When updating your beauty booty for the new season, make sure that you update your entire beauty look and not just your makeup kit. Fashion forward and edgy hair and nail trends abound, and these looks may just be what you need to complete your #OOTD. There is a plethora of beauty ideas and new looks this season, and each one is just as fun and playful as the next. You can certainly pull inspiration from beauty looks from different decades, ranging from 60s lashes to nostalgic crimped 90s hair. Most of us get stuck in a beauty rut every now and then, and these trends are perfect for shaking up your routine. Here are my personal picks for the top hair and nail trends for the season:
Bring back those old school hair crimpers from the 90s. I love how fun this look is. It is more playful than full-on bouncy curls and definitely has that “too cool to care” vibe. Best to mix crimped strands with some sleekness for a hair do that’s straight off the runway. This ‘do will definitely make you stand out.
Exposed Bobby Pins
Gone are the days of hiding how you pinned your locks for the day, the runways are unapologetic with how we achieve a gorgeous ‘do now. Let those bobby pins be a part of your modern look and expose them to the world as you use it to pin your trendy half-up hair do. Whether you do your half-up hair look sleek or whether you choose to do it tousled and a bit more messy, these exposed bobby pins will definitely upgrade your look of the day.
Inspired by FKA Twigs, baby hairs are back. No need to pin them back or use gel or serum to tame them, allow your baby hairs to flow onto your face naturally. These fine strands will certainly complete your model off duty look and it also goes with the natural makeup look that’s all the rage this spring and summer.
Braids are still going strong this season, but this time around braids are more on the rock n’ roll and edgy side. Milk maid braids or girly and ladylike braids are no longer, braids this season are a little bit grungy. More fashion forward and with more street style cred for sure, consider this your license to spend a little less time perfecting and taming your braids. Let your strands stick out organically and don’t use too much product to achieve this look.
Top knots and buns are still trendy, but for Spring/Summer 2015 these knots are more modern and minimalist with just a touch of origami inspiration. Sleek and architectural, these knots and buns will take your updo to the next level of chic, and will refresh your evening look for sure.
White nail polish in glossy finishes are still ultra chic. You can try these optical white nails with either almond shaped or square shaped digits. Long or short, white nails are essential for the season. It adds a graphic feel to any ensemble.
Consistent with hair and makeup trends, natural nails are also in this season. This isn’t an excuse to skip your mani, ladies. Maintain and moisturize those nails and cuticles, and pick a nude or natural blush color on your spa appointment. It is vital for this nail trend to keep your digits healthy.
Striped Nail Art
Keeping things simple seems to be a common nail trend for Spring/Summer 2015. A single stripe whether done in a metallic or contrasting bold color, can do so much and make a major beauty statement.
Matte and Metallic
Metallic and shiny is out, matte and metallic is what it’s all about. This looks best on short nails, and you can even opt to do a small half moon detail on your nail bed in another metallic and hit two nails trends in one. You can trot this nail trend out whether night or day, but it will look amazing against bronzed skin.
Are you as excited to try these hair and nail trends as I am? Sometimes, there’s really nothing as fun and relaxing as doing something new to your hair and nails. Have fun with your spring beauty refresh! I am certainly looking forward to it!