Effortless and Elegant

Ultra feminine and delicate sophistication are the focus for summer’s 2012 hair and makeup trends. The trick is to look beautiful without trying too hard. This excludes skin irritating mineral based powders and over the top hair. Our Chicago based client, Erica Davis Salon, provides you with a plethora of hair and beauty services that are on point with today’s trends.


This summer is all about braids and updos. Braids have so many variations and are easily adaptable to your dress style and create a romantic and stylish look.

Messy Braid Updo: Section your hair into three equal parts, and braid it down the middle of the back of your head.  Tie the bottom with an elastic band leaving enough of a piece to pull through.  Fold it under and pull the piece through to create a bun look or a knot and pin it into place.

Updos are an easy way to fight humidity induced frizz and create effortless style. Like easily adaptable braids, they can be worn either high or low and still look beautiful and are customizable based on your style. Combine braids and updos for an easy and elegant look.

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A popular trend and one that will help the appearance of your skin is tinted moisturizers. They combine the properties of moisturizers, foundation, SPF, and a makeup base that will give your skin a dewy finish and shorten time spent getting ready.

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Unlike mineral based makeup that contains minerals such as mica, liquid based foundations with shimmer have similar effects as powders. Two-in-one makeup like cream blush and bronzers can be used as lipstick or eye shadow. If you absolutely have to use powder, make sure it is pressed and apply it by an open window.

For brides getting married in the Chicago area, Erica Davis Salon offers services and packages like spray tanning, eyelash extensions, and airbrush makeup application. Be sure to check out their products and visit their salon before your wedding day.



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