[Three looks created by TRESemmé this season, from Narciso Rodriguez and two braided looks from Marissa Webb.]
The best news about beauty for spring/summer 2015 is that it is going to be so easy, so natural, so effortless for you to get these looks that proved to be popular on the runway. While the avant garde stuff is fun to witness and write about, when push comes to shove, approachable beauty reigns supreme. See below for a breakdown of the major trends, followed by where they were seen, who created them, and even a how-to every now and then!
[A close-up of the braided pompadour by Jeanie Syfu for TRESemme at Marissa Webb.]
You know how to pull your hair back into a ponytail, right? Then you’re all set for hair for spring 2015! There were of course a bunch of ponytail varieties from the sleek and straightforward to the more intricate, but its certainly an important look of the season.
Super duper slick and dry textures are a modern, edgy mashup that also was pretty big on the runways. Go wet and greasy in the front, and keep the ends dry and textures with the help of a salt spray or dry shampoo. This look resulted in the antithesis of volume, in which the styles stayed close to the head.
Grown-Up Braids are also a must for 2015; start practicing now, or find a good braiding bar in your area since this finished look was paired with a myriad of different silhouettes. Give them some piecy-ness and rough up a bit to make them more sophisticated.
The chignon isn’t exactly a trend, as it’s a staple of sophisticated hair dressing, but it certainly retained its presence for spring 2015! Slung low, high, and everywhere in between, you really can’t go wrong with this style (and my fool-proof way of making one is with the help of a Goody spin pin!)
Alicia for Maybelline kept nails natural and neural with two coats of this “Better in Buff” shade, a rosy nude.
It’s all about the white, white, white! White polish on fingers and toes is super duper hot for spring/summer, so find a good opaque version that will get you that squeaky clean, freshly groomed mani/pedi look. Nudes/neutrals/skin tone hues/super pale pinks have also been quite popular for spring 2015.
And if you are wondering about statement nails…it’s getting more subtle, with more geometric designs, only a couple of colors, or lines, with the reemergence of taping stripe (big in the early 90s!) although everything is kept relatively easier to DIY. The shape is still round and as long as you can go!
NATURAL is it! Barely there makeup is THE makeup to try; use a bit of bronzer for a bit of a sculpted, ever so slightly sun-kissed look, but refrain from going overboard.
Still, nothing beats a cat eye. There was a fair share of these on the runway, from thick to thin and even a “reverse” version. Find the perfect liner/pencil/gel iteration and start practicing now, as its a look that you can certainly pull off all winter long as well.
The return of the brown eye shadow is upon us; along with the natural bronzed look comes this eye shadow, found both extremely matte AND glossy on the lids!
At Kate Spade New York, nails by Deborah Lippmann are short and rounded, with white polish and striping tape straight across.
Hair by Tommy Buckett for Garnier at Kate Spade New York; naturally parted hair, going a bit grungy and texture.
Makeup by MAC Cosmetics’ Lyne Desnoyers accentuated the eyes by creating a thick eyeliner look with full lashes with a peachy lip.
Nails at Carmen Marc Valvo, done by Morgan Taylor, were matte with a lining of silver along the cuticle line, in honor of the brand’s 25th anniversary.
Ted Gibson’s “50 shades of grey” look also incorporated silver into the Carmen Marc Valvo hair look by first wetting down the hair, blown out for volume and curled , brushed out, back combed, gathered off-center in the back and placed into a low chignon. Both male and female models possessed a streak of side-sweeping silver in their treses.
Nick Irwin forCatwalk by TIGI at Vivienne Tam demonstrated a stellar example of the new “wet look,” that displayed dual texture, created largely with mousse and shine spray, hugging close to the head.
At Nanette Lepore, Linh Nguyen for Cutler/Redken went topknot for the effortless gal on the go working in texture spray and finishing spray, wrapped and secured with bobby pins.
The Nanette Lepore nail look by Julie Kandalec for essie was a soft gradient look inspired by sea foam combining two shades: mint candy apple and blanc.
Also at Nanette Lepore, the makeup created by Grace Lee for Maybelline was stunning and memorable, inspired by Bardot and the French Riviera in the ’60s and ’70s, using white liner and lots of mascara to take the cat eye look to a whole ‘nother dimension!
At Mara Hoffman, Nick Irwin of Catwalk by TIGI used dry shampoo and a blow dryer to get the ideal hair texture for this three-piece braid.
Alice Lane for Maybelline created a gorgeous desert goddess, inspired by the designer herself (Mara Hoffman) and Califonia. A bronzed combo of hues was found on the lids, with the Baby Lips balm in Quench applied on top for a glossy finish.
Naeem Khan‘s overall look was glamorous so with essie, the nails stayed aligned with that concept by using two coats of Figi, a creamy pale pink hue.
Naeem Khan saw the return of gorgeous, movie star hair with Sally Hershberger at the helm, using mousse to rough dry with a round brush, inserting volume spray and curling with a 1/4 barrel and setting to cool with the ultimate bounce and glamorous wave effect.
James Boehmer for NARS took the lead from the Lauren Bacall inspiration, making it modern by balancing the done/undone look. The Ingrid Audacious Lipstick was placed just in the center of the lips, highlighting glowing skin, and some of my favorite NARS products used on the lids (Coconut Grove Matte Eyeshadow, Cappadoce Matte Multiple, Triple X Lip Gloss).
Erin Fetherston‘s collection featured graphic black and white elements, so Woody and Amy Micheleb for Red Door Spa kept hair simple and sleek by rolling and pining ponytail split into two sections at the nape of the neck.
Also at Erin Fethereston, the KISS Nails reinforced the white nail + striping tape trend!
TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu used mousse on dry hair and painted in gel with a color brush at Clover Canyon to master the wet/dry and undone look. Creating diagonal sections, the hair was broken into two ponytails loosely wrapped into buns.
Sarah Lucero for Stila Cosmetics brushed up the brows and incorporated an exaggerated band of gold liner along the lower lash line for a reversed cat eye and pumped up the color of on cheeks and lips with a slash of peach and orangey-red lip stain.
Also at Clover Canyon, Miss Pop for OPI sculpted a half moon onto a gold (Nice Finn-ish), wet nail for a subtle design interpretation.