Lucky enough to be jetting away somewhere DREAMY this summer? Before you step onto that plane, take note of these tips to get you looking and feeling your best, ready for a MAGICAL trip!
HAIR COLOUR AND TREATMENT
Colouring your hair before a trip can be tricky, timings-wise. Although it feels amazing to have 'fresh out of the salon' colour for your getaway, if you're heading somewhere hot, the sun can cause a fresh colour to fade or turn brassy. Our hair experts recommend having your hair coloured around 3 weeks before your trip, and spoiling yourself to a treatment at the salon too. Something deeply nourishing will give your hair a DELICIOUS, glossy shine - ready for all of those Insta pictures you're about to take!
Not gettting enough sleep effects all aspects of your health, including your hair and skin. In the run up to jetting away, ensure you get plenty of beauty sleep to leave you in HAIR HEAVEN. If you struggle to switch off on an evening, why not try a relaxing evening routine, like a bath and a book? We also love a soothing pillow spray, like This Works.
Water that is, not prosecco! Drinking plenty of water in the weeks leading up to your trip will work WONDERS for your health - leaving you with goddess-like glowing skin, shiny hair and bundles of energy. If you're guilty of not getting your full two litres, why not invest in a chic, eco-friendly water bottle to help you drink up? We LOVE these Rose Pink Quartz Bottles from Ted Baker.
A few days before heading off on your trip, treat yourself to a deep cleansing facial to draw out impurities and leave your skin feeling GORGEOUS. The HydraFacial is perfect pre-holiday as it vortex technology to deeply cleanse the skin. It also highlighta areas with sun damage - after seeing the effects of UV rays, you'll definitely remember to keep up with the sunscreen on your trip!
It might sound a little boring, but planning your makeup and hair looks for while you're away will be totally worth it. You'll know exactly what you need to pack (removing the temptation to take all 50 of your eye shadow palettes) and it will make getting ready much quicker while you're away, leaving you more time for cocktails!
Whether you love to rock the natural and glowy look, all out glam, or retro and red lipped - ensure you plan what products you'll need in your bag. We've got some little treats which we simply can't go away without, like this gorgeous and glowy Hourglass Ambient Light Pallette. This multi-tasking miracle has almost a cult following almost as large as Cloud Nine products! We're also huge fans of the new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Diamonds lip kit to give the most luscious lips of your life.
Our FAVOURITE part – the hair! A trip away is the perfect time to experiment and try a new style.
If you’re going somewhere hot and humid, how about trying a Kardashian-esque slicked-back ponytail to keep that hair out of your face? We have the PERFECT power pony tutorial for that ultimate snatched look. Heading on a busy city break? Our quick, easy step by step guide to natural curls will become your new best friend.
We always recommend taking a selection of Cloud Nine products away with you, so that you can create glossy, long-lasting style without unnecessary heat damage. Our ICONIC Original Iron is a multi-tasking miracle. We ADORE its signature Mineral-Infused ceramic floating plates that allow you to easily create any style - from silky straight to big bouncy curls.
For more HEAVENLY HOLIDAY HAIR inspiration, take a look through our other tutorials.
Now that you've completed the planning, it’s time to pack all of your hair and beauty must-haves in a safe home ready for the trip of a lifetime. Our Vanity Case is PERFECT for transporting your most coveted hair and beauty essentials. Even better, it's FREE for a limited time when you purchase one of our gorgeous Styling Tools!* Act fast though, as it won't stick around for long.
So, that's your hair and beauty all sorted, ready for you to feel like a GODDESS on your trip. Make sure to tag us in any looks you create using #CloudNineHair and we'll share as many as we can.
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