TOP BEAUTY TIPS (FOR HIM AND HER) IN LOCKDOWN BY LOCAL EXPERTS
by Chené Koscielny
Are you scaring yourself silly every time you walk past a mirror because of grey hair, a wacky beard or bushy eyebrows? Not too long now, as hairdressers have just gotten the go ahead to open at the end of April!
Meanwhile, we ask some local experts for their best beauty tips during self-isolation.
HAIR TIPS FOR WOMEN – Cut down on the shampoo!
Marine Terrond, owner of L7 Coiffure in Nations, says now is the time to give your hair a break and get rid of chemical residue.
She recommends no more than one shampoo a week.
If you don’t like the greasy hair – cover the hair with a sexy scarf.
Step away from straighteners and blow driers and let the hair dry naturally. Wear a bandana or pin hair back for conference calls. This is not the time for perfection.
TIE IT DOWN
Don’t wear a ponytail all week long – as this could lead to hair loss – use a bandana or scarf instead.
Do brush the hair – at least twice a day – in the morning and evening.
Nourish your hair with a hair mask, serum or conditioner (quality products, not the supermarket variety) and even sleep with your conditioner on – wrapped in a towel to ensure silky tresses by the time we’re allowed out again.
As for colour – Marine does not recommend a DIY job. Most of the hair products you buy in the supermarket simply won’t match your hair colour and if you also have highlights you’ll end up with 3 different colours, which will be very difficult and costly to get rid of once this is all over, she warns.
For grey roots – she recommends a good quality spray such as the Kevin.Murphy retouch me spray.
– or even a good old mascara to colour in a few grey hairs before your next video conference call.
“Why not embrace the grey – if you ever wondered what going grey would look like – now is the time to test it! It’s very fashionable.”
She highly recommends Australian brand Kevin Murphy for quality shampoos, conditioning treatments and masks and she can order and arrange delivery for you.
For more info and prices, get in touch with Marine on instagram: @L7
A CUT ABOVE
For women with long and short hair, she suggests just waiting it out and letting things be.
“I know this is more difficult when you usual have a snappy, short hairstyle, but it’s better to wait. This way we can start afresh and be creative when you come to the salon afterwards. Once you start chopping holes in the hair – it will be much harder to fix,” she says.
HAIR TIPS FOR MEN
CRISTINA’S TIPS FOR MEN’S HAIR STYLING IN LOCKDOWN
Don’t try to cut your hair or trim your beard by yourself since only professional barber can do that properly. The risk to have a terrible result is too high.
GO ULTRA SHORT
Instead you can choose to cut your hair very short (she suggests 2mm) with a clipper that you can buy online. There are many videos on Youtube to help you do this.
THE GELLED LOOK
Otherwise you can style your hair backwards using gel or a styling paste with strong hold.
GROW YOUR BEARD
For the beard, you can either shave it or use the same clipper to cut it at 1mm. For longer beards, there are no other solutions than wait and apply Dandy’s Barber Lounge beard elixir (Swiss Made) twice a day. You can order it via emailing us.
Be patient guys! Be ready to book fast online once the lockdown has lifted, since the demand will be high!
To support Dandy’s Barber in lockdown – why not buy some of their Dandy’s Barber Lounge Factory products – such as a skin revitaliser made with Swiss glacial water and and epidermal stem-cells activator or Dandelyian Eau de toilette.
More info about Dandy’s Barber Lounge factory products.
You can also buy a gift voucher for a shave or trim for yourself or a friend for after confinement.
HAPPY FEET IN LOCKDOWN
Rosemary from Studio Beauté Rosemary on 10 Place de Grenus near Manor, is offering some great products at reduced prices during lockdown.
She recommends getting your feet in perfect summer sandal shape with an instant foot peeling which removes calluses and in 2 minutes flat.
Use the product on clean, dry feet and spray to cover the entire area you’d like to treat – let it work for 2 minutes and then remove dead skin with a professional foot grater, before rinsing off and admiring your new feet!
THE KIT CONTAINS:
- 1 spray de 100 ml lova skin instant foot peeling.
- 1 professional double-sided grater
- cotton storage pouch
Normal price : 60 CHF
LOCKDOWN SPECIAL: 40 Frs
Postage: 4 CHF
In stock: 5 products
INSTANT FACE LIFT ANYONE?
How about an instant face lift – to smoothe out any worry or stress lines and wrinkles ?
Rosemary is offering the Sothys oval contour face mask which combines mechanical gentle stretching with active plant ingredients.
Apply delicately to the chin and contours of your face and then attach around the ears for a ‘stretching’ effect. Relax with the mask on for 15 minutes and then remove – afterwards gently rub the excess mask into your skin. No need to rinse !
THE KIT CONTAINS:
Individual sachet: 15 G
Price: 15 CHF
In stock: 10 masks
BODY SCRUB AND SERUM DUO
For a youthful, smooth body – Rosemary suggests a body serum and body scrub duo, which will leave the skin feeling firm and smooth. This product is gentle enough to be used daily.
THE KIT CONTAINS:
(1) Body sérum : 200 ml + (1) Sublime scrub : 200 ml
Normal price: 95 CHF
LOCKDOWN price: 60 Frs
Mailing costs: 5 CHF
In Stock: 2 sets
HOT WAX HAIR REMOVAL
For hair removal – Rosy offers a hot wax hair removal kit – which includes waxing strips for the bikini line, half-legs and underarms.
THE KIT CONTAINS:
Normal price : 95 CHF
LOCKDOWN: 70 CHF
In stock: 15 coupons.
HOMEMADE BEAUTY SOLUTIONS
THE BEST FACE AND BODY SCRUB
– Coffee grounds (to exfoliate and reduce redness) (you also may use the one from coffee capsules)
– Olive oil (anti-age and less oily effect) or coconut oil
– Sea salt – crashed (to disinfect)
When used on the face gently exfoliate, avoid eye area.
Make sure you rinse off with hot water to get rid of oil and avoid clogging pores. Finish with cold water to close the pores.
When used on body feel free to add few drops of essential oil (lavender, lemon, sandalwood,
HOMEMADE FACE MASKS
Honey (naturally antibacterial, high in antioxidants)
add coconut oil (for sensitive, dry skin)
add avocado and joghurt (for dry skin, also anti-age
add lemon, oatmeal powder or crushed oatmeal (for oily skin)
Mix well, apply and leave on the face for 15-20 minutes, avoid eye area. Great to use after a face scrub.
Do not use honey if you are allergic to bee-related products, pollen or celery. Or do a patch test before applying all over your face.
FOR TIRED EYES
Make tea with 2 tea bags, squeeze out the excess liquid, leave them if the fridge for 10- 15 minutes and apply over your eyes for 15-20 minutes.
Great to do it at the end of your online Yoga class…
Black tea (for dark circles)
Green tea (anti inflammatory)
Calendula (anti inflammatory)
Chamomile (anti inflammatory)
Never use hot tea bags! Cool cucumbers also do the trick.
It’s good to remove your contact lenses.
FREE VIRTUAL FACIAL CONSULTATIONS AND FACIAL PRODUCTS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR
Ambasssade de la Beauté Geneve offers consultations over the web – and why not?
They also offer loads of great advice for taking care of your skin in these challenging times, as well as face massage tips and more!
Check out their instagram account for videos with tips and also home delivery of many products for taking care of your skin.