The hottest international hair and beauty trends


Bright and bold colours, especially orange, are the must-have lipstick colours through to the end of summer.

Natural and Neutral: The Australian spring/summer fashion shows earlier in the year featured sheer metallics, soft shimmers and shadows on the upper eyelid onlyi. A 'fresh faced' approach to this season's make up was also noticeable on the runways, with emphasis placed on embracing natural skin tones and using defined brows and lashes to play up the eye area. You can attempt the look by using soft touches of blush or bronzer to enhance the skin's natural glow, but be careful not to overdo itv. A glowing complexion can also be achieved by using a tinted moisturiserii.

Bold lips: Bold colours are the current must-haves for lips this year. Bright colours in playful hues, especially orange, are great for spring and a shade can generally be found to work with any skin tone or hair colouriii. For a dramatic statement, follow in the footsteps of celebrities like Lorde and Margot Robbie at the Oscars and Grammy Awards earlier in the year by trying out a darker shade of lipstick.

Daring eyes: While many of the spring shows featured neutral shadows for the eyes, there is nothing wrong with adding a splash of colour or a bold liner. Green is the new blue for eye makeup this season and the more demure hue works well with the minimalist make up trendiv. Cat eyes and blended winged eyeliner as a transition look are also in fashion. Metallic green eye makeup has been very popular on the runways at Paris Fashion week. Try using an eyeliner for the perfect way to add some shimmer without going overboard. The look is great for a date, club, or just a night outvi.

This season's hairstyles are all about simplicity and texture.


Ponytails, waves, and short, face-framing cuts are all simple to create and will keep your client's style fresh through to the end of summer.

The low ponytail is very versatile and can help make bad hair days a thing of the past. Wear the style low at the nape of your neck for a sophisticated lookvii or leave a few strands of hair loose to create a more casual feel. A wavy look is an easy way to add texture to your style: think about the look of soft 1970s romanceviii. Pretty plaits and beautiful braids can be a style statement too, especially this year with celebrities revamping the classic plait into red carpet ready hairstyles. For a less severe alternative, try a looser version that will tone well with a floral dress and make you look like you just came home from a fabulous summer holidayix.

Not only is a short style simple to maintain, cuts like the bob, the pixie and the classic crop are styles that never go out of fashion and are especially suitable for fine hairx,xi,xii. These cuts can be styled to be sleek and shiny or messy and textured. Accessories are another easy way to add a sophisticated touch to any hairstyle. Floral headbands and crowns add a unique touch and work well with long or short hair. During the warmer months, an embellished piece is sure to make a statementxiii .

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iiGold, M. 2014, 'The best makeup trends from spring 2014 fashion week', Glamour, viewed on 12 August 2014,

iiiDunton-Rose, J. 2014, '6 orange lip colours you need to own', Popsugar, viewed 12 August 2014,

ivLupica, L.H. 2014, 'Now & then: a beauty refresher', Vogue Australia, viewed 16 September 2014,31145?pos=2

vCharter, K. 2014, 'About Face: The top bridal makeup trends for 2014/2015', Breakfast with Audrey, viewed 13 November 2014

viBeauty High 2014, 'Paris fashion week spring 2015: The looks you can't miss', Beauty High Makeup, viewed 13 November 2014

viiBecker, K. 2014, 'Pony down for spring 2015', W magazine, viewed 13 November 2014

viiiEngland, B 2014, 'Hair trend alert: 1970s-style waves', Beauty Heaven, viewed 13 November 2014

ixKallor, A. 2014, 'Not your average festival braids: Pros take plaits to the next level for spring 2015',, viewed 13 November 2014

xPopular Haircuts 2014, '32 stylish pixie haircuts for short hair 2015', PoPular Haircuts, viewed 13 November 2014

xiGlamour 2014, 'The Glamour guide to summer 2014's hair trends', viewed 12 August 2014,!image-number=32

xiiHairstyles 2014, 'Hairstyles: Best hairstyles ideas and tips 2015', viewed 13 November 2014,

xiiiArmine K. 2014, 'Spring/summer 2015 hair accessory trends', viewed 13 November 2014,