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SPOT IT: NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

Reach your beauty resolution in WAY less than a year.

When it comes to beauty makeovers, the caterpillar-to-butterfly metaphor is often what comes to mind—but what if you’re already a butterfly in your own eyes? Instead, we think you should become You 2.0 in 2016, and you only need a couple of small tweaks to your bathroom counter to get there. Let’s get down to the basics by starting with skin and hair care that has the power to rival your fairy godmother’s magic. The Sephora Glossy has your beauty guide to live up to that New Year, New You mantra. JESSICA VELEZ

If you need a mane makeover…

You don’t need to take inches off or dye it a wild color to see a major hair transformation. By adding a few products to your routine, you can give your strands a noticeable boost. First, it’s all about dousing dehydrated strands with moisture, especially during harsh winter months. Before you get in the shower, comb in ALTERNA Haircare’s Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment. We love this weekly treatment because it helps repel those damaging minerals that sneak their way into our shower water. Next, you’re ready for the Ultimate Restore collection by StriVectin Hair. The name is not a stretch; the shampoo, conditioner, and Densifying Foaming Treatment target dry, damaged hair with split ends and give it new life. Step out into the steamy air and top off your ’do with Drybar’s Mr. Incredible The Ultimate Leave-In Conditioner to manage tangles, enhance shine, and continue the fight against breakage. And, it will leave a ginger, mint, and sandalwood fragrance in your strands.

If you need a skinstant reboot…

Before you book a pricey facial, consider trying these at-home rejuvenating treatments. First, make sure you’re working with calm, cleansed skin. Sunday Riley’s Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm is a solid sapphire-toned formula that, when warmed up in your hand, removes makeup and impurities while soothing redness. Every morning and evening, you’ll experience its chocolate and licorice aroma on your skin, too. Follow with bareMinerals’s SKINLONGEVITY Vital Power Infusion Serum, which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and makes skin look as bright as a poppy flower (its extract just so happens to be an ingredient). Of course, to see results, you need to have a little hope. philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a Jar is the last crusader in this routine’s fight against last year’s skin troubles. It provides tireless hydration and a surface-smoothing effect.

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MULTIPLICITY: DRY SHAMPOOS

Discover how to skip the suds in any situation you find yourself.

Whether you’re crunched for time, conserving water, or simply don’t feel like washing your hair (we’re not judging), dry shampoo is the perfect busy-girl solution to unwashed strands. Come clean with these water-free cleanse extenders that instantly refresh hair from the office to the gym—and beyond. RENEE TRILIVAS

Best for: The Long-Haul Flight
The Dry Shampoo: Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo
This conditioning, TSA-friendly formula infuses parched hair with moisturizing omega-3s anywhere, any time—even at 35,000 feet.

Best for: The Gym
The Dry Shampoo: SEPHORA COLLECTION Express Dry Shampoo
Whether you prefer the elliptical or lifting weights, this pint-sized aerosol spray (that’s perfect for stashing in your gym bag or locker) gives an energizing root boost to sweaty strands post-workout.

Best for: The Big Date
The Dry Shampoo: Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder
Skip restyling before you meet up with your beau: This loose powder delivers three essential products—dry shampoo, style extender, and volumizer—in one bottle, for an effortlessly tousled look.

Best for: The Posh Party
The Dry Shampoo: Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo
Rice powder in this dry shampoo instantly soaks up oil and amps up fullness to keep your blowout looking polished, prolonging your good hair days into good hair nights.

Best for: The Morning After
The Dry Shampoo: Alterna Bamboo Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo Sugar Lemon
Eliminate the lingering scents of last night with this new, exclusive dry shampoo that evaporates oil, maximizes volume, and leaves behind a sweet, citrus scent.

Best for: The Office
The Dry Shampoo: Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo
Embrace the midday touch-up with this dry shampoo. Its pointed precision nozzle delivers the perfect dose of style-reviving powder for a quick lift right at your desk.

Best for: The Last-Minute Interview
The Dry Shampoo: Bumble and bumble A Bit of Blondish Hair Powder + Bumble and bumble A Tint of Brown Hair Powder
Tinted powder blends seamlessly into blonde or brunette tones to disguise roots, build thickness, and absorb oil for über-professional hair in a few sprays.

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