The Annual Unveiling: Summer Beauty Tips

Quick, innovative treatments to help you shed layers and step out in confidence.

Summer Beauty Tips

It’s that time of year again, when stylish females subject themselves to an excruciatingly honest, head-to-toe body assessment prior to the annual unveiling. For swimsuit season, a serious plan must be hatched. The good news is that area health and beauty experts offer a bevy of quick, innovative treatments to help you shed layers and step out in confidence.

1. Let Your Hair Down
Say goodbye to frizzies with the magic of keratin. “We use a product by Global Keratin that contains a special blend of proteins and peptides to protect and restore hair,” says senior stylist Marissa Safer of Suzi’s Salon in Morristown ( “Clients love this two-hour process because afterward, hair is easy to blow out in less time or can be left to air dry. Either way, frizzies will be gone.” The treatment lasts up to five months, perfect for busy beach divas.

2. Pamper and Protect Your Skin
The face, neck and decolletage are most vulnerable to ravaging sunlight, so apply moisturizer and SPF-30 sunscreen liberally each morning. If outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours. For a healthy glow, load up on fresh fruits and veggies, drink lots of water and treat yourself to a professional facial. “We can address fine lines, sun damage, acne, and loss of radiance with products derived from nature that contain fresh, pure ingredients,” says Claudia Georgescu of Belmora Spa in Basking Ridge (

3. Put Your Best Face Forward
Ask your physician to instantly eliminate fine facial lines with injectable dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, and banish deep marionette wrinkles with thicker injectables like Radiesse. Botox erases cavernous creases between brows, but expect to wait several days after treatment before they disappear.

4. Regain That Healthy Glow
Perk up pasty skin with a 20-minute precision airbrush treatment at Olive Organic Tan Spa in Montclair ( “Clients return because my proprietary formula produces a natural golden glow,” says owner Monika Emad. “We don’t do orange tans here.” Her spray tans last up to 10 days, so schedule one right before a vacation or special event.

With these aids, you’ll hit the strand confident enough to leave the house sans makeup, dry your locks in the sun and show a little skin. And everyone will wonder how you manage to exude such natural style and grace.

Fruity and Floral Fragrances
Invited to sample new summer scents, our editors have spritzed and sniffed and present
these fresh favorites.

Escada Cherry in the Air
Notes of black cherry, raspberry, mandarin, marshmallow, gardenia, sandalwood and coconut. 1.6 ounce eau de toilette spray; $56 at Sephora stores.



Jimmy Choo Flash
The illustrious fashion designer’s white floral scent effervesces with top notes of pink pepper and strawberry. 3.3 ounce eau de parfum; $98 exclusively at Nordstrom.



Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Noir
For him, this time-release scent evokes refreshing watermelon, basil, lavender and verbena. 100 ml; $65 at Bloomingdale’s in Short Hills.

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