Beat-the-Heat Makeup and Hair Looks!


Though it’s always good to ease up on the amount of cosmetics used during summer, it doesn’t mean you need to skip it altogether. The warm weather is approaching, and we’re sure you don’t want to miss out on those beach house parties, barbecues, and escapes to the seaside. So why not plan a summer makeup look for these outings? This week, we showcase a few makeup and hair trends, shared by renowned makeup and hair expert Sachin Dakoji, they are perfect for those luncheons, sundowner parties and hot nights out.

Sachin is a member of the Paris-based Haute Coiffure Francaise and the Dream Team India by L’Oreal. He has won numerous awards at national and regional levels. He also contributes to the editorial work for several leading fashion magazines and shows, including You & I. Having begun his career as a hairstylist 27 years ago, Sachin has now become one of India’s top stylists, and has worked with celebrities from the Tollywood and Bollywood film fraternities. Sachin is the creative head and partner of Manea Salons, a leading salon chain in Hyderabad.

Bronze sun-kissed, summer look- Everyone looks better with a little warmth added to their skin. The signature bronze look might seem quite intimidating, but the neutral colour makes it a go-to look for dinner dates and beach parties alike. This shade works well on all skin tones, and it helps enhance a tan. Before applying any bronze shade makeup, always use a moisturiser and a primer because it is difficult to get a dewy complexion with dry skin. The key ingredients for a perfect dewy complexion are bronze powder with a contouring effect, metallic eye shadow, and use of nude colours such as copper, golden bronze, beige, and brown. For the perfect neutral glow this summer, apply bronzer on your forehead, cheekbones, chin and nose. To add warmth, use a light brown contouring shade for the cheekbones; use nude lipstick and complete it with smoky eyes that can be created using warm colours like beige, gold and bronze.


Vibrant and bold colours- Another makeup trend to watch out for this summer is a beautiful makeover with bright shades such as radiant orchids, lapiz blue, green, purple, and emerald green. Using vibrant tones is a great way to experiment with colours to transform your everyday look. When it comes to wearing bold colours, it’s all about confidence. To get a gorgeous, and fashionable look, it is essential to choose the right colour for your complexion. For fair skin tones, go for warm colours like orange, red, shimmery pink, navy, bolder shades of blue or bottle green. Medium and olive complexions should pick pinks, peaches, deep blues, purple, or lovely emerald green tones. For darker skin tones,opt for more earthy colours like peach, coral, and jewel tones of blue, purple or olive. Whichever colour you decide to wear, just be confident and wear it with great pride.


For women- The sweltering heat does more harm than good to your hair. So, leaving your hair to rest on your neck is not a smart option during the harsh climatic conditions. Since chopping off hair every summer isn’t a great option for most, tying your hair in high buns and ponytails is a good substitute. High buns are classy and easy hairstyles that are always in fashion. This hairstyle completely transforms your look in the same time it takes to apply a swipe of lipstick. There are various ways of doing a high bun, such as textured top-knot, low braided buns, double-braided bun, messy bun, messy fishtail bun,and so forth. Other trending and classy hairdos to try out this summer are the high ponytail, voluminous ponytail, messy ponytail, braided and double-braided ponytails.

For men- It’s almost that time of the year to swap the pea coats with stylish glasses and a fashionable haircut. Summers are a perfect time to try out different haircuts for a playful and bolder look. Some trendy haircuts to watch out for are short slick back, textured crop, long hair with a messy texture, simple yet smart short haircut, side part haircut, short textured cut, undercut and long hair on top. There you go… what are you waiting for? Go check out these fashionable summer hair and makeup tips, and watch the compliments roll in!      - Akhila Kakarala