Back to school shopping is more than just pens, pencils, and notebooks. You probably have a list of everything you need for school supplies, but what about those beauty must-haves that help you look and feel your best?
Luckily, you can put your best face forward with these back-to-school beauty essentials. Here’s how to kick off the school year right—at home, away at school, and at the salon.
Early Morning Essentials
Do you have a hard time waking up for class in the morning? Make multi-purpose products your new BFF to give yourself an extra snooze—think tinted moisturizers that double as foundation or a heat protectant that also detangles and softens the hair. And if you don’t have time to wash your hair, try dry shampoo—it’s basically a shower in a bottle. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo is one of our top sellers because it absorbs oil AND smells amazing!
If you need an extra boost, try skincare that contains caffeine! Eminence Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream instantly soothes and reduces puffiness. Follow up with a moisturizer and your favorite Jane Iredale makeup products, and you’re good to go!
Late Night Necessities
Late night cram sesh during finals week? We’ve got you. Relieve some stress by pampering yourself after (or during) your all-nighters. Image Skincare has a variety of masques—layer one on while reading, writing, or studying to de-stress. When it comes to hair, save time in the morning by washing at night and find products that do all the work for you. Use Bumble and bumble’s Don’t Blow It Hair Styler in damp hair to style without even blow drying! This product tames frizz and enhances natural texture from air drying alone. Apply at night and wake up with perfectly tousled hair—no styling needed.
College Student Supplies
Not all of us will be staying in town for the school year! Moving away for college means a LOT of preparation, and making sure you have everything you need until your next trip home can be stressful. One quick tip to relieve some stress is to stock up on your must-have beauty products. This means opting for a liter size of your go-to shampoo and conditioner or a jumbo size hairspray to ensure you won’t run out when you need it most. On the flip side, travel sizes of your fave products are perfect for backpacks, purses and pockets when your heavy books take up prime real estate.
A visit to the salon is always a surefire way to get ready for the school year. A fun new cut or color can set the tone for an awesome year! Check out our Instagram account at @colessalon for some beauty inspo. And if your locks just need a little extra TLC from days at the pool this summer, a Malibu is the perfect hair treatment to removes excess buildup caused by chlorine or hard water at home. It can be added on to any appointment, and will leave your hair clean, silky, and vibrant.
We know how much of a big deal going back to school is—come visit us and let us know how we can help you!
Allison Arlt is a Retail and Service Advisor at Cole’s Salon Eagan Station. She can be reached at 651-456-9454.