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HQhair Resolution Revolution

The New Year is upon us, along with the stress of thinking of a New Year’s resolution. After contemplating resolutions over Christmas, it dawned on us…’why would we need to change? We’re sassy and fabulous enough as it is!’ Conforming to this tradition is pointless for us knowing full well that a week later we would fall straight back into our old habits. However, it’s always good to switch up your look for a fresh burst of confidence so we are going for the resolution revolution! A few of us here in the HQhair office have revealed their New Year beauty boost, (think of Mario upgrading via mushrooms!) to help you choose your favourite personal power up!

Ru-Paul

Perfected Pout

Why not switch up your everyday clear lip balm for a punchy lipstick shade? Not only will you feel more dressed up and confident; you’ll also stand out from the crowd and make your mark in the world! Besides, nobody wants to blend in with the crowd; it’s all about being unique. The Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick is a perfect replacement as it will give your pout the pop it deserves! Bonus – you’ll still have heaps of moisture, no more sacrificing dry lips for cute colour!

Supreme Strobing

Now 2015 is over, the contouring trend appears to have run its course. 2016 is all about strobing! Don’t worry; we totally understand those lazy days where you’d rather have that extra half an hour in bed than get up to do your makeup… But this year we’re going to make sure to brighten our complexion each morning, avoiding the later regret of not bothering. It’s pure fact that you feel at least 10X better after leaving the house due to making that extra effort. Investing in a high quality highlighter such as Duwop DoubleGlow7 will enhance your natural glow and make you feel super stunning!

Striking Strands

Sometimes we get incredibly bored of our hair when it’s been the same for a while, so why not change it up? Take the plunge and go for a new do, we’re thinking dip-dye! If you’re not a fan, take a look at our Top 5 Rainbow Hair Trends for extra inspiration! If you’re worried about the turn out of your locks being a mere case of pot luck, avoid the New Year hair disaster of a misfortuned mane with a temporary colour. Use Redken Colour Rebel Hair Makeup as your resolution revolution tool, it’s perfect to help decide on the correct colour before committing to it. You could also switch up your colour as often as you like!

Enticing Eyes

We often find ourselves crawling back to the safety of our neutral nude eye palettes each day to avoid drawing attention to ourselves. Why not make a change and wear those adventurous colours you’ve been dying to try deep down? A highly pigmented shadow such as the INIKA Mineral Eyeshadow is the ideal option as you can apply as much or as little as you like for your desired shade.  What are you waiting for? Go for it and join the resolution revolution!

Are you attempting anything for the resolution revolution? Do you have any other New Year’s Resolutions? Let us know over on Twitter and Instagram and tag @HQhair!



Faye

Faye

#wanderlust

I’ve always been a ‘girly girl’ but after being bitten by the travel bug in 2014, and spending 2 years living out of a backpack (with no hairdryer and a pathetic excuse for a makeup bag), I have gone through a bit of a makeup and hair regime overhaul. Like every girl I love a bit of a pampering and the chance to get ‘dressed up’ for a night out, but I now also appreciate the convenience of a ‘get up and go’ routine – it just leaves more time for cocktails on the beach (amaretto sour's ahoy)! I’m always on the lookout for beauty products to fulfill both the girly and traveler side of my personality.