A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU

By: Tara M. Kerrigan Hayes

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Welcome to our first blog, the new year, and enough discounted Gym membership emails to burst your laptop into flames. It’s that time of year again for shameless promotions (yep, CLICK HERE!), to perpetuate the annual resolve to drastically improve our aesthetic selves. Because beauty is what attracts us to each other, therefore beauty helps define us.

But define beauty.

Cognitive research studies say some of us are biologically advantageous based on the ratios between our facial features. They splatter graphs across supermodel pics proving the distance from their perfectly pursed lips to their bewitching doe eyes is about 36 percent the length of their annoyingly flawless angel faces. There’s even an equation for the proportions of their dainty noses, (thanks Pythagoras), to sufficiently remind us that these living, walking math equations are most certainly more deserving of love than the rest of us lowly 64 percenters.

While there is indeed more to the science behind this, the basic premise is that, (and this is true for animals too), beauty is found in facial symmetry. Well, we don’t care if you look like an early Picasso sketch, because anyone who’s ever thrown on a new dress and suddenly felt like Giselle knows that beauty comes from within. We know that confidence exudes beauty, and so confidence is precisely why we are in the beauty business. We know that fresh highlights can accentuate your appearance, the way a choice wine can compliment a fine meal. That a fresh cut can lighten and lift you the way Feng Shui harmonizes the flow of a room.

But so can a sense of purpose. An act of altruism. Running that extra mile. Getting that deserved promotion. So often we forget the vast variations of positive change that serve to illuminate us from the inside out, that we lose sight of ourselves in the quest for change for the sake of it.

As the saying goes, change is good, but it can also be daunting as we impose unrealistic resolutions upon ourselves every January of each new year. So perhaps we should begin with the most rudimentary of changes. Like brushing off that dusty novel, finally signing up for that salsa class, or something obscure, like learning a magic trick (to make your split ends disappear - CLICK HERE!)

Whatever changes you choose, we encourage you to celebrate your sense of self and nurture your own inner beauty (that’s on you), while you continue to enhance your outer beauty (that’s our job - CLICK HERE!) But above all, be confident, be bold, be an improved version of your former self. In 2018, be a new you.

Welcome to our first blog, the new year, and enough discounted Gym membership emails to burst your laptop into flames. It’s that time of year again for shameless promotions (yep, CLICK HERE!), to perpetuate the annual resolve to drastically improve our aesthetic selves. Because beauty is what attracts us to each other, therefore beauty helps define us.

But define beauty.

Cognitive research studies say some of us are biologically advantageous based on the ratios between our facial features. They splatter graphs across supermodel pics proving the distance from their perfectly pursed lips to their bewitching doe eyes is about 36 percent the length of their annoyingly flawless angel faces. There’s even an equation for the proportions of their dainty noses, (thanks Pythagoras), to sufficiently remind us that these living, walking math equations are most certainly more deserving of love than the rest of us lowly 64 percenters.

While there is indeed more to the science behind this, the basic premise is that, (and this is true for animals too), beauty is found in facial symmetry. Well, we don’t care if you look like an early Picasso sketch, because anyone who’s ever thrown on a new dress and suddenly felt like Giselle knows that beauty comes from within. We know that confidence exudes beauty, and so confidence is precisely why we are in the beauty business. We know that fresh highlights can accentuate your appearance, the way a choice wine can compliment a fine meal. That a fresh cut can lighten and lift you the way Feng Shui harmonizes the flow of a room.

But so can a sense of purpose. An act of altruism. Running that extra mile. Getting that deserved promotion. So often we forget the vast variations of positive change that serve to illuminate us from the inside out, that we lose sight of ourselves in the quest for change for the sake of it.

As the saying goes, change is good, but it can also be daunting as we impose unrealistic resolutions upon ourselves every January of each new year. So perhaps we should begin with the most rudimentary of changes. Like brushing off that dusty novel, finally signing up for that salsa class, or something obscure, like learning a magic trick (to make your split ends disappear - CLICK HERE!)

Whatever changes you choose, we encourage you to celebrate your sense of self and nurture your own inner beauty (that’s on you), while you continue to enhance your outer beauty (that’s our job - CLICK HERE!) But above all, be confident, be bold, be an improved version of your former self. In 2018, be a new you.

Susan Devlin