish from budging by following a few simple steps.
Step 1: Prep your nails with alcohol by swiping a soaked cotton pad over your cuticles and nails. This can help to remove traces of oil, which can ultimately lead to tips that chip.
Step 2: Polish nails with a budge proof formula. For chip-proof tips, start with Orly Bonder Basecoat, which acts like double-sided sticky tape. Next, reach for a high-quality lacquer, such as Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Pirate. The extended wear formula comes in a true red, which touts a high-shine finish – perfect for dazzling this Fourth of July, and beyond.
Step 3: Protect your manicure with a quick-drying top coat. We love Deborah Lippmann Addicted to Speed Ultra Quick-Dry Top Coat, which quickly adheres to polish – so you can get out the door in a flash!
Get a brazen pout
Not accustomed to a bold lip? The Fourth of July is the perfect time to try one out! Match your tips to your lips with Dior Couture Color Rouge Lipstick in Red Smile, which touts a matte, 16-hour formula that won’t crease or cake.
So, no matter where you’re headed this Independence Day, make sure that you don BC’s essentials – so you can look and feel your best from dawn until dusk!
Beauty Coach Team