6 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Look This Year

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You don’t have to buy into that whole New Year’s resolutions thing to want to start fresh or liven up your routines at the start of the year. It’s natural to feel like making a change, to revisit what’s working and what’s not and to figure out who you are and who you want to be throughout the next 365 days.

If you’re itching to make some sort of change to your look in 2023, you’ve come to the right place. We’re not saying you have to cut off all your hair, add extensions or bleach your hair white to make an impact; there are plenty of small tweaks and techniques that give you a “new me” feeling without the big reality show-worthy dramatic transformation.

Flutter those lashes.

A super easy way to add a little touch of je ne sais quoi to your beauty routine is to visit us for a set of lash extensions. They can be tailored to your preferences, whether you want long and dramatic or subtle but statement-making. If that feels like too much of a commitment, try a lash lift and tint for a little oomph. Make your morning routine even easier by adding on a brow tint so you can skip a few steps of the getting ready process.

Get bangs.

The eternal question: Should I get bangs? If you’ve been thinking about it since watching Emily in Paris season three, the answer is yes! Cutting a long fringe can radically change your look without sacrificing all-over length, and opting for a longer style means you can sweep them to the side or pull them back on days you’re not feeling the bang life.

Try a new lip color.

If you’re known for your pink lipstick, why not shock your friends, family and coworkers when you show up with a nude or a deep red? It seems silly, but giving your go-to colors a rest for a few weeks in favor of something out of your comfort zone can be a big confidence boost and who knows? You may just become a red lipstick person after all. Our team would love to help you pick out your next signature shade!

Add texture with lots of layers.

There’s a reason the shag and the wolf cut are trending so hard right now — they’re fun, a little retro and they bring out the best in your natural hair texture, giving your look a Stevie Nicks-style ‘70s cool whether your hair is straight, wavy or curly. Even Lizzo got a wolf cut! 

Add a color gloss at your next appointment.

You don’t have to dye your hair dark or go platinum blonde, promise. (But if you want to, we know just the place to do it.) At your next salon visit, ask your stylist about a color gloss or a simple shine gloss; it can add warmth to brunette, red or warm blonde tones or cool things down, and a clear gloss simply adds extra shine. It’s not a huge change, but you’ll sparkle all the way home.

Take a look at your skincare routine.

Time to face the music: Is your skincare working? If you’re feeling dull and blah, it may be time to adjust your cleansers, serums and spa treatments. Make an appointment with your favorite Cole’s esthetician to check in, then develop a plan of action to get that glow back. Making regular facial appointments is a great place to start, but your esthi can recommend products that give you the spa vibe at home too. You’ll be ready to take on 2023 with a fresh face and a major glow.

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