Get ready for holiday parties

It’s that time of the year again: we’re gearing up for the holidays — and this year, in-person parties are making a return!

It’s that time of the year again: we’re gearing up for the holidays — and this year, in-person parties are making a return! As we continue to move out of the pandemic, office holiday parties and large family reunions are becoming increasingly common. But while it’s exciting to finally return to in-person festivities, it’s also important to make sure that you look and feel your very best. To prevent unnecessary stress, check out some of our top holiday party tips.

Plan ahead for a safe, relaxing evening

If you’ll be attending your first holiday party in a while, it’s only natural to feel a bit nervous. However, regardless of when your last party was, a little bit of planning can go a long way to ensure that you feel comfortable and safe.

By far, the most important thing to figure out ahead of time is how you will be getting home. If you are planning on drinking or prefer not to drive at night, consider using a taxi or rideshare service to get home. Alternatively, you might want to carpool with other attendees. Either way, figuring out the details ahead of time will make it easier to avoid a dangerous driving situation.

It’s also a good idea to plan your outfit ahead of time. If you’re worried about underdressing or overdressing, consider asking other attendees what they’ll be wearing — no one wants to stick out. Wearing something from the pre-covid days? It’s best to try it on beforehand. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to deal with an unexpected visit to the dry cleaner or tailor. Don’t forget about your shoes, either — if you’ll be hitting the dance floor, be sure to wear something comfortable.

You might also want to schedule any beauty treatments in advance. Whether you’ll be getting your eyebrows waxed or your hair colour touched up, there’s nothing more frustrating than realizing just how many services you’ll have to scramble to arrange the day before a function. Planning ahead can ensure that your salon visits truly feel like a relaxing break.

Pamper yourself — at home and at the spa!

Between remote work and few in-person gatherings, it’s been easy to slip into a relatively minimal beauty routine. While this certainly has its perks, being pampered can leave you glowing and comes with a major mood boost, too! Plus, there’s no better time of year to treat yourself than the holidays: not only will you be seeing lots of people, but it’s also a hectic season. Who doesn’t need a little break partway through?

Before the party, consider experimenting with a new hairstyle. The new look can give you a lot of confidence! Likewise, consider booking a facial — not only will your skin look radiant, you’ll also get to enjoy a bit of me time.

On the day of, go all out!

When it comes to the day of the party, be sure to have a good time! Of course, it’s only natural to feel a bit nervous before your first holiday party after the pandemic (and you should never attend any event that makes you feel genuinely unsafe). Still, if you’re going to attend, we hope that you have a blast!

Hairspray and setting spray can keep your look in place all evening. To ensure that your skin looks its best, don’t forget to moisturize beforehand. You could also consider booking a same-day facial with no downtime (that is, a treatment that won’t leave your skin red or vulnerable) — your skin will look radiant and you’ll have a chance to decompress right before the event.

To book a treatment at Sanctuary Day Spas, please visit our online booking portal or call your closest location.