December has arrived! As you rush around buying gifts and doing good deeds for family and friends, don’t forget to treat yourself. Or if spirit of giving has you feeling extra generous, consider giving yourself and a loved one a special day at the salon.
Whatever you decide, here are some ideas to get you looking and feeling your best as we usher out 2017 and welcome the new year!
What’s the hot beauty forecast for this chilly month of holiday cheer and goodwill? Think classic glamour with a hint of elegant sparkle.
Feminine Waves, Lucious Colour
“Soft, feminine waves,” says Nina Katehos, artistic director of The Hair Gallery. “This season’s inspiration comes from the unstructured hair styles of the 1970s, married with the glamour of the 1940s and 1950s.”
That goes for colour as well. “The colour we’re seeing this holiday season is luscious,” says Nina. “It’s multi-dimensional – very shiny and healthy. We’re doing a lot of hand-painted foils.”
Play up Eyes & Lips
For makeup, choose an all-over neutral look, then play up the eyes and lips, says The Hair Gallery’s makeup artist, Melanie Coyne.
Go-to colours for holiday lips include burgundy, classic deep reds as well as orangey-reds. For the eyes, “Lots of sparkle,” says Melanie, “And false eyelashes! There are all kinds of styles to choose from, depending on the look you want to achieve.”
For the perfect nails, consider dropping in for a full manicure, which takes about half an hour. Popular colour choices for the season are neutral, red and burgundy. If you prefer a simpler look or just don’t have the time for a full manicure, you can always opt for an elegant, no-fuss file and polish.
Sometimes all you need for an instant style update is the right colour choice. If she was to highlight one hot colour this winter, burgundy would be it. “Burgundy is really in right now,” says Melanie. So if you’re thinking of getting a manicure for a holiday event, you’ll be right on point with this festive shade.