regional beauty director, Nordstrom
Take it: Faces that shine and shimmer with a healthy glow (oranges, peaches, corals); strong color; return to feminine beauty; cooler, translucent tones on the face (rose, lavender, lilac); sheer fabrics
Leave it: Matte makeup; "the neutral '90s"; complicated makeup
artistic director, Gene Juarez Salon, downtown
Take it: Long curly hair; Charlie's Angels styling and short to mid-length shapes; layers; shag-like shapes; "think postmodern Jane Fonda"; hand-painted highlights; blondes becoming brunettes; more natural makeup—flushed cheek, glossy lip, anything in tangerine or apricot
Leave it: Long, long, ironed straight hair; barrettes and claw clips; obvious striping and superhigh contrasting colors; dark lip liner; too much foundation and obvious tanning
owner, Ummelina Day Spa
Take it: Ritual; tea spas; bookstores; home sweet home; candles; luxurious bathing, complete with salts, rubs, oils, and mud
Leave it: Routine; smoky, crowded bars; quick, no-frills showers
owner, Eyes on Fremont
Take it: "Ovals have died out."
Leave it: Plastic and colorful frames; lots of bright colors and two-toned/sided glasses; lenses with a more squared shape; bow-tie glasses
Northwest fashion director, Nordstrom
Take it: Brighter, vibrant shades; ruffles, floral prints, sheer fabrics = more feminine look; oversized and colored python and crocodile prints; accessories, from shoes to handbags to beads; must-haves: "a feminine, flirty dress; python print jeans in a stretchy fabric; a pair of high, sexy, strappy sandals, and a killer handbag. The key thing is embellishment; vivid colors, exotic prints, beads, and lots of layers."
Leave it: Leopard prints
head colorist, Marco's Salon
Take it: "Reds, chocolate browns, and soft blondes. Think Renee Russo in The Thomas Crown Affair."
Leave it: "Color that is chunky, or overly blonde, like Kirstie Alley's awful streaks in Veronica's Closet—tragic!"
fitness director, Seattle Athletic Club
Take it: Functional fitness; exercise that is related to everyday activities, such as walking, treadmills; Pilates, yoga, triathlons
Leave it: Less "choreographed" activities; moving away from extreme sport
Rachel Steinberg and Kelli Fitzsimmons
Nine West, Northgate
Take it: Pony hair; snake and crocodile prints; square toe
Leave it: Leopard print; chunky platform shoes; pointed toe
Seattle Models Guild and fashion designer
Take it: Color; ornamentation; "an element of luxury to the wardrobe"
Leave it: The minimalist look of the '90s; "dark, urban chic"
manager, Anthropologie, U Village
Take it: Feminine and flirty; lots of color, plenty of skin; "think salsa"; the Western look, with patterns, layers, and fringes; dangly earrings
Leave it: "The urban butch thing"; Capri pants
Take it: The rooster and the fin
Leave it: The buzz cut and American crew
sales clerk, Fantasy Unlimited, downtown
Take it: Glam rock; PVC and vinyl with animal prints (zebra!); synthetic furs; pyramid spikes; leather; "tons of bracelets"
Leave it: Fetish