Fab in 15: A Guide To Quicker Primping

We women have a lot going on: beauty, charisma, confidence—sure. But we also have a lot going on in our lives. Whipping up meals, keeping things clean, running errands, balancing checkbooks, carpooling…and did anyone remember to take the dog outside? Then there’s book clubs, potlucks, bake sales and Dancing with the Stars… all after another rousing day at work. Girls, you definitely earn your beauty rest.

But mornings are the worst. It doesn’t help you’ve worn out the snooze button, which means approximately 20 minutes less to make sure the kids dress, eat and smell okay when they hop on the bus. You might now have 15 minutes, tops, to make yourself presentable. Um…help?

Hair In A Hurry

(Courtesy of Shirley Williams, owner of Southwest Hair & Day Spa, Fort Wayne) A morning shower, blow dry and style may not be a luxury a thicker-haired gal can spend her time on. Luckily, there are some speedy alternatives:

Quick Cleanse

Try a dry shampoo. Simply spray at the base of the hair and brush through. Or use a conditioner to soften up the ends and make product-laden hair workable again.

Dull Tresses

Liven things up with a shine mist. Try Redken Shine Brilliance, 4.4 ounces for $19

Frizz + Flyaways

Smooth out ponytails with a supreme control hairspray. Anti-frizz sprays will tame unruly curls and add shine. These work well on coarser, thicker hair as well.

Try Redken Frizz Dismiss Smoothing Spray, 4.2 ounces for $18

Speedy Styles

• Long Locks: Classic ponytail, braid or the half-up bun
• Mid-Length: Half ponytail, low ponytail, scrunched up
• Short Cuts: Scrunched and volumized

Already Ready

(Courtesy of Kim Hill, RN, Aesthetic Nurse at Summit Plastic Surgery, Fort Wayne) Not feeling the daily grind of applying your face? Investing in these treatments might just make life a whole lot easier:

Permanent Makeup is an option for women who’ve found themselves spending in the upwards of 45 minutes trying to sculpt or define their brows. Or how about that pesky eyeliner that suddenly smudges when you’re in a hurry? Implanting a tone-appropriate color into the skin results in permanent beauty. No applying. No smudging. No problem.

Latisse is a topical home treatment that has been proven to make eyelashes grow longer and thicker, and that’s a relief—gluing on falsies is not exactly the easiest thing in the world to do. Intense Pulse Light Treatments even out skin tone by fading or eliminating red and brown discolorations in the skin. Say adios to applying all that foundation and concealer every day.

Dermaplaning is a procedure that can eliminate the need to use a primer. It smoothens the skin and removes fine hairs while evening skin tone. There’s no need to mess with it again for another 4 to 6 weeks.

Intellishade by Revision Skin Care and Essential Serum by Skin Medica are products that actually multitask. Intellishade not only moisturizes but also contains peptides and other treatment products, giving the skin a warm tint with an added dose of SPF 45. The Essential Serum is a top-selling anti-aging serum containing seven different super ingredients all in one. Therapeutic skin care of this nature could save you lots of time and money in the long run.


Southwest Hair Salon, Fort Wayne, 260.459.2739, southwesthairspa.com
Summit Plastic Surgery, Fort Wayne, 260.490.7111, summitps.com

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