Are You Ready? The Essential Style Emergency Kit
As Moms, we make sure our diaper bags and purses have every last thing any little one could need for any given situation. Hungry? Baggie of Cheerios. Need a bandaid? Right here. Runny nose? Have a tissue. Ponytail holder? Got it.
As a stylist, a makeup artist, or a hairstylist on set, or even on the red carpet, it’s a lot like that as well. You need to be ready for anything! Every good stylist has his or her “never not by my side,” style emergency kit to get their clients through any fashion or beauty mishaps.
It’s always a relief to have what you suddenly need at your fingertips. Because my business often kept me out and about, I made a habit of keeping a touch up kit and whatever else I anticipated needing in my car. If I decided to join clients or friends for dinner after work, I had what I needed to freshen up. Since most of us have jobs and activities that keep us endlessly on the run, I thought I’d share my list with you.
Be your own personal stylist and arm yourself against the unexpected by assembling your problem solving kit. Below is a list of essential items you’ll want to have in your arsenal:
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- travel size moisturizer and/or hand cream
- lip balm
- travel size deodorant
- bandaids (sized for blisters and paper cuts)
- extra lipstick, mascara, or other cosmetics
- eye makeup remover (My mascara seems to migrate beneath my eyes by the end of the day!)
- Q-tips (for makeup removing touch ups)
- small hairbrush
- ponytail holders
- bobby pins
- travel size hairspray and/or frizz control spray
- dry shampoo (adds texture to limp hair)
- floss and/or toothpick (I keep one of these plastic ones in every purse pocket.)
- travel size toothbrush and toothpaste
- extra pair of sunglasses
- extra set of contacts and eyedrops (if applicable)
- nail file
- Allergy medicine
- Pain reliever
- lint roller
- wrinkle release spray
- travel size static cling eliminator
- double stick fashion tape (closes gap between button holes, keeps straps and fabric of low necklines in place, repairs torn hem)
- instant stain remover pen
- mini sewing kit with safety pins
- travel size package of tissues
- small scissors (for cutting tags, wristbands)
- bottle of water
- small snack (I like to have a Cliff bar on hand.)
- mints or gum
- cash/change for meters
With these supplies on hand, fashion and beauty emergencies are easily combatted. Fill up a zip closure, chic bag with any or all of the style emergency items above and keep an on-the-go kit in your car or at work.
Do you have anything to add to the list? Let me know in the comments below.
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