Back to School Beauty: 10 Beauty Tips to Get You Through College

College is stressful enough with juggling new living arrangements, busy class schedules, and an active social life. The last thing you want to think about is a complicated hair and beauty routine! We can help. Here’s a list of my favorite must-have products—available at any Cole’s Salon location—to help get you through the year!


For Top-Notch Hair:

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Dry Shampoo: Extend the life of your hairstyle with Prêt-à-Powder by Bumble and bumble. This product absorbs oils, adds instant volume and texture, and leaves your hair feeling clean and refreshed for those days when you sleep through your alarm.

oribe balm d'or 150x150Heat Styling Protectant: Love your blow dryer and straight iron? Shield your hair from heat damage while keeping it looking sleek and shiny with Balm d’Or by Oribe. This super light styler fights frizz and flyaways and makes hair easy to manage.
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Texture Spray: Create that just-styled look—even when it’s not. Spray in Dry Texture Spray by Oribe from roots-to-ends to create texture and incredible volume, or just at the roots for a great alternative to dry shampoo without the chalky powder.

Bb Sunday shampooHair Detoxifier: Because who knows what’s in the water? Add Bumble and bumble’s Sunday Shampoo to your weekly routine to rid your hair of product residue, hard water minerals, and pollutants. This is perfect for product junkies or infrequent washers.

Bb full potentialHair-Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner: Pulling your hair out of those messy top-knots and buns every day can create more damage than you think. Preserve your hair and keep it strong with Bumble and bumble’s Full Potential Shampoo and Conditioner. Infused with their own hair preserve blend, this acts as a liquid bandage to promote strength and elasticity for thicker-feeling hair.


For Flawless Skin:

clarisonic 150x150Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System: Fight acne, improve your skin’s appearance and texture, and remove six times more makeup than washing by hand with this skin care tool. Customize the brush head to your skin’s specific needs, and use it with your favorite facial cleanser. Don’t have a favorite? We will be happy to recommend the right facial cleanser for you!

jane tinted moisture 150x150Tinted Moisturizer: Don’t be bothered with a full face of makeup to attend that 8 a.m. class! Get the moisture, glow and protection your skin needs with Jane Iredale’s Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer. This moisturizer is formulated to hydrate, calm, and soothe. It has an SPF 15 and comes in a variety of shades, so you’re sure to find the perfect one!
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Under-Eye Concealer: No one will know you were up late studying for those finals with Jane Iredale’s Active Light Under Eye Concealer! This under-eye concealer and facial highlighter refracts light to create a soft-focus finish, and its unique ingredients help conceal dark, puffy eyes.

smith and cut lip150x150Lip Gloss: You may be in a hurry running across campus, but everyone has time for a little lip gloss. Whether you like dark, nude, pink, or pastel colors—Smith and Cult’s Lip Lacquer is for you. This lip gloss has a great shine, is non-sticky, and non-drying on the lip. Ask to see what color might be right for you!

aveda blue oil150x150Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate: Aveda’s tension-relieving oil is the right answer for all your college stresses! Peppermint and soothing blue chamomile aromas helps nourish and relax the scalp, ease tired muscles, and its rollerball applicator allows for excellent self-massage and application. Carry it in your pocket for instant relief to soothe body and mind.


Stop by any Cole’s Salon location to find these products, or asked our skilled estheticians for recommendations! You can also contact me directly at arin@colessalon.com, and I can help find the perfect product for you!



Arin Pedersen

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