Whether it’s a gift exchange with your besties or an office work party we all know we need to step up our glam just a little more this month. Are you ready to level up your glam game? Here are a few tips to help guide you through sparkle season.


Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in your body? Consider it the palette of your holiday portrait so make sure it’s prepped. We recommend staying hydrated and adding an additional glass or two of water, but hydration doesn’t stop there.

Invest in a good body lotion that will help with seasonal dryness and rashes (see Tips to Prevent Dry Winter Skin), but for the ultimate holiday glow?? We recommend treating yourself to a Hydrafacial. This facial cleanses, extracts, and hydrates to the point of glowing skin with immediate results. 


We love a radiant, red lip! But how exactly do you pull off a red lipstick without being a professional makeup artist? We’ve got a secret insider tip for you — try a red liner and gloss for a softer look that still carries a lot of impact. Our pick? Kripa Venezia’s Lip Liner in shade “Ruby Red” with your favorite clear gloss to create a blurring effect. Subtle, tasteful, and oh so classy.

Mixing fabric textures adds glamour and elegance to your holiday outfit.


Nothing screams holiday season like plush velvets and buttery soft furs, but how do you wear these awesome fabrics without looking like you’re playing dress up in your grandmother’s closet? If you’re worried about looking like Miss Havisham’s clone, then we suggest less is more.

Pick your favorite piece and rock it with all black.  Another option is to mix up your texture types to give your fit a more interesting look. Try a soft velvet blouse with a leather pant or a fuzzy chunky sweater with a satin skirt.

Glamorous looks for holiday parties.


It’s time to kick it up a notch for the holiday season. Book yourself a Modern Salon and Spa Signature blowout for that bombshell look or try a fun up-do. We still have a few appointments available so don’t delay in calling to book your holiday hair.  Remember, there’s a few holidays this month so don’t forget about New Year’s Eve because you’ll want to start the New Year in style.

Hair by Val Mati. Makeup by Kristen Saylor. Modern Salon Birkdale Village.

For more information

If you would like to book an appointment, call Modern Salon and Spa Birkdale at 704.339.0909.

Makeup & Hairstyle photo courtesy of Modern Salon
Fashion photos courtesy of Pixabay.com

Anita Holly Smock, Director of Marketing at Modern Salon and Spa.  With more than 10 years of experience in the marketing industry, she has worked with companies such as Cosmopolitan Online and Lucky Magazine, and she has contributed to numerous local and national business journals as a marketing insider. When she’s not sharing the Modern Salon and Spa love, you can find her wiping off peanut butter from her 2.5 year old son, slow dancing to Boyz II Men with her husband, or chasing her Cairn Terrier around the neighborhood for the 11 millionth time.

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