5 shopping, beauty and style events to attend in January

New year, new you! Head to these activities around town to feel and look your best in 2020.

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Photo by Ashim D. Silva

January is right around the corner, and so is the new decade! Whether you’re looking for new fashion pieces for your closet, or want to shake up your skin care routine, here are the stylish Northern Virginia events to attend this month.

ColeyPaparzzi Jewelry and ShannaHairBar Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, Jan. 4, 4-11 p.m.
Come support a local entrepreneur, Coley, as she launches Paparazzi Accessories, featuring $5 jewelry and accessories. The event will have a variety of jewelry pieces for sale, as well as wigs and hair care products. // Malakhi Lounge and Jamaican Restaurant: 8910 Mathis Ave., Manassas; free

Great Bridal Expo
Sunday, Jan. 5, noon-4 p.m.
Getting married in 2020? Head to this wedding expo to meet with professionals who will teach you everything you need to know about your big day. There will also be a bridal fashion show, giveaways, prizes and vendors to get you inspired for your own wedding-day look. // Hilton Alexandria Mark Center: 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria; $10

Rent the Runway Sample Sale
Thursday, Jan. 16 to Sunday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Rent the Runway’s sample sale is back, NoVA! Buy your favorite rentals, including designer clothing, handbags and accessories, at up to 90% off retail price. Designer brands include ML Monique Lhuillier, Diane von Furstenberg and Badgley Mischka. // Tysons Corner Center: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, Floor Two, Tysons; free to attend, retail prices vary

DIY Workshop: Vegan Face Cream Creating Workshop
Thursday, Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m.
Join cosmetic expert Elodie of Elodie’s Naturals for a lesson on how to create personalized, organic skin care for your skin type. In the workshop you’ll learn how to create your own vegan face cream, pro tips on formulation techniques, how to use botanical ingredients and more information on active ingredients like algae and vegetable collagen. // Steadfast Supply: 4238 Wilson Blvd., Suite M1, Arlington; $65

Lingerie Shopping for the Skin You’re In: A Workshop for Plus-Size Bodies
Sunday, Jan. 26, 7-9 p.m.
In this empowering workshop, burlesque performer Che Monique will offer advice on buying lingerie for plus-size bodies. The lesson will go over body frames and fits of styles, tricks for trying the clothing on and how to accentuate your best assets. // Lotus Blooms: 1017 King St., Alexandria; $25

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