The Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week displayed a broad range of beauty trends. When it came to hair, nails and makeup, things were all over the place, from bright shadow colors to natural nail art. There were girls wearing absolutely no makeup, bold color accents and plenty of second-day-like hair. Here are a few hair, nail and makeup trends that really stood out, keeping in mind that everything is exaggerated to the extreme on the catwalk!
Redefining Hair Styles
It’s time to reacquaint yourself with your flat iron and hair spray, because the era of beach-like waves has come to an end. Hair in knots showed up in various forms, including sculpted ponytails. The message was to play with knots and loops in your hairstyles, creating a messy or second-day look. To achieve this, don’t pull your hair all the way through a ponytail holder.
Braids made a comeback with lovely updates to the basic like a deep side-part, sweep-braid over one shoulder, and flatiron the ends. A wearable idea for day-old hair: wind your braid into a bun and tie on a scarf. For either style, pull the pieces loose around your face for a romantic finishing touch.
Nearly Naked Nails
Nail art may not be dead yet, but it definitely took a back seat to nearly naked nails this season with barely there nail polish colors, from palest pink to barely there beige. Try creating the nude nail using Butter London Tea with the Queen or another longtime-favorite neutral: OPI Bubble Bath. Consider investing in a matte top coat. Dolce & Gabbana’s is by far the most luxurious! Combine it with your sheer nudes and hardly seen pink tones.
Related to the naked nail trend is incorporating bare nails—”negative space”—into the nail art design. While people used to incorporate multiple colors, these designs feature one, maximum two, nail polish colors. Some of the common themes included painting the half-moons, or leaving them bare and painting the rest of the nail. One trend that is easy to copy at home: metallic silver side swipes, where just a simple stripe of metallic goes up one side of a bare nail. Create side swipes with OPI’s My Signature is DC. Basically, anything goes, as long as there’s some bare nail showing.
Minimal Makeup with Bold Accents
This season, designers pared down their makeup kits and used as few products as possible. In seasons past, it was all about matte or dewy; now, it is more about being real. At the fashion shows, makeup played with light and contour so that skin was bare, but still sculpted. A great product for this trend is NARS Contour Blush.
Finally, makeup minimalism aside, there is always a place for a bold pop of color, beginning with the lips. Two shades of the moment? MAC Girl About Town and Maybelline Color Elixir in Dashing Orchid. Also, sweeps of color over the eyelids are prevailing. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua Matic pencils are great for getting budge-proof color on the lids.