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How to Wear Green Makeup and Hair, and Not Just on St. Patrick’s Day

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Trust us, you’re going to want to wear green once St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone.

The lush shade, which is synonymous with the festive attire worn to celebrate the Irish holiday, is one of the most flattering colors for every skin tone. But how do you incorporate green into your makeup looks or hairstyles without looking like Shrek or Fiona? It’s all about understanding which hues work best for you and how much (or little) to add to your beauty routine.

Here are five chic ways to wear green makeup and hair on St. Patrick’s Day — and beyond.

Go bold with green braids or opt for a few highlights.

If you believe the rainbow hair color trend is too far out, then ease your way into brightly-colored tresses with one shade. A StyleSeat Pro can add green hair extensions to your box braids or cornrows for a peekaboo effect. Latched and Hooked offers two-toned ombre braiding hair similar to this seafoam style that is beautiful with dark, natural hair. Or, you can try subtle green highlights that blend well into locks, whether you are blonde or brunette.

Brighten your eyes with green smokey eyeshadow.

A StyleSeat makeup artist will always consider your complexion when choosing the best green smokey eyeshadow. People with fair or light skin tones look best in lime or pear green tones. Rich, jewel shades like jade and emerald work best on medium to dark skin tones. Matte finishes may look fool-proof, but we strongly recommend metallic textures that reflect light and draw attention to your eyes.

Add a swipe of green eyeliner to your lids.

When talking about green makeup looks with your Pro, don’t rule out graphic eyeliner. Pair it with a bronze shadow across the entire lid to make hazel or dark brown eyes pop. Getting glammed for an event like a virtual St. Patrick’s Day party or outdoor spring festival? Experiment with two complementary shades of green eyeliner, a darker hue along the top eyelid and a vibrant shade on the bottom. This makeup hack creates an instant “eye-lifting” effect.

Take your lashes to the next level with green lash extensions.

False eyelashes are no longer reserved for special occasions, thanks to modern technology and application techniques that allow for variety in daily wear. Another great innovation when it comes to lashes is the selection of colors. Brown-eyed beauties should definitely take advantage of StyleSeat salon services that offer green lash extensions, as the shade is an unexpected match for this eye color.

Switch up your mani with a gorgeous green nail polish color.

A manicure is a simple way to wear green without making a huge commitment. Your StyleSeat Pro will be able to help you pick the best green nail polish color based on your skin tone. And thanks to popular salon brands such as OPI, Essie, and CND, the possibilities of shades and finishes are endless. Plus, you can never go wrong with four-leaf clover nail art to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Ready to try these green makeup looks and hairstyle ideas? Book with a StyleSeat Pro today!

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