Easy Makeup Tips for Summer Travel

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Easy Makeup Tips for Summer Travel

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

When you’re packing for a summer trip, choosing your makeup can be just as important as choosing your clothes. If you pack too many clothes, you might run out of room. If you pack too much makeup, you might create a big mess in your bag. If you pack right, it’s possible to create a great summer look without taking up too much space in your bag. Here are some things you can do to bring the summer makeup look with you on the go!
Woman smiling while holding a bag at the beach

Start with the Bag

The first step to travelling with makeup is to choose the right bag. When choosing a bag for travelling, start looking for these features:

  • Size. Decide what size of makeup bag fits your needs. A small bag works great for an overnight bag, but a bigger bag might be easier to use when going on a longer trip. Figure out how much makeup you want to bring and buy a bag that fits that much makeup (and probably a little more).
  • Closure. When traveling, it’s important to have a way to close your makeup bag without the risk of it breaking open and spilling foundation all over your new, white shirt. Some bags come with clasps, while others have magnets. Zippers are a great way to make sure that your makeup bag stays closed.
  • Lining. Some bags come with a waterproof lining for easy cleanup in case of a spill. If a lot of your makeup is liquid, a waterproof lining will make your life easier in the long run.
  • Compartments. If you’re someone who likes to stay organized, a bag with compartments or different pockets might work best for you. Your makeup is sure to get jostled while in your bag, so compartments are a great way to keep your makeup in place.

Polka dot cosmetic bag with cosmetics spilling out.

Simplify Your Routine

When travelling, don’t expect the time or the need to do the full face routine. Skip some of the contouring and go for a more natural look. Chances are, the makeup you choose will get damaged while travelling, so choose products that are less expensive than what you usually use. If you can, find products that are all-in-one, such as an eyeshadow that works as blush or lip balm, too.

How to Pack

You don’t want to open your bag and find your eye shadow plastered throughout the bag. Wrap clothes around your makeup bag to act as a cushion for the bag to lower the risk of your powder makeup breaking. Here are some other things you should consider when choosing what makeup to bring:


Foundation can be one of the more expensive products in your makeup collection. If you aren’t going to be gone long, choose a cheaper foundation for travelling. If travelling on a plane, a powder foundation does not have to be stored with your other liquids, which makes it more convenient. If you need a more convenient travel size, try putting liquid foundation in a contacts case.

Eye Shadow

Eye shadow is one of the easiest things to overpack. Only choose 2-4 color palettes and leave the rest at home. Make sure to choose colors that go well with the outfits you pack!


Mascara is one of the easiest parts of your makeup routine to travel with. When choosing what mascara to bring, make sure to go for a waterproof mascara so it doesn’t smear while you’re sweating in the hot sun.


Whether you choose a pencil eyeliner or a liquid eyeliner with a felt tip, make sure the lid stays on and secure. Much like the mascara, try to choose an eyeliner that is smudge-proof to prevent the eyeliner from rubbing off the eyelid during the day.


Want the vibrant red lips for your summer look? Go for it. Lipstick does not count as a liquid, so if choosing air travel, lipstick can be packed on your carry on. If you’re planning on staying out in the sun, make sure to bring a moisturizing lip balm with SPF to protect your lips from the sun.

Makeup Remover

Skip the bottles of product. When travelling, use facial wipes to remove makeup while on the go. Not only do they successfully remove your makeup, they also don’t spill.

Travelling with makeup doesn’t have to be hard or messy. With the right tools, you can achieve a beautiful, yet natural look, while on the go. If you want to find out more about what makeup tools to use, check out our cosmetology program!

Tips for Working With Brides

Posted on: May 5th, 2017

Weddings are a life changing experience. It is a day that is looked forward to by little girls and boys from the moment they know what a wedding is. They play dress-up and dream about the tiny details from the the shoes to the dress. Every aspect is planned out. As a hairstylist it could be your job to make sure that one of the most important aspects is in place: the hair.
Working with brides can be some of the most trying, but rewarding, work a hairstylist can do. If you are heading into this competitive marketplace here are some tips to not only help make the work easier, but to work with brides on their best and worst days.

  • Trial Fun!

    Bridal hair tipsAbout a month before the big day you are going to want to sit down with your bride and talk about what her visions are for her look, and most importantly plan any sorts of dye jobs and cuts that will be needed before hand. Try a style or two until you find one your bride loves, but don’t forget to time yourself so you know how much time to plan on the big day.

  • It’s All in the Details

    Bridal hair tipsSpeaking of that trial run, make sure your bride brings any accessories with her that she will be using. From clips to veils, you will need it all, as what will be used is going to impact your style, and how it will look. In addition, ask your bride to bring a white blouse with her as it will help her (and you) to envision how things will look on the day.

  • Work Out The Fine Print

    Once you have settled on the brides’ perfect style, it’s time to work out those wedding day plans. Determine if she is coming to you, or you to her. Are you doing just her hair, or the entire wedding party’s? All of this is important and needs to be hammered out so as to avoid bumps in the road.

  • Prepare For The Hurricane

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  • The day is here! While you have planned and prepped, you still need to be prepared for anything to arise, from not having enough bobby pins, to needing to re-plan the entire do on the fly. Pack extras and emergency supplies to ensure you are ready for anything that comes up. Hair might not be the only thing that is falling apart, however,
  • Care For Your Bride

    Bridal hair tipsNo matter how much planning goes into a wedding, they are stressful, and having a bride that is a little frayed at the seams is to be expected. Outbursts, tears, and even some screaming is a possibility, but remember not to take things personally. It doesn’t hurt to go the extra mile either and bring a little something, like a small gift or relaxing music, to help ease the tension.

Get ready to spend amazing days with some amazing people as you witness lives changing and growing. Wedding season is here, and with a few bobby pins and a lot of hairspray you can make it amazing for a blushing bride near you.



If you are a bride looking for a gorgeous style, consider scheduling a consultation with one of our amazing students.