How to look your best this year

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New year, new you – or maybe just a slightly up­dated you. I’m an unashamed res­o­lu­tion maker, and this year on the beauty front mine in­clude adding a re­ally good skin sup­ple­ment into my daily regime, get­ting bet­ter at my evening dou­ble cleans­ing (and in­clud­ing a mini fa­cial mas­sage), and in­tro­duc­ing more va­ri­ety to my eye­shadow ret­inue.

I also checked in with some of our top beauty in­dus­try folk to find out what they have planned for their own skin and hair, and what they are pre­dict­ing will be big in beauty for 2019. I’m plan­ning on com­mit­ting to a red light fa­cial pro­gramme but my main beauty goal is al­ways about re­duc­ing stress – be­ing re­laxed is a beau­ti­ful thing.

For me, re­ally healthy hair. I want to see peo­ple pay­ing the same at­ten­tion to their hair as they do their skin. Fash­ion-wise – glossy lips and sleek, shiny hair. Dust your straight­en­ing irons off and re­dis­cover Juicy Tubes, the 1990s are back in town.

The demise of in­sta­makeup and the rise of IRL (in real life) beauty.

I’ve been grow­ing out my hair for a while now so it’s long – I have thick, wavy hair and a lot of it. My New Year’s res­o­lu­tion is to keep grow­ing it out to [Guns N’ Roses gui­tarist] Slash’s length, deny­ing the im­pulse to chop it off in all this heat. With all the sun and swim­ming over sum­mer, I’m hav­ing to reg­u­larly use Davines SU Hair Mask to re­place mois­ture and keep it grow­ing healthily.

For cuts and styles, my No 1 pre­dic­tion is for a 1970s-feel soft, shaggy curls cut be­low the jaw­line into a round or square shape with a full fringe, styled by em­brac­ing nat­u­ral curls or us­ing tongs. Blunt 1990s bobs will be big, worn wavy or straight and parted in the mid­dle. Short choppy cuts will also be in. For long hair, the trend will be 1960s straight and healthy with cen­tre parts for a boho feel, or adding vol­ume at the crown for a bee­hive feel. My pre­dic­tions for colour trends are inky blacks, chest­nut browns, multi-di­men­sional cop­pers and golden bis­cuit blon­des.

Hair ac­ces­sories are tak­ing off. We’re see­ing clips, cuffs, scarves, and plenty of bobby pins on cat­walks and red car­pets all over. I love work­ing with hair ac­ces­sories to add a touch of in­ter­est, class or cute­ness to a style. through to bright and bold hues, which means it’s a ver­sa­tile trend, depend­ing on how ad­ven­tur­ous you’re feel­ing.

As I said, I adore skin­care! My favourite brands at the mo­ment are Tatcha, ASAP and Chante­caille. I’m lov­ing re­ally per­fected skin that doesn’t look heavy – my go-to foun­da­tions are NARS Ra­di­ant Long­wear, Ar­mani Lu­mi­nous Silk and MAC Water­weight. There are fan­tas­tic liq­uid high­lighters and mix­ing medi­ums on the mar­ket – I es­pe­cially like Becca Shim­mer­ing Skin Per­fec­tor and Ar­mani Fluid Sheer Liq­uid High­lighters. My beauty res­o­lu­tions for 2019 are to have reg­u­lar treat­ments. I’m very good with my daily cleans­ing and mois­tur­is­ing and ap­ply­ing serums A, B and C, but tend to be ad hoc when it comes to hav­ing col­la­gen in­duc­tion treat­ments. I plan to have a Dermapen treat­ment ev­ery three months and a course of peels at the end of sum­mer and end of win­ter. I will also en­sure I have IPL done dur­ing the win­ter months on my face and hands.

I think col­la­gen in­duc­tion treat­ments are be­com­ing main­stream and will be­come the recog­nised ‘‘norm’’ for peo­ple want­ing to take care of their skin and pre­vent pre­ma­ture age­ing. Der­mal Fillers are be­com­ing more and more ac­cept­able, when done sub­tly and to re­store and en­hance fea­tures without over­do­ing it. We’re also see­ing our clients more of­ten and do­ing less at a time with in­ter­mit­tent treat­ments.

The lat­est trends in der­mal fillers are the most ex­cit­ing devel­op­ment that we have seen in a long time, like be­ing able to per­form the ‘True Lift’ by lift­ing fa­cial lig­a­ments, thereby slim­ming the face and giv­ing a re­ju­ve­nated look with no down­time. We are also us­ing bo­tulinum toxin in sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures to min­imise scar­ring and im­prove the fi­nal cos­metic re­sult.

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