2010 is all about putting your best face forward- new year, new you, right?
If you're ready to experiment with your hair and make-up routine, this is the year to do it. Trends in the beauty industry are all over the map in the coming months. From deconstructed up-do's to burgundy lips, just about anything goes.
Here are a few of my personal faves:
Stick straight, blunt-cut hair is major this spring. Last year, we saw tons of messy, tousled waves and it's no doubt the straightening iron industry suffered a major sales loss, ha! But blunt is back baby.
It's time to get the blues. Blue nails, that is. Denim-colored tips were seen all over the Spring 2010 runways recently, so you better stock up on polish now.
The deconstructed up-do is my go-to hairstyle for days when I really don't feel like spending an hour in front of the mirror. Stars like Blake Lively and Nicole Richie love to sport this no-nonsense style on the red carpet. It's fun, sexy and most importantly, WAY easy to do yourself. No stylist required. Stock up on clear rubberbands, clips and bobbypins to replicate this look at home.
Channel your inner Cleopatra to recreate this smoky eye trend. Smoky eyes are great for a night out with the girls (or a date) and can bring a level of sexiness to any look. Add some individual false lashes or a swipe of liquid liner to the upper lid to add even more oomph to this look.
Do red lips ever really go out of style? I don't think so. With the emergence of shows like Mad Men, the red lip is about to be bigger than ever. Whether you choose to go with a matte finish, or simply a red gloss, this crimson color is guaranteed to make heads turn.
*Photo credits- Elle Magazine, Imaxtree, Retna