There's nothing quite like the bracing cold of January to motivate us to wipe the slate clean and improve our lives. Many of us have made and abandoned one New Year's resolution after the next, and yet we keep making them. Foolish? Nay. This is the beauty of human beings: We are ever hopeful. This year, though, make that new-year-new-you promise a reality. The trick is to pick a resolution you actually want to keep — like looking and feeling gorgeous every damn day. Here's how to be successful on your noble quest.

L'atelier du Sourcil

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Goal: Eyebrows that are legitimately on fleek. It's impossible to underestimate how powerful a good brow can be in bringing harmony to the face, so head to L'atelier du Sourcil for your makeover. Famous for their expertise and high-quality service, L'atelier's aestheticians also specialize in lashes and makeup, as well as treatments geared toward men.

Where: 25 rue Saint Sébastien, 75011 Paris
When: By appt. only. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
More info: +33 1 43 55 08 08;


Bar à Sieste

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No beauty product can hide a lack of sleep. Which is why we're glad that Paris finally imported a trend we've seen in other cities: the siesta bar. At Bar à Sieste, get comfortable in a cushy chair, shiatsu massage bed or hammock specially designed to help you catch some Z's, put on noise-canceling headphones and wake up refreshed. The bar also offers several treatments, from massages to manis and pedis. You might call it a dream come true.
Where: 29 Passage Choiseul, 75002 Paris
When: Mon.-Sat., noon-8 p.m.
More info: +33 1 71 60 81 55;


Gloss'up Beauty Bar

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YouTube is filled with makeup tutorials. But if your cat-eyes always end up looking like Cleopatra smudged her liner while cavorting with Mark Antony, drop by Gloss'up, a beauty bar nestled in the upper Marais. This chic nail bar and beauty shop crafts flawless nails, with a specialty in Instagram-worthy nail art. Gloss'up also hosts beauty brunches on weekends, where you can master the art of maquillage while munching treats and sipping champagne.

Where: 58 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
More info: +33 09 64 03 23 19;



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Surround yourself with luxury in the wellness sanctuary that is Aquamoon and enjoy a whole new realm of relaxation. A go-to for fashion editors and A-listers visiting Paris during fashion week, it houses dozens of treatment rooms, two pools, a steam room, a sauna and a hammam. Treat yourself to a deluxe program focused on detoxing, antiaging treatments, stress busting or energy boosting. And start the year like a boss.

Where: 19 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
More info: +33 1 42 86 10 00;



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They say clothes make the man (or the woman), and we couldn't agree more. No new-year-new-you list would be complete without a place where you can instantly upgrade your wardrobe. From the moment L'Eclaireur opened in the Champs-Elysées in 1980, the goal was to introduce the public to emerging brands and designers with distinctive aesthetics. L'Eclaireur has become a reliable innovator in the fashion, lifestyle and design worlds, and is frequented by fashionistas and insiders.

Where: Multiple locations
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Pavillon de la Reine

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When you want to feel positively regal, go to the Pavillon de la Reine. Located in the heart of Le Marais, the hotel is an elegant environment where stylish travelers relax surrounded by verdant gardens. The family-run hotel is excellent for a lunch break, and its luxury spa has an extensive menu of rejuvenating and indulgent treatments.

Where: 28 Place des Vosges, 75003 Paris
When: Spa, daily, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
More info: +33 1 40 29 19 19;



Le Klay

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What would January be without a resolution to get back in shape? Seriously, we've all been there. To keep up your motivation past February 1, sign up with Le Klay, one of the city's designer gyms. Spread across 2,000 square meters in Montorgueil, Le Klay is a hybrid space offering way more than just a gym: It combines exercise facilities and yoga classes with a restaurant (hint: mouthwatering weekend brunches), a bar that stays open late for drinks, a spa and a barbershop. Because if you're going to work out, you should be rewarded immediately.

Where: 4 bis rue Saint Sauveur, 75002 Paris
When: Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
More info: +33 01 40 26 00 00;

By Nicky Adle

A political observer, spiritual devotee, design addict and travel master, Nicky currently lives between Paris and Tehran with her new husband, Amir. She's a digital consultant working on strategy and marketing for her clients between Europe and the Middle East.