Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Beauty Trends: Spring/Summer 2011

2011 Hair And Make-up Trends Beauty Guide
Derek Lam spring/summer 2011

LOOK forward to a season of colour come spring/summer 2011, as next year's new beauty trends see pastels and eye-popping brights take centre-stage. Meanwhile, gorgeous glowing skin, the perfect red lip and Seventies-inspired big hair also take their turn in the limelight. Navigate the new hair and make-up trends for spring/summer 2011 with ease using our handy beauty guide.


In the guide, you'll discover which looks from autumn/winter 2010 to delete from your repertoire, and the spring/summer 2011 catwalk shows to keep you inspired - and one step ahead in the beauty trend game.


Dip-Dye And Ombre Hair Colour Trend
Nicki Minaj. Photo courtesy of PA Photos

NICKI MINAJ looks set to give Lady Gaga a run for her money. Not least because the Trinidadian hip-hop artist has, like Gaga, joined forces with MAC to create a limited edition MAC lipstick called Pink Friday (£12.50; Beyond the MAC connection, both Minaj and Lady Gaga share a penchant for statement-making fashion and equally eye-catching hair.Both have been spotted sporting this year's bold hair colour trend: the dip-dye look, where just the ends of hair are dyed a significantly different colour to the rest.


While Nicki favours a platinum blonde wig with an ever-evolving array of dip-dyed ends, Gaga teamed her infamous 'meat dress' with lilac roots and pastel blue ends at the MTV Awards. Other, less outlandish, celebrities have been favouring the dip-dye hair trend too - albeit in a more sedate fashion. Alexa Chung and Rachel Bilson have been among those working the subtler take on the trend - ombre colour, where the roots and mid-section of the hair is left dark brown and the ends are given a surfer-girl blonde colouring.
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2011 Beauty Trend: Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2011. Photographed by James Cochrane  
 PARIS Fashion Week went out with a bang with Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu showcasing killer collections on the final day of the shows. It was the same hair and make-up team for both, the ultimate duo of Pat McGrath and Guido Palau, (who had to race from one show to the other on mopeds to beat the Paris traffic). Deep burgundy, glossy lips were in favour for both extravaganzas, with a more stylised version of an up-do at Vuitton. Both shows were something of an excellent microcosm of the forthcoming season in general: much make-up, colour and 'done' hair were back in a major way and in direct contrast to the minimalism we've seen before. What better way to bring in spring/summer than with a colourful breath of fresh air?


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