It's Official: These Are Going to Be the Biggest Trends This Spring
Today marks the first official day of spring, a season when florals reign supreme and Sephora can't keep berry stains from flying off the shelves. While there are always the familiar go-tos—pastel shades, flushed cheeks, romantic hair—the experts backstage at NYFW predicted a more modern twist on the looks of the season this time around.
Keep scrolling to see the biggest beauty trends spring has to offer.
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Nars international lead makeup stylist Sada Ito was inspired by the lines and brushstrokes of Japanese calligraphy backstage at Adeam. On models’ lips, she used Nars Semi Matte Lipstick ($28) in Heatwave.
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After rough-drying models’ hair, stylists for Tresemmé at the Misha Nonoo show bent the hair with a curling iron, broke apart the waves with their fingers, and then added Tresemmé Botanique Nourish and Replenish Hydrating Mist ($5) for texture and shine.
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Inspired by a beach-meets-desert theme, Fekkai’s Elie Camoro created subtle, tousled waves backstage for Whit. Using Fekkai’s Après Soleil Hair Crème ($20) to start, the stylists then twisted and braided the hair in small sections, spritzed with Fekkai Soleil Beach Waves Spray ($20) to set, and then rough-dried with a diffuser before pulling locks apart for natural texture.
Glowing skin may still be trending, but the classic smoky eye isn’t going away anytime soon. Makeup artist Gato and beauty influencer Amanda Steele dreamed up a sultry, “messy” makeup look to go along with Rebecca Minkoff’s S/S 17 collection using Maybelline’s Expert Eye Shadow in Khaki Camo and The Falsies Push Up Angel, both available on Amazon for a limited time before their spring release.
Meanwhile, at Baja East, makeup artist Diane Kendal smudged MAC’s soon-to-be-release Kajal Crayon in Flourish Me Deep, and then layered the brand’s Mixing Medium ($22) in Shine on top to create a look worthy of an “urban beach girl.”
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Calling it now: Wet-looking, slicked-back hair isn’t just Kardashian territory anymore. “The hair for Altuzarra this season is a sophisticated wet-hair look,” says Kérastase Paris consulting hairstylist Odile Gilbert (key word: sophisticated). “It is definitely sexy and represents the moment when you get out of the water at the beach and push your hair back.” She used the brand’s Forme Fatale ($36) and Crème de la Crème ($37) to slick models’ hair back without weighing it down.
At Jason Wu, models walked down the runway with slicked-back waves adorned with delicate silver hair accessories. Their strands were spritzed into place with Tresemmé Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray ($6).
Makeup artist Sarah Lucero credits 1800s tarot-card readers for this shimmery, lavender look at Alice + Olivia, created using Stila beauty products. Meanwhile, CND designed three separate but flattering garden-inspired nail looks for the models: a fresh take on the French manicure, a neutral nail with intricate leafing and ethereal, clear crystals.
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Though we’ll never give up our perky, Kendall Jenner–inspired ponytails, the trending version for spring is decidedly more low-key—literally, as it’s lower on the head. At Mansur Gavriel, Bumble and Bumble Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon used the brand’s Dry Oil Finishing Spray ($34) to bring out shine and eliminate flyaways for a super-sleek low pony.
Jason Carter Rinaldi for Moroccanoil
We saw plenty of half-up, half-down hairstyles at fashion week, not least of which is this tousled, voluminous half-chignon at Zac Posen. “This modern and romantic style is inspired by today’s fresh and carefree girl,” explains hairstylist Odile Gilbert. She used Moroccanoil’s Dry Texture Spray ($28) to give models’ strands plenty of volume with a dry, gritty finish.
Models at Charles Youssef donned glasses and twisted half-buns, secured with bobby pins and spritzed with Tresemmé’s Perfectly (un)Done Hairspray ($5).
Is the era of pin-straight hair back? Wavy hair, watch your back. Backstage at Naeem Khan, hairstylist Jeanie Syfu was inspired by late-’70s Halston girls and used Tresemmé products to create a silky-smooth sheen.
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At Victoria Beckham, models had their strands flatironed with Ghd’s Platinum Styler ($249), a hairstylist favorite.
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Zimmermann backstage was a sea of smooth-as-silk hair and glistening skin (courtesy of Maybelline’s Face Studio Master Strobe, $8).
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This post has been updated by Hallie Gould, with additional reporting by Lindsey Metrus.