Our Staff’s Ultimate Beauty Guide to Starting the Year Right

As the temperatures drop and 2024 begins, our Professional Beauty Association staff is here to share their favorite beauty products that keep them beautiful all year long. From combating Houston humidity to battling dry winter air, our team has curated a list of must-haves that will keep you feeling and looking amazing during this new year.

Lauren: Membership Coordinator

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Silky Smooth Secret: KERASTASE Elixir Ultime L’Huile Original Hair Oil

“I’m new to the beauty scene, but one product stole my heart is Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Original Hair Oil”. From our very own Kérastase Visionary Elite member, this product consists of an iconic nourishing hair oil for all hair types, infused with a blend of argan, camellia, and marula hair oil. Lauren says,  “It transforms my locks into silky smooth perfection after every wash. No oily aftermath, just frizz-free fabulousness. A game-changer for sure.” 

Amanda: Brand Design Manager

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12-in-1 Curl Care: DevaCurl Mist of Wonders Leave-In

Amanda’s holy grail this winter is the 12-in-1 Curl Care by DevaCurl, courtesy of our Visionary Elite Member, DevaCurl. With its warm, tropical scent, DevaCurl’s Mist of Wonders Leave-In is also dermatologist co-developed, ensuring a healthy and high-quality formula for your curls. DevaCurl knows your curls, which is why they also prioritize creating a product that is cruelty-free, silicon, paraben, and gluten-free. She says, “In Houston, summer means humidity, but winter? Not so much. My curls need that extra moisture boost. DevaCurl Mist of Wonders Leave-In is my go-to with its 12-in-1 benefits. Plus, it smells AMAZING – a winter win for my curls!”

Emily: Member Engagement Manager

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Winter Hair Hydration Arsenal: Kérastase, Redken, Verb, and Pravana

“Winter equals less hydration for your hair, leading to breakage and frizz,” says Emily, also loving our Visionary Elite Member products. “I swear by Kérastase mask weekly, Redken One United for daily use, and the Verb or Pravana oil for that frizz-fighting magic. And, of course, dry shampoo to the rescue on no-wash days. Trust me, your hair will thank you,” she says. The verb hair oil is perfect for every day due to its weightless formula and hydration. It enhances shine by 75% and is compatible with all hair types. The Rédken One United hair oil is a 25-benefit hair oil that provides lightweight conditioning, enhances the caring benefits of other leave-in treatments, softens the touch of texture of the styling products, and conditions and nourishes hair. This combination is perfect for silky, hydrated, hair.

Leslie: Director of Membership and Education

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Dry Skin Savior: Moroccan Oil Dry Body Oil

“Dry skin, begone! Moroccan oil Dry Body Oil is my winter essential. Quick and easy to apply post-shower, it keeps my skin hydrated in the brisk weather. A little luxury for your skincare routine!” says Leslie. The Moroccan oil dry body oil is a fast-absorbing dry body oil that infuses skin with instant moisture for guaranteed soft skin. We love touchable results as well as our Visionary Elite Plus member, Moroccan Oil.

Marissa: Marketing Manager

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Hydration Hero: Milk Shake Hyaluronic Acid & Squalene Facial Toner Mist by Beekman 1802

“In the battle against winter dryness, this toner mist is my secret weapon. It’s the first step in my skincare routine, giving me that much-needed hydration boost day and night. Perfect under makeup or as a quick pick-me-up during the day,” says Marissa. The Milk Shake Hyaluronic Acid & Face Toner Mist by Beekman 1802  is an alcohol-free, bi-phase formula that blends goat milk and mugwort with squalene and hyaluronic acid to keep sensitive skin toned and hydrated all day. This product is perfect for sensitive skin but also for winter skin!

Christien: Marketing Manager

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Heat Protectant Holy Grail: Davines OI All in One Milk

Say hello to healthier hair! “Davines OI All in One Milk is my hairstylist’s gem that I can’t live without. It’s my heat protectant superhero, making detangling a breeze and leaving my hair smelling amazing. An absolute game-changer!” says Christien. The Davines OI All in One Milk is a multi-function leave-in spray treatment that softens, detangles, controls frizz, and protects the hair from heat. This Visionary Elite Member product prioritizes combing, hydration, and shine! Apply this product during the winter season to protect your hair from dryness and the cold.

Winter may be cold, but your beauty routine doesn’t have to be. Embrace the new year with these PBA staff-approved essentials – because staying fabulous is a year-round commitment!