We would like to wish you a very happy 2014!
This year, change is the key word. Whether these changes are internal or external, 2014 is going to be a year of change. We are not even halfway into the month, and we have had so many clients coming in to the salon looking for change. It seems as though everybody is looking to make positive changes, whether in their wardrobe, make-up, hairstyle, or eating habits! This post is all about assisting our friends and clients with the positive changes they are making!
If you’re looking for a great update to your wardrobe, a collarless coat is the way to go. These coats are flattering, fun and versatile. Collarless coats have made their way onto the runway this season, and they are a very wearable beauty trend.
Try buying one in a neutral tone, and pair it with fun prints and bright colors for Spring. The ideal length for these coats hits the thigh above the knee. Any longer than this, and it can start to look frumpy. We would also advise not to buy one too short, as it can lose its trendy edge.
Another surprising trend making its way onto the runway this year are pastel tones. However, the new pastel tones are modern and sophisticated. Less “Easter”, more polished. The tones tend to be off-white as opposed to glaringly pastel.
This goes fabulously with some of the make-up and nail trends hitting the runway this season.
One of our favorite make-up trends for 2014 is a very subtle, natural make up. To achieve this look, avoid heavy foundations. Instead, try under-eye concealer, corrective concealers, and translucent powders. Choose blush tones that are very close to your natural skin tone and similar to the underlying pigment. If you are fair, opt for pale pink tones. If you are olive toned, try more coral tones, but make sure they are pale and not highly pigmented.
To achieve a lip color that is long lasting and natural, try lip stains and balms instead of heavy lip sticks and shiny glosses. If you need to fill in your brows, do so with a light powder instead of a heavy pencil.
This is one of Bailey’s favorite looks of all time. You may have seen her flaunting this in-salon, but it is now making its way onto the runway! Bright orange lips and strong brows are a bold statement, that is extremely wearable and easy to achieve. The glorious thing being that orange is a color that compliments every skin tone. The key is to shift the tone of it with your skin color. If you are nervous to try this bold trend, start with softer coral tones instead of rushing to the bright end of the spectrum. Bailey’s favorite orange lip color is Siren by Revlon.
The key to this look is to go heavy on the lips and brows, and softer on the rest of the face. We would recommend a BB cream for the foundation choice, coupled with a coral color blush and natural mascara. Choose a pencil for your brows that is similar to the color of your eyebrows, not your hair. Feather the pencil into your brows, defining them but not “outlining” them. Feather the color with an angle brush to ensure they look natural.
Another look that is making its way onto the runway this season is the “ethereal” white look. Make sure your foundation and concealers are on the light side, and then on the tops of the cheeks and the bridge of the nose, use a light, shimmery highlighter. One of the best highlighters for it’s price is Pin Up by Hard Candy.
For the eyes, use a white pencil and line the inner corners and under eye. Then, take a light, shimmery eyeshadow and brush onto the lids.
This look goes fabulously with a neutral, pink lip color.
Another trend popular this year is the “inky liner” look. Black liner is always in season, but this year we are seeing a more worn-in, smudged look. To prevent this from looking too punk-rock/grunge girl, keep the rest of the face and brows natural looking.
To achieve this look, simply line the eyes with a black or charcoal liner, and take a small angle brush and gently smudge the liner. If you are concerned about this making your eyes look too small, or too dark, brighten the inner corner of your eye with a light eyeshadow, and avoid lining this area.
This year, embellished white nails are making a huge impact. This look is very easy to achieve and amazingly versatile. Simply choose an all-white base color for your nail, and from there on – your imagination (or your esthetician’s) is the limit! Whites and golds, blues, or blacks seem to be the colors of choice.
Once again, platinum blonds and vibrant reds are making their way onto the runway and red carpet. These colors never go out of style, so why are they worth mentioning in a blog post dedicated to change?
Here’s the game changer.
The name of the game in this year’s hair trends is “Reallusion”. Is it real? Is it an illusion? Is it natural? Or artificial?
Reallusion can be translated into a variety of hair colors and tones. The goal here is to imbue fun and funky tones into the hair in a way that looks surprisingly natural and sophisticated. Those bright and neon tones flaunted by the likes of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are a thing of the past.
Reallusion allows the adventurous client a way to remain edgy, while looking stylish, polished, and sophisticated.
As you can see, the options are endless with this new approach.
They can be achieved in a variety of ways, whether you are wanting something subtle but fun…
…Or naturally applied.
This is the year to make big changes, but whether you are wanting something bold and dramatic, or subtle but life-changing, your hair is going to be the biggest and best way to emphasize all the life changes you are making this year.
If there is a color you have always been wanting but haven’t felt brave enough to try it out, or if you have considered adding fun fashion color into your hair, but you didn’t want cotton candy hair, Reallusion allows you to make these changes in a way that remains sexy, sophisticated, and modern.
Here are some of our clients who have made a change!
Let us know what big changes you are wanting to make this year!
Happy New Year Everybody!
Lots of love,
The Staff at TEXTURA Salon.