A new year brings new beginnings. January presents us with an opportunity to rework our looks and our wardrobes, toss out items that are never worn and add in pieces that we’ve been longing to own. So, where do you go to prep the new you? The following Sacramento places will help you achieve your best after-holiday glow for the future that lies ahead.

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Best Hair Stylist

Hours: Mon – Sat 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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Abba Salon and Spa is one of the best place to go for a haircut. The owner, Susan (Soon), has been in the haircutting business for 23 years and has the ability to create hairstyles that fit her clients’ lifestyle. She also shows you what products to use to achieve the look you want. Both men and women alike come to Susan for high quality, inexpensive haircuts ($25+).

Best Place to Buy Party Dresses

Hours: Mon – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

This festive shop is the perfect place to stock up on dresses for dinner parties, date nights or cocktails. The store also sells accessories and jewelry, allowing shoppers to complete their outfits in just one shopping trip. Madam Butterfly is the place to find apparel for special celebrations. No matter the season, if you plan to attend a dressy event, check out the selection.

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Best Athletic Clothing: Morris & Terry

Hours: Mon – Thurs 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri – Sat 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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The New Year often leads to resolutions to start exercise regimens. Make exercising easier with great gear from Morris & Terry, sold locally at Asha Yoga. The local business partners who created the company both have a passion for fashion and sustainability. Their stylish athletic gear is eco-friendly and super cute. Grab a pair of yoga pants so you’re fitted for the yoga class you’ve resolved to try. Check out Asha Yoga’s Facebook page for the latest news from the company.

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Best Place to Find Unique Items

Hours: Tues-Sat 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

This consignment store is a treasure chest that holds some great apparel. You can score some great finds in this store, among them well-known brands or generic items. This shop is perfect if you’re looking for a statement piece or classic separates to complement your wardrobe. The consignment store houses clothing in great condition, so trying on pieces is never a daunting experience, even for the less-experienced thrifters.

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Best Place to Get a Wax

Hours: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

To get all of your grooming taken care of, go to the European Wax Center. Customers get discounts if they sign up for regular waxing appointments, and the employees are professional and friendly. The salon offers a wide variety of waxing treatments, so prices vary depending on the service. Make one visit to get all waxing taken care of to start the new year off correctly. Leave looking and feeling refreshed after visiting this salon.

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Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.