Ready to party?

Party season is coming up, which means having to abandon the bare faces, pony tails and messy buns that have been our go to looks while working from home. We suspect our favourite lipsticks may have passed their expiration dates now that we’re perpetually masked up.

That’s why we consulted some of our favourite hair and beauty salons to find out what the key trends are for the next few months…

Elle Rintoul of Bloom, on the corner of Rose Street and Thistle Street, suggested, “Half up/half down curls are the prefect day-to-night look for office parties that start early and end late. This will mean you don’t look over or underdone at any point as this look could be made to look casual or glam, depending on what you pair it with. Go for a natural make up look with a nude lip to dress it down or a glam make up look with a red lip to dress it up.

‘Sleek but a little messy, with added volume also works for a ball or cocktail evening. It’s glamour without looking like you’ve tried too hard.  Paired
with a LBD and any make up look, you’ll be the belle of the ball!

‘Our favourite make up looks this year has to be a glowy complexion and matte eye and lip, however, we’re also partial to a glitter eye or glossy lip! When it comes to getting ready for a big night out, we have our new Bloom Style Bar, where you can have your hair and makeup done at the same time, so you’re ready to party.’  

Make Up Artist Gosia Weiss is encouraging us to be more adventurous when it comes to our party make up this season. She said, ‘Even if you’ve never tried before, don’t shy away from a red lipstick! There is a shade of red for everyone, from rich berry tones, deep burgundy, true reds or reds with orange undertones. And to make sure it will stay put all night, invest in a long lasting lipliner which would help to create a perfect shape, add some volume and protect lipstick from bleeding. My favourites are Lisa Eldridge Velvet Ribbon, MAC Ruby Woo and Charlotte Tilbury’s So Red.’

In terms of hair colour, Sarah Jane Ironside of Salon 70 on Great Western Road, says that rich colours are key this season. She explained, ‘Autumnal colours like warm browns, copper shades and chocolate browns bring a warmth and depth to hair. We’re using methods like balayage and baby lights for face framing. This is a great way to add colour with low maintenance and avoiding over processing the hair, which can cause damage. The fashion at the moment is for healthy, vibrant, shiny hair and to achieve this we advise the use of a shampoo for coloured hair and always using heat protection when styling hair.’ 

If your skin could use a boost, NY Skin on Fonthill Road have a new treatment that could restore your pep before the party season, or help you recover after a few heavy nights out. I.V Nutritional Therapy (IV) is a drip made up of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that delivers fluids directly into the bloodstream. This allows your body to absorb the vitamins and minerals faster and more effectively. Great for the day after Christmas parties, to boost your immune system and energy levels. You’ll need to book NY Skin’s free consultation before your appointment.

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