Seriously. What was this year? And what will next year even be like? Existential meltdowns aside, we’re still planning on being at home more—Aren’t we? Social distancing? Anyone?

With that in mind, we’ve gotten advice from some of Houston’s top self-care pros on how to best tend to yourself so that you start 2021 feeling fabulous and looking sharp—all from the comfort of your own home. 

Whether you want to trim your bangs without looking like Joe Dirt, or carve out a meditation space that’s truly peaceful, this guide will help you turn your humble abode into a retreat and achieve all things self-care. And if you’re not sure what that means? “It’s really just about checking in with yourself and what energizes you and calms you as an individual,” beauty expert Laura Lemon, and so many others, told us during our research.

Here’s our handy guide on the best ways to invest in you by taking care of what’s outside—and what’s inside too. 

In This Feature:

Our Favorite Virtual Fitness Classes

These four Houston-based trainers will get you sweating.

12/29/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

How to Make the At-Home Workout Work

A local fitness instructor gives us tips on what equipment to buy, what areas to focus on, and more.

12/31/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

4 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Your Detox

These splendid and blended drinks will help your digestion, protect you from the flu, and taste good, too.

12/31/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp Photography by Jenn Duncan

How to Maintain a Balanced Diet

A local dietician walks us through how improving our diet can improve our overall health.

12/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Meditation, for Beginners

Local yoga practitioner and wellness influencer Jazmin Porter walks you through finding your zen.

12/30/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

We Loved Working in Our PJs in 2020. Here's Why We Should Get Dressed in 2021

Tips on mastering the professional work-from-home style ... and okay, you can still wear your PJ bottoms.

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

How to Color and Cut Your Hair at Home (Even Your Bangs)

We got an expert's advice on how to avoid damage and disaster when cleaning up your own ’do.

12/29/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

3 Ways You Can Prioritize Your Mental Health This Year

You shouldn't have to "white-knuckle it" through these stressful times.

01/01/2021 By Gwendolyn Knapp