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Compiled by Sara Anne Fingerman

Being well-informed is an important part of being a trendsetter, so our editors have searched far and wide for the most knowledgeable people to give us their predictions for the biggest trends for 2014. We’re going to get you started and then it’s up to you to “go for it.”

Tech

“Bluetooth is trending and digitizing every day home items, like the iGrillmini Bluetooth meat thermometer, Bluetooth portable speakers from Soundmatters DASH7, iShower Bluetooth shower speaker, to the SensoGlove, a digital golf glove and ArtRage ‘painting’ with digital paint.” —Karen Thomas, President, Thomas Public Relations, Melville, Thomas-PR.com

Education

Lace to the Top is a growing movement in nearly every school on Long Island, with a Facebook presence of more than 11,000. The concept is simple: Bright green laces symbolize the concern parents and teachers have with the current education reform. According to co-founder Kevin Glynn of Brookhaven, the impossible-to-ignore color is a way for those wearing them to declare: “Students mean more than a test score.” (Facebook.com/CoreCommonStandards)

Invasive & Non-Invasive Anti-Aging Trend “Among the top three cosmetic surgical procedures available, I suspect that cosmetic eyelid surgery will continue to be a major trend in 2014.” —Bruce W. Brewer, MD, FACS, partner, Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, LIPSG.com

“Juvederm Voluma is the only injectable that is FDA-approved for cheek augmentation. It is the newest hyaluronic acid preparation from Allergan, the makers of Botox. Voluma is intended for the nasolabial folds and very fine lines and is expected to have results lasting two years.” —Dr. William Romero, Romero Clinic, Dix Hills, RomeroClinic.com

Eyewear

“The newest, hottest trend in the liquor industry for 2014 is flavored whiskey. Our Wild Flame Flavored Whiskey has doubled in sales, with flavors such as Honey, Cinnamon, Cherry, Blueberry, and Peach. Now that winter weather is upon us these flavors are showing tremendous growth.” —Martin Silver, President and CEO of Star Industries, Syosset, Star-Indust.com

Fitness

“We’re seeing the geek chic trend through 2014 with Superdry, Tom Ford and Kate Spade still creating the look and they are devoting an entire line to it. From an optician’s point of view, they are a universally fitting style.” —Andy Polan, Owner of Vision World, Stony Brook, StonyBrookVisionWorld.com

Jewelry Trend

“Lately customers are looking for fabulous vintage finds, that special piece that has a bit of history behind it. A statement piece takes you back in time and can complete your look. Look for handmade, high-quality, and filigree jewelry this season!” —Katelyn Simone, Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay, Multiple Locations, CoinGalleriesOfOysterBay.com

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“You don’t need to be a cute surfette to train like one. Isometric training on an unstable surface and rotational core training will help you develop and tone muscles you never thought you could develop. (SurfFitness.com) For non-gym goers, at-home fitness routines are on the rise in 2014. Online Gyms offer easy and convenient workouts that deliver results in half the time … in your own home. Fitness apps like Fitocracy and Fitbit One help you stay motivated.” —Sylvia Nasser-Wendel, CEO, FitFem.com

Hair Trends

“Buns, braids and ponies are a twist on the classic up-do. We’re digging texture this season! Messy side buns, tousled fishtail braids and loose low ponies all made our list. We’re crushing on curls and waves and a sleek blow out with soft waves is ultra glam. Add extra volume and layers of headbands for a ‘lil va-va-voom. The faux bob has been all over the runway and we’re obsessed. Curl your hair, tease, tuck under and pin. Add a brooch or sparkly clip to make this style extra-special!” —Dayna Barron, Dream-Weav-a & Creative Director, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Greenvale, BloMeDry.com Ja n ua ry / Febr ua ry 20 14


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