Sneak Peek: The Hair & Makeup Trends for Spring 2015
As we head into spring and the warmer weather makes a welcome appearance, it’s time to change up our hair and makeup looks to suit the new season. Fresh faces, soft and feminine colour palettes, and loose, tousled locks were the frontrunners on the Fashion Week runways – a clever take on the delicate shades and reckless abandon that comes with warm and sunny spring days.
If you feel like making a change to embrace the warmer seasons of spring and summer, updating your look is the easiest and most effective way to do it!
Here we’ve put together the best of the best straight from the designer runways, so your new season can go off with a bang.
- The Carefree Centre Part
This simple, fuss-free style is all about letting your hair fall naturally into place and keeping the overall look minimal and un-styled. Natural dishevelled waves, tousled texture and minimalist low-ponytails were popular with everyone from Alberta Ferretti and Gucci to Dries Van Noten and Balenciaga.
A nod to the 90s, the clear centre parting is an easy hairstyle detail you can adapt to your own hair whether it’s straight and sleek, or loose and wavy.
- Plaits and Braids
From loose bohemian-inspired braids to long, sleek and simple; plaits and braids are a massive look for this season. Messy and tousled hair with a single mini plait was big with Michael Kors, Vera Wang and Marissa Webb, while Donna Karan and Peter Som opted for a classic long and smooth braid.
Try multiple mini braids with a messy up-do for instant rock-star glamour, or add a scarf or pretty hair accessories for a delicate day look.
- Loose and Coming Undone
Careless thrown back ponytails, dishevelled and lived-in up-do’s with plenty of loose wisps floating around the face, and messy, retro-inspired half-up styles are an easy way to achieve a sensual and perfectly unkempt natural look.
STYLE TIP: Dry shampoo and a good quality volumising spray are your best friends in helping you recreate this look at home! Ideal for day-old hair with its natural texture and oils, rake your fingers through your locks (rather than a brush) and style it loosely.
- Pretty Pastels
From eyelids to lips, pastels are clearly the colour of the season! Soft delicate purples and pinks in the lightest of shades are perfect for spring, and match beautifully with fresh, dewy skin and a swipe of clear gloss. This look is feminine and super-sweet, and adds a light dusting of colour to take you through the warmer months.
It can also be both subtle and bold – the models at Stella McCartney, Chloe and Christopher Kane stepped out in soft pink lips and smooth, flawless skin while Badgley Mischka did something a little different and introduced light pastel green through the eyebrows and hair to really show off the colours.
- A Perfectly Matched Bronzer
Bronzer is a must-have this season! And not just any bronzer, but one matched perfectly to your skin tone to complement your hair colour and complexion. For fair hair and skin, match your bronzer with rosy blush for a healthy radiance, while warmer skin tones should choose bronzers with a peachy undertone, and darker complexions can go with a more golden colour.
With summer just around the corner, bronzer will give you an instant sun-kissed glow to help you achieve a fresh, natural and glowing complexion all season long.
- Inky Black Liner
Black liner will never go out of fashion, but this season you have the opportunity to really get creative with your ink for a statement night out. We saw bold and graphic cat flicks at Oscar De la Renta, a fresh take on fine under-eye liner at Pucci to make your eyes pop, and retro styled cat eyes at Rachel Zoe for a chic and clean day-to-night look.
Play with statement lines, architectural wings and thin tight-lining all the way around your eye for a fresh new look this spring – just remember to keep the rest of your makeup as natural as possible!
Which Spring/Summer look is your favourite?
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