Are we the only ones in disbelief that 2017 is almost over? Where has the year gone? Reflecting back on the year, Ivy Salon is so grateful for the amazing guests we have had the pleasure of caring for and the wonderful teachers we have had to show us the latest and greatest in hair and beauty trends. With 2018 closing in, we know you will want to be looking your best on the night of the 31st to ring in the New Year. Whether you are attending a glitzy holiday party, a night out on the town or a cozy evening in with the family, we have got the perfect celebratory look for you this New Years’ Eve that will have you starting 2018 off on the right foot.
Hair: New Years’ Eve is the perfect opportunity to really get glammed up, even if you’re staying in for the evening. Give yourself the star treatment with some old Hollywood curls. Begin by prepping your hair with AVEDA’s Shampure Dry Thermal Conditioner to protect your hair from the heat of your curling iron. Part your hair to one side. Using a one inch or larger curling iron, curl all of your hair, ensuring that you curl it all going in the same direction. One side will curl away from your face and the other will curl in. Be careful to not yet brush out or shake out your curls. Using a boar bristle brush, comb through your curls, making uniform waves throughout your hair. Pull a comb downward through your hair and then upwards, against the hair strands, under each set of waves to define the ridges. Set your hair with AVEDA’s Control Force Firm Hold Hairspray for a hold that will last well after midnight.
Eyes: Draw attention to your eyes with some sparkling eye shadow to reflect the glitzy occasion. Grab your favorite glittery eye palette and sweep a neutral gold tone across your lids. Sweep a dark shade into your crease in a windshield wiper motion. Using a new, clean brush, blend your eyeshadow gently to create a smoky eye effect. Carefully draw your eyeliner across your lash line and finish with a coat of mascara. Feeling extra festive? Finish with a set of false lashes to make your eyes especially glamorous.
Cheeks: You will want the rest of your face to accentuate your stunning eyes. Use an illuminating blush on the apples of your cheeks to compliment your cheek bones and draw the attention up to your eyes. Flick your blush brush upwards and blend evenly. We recommend using AVEDA’s Petal Essence Face Accents in Apricot Whisper.
Lips: A simple lip is the perfect way to balance out the glamour of your eye makeup. Nude lipstick has been a major trend we have seen this year. Swipe your favorite nude AVEDA Lip Glaze or Lip Nourishmint across your lips and get ready to pucker up when the clock strikes midnight!
Ivy Salon wishes you health and happiness in 2018!