Photo by Caitlin Abrams
A woman getting a manicure at Dazzle Dry
You could just get a spray tan and call it a day. Or, you could step up your summer beauty game with these smart services. You’ll only look low-maintenance.
“It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread,” says Beauty Room owner Mi Shaun Schmidt-Schwab, referring to Olaplex. When added to color or bleach, the high-tech complex reconnects hair bonds, safeguarding hair from breakage and often leaving it healthier than before it was treated. Olaplex is for anyone, but Julianne Hough is reportedly a fan for keeping her blond waves frizz-free. $25 and up with another treatment, The Beauty Room, 4300 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls., 612-724-4111, thebeautyroommpls.com
Still wearing your winter foundation? Unsure where that bronzer goes? Grab a few equally flummoxed girlfriends and book WarPaint International for a house party. The on-demand beauty brigade is now offering group makeup lessons in the privacy of your home. $100 per hour, warpaintinternational.com
If you’re a super fan of gel polish up until the moment when you have to head back to the salon to have it removed, then prepare to be . . . dazzled. Created by an empathetic chemist, Dazzle Dry dries in five minutes flat (we timed it) without waiting under a UV light, lasts around 10 days, and can easily be removed at home. Try it in your next mani/pedi at Rocco Altobelli. From $26 for a manicure, $52 for a pedicure, available at six Rocco locations including Edina, Roseville, and Woodbury, roccoaltobelli.com
Cool off while combatting sun damage with an Eminence Organics Arctic Berry Peel. The concentrated cocktail of fruits, flowers, herbs, vegetables, and spices breaks down dead surface skin cells, refines texture, and leaves skin hydrated and bright. “It’s an incredible treatment for all skin types and all seasons,” says Jen Mullenix, spa manager and senior esthetician at Denny Kemp Salon Spa. Ask for it in your next facial or scoop up the at-home system (pictured). Facials $65 and up, Denny Kemp Salon Spa, 605 Central Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-676-0300, dennykempsalon.com
Eminence; photo by Becca Sabot