Our beautiful model Kim Ray wanted to do something different for summer, she had been light for some time and decided to change it up and go dark! We did an all over translucent dark chocolate shade to honor all of the dimension that she already had and added some super blonde high contrasting pieces all through her face framing to add some interest and a touch of a sun kissed feel.

Kim already had an awesome haircut for summer, full of tons of layers and face framing, so we touched it up a bit and decided to style it with more curls than she does normally. Since Kim has natural wave in her hair, adding more curls will help when she goes out into the heat and humidity this summer and to work with the wave that will eventually start to come out after a long day of fun in the sun!

To get Kim’s style, try adding some Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep at the roots before blow drying and then after curling finger through the curls to make them a touch more relaxed with Aveda Smoothing Fluid. Finish with a little Aveda Air Control hairspray which allows movement and you’re good all day!

For makeup, Kim already has beautiful skin, and no one wants to be weighed down in the summer, so we put on some Aveda tinted moisturizer (which has SPF15 yay!) and for added glow dusted some of the new Seychelles sand face accent as a highlighter on the tops of the cheeks, down the nose and on the brow bone. A warm olive shadow- Night Silk in the eyelid creases helped make her eyes pop with her new hair color and we finished it off with a natural brown eyeliner and some simple mascara. The big thing this summer is a bold lip, so for Kim I picked an amazing pink – Aveda’s wild fuchsia, this pink can go anywhere and looks great as a last minute touch before you pop the sunglasses on and run out the door!