Spring is a time of new beginnings, renewal, and warmth.
All around, wherever you look, you’re surrounded by brightness and freshness. So now it’s time to add some of the same to your beauty routine!
Thankfully, Oak Street has several salons and shops that offer just want you need to steal spring 2015’s most talked about runway looks for yourself. Read on to see all of the beauty and makeup trends broken down, and a guide to where you can set yourself up with each one.
Lust After Bright, Bold Red Lips
Runway models for the top designers just aren’t sporting deep, blood red, or burgundy shades anymore. Just as spring has come with some lighter days, it’s also brought along some lighter lips.
Creamy, saturated reds with a slight orange tint are what ladies’ lips all across the nation are lusting for, and with good reason! The shade is universally flattering and brings out the warmth of any complexion- something that couldn’t hurt as you are just beginning to show your pale, winter limbs the sun again.
To achieve the same looks featured in Carmen Marc Valvo’s and Zac Posen’s shows, take a trip to Marilyn Miglin. Line the lips with a Waterproof Gel Lip Liner and then slick on a creamy, hand-flamed lipstick in Buddha Red or Flare. Pick up a Retractable Lip Brush to line the outside of your lips carefully with the Natural Liquid Foundation With Jojoba Oil And Chamomile of your shade for a look that stays smudge-proof all day.
Not only do neutrals match everything, they’re also seriously chic. No wonder they’ve made a comeback on 2015’s spring runways. The Deborah Lippmann line at Barneys has over seven soft shades to pick from.
Debuted at the NYFW Spring 2015 shows of Badgley Mischka, Theory and Donna Karan, Chantilly Lace, Like Dreamers Do, and Misty Morning all feature varying undertones to keep things interesting and suit any style. You’ll also find Bobbi Browns’ Sandy Nudes collection at Barneys, including Nude and Naked, which are a more classic take on neutral nail polish than Lippmann’s looks.
And if you prefer to leave the manicuring to the professionals, head to one of Oak Street’s premiere salons, like Charles Ifergan or Marianne Strokirk for a perfectly polished look in a huge variety of on-trend, neutral shades.
Au Naturale Hair is Haute Now
Some say that the prim and polished look of hair set carefully in hot-rollers is coming back in, but Spring 2015’s runways have given quite a bit of evidence to the contrary. Air-dried locks and braids with wonderful wisps peeking out to frame the face reigned supreme at several shows.
Pick up a good mist and mousse from Charles Ifergan, Marianne Strokirk or Salon O Sixty-Five, apply them from the middle of your hair to its ends, and add 2-3 braids to your hair depending on its thickness. Allow it all to air dry and undo. Simple!
While you’re at the salon, though, perhaps it is time for a new style? The “lob” cut seems like it’s been around for a long time, but there’s good reason for that! It works with almost any face shape and looks polished with the aforementioned air-dried style, rather than a bit messy like longer hair can sometimes appear.
If you were expecting this list to be filled with fussy fashions and difficult ‘dos, it’s time to get with the times…
Now is the best time to let your natural, classic beauty shine!