Holiday Makeovers: Become The Most Exciting Presence In The Room
Every year around the holiday season, life becomes a whirlwind of activity. Between school, work, holiday parties and trying to find that perfect gift, many people tend to forget about themselves. While some folks can handle the pressure of looking good on the go, many simply burn out and require a Christmas Miracle. With the following quick and easy tips, you can treat yourself to a simple holiday makeover - making sure you see some action under the mistletoe!
First thing’s first - wearing all red and green is a major holiday no-no. While it may work for a theme party or Santa’s elves, it is neither fashionable or cute (unless you’re one of those aforementioned elves!) We suggest picking one colour or the other - but avoid wearing both together. A black dress with a bright red lipstick and red heels will give you pizazz at any holiday soiree. For the gentlemen - a plaid button-up shirt with jeans (or even khakis!) will give you a taste of the holidays, without making you look like the Christmas Tree. If you are ever in doubt about pieces in your wardrobe, our best suggestion; ask a friend to go through your closet with you and help you decide what you should keep and what could be donated to charity. Many of us hold onto clothes forever, despite the fact that we know we may never wear them. A third-party is always a good judge of what can stay and what should go. Pack up your unworn goods and donate them - it’ll fill you with Holiday Spirit, while at the same time serving you better in the long-run.
Are you looking bushier than Santa Claus on Christmas morning? Then perhaps a haircut should be in your future. While a trip to a fancy salon would be nice, most of us don’t have the time or the money come the holiday season. That’s no excuse for looking like a shaggy dog however, since there are many cheap alternatives to spruce up your ‘do. While we often turn our noses at the idea of amateurs going near our head with a pair of scissors, many local beauty schools offer their services at drastically low rates so that their students can get in practice. It may seem like a scary idea but in reality, a basic trim is pretty hard to screw up and can go a long way towards improving your overall look. The good news is that hair grows back and small mistakes are often easily fixed with just a little bit of product. Other hair tricks to help you out in a pinch? High pony-tails are easily reined in, and buns can take you from drab-to-fab in a pinch!
Finally, some quick tips for last-minute touch-ups. Make sure your nails are cleanly cut and polished at all times to keep things looking clean and professional. A little bit of clear polish goes a long way but we won’t discourage colours if it’s what your heart desires; just don’t go crazy with neons and your summer colours. Stick to warm and dark colours that compliment your wardrobe selections.
If you stick with our tips, we think you’ll be too busy under the mistletoe to come down with a case of the Holiday Blues!