spring break beauty prep

The weather is pretending to be warmer, and you know what that means: Spring Break is around the corner! Here’s what you need to accomplish before you head to warmer climes.

Two weeks prior…

baby foot

Baby Foot ($25) super-exfoliating treatment takes about 10 days to fully slough off the dead skin on your little tootsies, so give yourself plenty of time to allow the peeling (yes, peeling) to occur before you’re barefoot on the beach.

10 days prior…

Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish

Start seriously exfoliating the rest of your body. A favorite here is Fresh Sugar Body Polish ($67).  Moisture and scrub…you can’t go wrong!

5 days prior…

St Tropez mousse

Start self-tanning. We recommend the St. Tropez Gradual Tan ($30) or St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse ($44). Natural-looking tan, minimal scent, and in enough time to figure out what level of tan you’re going for.

2 days prior…

Coola Sport SPF 30 Pina Colada Spray

Pick up your sunscreen. We’re big fans of Coola Sunscreen Spray ($32), because it’s just so darn easy! No need to trick your kids with candy to get them to stand still long enough to rub some sunscreen lotion in, no having to find someone to apply yours to that one little spot on your spine that you just can’t reach. While you’re at it, on this day, take a few minutes to complete a fun, DIY mani/pedi.

1 day prior…

Louvelle shower cap

Get a blowout. There are so many awesome places to go, from London Bob to Bazzak to DeZen to PR@Partners to Salon 46. Cut out the stress of having to style your hair for the first couple jet-lagged days. Oh, and a new (and stylish!) shower cap wouldn’t go amiss to keep it protected from salt, sand, wind, and pool, either!


  1. Avatar Jamie Dowd says:

    Where can I get the head wrap in the last photo???

    • Avatar Bellacara says:

      Hi Jamie,

      We carry them at Bellacara! We currently have black, coral and white polka dots, and turquoise and white stripes. We love them! Let me know if we should set one aside for you! (703)299-9652


      • Avatar Jamie Dowd says:

        Yes! But, I’m out of town for a couple of weeks and I’m guessing you don’t want to hold it that long. I will pop in when I get back and hope there are some left!

  2. Avatar Salon deZEN says:

    Check out our website for all of our services that we provide!
    We do blowouts, but also have an array of specials for the month of March!

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