To be fair, you don’t ever really need an excuse to treat yourself to some pampering — after all, self-care is essential! However, there is something extra special about getting yourself glammed up over the holiday season.
Whether you are looking to try out a new beauty trend, want to indulge in a facial you have always wanted to try, or are just excited about getting all the girls together, then read on to learn how to plan a holiday-season pampering session at the salon.
1. Research some new pampering trends to try out this holiday season
The holiday season is the perfect time to try out some new beauty trends as your calendar is filled with fun events, parties, and celebrations. In other words, this is a fantastic time to embrace your inner diva and to experiment with something different.
For example, if you are looking to try out a new hairstyling idea, look at unique hair and beauty services menus or ask your local salon about their beauty salon special services.
This is a great way to get some ideas about what is possible. For example, perhaps you want to get into the holiday spirit and go all out with unicorn braids, Swarovski crystal diamond extensions, feather locks or hair sparkle.
On the other hand, you may want to try getting your lashes permed or adding eyelash extensions so that you are ready to go for every holiday gathering.
Having a manicure and pedicure in a seasonal color is always a festive option while a Dermalogica Facial is a fantastic treat to yourself.
A makeup trend that is going to be significant over the next few months is the usage of bright eyeshadow palettes and crazy lip colors.
2. Make sure the salon you choose can do what you want
Once you know what you want from your pampering session, it is time to find a salon that is able to fulfill your desires. While it can feel challenging to explain to a professional what you want — particularly if you don’t have the appropriate vocabulary — it is crucial for you to be communicative if you are going to get the services that you want.
The best way to do this is to research some of the necessary terms and to have a firm grasp of the type of vocabulary that is necessary for your treatments. It is also recommended that you bring in inspiration pictures to provide your stylist with visual cues.
Speaking of your stylist, it is essential that you are particular about both where you are going to have your pampering session and who is going to be overseeing it. After all, this is going to be a special day!
You want to ensure that you are choosing someone and somewhere with positive reviews from previous clients and who specialize in the type of services you want — such as a hair hydration treatment expert or a professional nail-design artist.
3. Invite your friends to join!
Is there anything better than receiving a gift voucher for a day of pampering? For most people the answer is a resounding no, so why not spread the love this holiday season and invite your friends to join you for your pampering session.
Your friends and family alike are bound to enjoy the gift of an enjoyable and relaxing day in the salon.
Maybe you will opt to give them a gift card for a haircut or a blowout & updo session. On the other hand, you may want everyone to enjoy the creativity of a professional makeup artist and have their makeup done, including eyelash extension services and facial waxing.
For those friends and family who can’t make it, consider purchasing some of the professional products that the salon uses every day, and wrap them up for a lovely holiday gift.
Are you planning on going to the salon this holiday season?
What treatments are you excited to try? How are you preparing for your pampering session?
Let us know in the comments below!
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