For our calendar, summer is true godsend. Extra long beach days? Music festivals? Weekend trips? Yes please.
But for our hair and skin, the season proves otherwise. That’s why whenever we have the chance, we head straight to Beverly Hills to Giftbar LA newbie, Assembly Salon, the first ever braid and ponytail bar (how genius is that?), to be rescued from our viscous cowlicks, shiny skin, and other hot weather beauty woes.
Under the direction of founder Jessica Jekkel and hair artist Jacqueline Bush–the woman who’s coiffed ‘organically glam and edgy’ manes for Gwyneth Paltrow, Faith Hill, and others–Assembly’s stylists have mastered more totally on-point looks for summer ’13 than we can count. Without further adieu, the team’s personal favorites:
When it comes to makeup, Jekkel advises that although it seems counterintuitive to oil and sweat, we should moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! “The combo of keeping skin hydrated, and consistently using lip and face products with SPF provides the perfect canvas for shimmery highlighters, which give you that gorgeous, dewy glow,” Jekkel says.
And if you like experimenting with fun color, you’re in luck for summer. “This year, there are many great bright eyeliners that make your eyes pop,” Jekkel says. “Try gold for blue eyes, purple for green or hazel eyes, and blue for brown eyes. For the adventurous, try coral liner with hazel or brown eyes.”
Summer soirees, bring it on.