Spring is finally around the corner and who doesn’t need a style refresh? The warm season always brings a quest for lightness, freedom and colors. To tease your seasonal personal refurbishment, we picked 11 of the most stylish trends for spring and we perused them for your sake. Once you read this list, you’ll only have to decide wether you want a new braid style, the coolest eye shadow of the season, or a new mani. And for this last trend, I suggest you better find a seasoned mani professional -- you’ll see why in a minute!
11 Blue Eyeshadow
The blue eye lid we’ll wear this spring is all thanks to Karl Lagerfeld, who launched the new shade on his models at Chanel’s catwalk for the Blue Rythm Collection. The models walked the runway wearing a funny “bandit” makeup made of a blue eyeshadow spread on as a mask. But, if you don’t want to be accused of robbery, you can simply wear some blue shadow on your eyelids or a casual electric blue eyeliner, as seen on the Missoni and the Marc Jacobs runway. Why should you wear blue? Simply because spring and summer are made for fun and happiness!
10 Different Kinds Of Braids
This year braids are a big trend -- there are so many kinds of braids that even mermaids are confused. One trend? The rope braid. It's easy: just split your ponytail into two sections and braid them. But even if we’ve seen hundreds of braids, it's never enough. Maybe they remind us of when we were little girls with happy faces and messy braids, or it could be that they they remind us that romanticism still has a place in this world. That’s why this spring you have more than one way to style your hair in a braid.
9 Vibrant Velvet Lips
It’s not big news that vibrant lips are a spring and summer must, because they’re the most lively seasons of the year! In fact, many designers opted for vibrant lips and great shades of red this spring. We’ve seen them from Paris to London and New York, at Oscar De La Renta, Victoria Beckham, Giles, Topshop, and Jason Wu. So what’s the new trend? It’s velvet lips. If you like it, this spring opt for matte and vibrant colors, or just add a bit of blush right on your usual red lipstick as a finishing matte touch.
8 New French Mani
Another new-not-so-new trend is in the nail style we’ll wear this coming season. French manis are back, baby! We’ve spotted the french manicure with a twist at Tibi, Monique Lhullier, Cushnie et Ochs, and Jonathan Simkai. So what’s this new “twist”? It’s made up of bright and metallic colors painted in singular styles and combinations, with angles, geometries and modern contrasts. If you like this trend, you’re likely willing to spend a fortune at the nail salon, secretly hoping it doesn’t get cracked after 24 hours!
7 The Sweaty Look
Spring and summer are pretty warm seasons so, as the temperature rises, your skin starts perspiring and it’s not exactly fashionable... at least, it wasn’t before. Because the new trend this spring is the sweaty and wild look, it's being applied in various ways. In fact, starting from the “perfect skin” glowing look we saw at J. W. Anderson, and passing by the subtle “sand-sweat” trend at House of Holland, the sweat trend goes straight to the most appealing and wild designers under the spotlight: Dsquared and Marc Jacobs. They launched the “sexy surfer girls” look with wet hair and a hyper-luminous cheek-bone and the “wild party girl look”, where the models look totally covered in sweat. Will you dare to wear this trend at work?
6 The Off-Duty Style
If you’ve worked all year long, chances are, when spring comes you already have enough of doing your hair everyday before going to work. You know what? Now messy hair and bedhead are a trend! Since you're practically screaming in your head that you want to go on a vacation, this season you are allowed to go to the office with your hair styled in a “sea-swept” texture look. How to do it? Just let your hair dry naturally without using brushes after you wash. Just apply some styling spray and work with your hands while you blow dry.
5 Hair Jewels
Headpieces are everything this spring, and you don’t need that much to adorn your head stylishly. We’ve seen the bejeweled head at MiuMiu, Ashley Williams, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and, my favorite, Rodarte. But how to style headpieces without looking like too much of a runway maniac and without spending tons of money on head jewelry? Hairstylist Tommy Buckett suggests to use a few hair combs mixed with your favorite necklace, to drape over the back of your head. But make sure you don’t overdo your hairstyle so you stay modern. If you decide to use jewelry on your head, just leave your hair naturally styled.
4 Upgraded Ponytails
Fun and easy hairstyles are a must this spring, and from the rope braid to naturally sun dried hair, you have a million options to have your own signature look. That’s true of the upgraded ponytail we’ve seen at Adam Selman. This updo is so easy and flattering you won’t think twice before trying it and making it work for you. Here’s how to do it: just make a half-up half-down pony tail and then gather all the hair in a second low ponytail. Cover the elastics using some cool pieces of fabrics, and you’re done!
3 80s Tomboy Hair
We saw the tomboy style at Kenzo and Roberto Cavalli, and both tell the story of a cool, stylish and badass girl who knows what she wants. The Creative Director at Redken Global, who created the style for the Cavalli fashion show, says this look is a comeback of the 80s Tomboy style. It’s so cool because even with long hair, you can achieve a boyish look on the front and long straight hair in the back. The secret behind this style? Using your hands: just apply some styling cream while blow drying to create a slight peak in the front and a straight deep side part.
2 Rock Chicks In The Sun Style
The best part of warm weather? Vacations! Gigi Hadid was really into it while walking on the Tommy Hilfiger runway with a “rock chicks in the sun style” as defined by makeup artist Pat McGrath. If you want to achieve this easy sun-kissed style, just use colorful accessories and let your hair free under a colored hat. Then, keep your makeup luminous and natural. Here’s the formula: blow dry your hair in hand made locks, apply nude lipstick and a touch of bronzer and luminizer on your cheeks.
1 Faux Freckles
Was Kylie Jenner embracing the new freckles trend when she posted an Instagram selfie with her natural freckled look? We don't know, but it's a good thing that what was once considered a flaw and had to be covered under tons of makeup is now being seen as a positive thing by the fashion world. Spring is when you start to show more skin, so this year we’re fortunate enough not to hear about extensions, faux lashes, and faux excess. But what about faux freckles? Emanuel Ungaro showed the trend on his models and we like it, because it encourages natural beauty.