From Coffee to Cocktails—6 Easy Beauty Tricks to Get You from Day to Night

Got your errand-running topknot or prim office bun going—oh but wait, you told your friends you’d meet them out for happy hour later? No need to swing back home first! We’ve got day-to-night transitions down to a science. These Aveda must-haves will take you from commute to cocktails in a New York minute.

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Preserve Your Skin & Hair

That September sun is still super strong, and even though by now you probably know the importance of SPF—we’re here to remind you it’s really really vital to protect your skin AND hair from those UV rays. You don’t want to show up anywhere with burning, peeling skin and sun-scorched hair. So, during the day, block up.

Protect your gorgeous face with Aveda’s Daily Light Guard Defense Fluid—it’s a non-chemical, mineral-derived sunscreen with SPF 30. It goes on with a weightless feel and uses kukui oil and ginger extracts to protect against pollution and defend against free radicals.

Did you know your hair could get sunburnt too? Shield it from damage and dryness with Sun Care Protective Hair Veil. It’s a lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist that forms an invisible screen to help protect hair from sun exposure. UVA/UVB filters derived from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils help protect hair from the parching effects of the sun.

Work With Your Daytime Look

If your hair was up in any sort of daytime style—whether it be pony, bun, or braid— shake it out and texture it up. Before you head out, spritz with Texture Tonic and scrunch some effortless waves into place. It’s made with sugar and salt to help create touchable texture and flexible hold with natural shine (and comes in travel size that’s super convenient for day-to-night).

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Freshen Up

Life just wouldn’t be right without dry shampoo. If your hair gets greasy by 2pm, work some Shampure Dry Shampoo into your roots and you’re good to go for the next several hours. The non-aerosol powder mist absorbs excess oil and impurities—not to mention it has a great calming aroma made from 25 pure flower and plant essences.

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Instantly Repair

If your ends are looking frazzled and you don’t have time for a quick trim with us, this is your next best option. Damage Remedy Split End Repair uses nangai oil to attract separated ends back together, while helping smooth and seal hair strands. Amino acids from quinoa protein penetrate hair, instantly repairing split ends through your next wash.

Add a Pop of Color

Nothing refreshes your look immediately like a gorgeous lip. Create one with Aveda’s Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-mint Lipsticks. They’re designed to compliment your hair color and nourish the lips with certified organic fruit butter and botanical oils. We love the color Chili for evening—it’s a saturated red that looks amazing on just about everyone.

Finish with a great scent

You got your beach waves going, your pout is perfect and now the finishing touch—an amazing aroma. Freshen up your scent after a long day at the beach with Pure-fume hair mist. Not only does this hair aroma spray smell wonderful, it also provides your hair with a little softness and shine. We’re obsessed with Marassona—a tropical citrusy scent inspired by the magical coastlines of Brazil.

Stop into Scott J to try any of these day-to-night must-haves! Once you see (and smell) for yourself, you’ll get why they’re always our answer to #WhatsInYourBag?