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From customising jeans to organic make-up, how to look good in 2017

Want a style and beauty refresh for the New Year? Lisa Haynes asks the experts for inspiration.

 Lee Stafford, award-winning hairdresser (

"If there's one change you make to your hair routine in 2017, make it a commitment to use heat protection every single time you curl, straighten or blow-dry your hair. It will save your hair so much damage in the long run - prevention is always better than cure."

Kourtney Kardashian, reality star and face of Manuka Doctor (

"I detoxed my make-up bag for the first time in years, and I think organic make-up's the next thing I will slowly switch to. I'm keeping all my favourites until I find replacements."

Dr Murad, world-renowned dermatologist and founder of Murad Skincare (

"Replace at least one glass of water a day with one serving of raw fruits or vegetables - you'll stay hydrated significantly longer. Eating foods that are rich in structured water (found in food), especially raw fruits and vegetables, not only helps your body hold onto water longer, you'll get the added boost of important antioxidants, fibre and other nutrients."

Matthew Williamson, fashion designer and creator of Butterfly by Matthew Williamson for Debenhams (

"Add bold colour and vibrant prints to both your wardrobe and home, to help banish the January blues."

Donna Ida Thornton, jean queen and founder of Donna Ida Denim (

"2017 is set to be the year of customisation, so take denim styles that you love and make them your own. Try releasing the hems on ankle crops, or distressing your favourite skinnies for a super-modern look. If you're nervous about taking scissors to your favourite jeans, try pre-ripped ones with just the right amount of distressing."

Lisa Potter-Dixon, head make-up artist for Benefit UK and author of Easy On The Eyes (

"Start mixing a liquid highlighter with your foundation, for dewy skin all year round. To keep your eyes looking bright, add a touch of blue mascara over your usual black."

Kirsten Carriol, Lano creator (

"Aim to downsize your beauty cabinet - find one product that does three things, rather than three products that do one each."

Shavata, brow guru (

"Cheat bigger brows with an eyebrow tint - it helps make your brows appear thicker and fuller, and it's a great way to gain definition without any make-up. A tint should be a couple of shades darker than your natural brow colour, and the effects last two to three weeks."

Lou Riby, MD of Elemental Herbology (

"Try multitasking to target the different needs of your skin. If your skin is combination, use different masks on the appropriate area; so if the skin is oily and prone to breakouts, use a purifying clay mask, and if it's dry and dehydrated, use a mask which is deeply moisturising."

Nicola Clarke, creative color director at Color Wow (

"Be realistic about a big hair colour change - it will also mean a change of make-up and wardrobe, and require more maintenance. Not all colours and styles suit everyone. When you visit your colourist, take along pictures of hair colours you like as it's a great starting point."

Ferne McCann, reality star and founder of Ferne Beauty (

"Adding a little something extra to your outfit can elevate your style to the next level. It could be a pair of statement earrings, chunky knit scarf, cute rucksack, or even a killer tan."

Henry Holland, fashion designer and designer of H! by Henry Holland for Debenhams (

"My style resolution for 2017 is to ignore dress codes - continue to dress for yourself and nobody else."

Olivia Rubin, fashion and print designer (

"Spend money more wisely on investment pieces that are timeless, rather than going crazy on lots of high street buys. A special dress is always a winner in any wardrobe."

Michaella Bolder, skincare expert for Time Bomb (

"Start paying special attention to your neck. The skin on your neck is just as delicate and worthy of attention as the skin on your face, plus it tends to be drier and loses elasticity faster. When cleansing, bring it down all the way to the chest area, to slough off dead and dull skin, boost cell renewal and prevent jowls and slack, crepey skin."

Jess Wright, reality star and ambassador for Manuka Doctor (

"I find that my skin gets a lot drier in the winter, so moisturise and use more face masks in the evening, to keep your complexion well hydrated."

Savannah Miller, fashion designer and designer of Nine by Savannah Miller for Debenhams (

"Always aim to invest in classic wardrobe staples that will be worn and loved, season after season."

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