A good hair and skin-care regimen go hand in hand, but figuring out what that regimen should be isn’t always easy. That’s why I called in the beauty pros: Christo of Christo Fifth Avenue Salon and Tara Lendener of Skin Iconx (the newly launched spa inside Christo’s luxurious Manhattan salon). Day in and day out, the duo helps people look and feel good, and work to educate their clients on proper hair and skin-care knowledge. I’m determined to stick to my New Year’s resolutions of eating healthy, drinking lots of water, creating wellness-inspired DIY projects, and taking care of my body from head to toe. Read on for the 2017 hair and skin-care tips Christo and Tara swear by.
“The new year is here and that means transforming dry, brittle ends into strong and shiny locks for 2017. Now that the holidays have passed, it’s time to take care of yourself! When people think of pampering themselves, a deep-conditioning treatment isn’t always high on their list, but it should be. Everyone tends to forget about all of the color processing and heat styling they put their hair through. My top hair tip for 2017 is to use a deep treatment masque at least once a week, for eight minutes, to keep your hair hydrated, healthy, and manageable all year long. Our formula is filled with amino acids, vitamins, and botanical extracts to revitalize and condition hair. Consistent use of a masque promotes frizz-free and healthy hair. So no matter what color or cut trend you’re going for this year, opt for a deep therapy masque. Your hair will thank you.” —Christo
“Whether we appreciate the fact or not, we are often judged by our appearance. One’s skin is the first in line for those crucial first impressions. So, we make New Year’s resolutions. We cover up flaws with makeup and purchase products that promise guaranteed results, but often never deliver. While our crazy schedules leave little time for a proper skin care regimen, the right facial can solve all of your dermal concerns (think fine lines, enlarged, congested pores, or even a lack of vibrancy). My personal recommendation for 2017 is a multi-step treatment that cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients like antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. A custom HydraFacial MD regimen will not only improve your skin’s appearance, but will result in an immediately noticeable and dramatic shift in the health of your skin. Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated.” —Tara Lendener