Give Your Hair A 2017 Upgrade With These 5 Looks | Clozette

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Whether you're a man or a woman, your hair is your crowning glory. Before anyone lays eyes on your killer brows, mesmerising eyes, and flawless feline flicks, your locks are the first thing they see. Which is why there’s no shame in not wanting to drastically change your hair look  if you’re currently sporting a style that suits you well, you may be wondering why you should change something that isn’t broken.

But if an urge to suddenly have a new hair style hits, you won’t have to worry about completely altering your tresses as these five looks will instantly give your hair a 2017 upgrade.

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Layered Lob


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Everyone loved the lob in 2016 and the fondness for it shows no signs of stopping. So to update it for the Year of the Rooster, add in more layers for extra movement. The result? A fun, textured hairstyle that is perfect for both casual and formal ensembles.

The Shag


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Perfectly undone with shiny layers, a cut like 'The Shag' will give you a 'woke-up-like-this' vibe everyday because it styles itself. Not only will you save time in the morning, but you’ll also have that 'cool girl' look 24/7.

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Flipped Hair


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Afraid to change the way you part your hair for fear it might alter how your face shape looks? Not to worry because flipped hair is in  no cuts needed! Just choose which side you want your hair to fall on, flip it over, and you’re done. But in order to maximise the full potential of this look, make sure you spritz on a little volumising or texturising spray to give your tresses body and fullness.

High Ponytail


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Messy buns in 2017? No, thank you. It’s all about clean high ponytails now. As a guaranteed face lifter (hello, firmer skin!), whether it’s wavy, curly, or straight, a high pony will add elegance and ease to any outfit you wear.


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Sleek Strands


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If last year was all about beachy hair, this year is all about sleek and straight strands. So bust out your flatiron and straighten your hair to perfection for a look that is universally flattering and screams 'high fashion.'


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What shades do you use when you want to go beyond the typical neutrals in your makeup look? More often than not you choose among blue, violet, orange, and pink, right? Green, on the other hand, no matter how bright and beautiful it is, has been forgotten by most people in the beauty community. 

But that's all about to change now since Pantone brought it back into the spotlight by declaring Greenery as their 2017 Colour of the Year. If you don't like the tone of Greenery, or any of the various green hues in general, added to your wardrobe, why not infuse it into your beauty routine instead? It will add a nice 'pop' to your look and will take you out of a beauty rut.

So keep reading for seven ways you can infuse green into your makeup, skincare, and nail routines.

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Eyeshadow


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For a subtle look on your lids, opt for khaki or olive tones. Aside from being universally flattering, this will intensify all eye colours, and whether it’s smoked out or paired with a fierce feline flick, you will always look right on trend.

Face Mask


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Aside from having fun with a green face mask, make sure it replenishes your skin and strengthens it. That way, after a few minutes of pretending you’re the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard Of Oz, you’ll be left with a complexion that feels renewed and looks radiant.

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Lipstick


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Wearing a green lipstick makes a statement that you are confident, bold and fun. And whether it's neon, dark, or pastel-toned, once you swipe on this unique shade, be ready to turn a few heads.

Moisturiser


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This famous face lotion not only hydrates the skin but protects and nourishes it as well. So make sure that this innovative moisturiser always has a spot in your beauty cabinet!


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Eyeliner


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When you’re just dipping your toes into green makeup, the easiest way to start is with eyeliner. Just like eyeshadow, it will make your peepers pop and is the quickest way to create a party-ready eye look.

Face Oil


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Tired of having breakouts and congested pores? A green oil, such as this one from Sunday Riley, will banish all that for you. But don’t worry, you won’t be left with a green cast -- only a smooth, clear complexion.


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Nails


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Not yet ready to incorporate green into your skincare and makeup routine? Don’t worry, you can always put it on your nails! Green nail polish is sexy yet fun and is the perfect subtle homage to Pantone’s Greenery.


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For beauty lovers like us, luck is in finding the right colour of foundation or discovering a skincare product that actually works. But did you know that when it comes to luck in life, you can also factor in beauty?


The Chinese use fengshui to guide them in making sure that they get the most out of life. But while we're more used to the side of fengshui that involves house decoration, its teachings also apply to beauty.


So to welcome the Chinese New Year, we asked the help of Way Fengshui Group to guide us in finding out which types of looks to don and what beauty trends to subscribe to for good luck. Here's what we learnt.


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Get bright



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In fengshui, it is advised to put on makeup depending on your facial features. But since the economy in the Year of the Rooster is perceived to decline, you can try to brighten up your mood by wearing light colours all over your face. A few things to try are an ombre look for the lip, glowy and rosy cheeks, and a touch of blue and green on your peepers.


If you're inclined to wear dark colours, though, don't worry. Shying away from bright colours won't diminish your luck.



Brows on fleek


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Keeping brows on fleek became a colossal trend last year. But did you know that your brows can also affect your life in general? The brows affect one's charisma, which in turn affects one's ability to attract wealth, career, and romance. So groom your brows to suit your features.


For fans of the Korean style of grooming the brows, though, there's bad news. Straight brows are said to invite bad “tao hua,” which means you may attract people who do not exactly have good intentions.

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Flawless base



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Flaunting clear, bright skin is everyone's dream. Apparently, there's also good luck in having good skin. Blemish-free skin, especially on the forehead, gives you the ability to attract powerful mentors and gain insights into important things. So start paying more attention to your skincare routine for a flawless base for your makeup.


Try minimalism



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Contouring and excessive highlighting were all the rage last year. While it's always fun to play with makeup, the principles of fengshui advise that we apply colour to our faces in moderation. Enhance features instead of covering them up in order to let your personality shine through.




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Contour for luck



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Wearing minimal makeup is advised, but you can also opt to contour when necessary. Those with flat chins are said to be prone to bullying. You can counter the bad by contouring to make your face more V-shaped, but make sure not to make your chin look too sharp as these people tend to be the object of jealousy.


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Curious to know which trends will rise this year? Here's a list of our predictions.

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