At last the sun is shining and as we head into Summer it’s the ideal time to look at the latest hair and makeup trends, to make you stand out from the crowd:

  • Lip balm or gloss with a hint of sparkle deliver the perfect Summer lip – adding a subtle hit of glitter in the heat. If you must use lipstick, explore petal-pink shades and avoid matte
  • Natural, shimmer-free cheekbones using pearly creams and dewy balms. Bronzer is no longer required, instead aim for a pinkish ‘rosy tan’
  • Eyebrows will be fluffy, feathery and brushed – try a pomade to add texture, fullness and shape, and then finish with clear mascara to set the brows in place
  • White liquid liner – yes you read that right! It can make your eyes appear more open and awake, and is the perfect accent to set off a clean, minimal makeup
  • Low-key “boy” eyelashes need no high-maintenance winged eyeliner, maybe even just a few simple dots
  • Smokey eyes still rule, however colours are now soft, peachy or even more resembling peanut butter!
  • For more impact try holographic glitter over your lids and blend up to the brow
  • Natural textures rule for hair in 2018, from voluminous spiral curls to low-key loose waves
  • If you are feeling brave and want to try your hair short, a pixie cut is the style to choose

The Academy offers exceptional yet affordable training in all aspects of hair design and makeup. All students receive personal attention from Veronica McAleer, twice Oscar-nominated Makeup Designer. The Academy offers two 16-week Intensive Set Ready courses per year aimed at beginners and improvers plus one day Taster sessions and also regular, free Open Days for anyone wanting to find out more. Please visit the website

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