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Romantic Hair & Makeup – Valentines 2018

Whatever you’re doing this valentine, make the effort and feel beautiful with a few tips from our Aveda experts. Trying something new can give you that little bit of confidence that straightens your spine, lifts your chin and fixes your gaze on your goals.

Here at Mary Ann Weeks HQ, we’ve been flicking through the Aveda catalogues looking for the ideal styles to really get romance in your look this year… Read on to find out more and if any of these looks take your fancy, then pop in to Mary Ann Weeks Guildford or Walton to explore our delightful range of cruelty free, ethically packaged, and responsibly sourced organic certified ingredients make up.

We promise you won’t look back, except over your shoulder to wink at your valentine.

Romantic Hair

Grey HaircutsGrey Goddess
If you have grey hair then you are right on trend this season and you can flaunt your hair along with the rest of them. A simple gorgeous blow dry with a professional stylist like the ones here at Mary Ann Weeks Walton or Guildford Salons will give you that extra lift and shine for your date night this valentines. Maybe even consider a soft streak of another colour to reveal your playful side. Call 01483 306655 or 01932 240856 to book in now!


Classic up doClassic Updo
Pretty updos will always bring the feminine grace to any dress up occasion and this one using loose braids and soft curls lengthens the neck and exposes one of the most undoubtedly romantic features on the female body to display, the ‘derriere’ (that’s neck, shoulders and collarbones)… Aveda stylists all know how to offer this look and will happily help you achieve your desired look.. check out our instagram profile www.instagram.com/mawaveda for regular pics of our guests with similar styles.


Lifted graceLifted Grace
If you have short hair but want to achieve that same feel as the classic updo, then a soft graduated bob to the nape of the neck works wonders for softly framing the face, whilst creating a well cared for appearance. Smart but not sharp, classic with a modern twist, this is the style to go for if you’re short on length. Use Aveda Brilliant Spray on Shine (RRP £21) known in house as ‘Shine in a bottle’! Great for hair needing extra gloss without the weight of an oil. Available to buy instore from Mary Ann Weeks Guildford or Walton Salons.


Aveda hair30s Sex Siren
Of course, we couldn’t not include this 30s inspired Hollywood glamour puss look with bouncy big curls.. Team this look with smoky eyes (see below for top makeup artists tips) and hot red lips to melt your lover this Valentine! Keep your hair looking this big with Aveda’s Brilliant medium hold spray (250ml £18). A great non aerosol liquid hair spray that gives medium hold, adds shine & helps tame frizz with certified organic aloe. This is ideal for everyday use on all hair types, it can be brushed out of the hair ready for the next application the following day.

brilliant sprayYou can enjoy the gorgeous essential oils including, vanilla, black pepper, clove, lavendin and Australian sandlewood that give a sweet and spicy aroma.

Application: Spray on dry styled hair 10-12 inchs away.


The Cute Bob
As shown here, maybe you’d like to go for a simple look with natural make up. This smooth bob with side parting has the gorgeous French chic feel, that frames the face beautifully whilst offering the opportunity to allow the hair to fall gently over one eye before you tuck it behind the ear and gaze up at your date.. Irresistible!


And don’t forget your makeup!

Romantic Makeup

Five fantastic makeup tips that are not only right on trend this season, but boost your look and confidence the Aveda way; classy yet bold, feminine and powerful..

Cool Shades of SummerFace the Romance
For a cool palette that suggests pretty and feminine but cool and controlled, choose shades from red violet to green on the color wheel. We’ve used Avedas Violet Blossom, Plum Touch and Wild Fuschia lip color to create this feminine and striking full face of makeup. Don’t forget we have a range of moisterising foundations to select from too with primers to make sure your skin looks flawless.


Eclipting Lips
Top Tip: create a sexy bold look ombre lip by using a lighter shade in the centre and a darker shade on the outer edges… Get seriously kissable lips this valentines day.


Blue eyesBaby Blues
For blue or grey eyes, try this look using the Aveda eyeshadow trio Azure Rain. Top tip – decant a small amount of the darkest shade of this trio with one drop of the eye shadow transformer to create this gorgeous dark blue liquid liner that totally compliments the eyeshadow colour.  This is beautiful with pastel coloured outfits…


Bronze smoke eyesBronzy Smoke Eyes
For a more dramatic look, smoky eyes scream sex appeal and you can achieve this look by blending the outer edges using a contour brush. Copper Haze and Black Tulip were used here – makeup artists tip = prep your eyelids with primer before applying to keep your make up looking fresh and clean.


Glowing cheeksJust Glow Sweet Cheeks
Nothing says romance like a radiant glow. You can use Aveda’s radiant oleation oil and concealer where necessary, followed by Seychelle sands blusher and tulasara bright concentration on top for added sheen. Kissable apple cheeks to die for that look healthy and warm.

We’d love to help you achieve any of these looks, so do give us a call on 01483 306655 or 01932 240856 to book in with our makeup specialists or hair stylists today and make sure you feel amazing this valentines whatever you’re doing and whoever with!

Don’t forget, as with all Aveda products, our make up is cruelty free, responsibly packaged and recyclable. Our Aveda makeup compacts are made with 30% post-consumer recycled and 20% post-industrial regrind aluminium. Customise your perfect palette or fill and refill as the seasons change with their easy-to-use magnetic system.

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