by | March 30, 2016

Coral lips, dewy skin and manicured nails; these are all beauty trends guaranteed to re-surface once the weather gets warmer.  But what about the trends you didn’t know about but definitely need to try come summer?  These are them…

ss16 beauty trends to try

Wet-look hair

Forget beachy waves, straight-out-of-the-pool hair is set to be big for summer as seen on the runway for Kenzo and Julien McDonald SS16.  Simply apply gel through the hair and braid sections before unravelling them to reveal wet-look waves.

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Faux freckles

For those of us not fortunate to have freckles, it’s been confirmed that fake freckles for spring are definitely a thing (win).  Achieve the look with lip or eye pencils and draw freckles where the sun would naturally hit across the nose and cheeks.

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Sequined hair

As always, Ashish stuck to its failsafe formula of sequins and lots of them.  The SS16 show saw a shower of sequins scattered across the model’s partings and eyelids, and we got all heart eyes on their look.  If there is one SS16 trend made for festival season (apart from braids) then this is it.

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A quiff

Give your hair some texture and height with a quiff that oozes tomboy-cool.  We saw it on the catwalk for Roberto Cavalli and we’ve wanted to try it ever since.  The major plus is that it’s easy to do at home; create a deep side parting and blow dry the hair with a slight peak in the front using your fingers to shape.

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Blue eyeliner

It looks like blue eyeliner is making a major comeback and it’s much cooler than we remember.  Marc Jacobs, Missoni, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Chanel all opted for a blue eyeshadow or eyeliner and it’s got us reaching for it too.

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A back knot

If there is one trend we can ace with ease it’s this one.  Inspired by the popular top knot, the back knot is a lower version that literally anyone can do.  Give yourself a rough parting and pull the hair halfway through a hair band to create a half-finished loop – and that’s it.  Lazy girl styling 101.