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By: Maddie

We know… Labor Day marks the end of the summer season… That doesn’t mean we have to be happy about it!  Therefore, if you are like me, you are heading out this weekend to make the most of the small amount of summer we have left.  And again, if you are like me, you are scrambling to figure out what you need to bring and what you can leave at home!

There a few things that always make it into my bag when I travel and sunscreen is definitely one of them – to avoid those pesky wrinkles I try and make sure to apply sunscreen to my face every morning and that means when I’m on vacation as well!  Garbo’s facial sunscreen stick is the PERFECT travel size sunscreen.  I have one of these in my purse, in my car and in my travel bag.   Just in case I end up losing one I still have a few more laying around 🙂 

Garbo's Sunscreen Face Stick

Another thing I can’t go without is lip balm / chapstick.  I always find that my lips get super cracked and dry when I travel and it takes weeks to get them back to normal… I always try and use something that has an SPF to it as well so not only are my lips staying hydrated but they are also protected from the sun.  Yes, your lips can burn too!! 

Last but not least is my shampoo and conditioner.   I rarely wash my hair but I am very picky about what I use when I do wash it…  Unlike a normal week when I have a good idea of what my days will consist of, when I’m on vacation there really isn’t any telling.  You never know when you could be thrown in a pool, get all gross and sticky out on a hike or just feel like cleaning yourself up a bit!  For that reason I always bring the travel version of whatever I am using at the time.   Right now I happen to be loving the True Hue Highlights Shampoo and the Colormoist Conditioner by Garbo’s since my hair is colored and needs some extra love.

Regardless of where you’re going or what you’re doing this Labor Day weekend make sure you don’t forget to pack your travel beauty products.  You don’t want TSA throwing away your new conditioner you just splurged on do you?!  Find some time to make a quick pit stop at your nearest Garbo’s before you head out of town to pick up everything you need (and maybe more?!).

 

Sending Love,

Maddie

Maddie Poteat Headshot

By: Maddie

This week was a special week for us – we had the opportunity to join Omaha Fashion Week in its first bridal themed showcase – The Wedding Salon!

Omaha Fashion Week Models styled by Garbo's Salon and Spa Hairstylists
Heather and Jameson Photography

As the summer winds down (I can’t believe Labor Day is almost here!) and wedding season comes to a close, we were excited to show those attending the event the different hair and makeup styles we were able to create.  As the night’s exclusive makeup and hair vendor, we had the chance to let our creative juices flow and come up with the styles that best suited both the model and the dress they would adorn later that evening.  From up-do’s to braids to large back-combed styles, we really had fun creating each and every look!

Brunette Model in Wedding Gown
Heather and Jameson Photography

Just like a typical wedding day it was both exciting and stressful… doing hair and makeup for 70+ women is no easy task!  With only a few hours to make visions into reality, the floor was buzzing with activity.  As the final bobby pins were placed and the clouds of hairspray died down, the final products began to emerge… and let me tell you, everyone looked stunning!  It was hard to believe the women in the chairs were not getting ready to walk down the aisle but instead the runway!

Garbo's Makeup Artist Applying Eyeshadow
Heather and Jameson Photography

Weddings hold a special place in our hearts here at Garbo’s.  As a recent bride myself, I know how much trust our clients put in their stylists when they ask them to be a part of their special day.  So being able to showcase our talented teams’ abilities to a room full of people was a treat and we were delighted to be a part of Omaha Fashion week again this year!

Blonde Model in Wedding Gown
Heather and Jameson Photography

If you or any of your friends are getting married soon please consider Garbo’s when looking for a team to take care of you and your girls on your big day.  Drop us a line or send us a note (link below) to find out how we can help make your day truly special!

Sending love,

Maddie