The most wonderful time of year is in full swing, and although this season signifies celebration and joy, it can also bring some unwanted stress, especially in the beauty department. Whether you’re seeing friends or family after months of time apart or just wanting to spruce yourself up a bit and celebrate the season in style, these beauty updates from local spas, salons and boutiques are quick, easy and guaranteed to bring out your most confident, beautiful self. Look and feel your best throughout the holidays — and beyond! — with these seven easy beauty updates.
7 Easy Beauty Updates from Local Health & Beauty Hot Spots
As the experts at The Collective tell us, your hair is your most worn accessory, and it should be treated as such. This season, they’re suggesting switching to a Boar Bristle Brush during blowdrying for a shiny and soft outcome. They also encourage us to style hair on low or medium heat as heat-styling is a necessity throughout this season’s soirées. A conditioning treatment is the easiest quick beauty fix for replenishing strands and preparing for the end of the year, but products such as Oribe’s Dry Conditioner Spray and Split End Seal or R+Co’s Antistatic Spray keep hair shining and smooth from home.
STRIKING BROWS & LASHES
Bold, elegant brows and full, fluffy lashes have become staples in our beauty routine, but if your natural lashes aren’t making the statement you hope for, Tonya Jones SalonSpa is unparalleled in stunning, natural-looking lash extensions. Using award-winning, long-lasting, pharmaceutical-grade NovaLash extensions, Tonya Jones can give short, stubborn lashes a bold and beautiful look that doesn’t even require mascara! Additionally, Tonya Jones SalonSpa offers a vast selection of brow, lip, face and body waxing services to rid you of unwanted hair before stepping out for the season. Visit one of their makeup gurus for a lesson on how to apply beautiful brows!
It is true that skin is the first identifier of age, and although we see the beauty in any woman, it can be difficult to feel your most confident while feeling unhappy in your skin. If you’re looking to tighten up your tummy a bit, don’t feel like surgery is your only option! Skin Wellness Center offers a wide selection of services, including Exillis Elite, which delivers the right amount of thermal energy to firm and tone sagging skin while reshaping stubborn fatty deposits anywhere on the face and body. Through six painless treatments that require no downtime, your eyes, neck or abdomen will look completely ageless.
Or if, like many women, you have a loose, sagging or wrinkled neck, there’s a solution that is both painless and non-surgical. Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and Medspa offers a service called SkinTyte, which uses selective thermolysis and pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the surface of the treated area. It is conducted quickly and painlessly and results in a visibly more youthful appearance.
Getting a manicure and pedicure is one quick, easy and fun way to welcome the holiday season. Grab the girls and head to Escape Day Spa, where pedicures become the ultimate relaxation service. Not only are the professional manicure and pedicure treatments soothing, Escape Day Spa uses only SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquers, which are free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin and other harmful ingredients. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or champagne while indulging in a Signature Aromatherapy Manicure, complete with relaxing aromatic hand and arm exfoliation, essential oils of your choice and a healing, restoring massage. Don’t forget your man — they have fantastic men’s nail grooming sessions to get him holiday ready too!
This season requires many nights of getting dolled up and heading out to celebrate with loved ones. Accentuate the best of your beauty with items from the exquisite cosmetic selection at Gus Mayer. They’ve got all the upscale brands you love, including Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Tom Ford, and with in-house stylists and makeup gurus, they’ll be able to help you find the right cosmetics for your skin tone and eye color. Or, if you’re in the market for a festive and elegant seasonal scent, visit their fragrance section, which features all of the top brands and most popular perfumes.
FIT FOR THE SEASON
Let’s face it, looking your best is all about feeling your best. This season, don’t wait for the new year to provide that much-needed fitness motivation, get started now! P2 Platinum Pilates offers tons of training sessions and group classes for the ultimate, full-body toning workout. Plus, with classes costing less than $50, this is the ideal time to try out Pilates and see what all the hype is about!
Last, but definitely not least, are the finishing touches. These may include a sprinkle of shimmer, fluff of the hair or added shine through gorgeous accessories. If you’re looking to get glam without all the stress, let Glow make you beautiful in the comfort of your own home. Through their easy-to-use app, you can line up experienced beauty professionals, who will bring all of the essentials to you and get you holiday party ready. Services include basic or premium makeup application, organic spray tan, blowout and up-do or dry hair styling. What could be better than that?!
Right before you walk out the door, don yourself in gilded baubles to polish off any look and ensure your style says “Happy holidays!” We’re loving these simple, yet shimmering options from the StyleBlueprint Shop. After all, a gorgeous accessory is the easiest and quickest beauty update.
Go forth and conquer these wintry months while looking your absolute best! Happy holidays!
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