Get your red, white and blue on with patriotic hair and nails for the Fourth of July. Accessorize this Independence Day with colorful hair and glittery nails that profess your patriotism with the following July Fourth beauty tips.
Join the current hair and beauty trend with no-commitment, temporary hair color this Fourth of July. Add a touch of red and blue with L'Oreal Professionnel's HAIRCHALK in Coral Sunset and Blue Ocean Cruise. The professional hair color is sold in fine salons, but is simple enough to do at-home, and is suggested to have your colorist show you how it works first. The HAIRCHALK adds Independence Day color that lasts two to ten shampoos; however if you are coloring for a July Fourth barbeque, avoid chlorinated water, as it will exacerbate the fade rate. Hair color tip: Use a color applicator brush to feather the HAIRCHALK once it is applied to avoid any harsh lines.
The nail fashion trend blows up around the Fourth of July, no pun intended, with nail lovers showing off pride of country with decorative nails. DIY nail aficionados can simply create two looks (seen in the slideshow) at home with the following tips.
Craft red, white and blue starry July Fourth nails with the Kiss Galaxy Effects Kit. The kit comes complete with three nail polish shades of red, white and blue, plus a glitter topcoat, dotting tool and sponge. Apply the base coat color (blue in the pic), add the second color (red) to give texture, and create white dots (stars) with the tip of dotting tool, and finish with glitter topcoat once the prior steps have dried. Follow the nail art tutorial in the video with tips from a Kiss nail artist.
To create the American Flag nails seen above for Independence Day nail art, use Bright as a Feather imPRESS Press-On Glitter Manicure as the base nail. Complete the following steps prior to adhering the nails to the fingertips. Using red nail polish, paint the bottom left-hand corner of the press-on artificial nail. Paint white stripes with Kiss Nail Artist Paint over the red. Apply the stars from the Kiss Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit in the upper right-hand corner of the nail using a clear topcoat to secure. Once the nails are dry, press-on your Fourth of July nail fashion. The above nail products could be found at Walgreens nationwide.