Brows, Nails, Tan—Your Beauty Checklist to Prep for Summer

Pamper Yourself With These 6 Beauty Treatments Before Summer Begins!

This is not a drill: hot girl summer is officially on, and that means it’s time to start looking and— more importantly—feeling the part. If your personal grooming has been lacking lately (whose hasn’t?) or your regular routine could use an upgrade, we’ve rounded up a slew of must-have salon treatments that’ll up your beauty game. Say hello to your official summer beauty checklist.


1 | Elluminate Your Skin

If your skin is craving something extra, consider a session of Elluminate at the office of Orange County’s respected board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanjay Grover. For those who have noticed early signs of aging––like sun damage, pigmentation and fine lines, this EVO laser treatment combines four penetrating wavelengths to refine the skin, reducing redness and those pesky problem areas. Just one 30 minute session delivers noticeable results, with little to no downtime.

Grover Aesthetics
Location: Newport Beach


2 | Microblading at Brow House summer beauty trends

If you’re tired of tweezing, trimming and generally drawing your eyebrows on every day, then it might be time to consider microblading, boo. The artists over at Brow House in Newport Beach are experts at designing the ultimate eyebrow masterpiece to complement your face. The semi-permanent tattoo process is sevenfold. During an initial consultation, you’ll discuss your brow goals and define the look you’re going for. After numbing the skin, careful measures are taken to draw a blueprint of the ideal shape and design—to be approved by you, of course. Once you’re ready to commit, a specialized tool is used to create tiny hair strokes that mimic and blend in with your own natural brow. Ink is added to seal the deal, and voila! Except for one touch-up session six to eight weeks later, your look will last 18-30 months; the best part is that your brows won’t wash or wipe away during those beach days and summer pool parties! 

Brow House
Locations: Newport Beach, Huntington Beach

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3 | Mani and Pedi at Ivy Nails and Spa

Now, let’s talk about nails. Whether you’re a classic French-tips gal or enjoy taking nail art to new levels, Ivy Nails and Spa is the spot for a fresh mani-pedi combo. Always on top of the latest trends and technology, these nail techs are ready for you. Try a traditional gel polish that will stay put for weeks or go wild with a full acrylic set for extra flair. Don’t forget that it’s open-toe season, so keep those feet fresh with trimmed toes, a bold shade of polish and finish it all off with a five-minute foot massage.

Ivy Nails and Spa at Bella Terra
Location: Huntington Beach


4 | Laser Hair Removal at LaserAway summer beauty trends

If you’re ready to be vaxxed and waxed—but would rather skip the tongue depressor and the pain—laser hair removal is the move for you. The folks at LaserAway know a thing or two about eliminating pesky, unwanted hair that’s been creeping in over the past year and killing your beach vibe. Easy and virtually painless, laser hair removal will actually keep those follicles at bay for life, which can be accomplished over the course of a few sessions (depending on how stubborn your strands are). Say goodbye to your peach fuzz and get ready for a life of silky smooth skin.

LaserAway at Bella Terra
Location: Huntington Beach (+ multiple locations throughout California)

5 | Sugaring and Spray Tan at Sugared + Bronzed

Another sweeter alternative to traditional waxing is sugaring. The natural lemon and water paste is heated to a lukewarm temperature (unlike hot wax) and is used to remove hair in the direction of the hair growth (also unlike waxing, which goes against the grain) for less pain and risk of ingrown hairs. The smooth surface makes the perfect canvas for a spray tan, which you can do immediately after your sugar sesh. The spray artists will help you choose a shade that’s ideal for your skin tone and will have everyone asking if you just got back from Tulum. Bring a change of dark, loose-fitting clothing to wear after your spray, and don’t forget to wait at least an hour before showering!

Sugared + Bronzed
Locations: Multiple locations throughout OC and LA


6 |  Signature Facial at SkinSpirit summer beauty trends

Few things in life are better than an hour of pure pampering, and a facial at SkinSpirit is the perfect way to get your fix. Prep your skin for exposure to the summer sun with a signature medical-grade facial that will maintain your healthy, radiant complexion. After an initial evaluation and some warm steaming to soften the surface, the treatment begins with a high-grade microdermabrasion to exfoliate yesterday’s skin cells and create a canvas for maximum absorption. Enzymes are applied before pores are cleansed with extractions and a soothing mask is layered on, finishing with a selection of serums, hydrators and SPF to send you on your way with a gorgeous glow.

Locations: Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Long Beach

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Based in Los Angeles, Kandace has spent the past ten years in the fashion and lifestyle space, and recently in entertainment at Sony Pictures Studios. She has a Masters in Journalism from Emerson College and has studied in Paris, Firenze, and Washington DC, beginning her career as a style editor and tastemaker for NBC. She is an internationally award-winning filmmaker, having studied screenwriting for film and television at UCLA, and her work has been celebrated around the world, in cities like London, Nice, New York, and Montréal. Paying homage to her French heritage, she is also the creator of The Chic American--a style and culture editorial destination for Francophiles, dedicated to the art of living an elevated, French-inspired lifestyle.


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