Perfect Your NYE Look with Tips from the Pros


Beauty Gurus Tell Us Their Tricks of the Trade for a Glam Look

Written By: Gina Magnuson Perfect Your NYE Look with Tips from the Pros

With so many New Year’s Eve parties on the horizon, we all want to bring our beauty A game. From perfect hair to flawless makeup, beauty experts tell us how to achieve that festive, glam look that will wow this season.

“A sleek and straight professional blow out can last a few days, which makes it easy to hop from holiday soiree to the next. Plus, it’s easy to pair with any makeup look! You can never go wrong with a clean and simple eye, a drawn out cat eyeliner paired with a bold burgundy lip, or smokey eyes with a nice pop of red to sass it up!” — Shelby Wilson, Co-Owner, Blo La Mesa

“Show off this season’s hottest accessory, the wide choker, with a sleek high pony! To achieve this simple yet elegant holiday look, Beverly hills based hairstylist Dani Faraj (hair director at Brighton Salon) claims this look only takes 3-5 minutes!
Brush dry hair back and upwards using a wet brush and secure pony at the crown of the head.
Take a piece of hair from underneath and wrap around the hair tie and secure with a bobby pin.
Spray head generously with hairspray or use a small amount of gel to combat fly-aways. Brush through the hairspray or gel for more of a ‘wet look.’
Top it off with subtle glitter (we love Oribe Glitter Pomade) to look chic and festive this holiday season!” — Alyssa Baker, President, RIOT Media Group








“Staying tan in the winter doesn’t have to be impossible! Bronzed Bunny offers an amazing way to get that gorgeous healthy glow: be sure to prep your body with some moisturizer and add a thin layer of tanning spray from our Tan in a Can. This sunless tanner delivers that natural, bronzed look and smells incredible.” — Jeni Castro, Owner, Bronzed Bunny 






“New Year’s Eve glam in a flash! 

 Wear a fierce, but flirty pair of false lashes and it will accentuate your eyes.
2. Add a bold lip color
Put your hair up in a top knot. Brush your strands, loosely wrap them around on the crown of your head and secure with an elastic band and some bobby pins. Give it that sexy messy look by leaving the ends out.” — Whitney St. Clair, Owner, Blown Away Beauty Bar

“Bring back the glow of summer without the harmful rays and skin damage. Blush Tan in La Jolla has the all-natural solution without the nasty side effects of the sun. Formulated with an all-natural spray and hand applied by a highly-trained consultant, each tan is applied to fit your specific skin tone and complexion – so no need to worry about turning orange! Their chemical-free solutions are designed to provide natural and conservative results.” — Christina Kauffman, Owner, Blush Tan



Blink Lash Boutique is the premier boutique when it comes to beautiful lash extensions. In the blink of an eye, guests’ lashes can be transformed fuller and flirtier than ever before. With a new salon in Solana Beach offering brow bar services and a salon in Mission Valley, let the experts at blink transform your NYE beauty routine with the effortless and dramatic effect of lash extensions. The effect is like nothing you could ever find in a synthetic pair applied yourself. Better yet, lashes can last up to 6 weeks!” –Blink Lash Boutique, founder and co-owner, Janelle Koch







“Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest impact on feeling beautiful. And when you feel beautiful, you feel festive. Your inner sparkle shines, and that (we think) is your very best accessory.
Wax instead of being a slave to the razor. Why? While some think a 5 o’clock shadow is sexy on a man’s face, it doesn’t incite the same kind of feeling when it’s making an appearance under arms or on party-dress legs. NYE cocktail parties oftentimes call for sleeveless dresses and short hemlines, which we love. Razors cut hair off at the skin, which is the thickest part of the hair follicle. This can leave the appearance of little, dark dots on the skin. Waxing grabs the hair from its roots, leaving skin sleek and uniform. Want to really ensure the smoothest, silkiest skin? Exfoliate. BodyBUFF salt scrub is a must-have for any shower.” — Angela M. Mabon, Franchise Owner, LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)