No matter what it actually feels like outside, spring has officially arrived! Celebrate by sprucing up your beauty routine with little things like signing up for a new workout class, trying out a fun hairdo, or adding a pack of punch to your already fabulous wardrobe. By Carly Petrone.
Switch Up Your Workout
Sick of hitting the treadmill? Sweat it out at 45-minute BodyPump class or dance around with a fun Zumba instructor at your local gym. If you feel like being adventurous, sign up for Class Pass, the card that lets you try unlimited group fitness classes anywhere in the city for a monthly fee of $99. From Soul Cycle to Bikram Yoga, it’s a great way switch up your workout routine and find out what you like when it comes to exercising. You’ll be in shape for summer in no time!
Get a Mini Makeover
Whether you want to try out a new lip color or completely restock your makeup bag for Spring, there are plenty of cosmetic stores and counters that are eager to help you. Stop in Sephora and get a free 15-minute mini makeover with an expert – no appointment necessary! Test out that new bronzer you’ve been eyeing for months or learn tips on how to apply those tricky fake eyelashes. Don’t be intimidated to walk up to a cosmetics counter either. Every brand from Mac to Benefit will let you try samples of their products. Another fun place to check out is Pucker in SoHo – think DryBar but for makeup. They have makeup services ranging from $10-$135. If you really feel like splurging, $250 will buy you a personal house call with one of their makeup artists.
Try A Cleanse
This may not be for everyone but every once in a while it’s good to clear out your system. Try a healthy juice cleanse like the Blue Print Cleanse or a 1 to 5-day juice cleanse from Pressed Juicery. Each offers different levels of intensity, a mix of fruits and vegetables (and even nuts), and they’re delivered straight to your door. They’re tasty and an easy way to get added vitamins and nutrients into your diet. You can also boost your cleanse by participating in relaxation techniques like massage therapy, deep breathing exercises, and spending time in a sauna or steam room.
Get A New Do
Spring is a great time to show off a new haircut or hairstyle. From Youtube braiding and styling tutorials to blow dry bars, there’s now outlets for every woman (and man) to try out a new look. Afraid to take the plunge? Test it out first. Try stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe’s DreamDry in the Flatiron or Columbus Circle and find out what it feels like to rock those party curls or get a faux bob. If color is what you’re looking for opt for some hair chalk or ask your stylist to add in a pop of pink or other pastel spring colors to just the ends of your hair. Finally, dress up a simple ponytail by turning your sparkly necklace into a headpiece. Just secure the ends of your necklace into your hair with bobby pins and you’ve got yourself a beautiful (and unique) headband!
Rent a Stylist
In need of your own personal stylist? Now you can let a professional stylist virtually pick out some new items for your already fabulous wardrobe. Sites like StitchFix and Trunk Club are helping men and women who don’t have the time (or the eye) to find the next great trend. Choose your stylist, share your preferences and price point with them, and a new wardrobe will show up at your door. Pay for what you keep and ship back what doesn’t work. It’s as easy as that. Of course these involve stylist fees and setting up a profile but it’s worth the time and money to get expert advice and feel your best.