by Jordon Knicley
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Sagittarius Salon and Spa
It’s holiday time, and many women are planning what they will wear to all of the festive parties this season. Take this time to dress up and slip into something fabulous that you wouldn’t normally wear on a typical night out.
Each holiday party this season has a different trend and image for you to adorn.
For the classic work party – traditional and professional
It is not appropriate to show skin but you can still sass up your everyday work attire. Metallic cropped pants with a high heel and a cute cashmere peplum top is ideal for this occasion. Peplums add something special to a basic dress or top, and also hide that extra cookie or two you had at the party!
For going out with the girls – dress it up
This is the night to get decked out in your sassiest holiday look! Sequins and glitteradorned dresses are perfect for this occasion and will have you sparkling all night!
For the family get-together – traditional and classic
An ivory lace dress or top are tasteful ways of having little bit of class and, of course, sass! Chunky knits and rich textures like velvet are perfect for the winter months, too. Not only will they keep you warm, but you will look fantastic this holiday.
For the New Year’s Eve soiree – sparkle and shine
You need the perfect piece of fabulous to celebrate a brand new you this year! You can’t go wrong with the perfect little black or white dress. It’s a classic, and so easy to accessorize with a statement necklace or chandelier earrings. Baby it’s cold outside, so you need to stay warm but don’t cover up that amazing outfit.
Capes, wraps and ponchos are so trendy this winter and will only enhance your New Year’s look.
Dry, dry, dry – your hair, your face and your skin
You’re bundled from head to toe, taking hot showers and breathing in that indoor heat.
Moisturize your hair with an intensive treatment such as Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque. Hydrate your body with LaLicous Brown Vanilla Sugar Scrub and Body Butter — so rich and refreshing.
The secret to a gorgeous face isn’t in the makeup. It’s actually an exfoliated, hydrated, moisturized face. Exfoliation allows your moisturizer and makeup to go on so much easier and you won’t need to apply it as heavily. The best time to receive advanced skincare is in the winter. To get that skin glowing, book an exfoliation peel. It will shed all of your dead skin cells, and help eliminate pigmentation and fine lines. It is perfect to get your skin refreshed and glowing for those holiday parties. Splurge on these treatments and you will be radiant for all your holiday parties!
Holiday makeup tips
There are so many amazing looks you can create this holiday. From a soft iridescent eye to a rosy cheek, this holiday you want to enhance your natural beauty.
Winter white shimmer
Embellish your look with a soft metallic light shimmer. You can use this to highlight the brow bone or brighten the eye by applying a little to the inner corner.
Smokey bold eyes
This season if you are going to go bold and smoky create a new look with color. Choose a bronze, vibrant green, or use a rich gold or silver to create a new look for your holiday festivities. You can enhance this look with bold eyeliner or if you want to really make a statement, add some individual false lashes.
Your summer glow has faded by now so blush is important to brighten your face this season. Crème blush is great because a little goes a long way and will stay put. Apply a small amount on the apples of the cheeks and slightly up along the cheekbones.
Your lips can make or break your holiday look. If you go for a bold rich holiday red go easy on your eyes and cheeks. Remember only one feature should be the focus. If you have bold lip, create a soft eye. If you have a bold smoky eye, go for a light soft gloss on the lips.
Make it last
The key to any holiday makeup is to make it last. No one wants to leave a fun party to touch up their makeup. A primer for your face, lips and eyes is very important. This will give your makeup something to attach to helping eliminate flaking or fading. Smashbox hydrating primer for the face and 24 hour shadow primer work great.
Up styles and blown out tresses are still a favorite for the holidays. Accessories for the hair are trending now; add an embellished headband, crystal barrette or a simple rhinestone pony holder.
No time for a blow out? Sleek buns always look classy and sophisticated. All you need is good round brush some, Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid and some Bumble and Bumble Does it All hairspray, to tame those fly always, and you will be out the door in no time.
New Years Eve calls for big sexy voluptuous hair – the bigger the better! Blow your hair out with a BioIonic round brush, and then set the curls with hairpins. Let the curls set for 10 to 15 minutes and then take them out and lightly brush through the curls. Tease at the crown and spray. You will make heads turn at any New Year’s Eve party!
Whatever party you may attend this holiday, enjoy yourself, enhance the look that works best for you, and be inspired by all the fun, new trends in clothing, accessories, makeup and hair.
All products listed in the article are available at Sagittarius Salon and Spa; clothing by Ya Los Angeles available at S The Boutique in Hagerstown, Md. For more information, visit www.sagittariussalon.com online.