Want to look great when you arrive on you’re Harley Sportster? Of course you do, don’t we all? The problem is beauty in the car world differs greatly from beauty in the motorcycle realm. What you do to you’re hair, what you wear, and how you accessorize will be very different if you are planning to arrive on you’re bike in style.
The first basic step is you’re make-up. Nothing screams “tramp” more than runny, wet, and oily make-up. Unfortunately if you don’t choose the right make-up, that is exactly what you are going to get. The reason is that in most states you need to wear a helmet. Full face helmets make you sweat on you’re face, hair, and neck. If you don’t choose moisture proof make-up, then you’re face will be caked with globs of sweaty, running make-up when you get there. The worst I have experienced is the eye liner. I once wore a black non-moisture proof eye liner on my bike. When I got to the restaurant I had eye liner running down my neck! It was truly a horrible sight, I had to leave the occasion to avoid complete embarrassment. So the bottom line is make as much of you’re face make-up moisture proof, and keep the look simple and natural. Less is best when you are riding a bike.
Next is hair. What to do with you’re hair can make or break you’re look on a motorcycle. Forget leaving it down, it never works unless you spend a thousand dollars to have it professionally straightened, and humidity sealed. First wash you’re hair with a frizz control shampoo and conditioner. This will prevent frizzing and static under you’re helmet. Next apply frizz control serum to dry, blown out or straight hair. This will prevent curling and frizz under the helmet. Lastly, tie it back in a neat pony tail. Now depending on what kind of event you are attending bring a matching accessory for your pony tail. It could be glittered rubber bands, a large bone clip, or any accessory of you’re choosing. Slip a fine tooth comb in you’re bag or back pocket. When you get there, remove you’re helmet and run the comb through the end of your pony tail, then apply the accessory you chose. You will have a simple, but brilliant, look and shine to you’re hair.
Now what should you wear? Loose fitting clothes are out, regardless of you’re weight and shape. They just will not work on a motorcycle. Even worse, they can be a safety hazard if they come too loose and get caught in the wheels or gears of the bike. Girls have actually been choked and ripped off their bikes by loose scarves, sleeves, and belts. The best advice for dress is to keep it as form fitting as you can, and as flattering as possible. Most bikers prefer layers. Sometimes if you have a mid-driff that is not exactly tone a layer of a tank, and a blouse can hide the more unflattering area.
Shoes are not really an issue. For riding keep it simple, a safe, flat, rubber soled boot. Then put the shoes you really want to wear in your bag and change them when you get there. Problem solved and you arrive happy, healthy, and beautiful!