As much as we don't like to think about it, there is the looming threat of the 'second wave' of Covid-19 infections this fall. A rise in infection rates could result in another lockdown, which means sadly saying buh-bye to personal services yet again. Although we aren't trying to manifest this into reality, it's better to be prepared than surprised. Here are some ways you can make your beauty routine lockdown-proof, so you can still feel great without relying on your beloved stylist or esthetician.
Stock Up on Treatments
The best gift you can give your hair during a lockdown is a break from heat styling and some TLC with treatments. It's much easier to leave your hair in a wet bun with a treatment in it when you don't have plans for the day! A couple of our favs:
Olaplex No. 3 • $36
A must-have for anyone with chemically treated hair (especially if you lighten your locks).
Gloss.Me Hydrating Mask • $22
This budget-friendly mask is perfect for dry hair that could use some shine & softening.
Pre Book Your Hair Appointments
Getting your schedule nailed down is the best way to stay on top of your hair game regardless of the lockdown situation. Make sure you are getting regular trims and try to book your colour sessions well in advance. If you are pre-booked and we go back into lockdown before your next appointment, you will automatically be on the top of the priority list for when we reopen. You can book as many appointments in advance as you would like and as long as you give us 48 hours notice, there are no fees to cancel or change!
Try an Evo Custom Coloured Conditioner
If you follow us on Instagram you probably already know how much we love Evo's custom coloured conditioner line, Fab Pro. After your colour service, your stylist can mix up a conditioner for your that will perfectly match the formula they used. This conditioner can be used as often as necessary to keep blondes bright or darker colours rich. We sold tonnes of them online during the first lockdown and our clients were obsessed! It's the perfect product to bridge the gap between your appointments.
These conditioners can even be used outside of a colour service to tint your hair. If you have light hair, you can change your hair to a pastel tone! Get yours here.
Invest in Clip-in Extensions as a Backup
If you currently have our semi permanent extensions, there's a chance you may need your maintenance done during a lockdown. Maintenance is required every 5-7 weeks and if you go beyond this, you risk damaging your natural hair. If you absolutely cannot imagine living without your extensions, get a set of clip ins as a back up. We can custom blend (cut) them or tone them to make sure they are perfect.
Clip ins are great because they can also be used if you want to add more volume for special occasions and if you aren't wearing them often, they will last forever. With our new partner Sezzle, you can purchase them today and pay for them over 4, interest-free payments. Easy peasy!
Use a Lash Serum
Are you a lash addict? Lash extensions are one of those beauty services that you just can't perform on yourself and, let's be honest, strip lashes just aren't the same. A lash serum can be applied while you have your lash extensions on to help your natural lashes grow. If you aren't able to get your lashes done due to a lockdown, your natural lashes will at least have some extra length and fullness.
We carry Eye Envy in the salon. It is a great product to get longer, fuller lashes without requiring lash extensions! Ask about it at your next appointment.
Go For a 'Lived-In Colour' Look
The hottest trend right now in hair colour is actually the lowest maintenance! If you usually get a full head of foils, let those roots grow out and go for a balayage service instead. Your stylist will blend your lightened hair into your roots to soften the transition. As your hair grows out, your colour will still look beautiful and you won't be stressed about seeing your stylist if everything shuts down again. Check out this beautiful balayage by Ivette!
We don't know that the rest of 2020 has in store for us, but one thing is certain - QALI will be here to help you feel your best!
Do you have any other ideas of how to lockdown-proof your beauty routine? Send us your ideas to be featured in the next blog post!
Stay safe fam! xo Janelle