Beauty Editor’s Note
It is the season of pumpkin patches, apple picking, and hayrides. Guess what y’all? It’s fall!
If you are a regular listener of the Bold Blind Beauty on A.I.R. you may be familiar with the Beauty Byte segment. Some months our podcasts can be a bit meaty and we feel there’s no need for a Beauty Byte. However, this time I wanted give you a taste of a Beauty Byte in a blog post. So read on for some current trends that you might want to check out for the fall. ~Dana
Barbie Blonde if you are a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world hopefully you’re not made of plastic… You might want to try this hair color trend playing off this summer’s hottest movie. If you can’t make the full commitment to this color try it in highlights.
Cowboy Copper according to Pinterest this hair color trend has gone up in popularity significantly since last year. This color is a deep earthy brown with coppery red tones it is said to be favored by millennials. But, you don’t have to be a millennial in order to enjoy it.
Class is in session don’t be afraid to embrace the youthful spirit of back to school with ponytails, braids, and buns. Accent these styles with retro scrunchies, hair clips, and bows. And if this is not your thing try out bangs baby!
Short choppy locks are transformed from long locks. If you don’t want to be bothered with long hair this may be a good option for you. Remember to get a trim about every 6 weeks when going with a shorter haircut in order to maintain the cut.
The Bob with a French twist this classic style with a 1960s flare has been popping up on television shows. So you know what that means? It’s popping up in the streets. A bob looks great with highlights just saying.
The overall trend is still reminiscent of the ’90s with extremes. Meaning extreme lashes and eye makeup.
I believe if you do an extreme eye then you should keep the rest of the makeup look softer, to create balance. Same with a vampy dark lip keep everything else soft. I think that is the best way to present extreme looks without looking overly made up. Besides you don’t want to look like you have been trying to hard.
Chocolate brown and rustic moves are perfect nail colors to transition into fall. If you are looking for something a little bolder try teal blue to offset your fall wardrobe.
By Dana Hinnant, Beauty Editor
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Connecting With Dana Hinnant
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Dana Hinnant, a Washingtonian native, whose journey into the beauty industry began 20 years ago after receiving her B.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in 2000. She received her aesthetics training at Von Lee International School of Esthetics in Baltimore, MD.
Dana started as a local makeup artist and events coordinator with Alluring Looks, Inc. in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Her articles were featured in local publications such as Pose Magazine and Yndigo newsletter. In the mid-2000s, she was a volunteer instructor with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better program, which landed her an esthetician position at an area day spa.
Over the past several years, Dana has worked with various non-profit organizations and small businesses. During her tenure as the President of the Health and Wellness division of the National Federation of the Blind DC affiliate, she utilized the platform to provide salon safety tips and skincare advice throughout the community. She was a consultant with the Ecumenical Health Council in Port Towns, MD doing beauty and wellness presentations at area churches and events.
In 2019, Dana received the Maryland Association of Community Service Award for Volunteer of the Year due to her community engagement work for The Arc of Prince George’s County. In addition, she also received the Volunteer of the Year award for 2020 from The Arc of Maryland. She is a member and an ambassador with the Professional Beauty Association. Dana is one of the co-owners of Capitol Collective Consulting LLC which launched in April 2021.
- “2023 Fall Beauty Byte” overlay an idyllic landscape of fall leaves.
- A glove covered hand is holding up two hair coloring brushes.
- A set of three hairstyling tools (blow dryer, clippers, and flat iron).
- Assorted cosmetic products on a white background.
- Assorted nail polish colors on a white background.
- Author bio photo is a headshot of Dana wearing a black scoop neck top under a black jacket. She has glowing caramel colored skin and short dark hair.