As easy as it is to just throw on a flag t-shirt and head out to some fireworks, wouldn’t it be more fun and stylish to show your patriotism this July in a new way?  Using your nails, hair and accessories to show off the good ol’ red, white and blue adds a pop of pride to your Fourth.

Works of Art

It’s hard not to jump on the nail art bandwagon – but it isn’t always easy to master it.  The cool, fun, and funky designs seen on celebrities and many Pinterest boards are back for another season.  You can try your hand at creating your own version of the stars and stripes or just pick up a set of press on nail art by Jamberry.  Mix and match decals with stars, stripes and even fireworks for a unique spin on the holiday.  If it all just seems too complicated go classic and paint your nails a gorgeous cherry red with a high gloss shine.  For a look that is a bit more daring find a cobalt blue shade to brighten up your mani or pedicure.

Waves of Glory

You may not be able to show off hair in ‘amber waves’ but you can add your own July Fourth spin to your tresses.  Spray, paint or chalk your hair in bright red stripes or get bold and use blue for a knock-their-socks off look.  They all wash out at the end of the day so go ahead and live it up!  If a hair color change is not your thing, then find something simple, elegant and cool for a day spent at outside.  Using a beach waves salt spray you to create waves adds volume and a laid back vibe.  Create a small French braid using the first section of hair in the front of your head and pin it back with a bobby pin for a casual ‘do.  A loose ponytail or bright scarf tied into your hair makes a pretty statement too.

Baubles, Bangles & Beads

Get a fresh, new take on the day by stacking eco-resin bangles in clear, white and red on both arms.  Or go a step beyond the flag pin and earrings and stay true to classic style roots.  Find symbols like anchors, stars, eagles and even wholesome cherries or apples and play them up in gold and silver charm bracelets, pendants and earrings.

Relax, light some fireworks, chill by the lake or pool and enjoy the day and night with good friends and family celebrating our great nation.  Festive nails, hair or otherwise it is sure to be a good time.

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