3 Easy Ways to Update Your Look in the New Year

Are you craving a new look for the new year? Now is the perfect time to put your signature style to rest and experiment with a fresh new look. We consulted our team of professional hairstylists and compiled a few of their favorite ways to update their guests’ look when they are craving a change. Here are some tips from the pros:

Invest in a new styling tool.

Paul Mitchell® International Trainer and salon owner Toby Price recommends experimenting with the Neuro® Cell, an advanced hot roller system that creates beautiful curls and enviable volume with ease. Toby starts with a great foundation before using the curlers. He suggests applying Sculpting Foam® to wet hair and then blow drying the hair with an extra-large Express Ion Round® brush, paying particular attention to creating volume at the roots. Then, section your hair into 6 large sections and, starting at the top, roll your hair around the 1 inch flocked rollers. Allow the rollers to cool and gently tousle the curls for an organic curl pattern.

Paul Mitchell® Editorial Director Lucie Doughty is also a proponent of using a new styling tool to create a fresh new look. Lucie recommends the Neuro® Unclipped Styling Rod for creating Lana Del Rey inspired waves. To get the look, start by sectioning the top portion of your hair from the bottom and clipping it out of the way. Then curl the bottom section of your hair in the same direction from left to right using the Neuro® Unclipped Styling Rod. Release the top section of hair and repeat. Brush out the curls with a large paddle brush and finish with Hold Me Tight™.

Neuro Rod

Consider color.

For those of you who are prepared to make a more significant change, visiting a salon for a new hair color is a great way to update your current look. With varying degrees of permanency and plenty of color options, the possibilities are endless! Paul Mitchell® International Trainer Brian Haire suggests easing into a color change with PM SHINES®, a sheer demi-permanent hair color option. Warm up your tone with hues like Maple Syrup or cool down your color with a shade like Iced Latte. Did we mention that PM SHINES also hydrates and conditions hair, so it’s is not only newly colored but also shiny and healthy? Consult your Paul Mitchell professional to find the color option that is right for you.

Cassandra Color

Image via International Trainer Cassandra McGlaughlin (@CassandraPlatinum)

Update your cut.  

Of course, the most obvious and committed way to update your hairstyle is to see your stylist for a haircut. Whether you choose to simply freshen up your ends with a slight trim or commit to a more drastic change, a haircut can help you look and feel good in the new year. Plus, healthy hair is easier to style and manage.

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Image via International Trainer Jason Reyes (@ILikeToCutHair)

With these tips in mind, you can update your look and start the new year off with a style bang! To find a Paul Mitchell School or salon near you, click here.  

Taylor deDiego is Paul Mitchell's Web Content Writer and resident style hunter. She spends her days writing copy, keeping tabs on our social channels and testing new DIY hairstyles in our in-house salon.  

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