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NYFW: Natural Runway Beauty

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and we are loving all the gorgeous looks on and off the runway! Nothing makes you crave retail therapy more than seeing beautiful designs and collections from some of the hottest designers around the world. Working in the beauty aspect of it, I'm always checking out the latest makeup and hair looks on the runway. While I'm in awe over some of the makeup trends, one thing I can't help but notice is how all these models seem to have naturally-glowing skin and shiny hair. Now, I'm well-aware that there are tips and tricks for achieving that natural-looking beauty and I'm here to share it with you. Maybe we can't all be runway models at Fashion week, but we can definitely steal their beauty secrets. Check out some of my favorite skin, makeup and hair products to get that glow from head to toe.

September Products of the Month

The post Labor Day slump isn't always fun to deal with. Between going back to work after a long weekend or prepping your kids for back to school, life can feel just a tad draining. All the summer fun may have caught up to you, leaving you feeling sluggish and unmotivated. If you're experiencing a case of the lazies, then I invite you to try our beauty picks for a sensational September. As most of you know, summertime fun can cause our skin and hair to look a little dull. What better way to ease into fall than to give your hair and skin a boost of radiance?

Invigorate your senses and treat your skin to a luxurious facial at home with Tata Harper's Purely Powerful four-step kit. Whether you're concerned with discoloration, enlarged pores, lack of moisture or wrinkles in general, then this kit is a must-have. The Regenerating Cleanser not only gently exfoliates, but treats your skin as well, acting as a 4-in-1 product. Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates skin, while Pomegranate enzymes work to dissolve debris, eliminating blackheads and reducing the size of pores. Willow Bark combats breakouts, reducing redness and inflammation present in the skin while French Pink Clay detoxifies, stimulating circulation and keeping pores tight and small. Free of alcohol, soaps and detergents, this cleanser will leave your skin feeling clean, hydrated and smooth. 

Color-Safe Clarifying Shampoos

Do you ever feel like your favorite styling products just stop working? Do you feel like your hair just won't cooperate, no matter what you do? Does it feel heavy and stubborn? It may be time to use a good clarifying shampoo. While some of us are religious about shampooing our hair, there is still sometimes buildup that occurs from natural production of oils and the use of styling products. This is particularly common with women who have a thick head of hair. If you've never used a clarifying shampoo, it may be time to try one. Treat yourself to a clarifying shampoo once a week and consider pairing it with a great hair mask. If you're concerned about stripping your beautiful hair color, there is no need to worry. Check out four of our color-safe, sulfate-free clarifying shampoos. 

Colorproof's ClearItUp Detox Shampoo: 100% vegan, this shampoo is one of my favorites for how gentle it is. Ingredients like baking soda and Vitamins C and E help to gently cleanse and neutralize odors, removing build-up without stripping color or hair's natural moisture. This shampoo is so gentle hair that it can be used more than once a week and is ideal for athletes, swimmings or anyone with oily hair. If you're looking for an ultimate treatment, follow up with Colorproof's DeepQuench Moisture Masque. Your hair will feel incredibly healthy after. 

Featured August Must-Haves

This August, Planet Beauty is inviting you to get in touch with your inner Parisian goddess. With two wonderful products from Nuxe Paris and one from Rene Furterer Haircare, you'll be looking radiant come fall. If you're in need of a beauty pick-me-up or a new thermal protector for styling, stop by your local Planet Beauty and check out our August Must-Haves.

Any product that instantly makes our skin glow is always a winner. However, a product that makes our skin glow AND has additional skincare benefits is a champion. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse multi-purpose dry oil contains a variety of six essential, planet-derived oils which include Camellia, Sweet Almond, Hazelnut and Macadamia for a dose of intense moisture. Work a few drops in your hands and smooth over your body, face and hair. Any areas that are rough or dry will instantly feel softer and smoother. Vitamin E helps heal the driest skin patches, giving you much-needed relief. Its light fragrance is ideal for this time of the year. 

If you're looking for a gorgeous, celebrity-inspired golden glow, then try Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR. You'll still get the benefits of moisturizing and healing essential oils with the added golden shimmer that makes your skin look Red Carpet-worthy. Tiny flecks of gold make your skin look radiant, enhancing the look of your skin and drawing attention to the beautiful aspects of your legs, neck and arms. If your hair is lacking some serious shine from too much time at the pool, apply a tiny amount into your hands and work from your ends up. 

Smooth out frizz with Moroccanoil

Moroccanoil has finally launched a smoothing line and it is finally available to purchase at our Planet Beauty stores! If you're in love with everything about Moroccanoil and have been dealing with summer humidity, then you have to check out their newest products.

To prep your hair for ultimate smoothness and shine, start with the new Smoothing Shampoo. With its signature scent, this sulfate-free shampoo keeps color looking vibrant, works to improve and strengthen hair's natural keratin structure, while repairing dry, damaged strands. Follow up with the conditioner to keep hair visibly softer and more manageable for up to 3 days. 

Another new product being introduced with the Smooth line is the Smoothing Lotion. Apply on damp hair, comb through, and style as normal. This lightweight formula works well with most hair types, helps to keep moisture and humidity out of hair and allows you style with ease. For a little body, I suggest using a large, round brush. Moroccanoil's collection of brushes are worth every penny and give you salon-worthy style. Finish your style with a spritz or two of Moroccanoil's Frizz Control for extra protection and shine. Whether your hair is prone to frizz or is just naturally dry, this amazing spray will eliminate frizz while controlling static electricity from building up in your hair. This weightless formula is weather-resistant against all types of climates and conditions to keep your hair looking beautiful and frizz-free all year long. 

How to get amazing soccer player hair

Guys, if you're following the World Cup closely, then I'm sure you know the name of every single player on the US Men's Soccer Team. While ESPN focuses on the athleticism and competitiveness of the players, the beauty world can't help but to notice their good looks and amazing hair. Some of the soccer players we've seen could easily pass for models. If your wife or girlfriend is suddenly interested in soccer, it might be for a few more reasons than the game itself. If you're looking to try a different style, maybe one of your favorite players can inspire you.

Graham Zusi looks like: The Long-Haired Rockstar 

Whether Zusi is wearing his hair down, in a pony, or sporting a headband, he looks like the kind of guy you'd see with a guitar playing at the local bar. His wavy locks are the perfect length for his on and off facial hair. He somehow manages to look like a GQ model AND the kind of guy you'd see riding a motorcycle down PCH. 

Get his look: Apply American Crew's Light Hold Gel on towel-dried hair. Run fingers through hair to comb gel through and define your waves. Once hair is air dried, apply a small amount of American Crew's Light Hold Texture Lotion for natural separation. 

Mix Diskerud looks like: A Poet

Mix looks like the kind of guy you'd see reading at the local bookstore. His hair is long like Zusi's except he's got some serious curl happening at the ends. While having any type of texture can be a challenge for some guys, Mix manages to pull off a seamless style. His hair just seems to fall naturally perfect, with all his curls just spun nicely at the ends.

Planet Beauty Favorites in Social Media

Social media has made connecting with our favorite celebrities and beauty bloggers easier than ever, so when they share their go-to beauty products, all eyes are on them. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our favorite celebs rave about  a product we love and carry. A few of our favorite lines and products have been circling the internet recently, creating a huge buzz for the season's top beauty picks and must-haves. 

Kendall Jenner recently shared her love for The Wet Brush on her Instagram account. It's no surprise she loves this brush as much as we do. It detangles hair with ease, eliminating breakage caused by pulling on hair with a regular comb or brush. You'll definitely need one this summer if you plan on spending time by the pool or beach. 

Best Coast's lead singer Bethany Cosentino recently raved about Maui Babe Browning Lotion on her Instagram page, as well. Maui Babe will help you avoid long hours sunbathing and gives a beautiful tan with a boost of rich antioxidants, Kukui Nut Oils and Aloe. The beautiful Hawaiian-inspired fragrance will make you feel like you're on vacation all summer long. Our favorite Best Coast album while you lay out? The Only Place. 

Beauty Editor for Greer's OC, Lori Bystan, mentioned Planet Beauty in her Summer Beauty Picks Blog. Some of her favorite products include Smashbox's Full Exposure palette, Essie's Polish in Cobalt Aqua and GLAMGLOW'S THIRSTYMUD. We agree with her list, as these three products are on our top summer picks, as well!

Got Brassy Blues?

They say blondes have more fun--that is, until summer rolls around and those beautiful locks start to look a bit brassy or green. If you've ever been a blonde, or have had highlights, then I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Chlorine and saltwater do a number on blonde hair, leaving it looking dull and lifeless. Using a good shampoo for blonde hair once or twice a week can really make a difference in your color. Check out some of our favorites to keep your hair looking gorgeous all summer. 

1. Alterna Caviar Brightening Blonde Shampoo: This sulfate-free, anti-aging shampoo makes our list because it not only helps eliminate brassiness, but makes hair healthier overall. It contains Alterna's Age-Control Complex, which includes their popular Caviar Extract, vitamin C and marine botanicals, among other ingredients that help improve hair's health and protect color. 

2. KMS Color Vitality Blonde Shampoo: Eliminate brassiness and illuminate blonde and silver hair with this top-seller. UV Filters protect hair from color-fading, while brighteners enhance the blonde tones. Rhubarb Lavender helps enhance tone, making hair look fresh and beautiful.

Shear Happy Bobs

Bobs are all the trend this season, with everyone opting for this shorter style for summer. Hilary Duff, Whitney Port, Mindy Kaling, Emily Blunt, Scarlett Johansson and Kaley Cuoco are just a few of the celebrities who have chopped off their locks. Even with their unique face shapes, they look wonderful with cute new haircuts. 

Have you considered a bob cut lately? If so, here are some tips to consider.                                                                                                                         

  • Depending on your face shape, consider some bangs to frame your face.
  • If your hair is wavy, keep some length, as your hair will lose it when it's curly--unless you plan to flat-iron daily.

  • If your hair is fine, consider some flattering layers to make your hair appear much fuller.

  • Ask your stylist to cut a few inches at a time or you might end up with a bob that's too short for you.

Sun Recovery Must-Haves for Summer

Summer vacations always bring much needed joy and relief from hectic schedules and busy lives. Nothing is more fun than spending a little time out by the pool or beach, soaking up vitamin D and spending time with family and friends. However, sometimes we overindulge in under-the-sun fun, leaving our hair feeling a little dry and our skin looking a little dull. Check out some of our favorite summer beauty fixes to keep your skin and hair looking beautiful all season long. 

Sunburns happen more often than we'd like to admit. If you've ever dozed off while laying out by the pool or simply forgot to re-apply sunblock, then you've probably experienced a sunburn or two. We all know that terrible burning, itchy feeling of discomfort. You'll do anything to end the painful experience. If you find yourself sunburned this summer, check out Dermalogica's After Sun Repair. Our featured product for June, we know this healing, lightweight gel will come in handy for our sun-loving friends. Ingredients like cucumber, aloe and rose flower oil help to soothe irritated skin, offering a cooling relief, replenishing moisture and minimizing redness. Once summer is over, you can even use this after waxing treatments year-round. 

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