Despite what you think, heading back to school can be cool.

There are plenty of cool girls and women who love to learn, and you can too. Here are a few mentors to help you get excited to hit the books and show off what you know.

Nancy Drew

Who doesn’t know about Nancy Drew? She’s been around solving mysteries since 1930. This teenage amateur sleuth has matured over the years, emerging as older and more professional, and even driving a hybrid electric vehicle and using a cell phone. She’s always been smart and well-loved, the perfect female counterpart to the Hardy Boys, who needed two of them to solve what Nancy could handle alone. 

Lizzie McGuire

This more modern day brain helped many young women figure out adolescence and the show was recognized as an outstanding program with several Emmy Awards nominations. While Lizzy was innocent and shy, she also showed us how to navigate stress from school, siblings, crushes, and bullies, and buying our first bra. 

Jessica Jones

Brains are a superpower for Jessica, an ex-superhero turned private investigator who opens her own detective agency. Jessica has superhuman strength and limited flight power, but gives up her brief superhero career after an incident with a villain in which she kills someone. After that incident, and suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder, she becomes a private investigator. She shows us that superheroes are human too.

Akeelah Anderson

Although she’s only 11 years old when she competes in a National Spelling Bee, in Akeelah and the Bee, she inspires us as she overcomes obstacles despite facing challenges. This smart and feisty young woman also shows us the importance of community, and deals with esteem and stigma in school.

Hermione Granger

We all know the name Harry Potter but where would he be without brainiac Hermione, the intelligent young witch who knows all the answers—or where to find them. Hermione is smart enough to defeat the bad guys and ace her classes.

Leia Organa

Princesses are not just about good looks and great clothes. Princess Leia showed us that in the Star Wars series as a Princess and Resistance general. She can tackle tasks like repairing a spaceship and then switch gears and use her strategic mind to lead missions against the Empire. 

Back to School Smarts 

Show off your own smarts by learning about a new hair or beauty product this semester. Shop at Palm Sunday in person or at our 24/7 Internet Salon.

If you’re nervous about heading back to class, your hair might show it. Try some NaturalTech Calming Shampoo for sensitive scalps, featuring extract from blueberries with their anti-inflammatory power, and the pacifying fragrance of patchouli essential oil. Your scalp will be calm and comfortable, and you should be too.

When your skin shows stress, reach for Verso Blemish Fix. It’s a blemish control gel with several other benefits to clarify your skin—soothe unbalanced skin; visibly improve the look of your healthy complexion; and reduce the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores.

Give your eyes a break from reading text books and treat them to a spa day. The Verso Reviving Eye Mask will moisturize while providing energy to the delicate skin around the eyes. This hydrating mask will minimize the appearance of fine lines and dehydrated skin and leave the delicate area around your eyes looking softer, smoother, and visibly firmer. 

Love your skin, keep clean and protect the environment with Dedy Hand Wash. Besides cleaning and moisturizing, the ingredients also promote biodiversity, it’s carbon neutral, and the packaging features vegetables and renewable sources with as little plastic as possible.

Verso Micellar Water makes cleansing after late nights and before early morning classes a breeze. This gentle and quick cleanser removes light make-up without causing dryness. Your daily skin routine will be effortless and your clean and clear skin will thank you—it’s left balanced, soft, and smooth.

Be proactive about looking after your hair and skin with a Strobe Silk pillowcase, perfect for your dorm room or new apartment. Silk is superior to a cotton pillowcase—which creates more breakage and split ends from friction, and holds on to dead skin and dirt which clogs pores. Plus the silky smoothness should help you sleep well at the end of a long day.

If you’re not sure how to celebrate heading back to school, visit our online store to shop our haircare and skincare collection or contact us for advice, to book a Virtual Consultation, or plan an In-Salon Service.

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