Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hot Nail Colors for Summer!

Having your nails done is an absolute must in the summer, especially your toes. Getting a pedicure is a must to have your feet looking and feeling great at all times. Wearing sandals and going to the beach can be hard on our feet and they need a little love every now and them. And if your getting your toes done, might as well get your hands done too. Here are some great nail color ideas for the season!

Matching Hands & Toes

If your someone who has to have there hands and toes match, there are some great options to be in the same color palette, but do a lighter version on your hands and a darker version on your toes. They will compliment each other, and will still match (even if they are different colors). 

                 Hands                                                                                     Toes

Color Combos
If your some one who doesn't mind not matching there hands and toes, these are colors for you. They are different, but are fun and still go together. The key is to have one that is is shimmery and one that is more neutral or just a solid bright color.
                                       Hands                                                                           Toes
Neutral on Hands, Bright on Toes
If you are someone who isn't really into have a color on your hands, there is another option. Doing neutral colors on your hands are great. Then you can do any color on your toes, and you don't have to worry if you want to change the colors on your toes because it will always match. Here are some great toe polish colors.

 Light Gray

 Bright Blue


 Bubble Gum Pink

 Bright Fuchsia 

To keep your polish lasting longer, while in the sun and pool, apply sunscreen onto your nails. It will keep the color from fading. Apply a top coat every other day to help keep them shiny. Also, apply hand cream or moisturizer before swimming because water can dull out the color. 

These are the hot nail colors for the summer. Hope your nails look great all summer long!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Aphrodite's Favorite Summer Trends and Products

Along with hot weather, and gorgeous tans, summer has some great trends in the world of hair and make-up. It is a great time to change up your look, and play around with different products. Here are some of our favorite summer trends and favorite products that are great for summer.

Summer Trends:


Braids are the perfect hairstyle for any occasion. There are some many different types to try! You can have something casual like a fishtail, or just a hanging braid, or go for something more sophisticated like a french braid or rope braid. Any look can be played up for a wedding or summer party, or played down for a more casual beach look. You can do a side braid into a bun or ponytail which are great if you are going out. Braids will always be in style for a fun summer look.

Changing Up Your Hair

You can change up your hair in so many ways, from deciding to go for a new cut, maybe just add some bangs or layers, or even change up the color. Your hair is a great way to express your personality and style. Love your long hair but want something new? Add some layers to give it that extra something. Curious about getting bangs? Find some you like and give it a try! What to add a little something to your hair? Highlights are the ultimate go to for summer. Just a few all over to enhance your skin tone, and some dimension into your hair. And if you really want to do something fun, try a colored ombre! Purple, red, blue, or pink are all fun options. Remember to always have your hair colored and cut by a professional. They know what they are doing, and it will keep you from having accidents involving your hair. 


Pedicures are the MUST DO of the summer. Everyone wears open toed shoes in the summer and nobody wants to have unfinished feet and bare toe nails. Pedicures are a great form of relaxation, and will leave your feet looking and feeling great. There are some great polish trends for the summer as well. Go for a vibrant color next time you get a pedi. Orange, yellow, hot pink, and lavender are all great options. Even if your not into any of those colors, any color you chose is better than unpolished toes.

Great Summer Products:

The Wet Brush

The wet brush is probably one of the greatest new products out there. It makes brushing your hair when wet much easier and less painful. Take it with you anytime you are going to be near water, and once your done in the water just simply add product of your choosing and brush your hair. You will notice less pulling on your hair then a normal bush, and its perfect for all hair types. Use it wet or dry and the wet brush will become your favorite brush to use.

Redken Anti-Snap

Anti-snap is a great summer product because there is no washing it out. It is a leave in treatment that can be used after a shower, or you have been in the water. Just 2-3 pumps, rub together and apply all over your hair (focusing on the middle and ends.) Anti-snap is used to help strengthen and repair damaged hair, while protecting its natural shine. It is quite obvious why we love it so much. Stop in and buy one today!

Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask

This mask is a great addition to your regular hair services, especially in the summer. This hydrating mask hydrates and conditions the hair to help improve texture, elasticity, shine, and even makes it easier to manage. This is great for the summer because people are constantly outside, and in water, which causes hair to become dry and dull. Come in once a week, and get this conditioning treatment to keep your hair in great shape. 

This summer trends are great to try and play around with, while these summer products are great to use all year around. Come in and try one of these summer trends today, or pick up one of these great summer products. We wish you healthy hair, and great looking toes!