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Celebrate the new year by resolving to take chances with your hairstyles each day! Since a new year is a fresh start, it makes sense to make changes that will not only make us feel better, but help us look better as well. A new, healthier diet and exercise routine are typical, but still great, roads to head down. However, we feel that doing something good for ourselves in the beauty department can also help give just the right amount of “boost” to go out into the world with confidence!
Fekkai COIFF Celebration of Style set wraps up best-selling tress essentials and special Frederic Fekkai pro tips. Each product contains the key ingredients you need to create straight, tousled, or curly looks for any occasion, and one key product is included from each of COIFF’s styling segments (Pre-Style, Style, and Finish). Whatever your mood, these products help make the mane to match!This set includes 1.5 oz Anti-Frizz Creme, 1.5 oz Ironless Straightening Balm, 1.0 oz Finishing Creme, and a special insert with step-by-step instructions for creating three signature Frederic Fekkai looks. Happy New Year! $20, sephora.com
MAC Softsparkle Eye Pencils are five mini-sized pencils for use on the eyes. Includes three Softsparkle Pencils in Peacocked, Mint and Olive, and Chocolight, and two Eye Pencils in Black Funk and Fab Orchid in a glossy red-orange patent cylinder-shaped gift box with a lift-off lid. We love this little gift set and know that whoever recieves it would use it for a long time! $ 22, macys.com
L’Oreal Infallible Lipstick is one we love because it looks and applies just like a lipstick. The no-fail formula stays on lips all day and the moisturizing topcoat keeps lips looking and feeling smooth. Pick up a few of these, tie them up in a bow, put them into a gift bag with her favorite beverage and your gift is sure to be a hit. $11.99, drugstore.com
Pantene Pro-V Nourishing Moisture Replenishing Mask will give her incentive to nourish those locks she’s been torturing with all of the heat styling she does. Wrap this up with a cute hair accessory and a gift certificate to pay for her next cut or blowout— trust us…she’ll love it! $3.59, drugstore.com
philosophy Jump Starter Kit includes everything she’ll need to get her skin back on track. We love Purity Made Simple for it’s once-step cleansing abilities (it even removes mascara!), and its amazing smell. Hope in a Jar and Hope In a Tube keeps our skin looking dewy and youthful without ever feeling too greasy. The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash will slough of the dry dead cells that make skin look dull. You’ll find this at your local philosphy beauty counter and online, $55, at beauty.com
Garnier Fructis Style Brilliantine Shine Glistening Drops really helps to give our hair the shine and managability that we crave from hair products. It tames frizz and flyaways and works on wet or damp hair. She will love, Love, LOVE the way her hair looks after she uses it, as well as the uplifting citrus scent that is amazing, and you’ll love the very small price tag! Pair this up with some sparkly bangles or chandelier earrings so she will shine her way into 2009. $4.29, drugstore.com
Burt’s Bees Tips n’ Toes Hand & Feet Kit is perfect if she loves to pamper herself, but has trouble finding long periods of time to do it in. We enjoy many of Burt’s products, and find this kit to have so many great treats in it that we make time to use these. When we can’t, they are small enough to fit into a purse, so a mid-day cuticle treatment is never too far away. $12.99, burtsbees.com
Benefit Bathina Body So Fine Balm is a favorite little luxury to have right out of the shower. We love this moisture-rich balm that leaves our skin luminescent and soft. Applying it with the body puff makes it an extra special product to have. The silky finish is flirty and totally irresistible, leaving skin smelling and looking absolutely incredible! Find it at your local Benefit counter or boutique. $30, macys.com
With office parties, holiday parties and New Year’s Eve added to your already-busy schedule of lunches with BFF’s, sports practices, family dinners and playdates, it’s no wonder the holiday season gets hectic!
Thankfully, you can still get glam hair for each event or occasion in no time. Start with dry hair, a flat iron and a styling product and you can create virtually any style, from sleek and straight to romantic waves and bouncy curls. We like the new Sedu Revolution Professional Nano Touramline Ionic Styler ($139.95, folica.com) with its unique curved edge plates that give you more flexibility and control for creating a multitude of looks.
For that office party, you want to look fabulous, and all you need is a quick refresher to look your best. Style your hair in the morning and touch it up later for a chic, polished look to keep you looking great throughout the evening.*Set the styling iron to desired heat. *Section hair into four sections and focus on one at a time. *Take a one-inch section of dry hair and place in between the plates starting at the roots. *Run the hair through the iron in a straight downward motion to the tip. *Spritz with a light-hold hair spray like Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode (from $15, bumbleandbumble.com) to lock-in the look all night!
Who doesn’t want to look great while ringing in the New Year? Do it in style with sultry, natural looking curls. Here’s how to create soft and bouncy curls perfect for your big night out:
*Work a tiny bit of mousse (try Warren-Tricomi Salon Mousse, $17, beauty.com) into hair to provide additional volume and hold.*Take a one-inch section of dry hair and wrap it once around the bottom iron. *Roll the styler as you run it through the length of your hair.
Be the center of attention at all of your holiday parties! Create silky, bombshell hair that’s big on body:
*Take a one-inch section of dry hair and place in between the plates starting at the roots.
*Run the styler through each sections vertically and twist out at the tips.
*For even more body flip head over and spritz volumizing hair spray (try Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Hair Spray, $3.59, drugstore.com).
Wow your in-laws at that family dinner with beautiful, natural-looking waves. Sedu’s lightweight design makes it easy to create waves and its adjustable heat feature makes it the perfect tool for any hair type.
*Take a one-inch section of dry hair and wrap it once around the bottom iron .
*Run the styler through hair rolling outward once.*Spray hair with texturizing spray like Oscar Blandi Tocco Finale Sculpting Pomade, $22, folica.com, for a piecier look.
We have heard so many great things about the new David Babaii for WildAid haircare line, that we can’t wait to try it out ourselves! Fortunately, we can already see at least one product gives great results.
Reese Witherspoon wore a fabulous mane of waves at the CMA Awards thanks to hairstylist David Babaii himself. Using David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, he sprayed and scrunched the product into her hair giving it the right texture and movement.
Only using a blowdryer and his hands, David “rough dried” Reese’s hair, and as he described it, “moved the hair in various directions until it was dry.”
To get Reese’s hair to look perfectly tousled, Babaii also made partial waves with a curling iron. “I wrapped small sections around the curling iron barrel, leaving the ends free. When the whole head was done, I ran my fingers through her strands to get a dramatic wild finish,” he says.
David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, $12, drugstore.com