1 – Braided Top Knots
Number 1 in the Top 10 hottest hair & beauty trends for 2017 is…. Braids are going nowhere next year, but they are being reinvented as we incorporate them into other styles. The braided top knot is fairly simple, works on medium to long hair, and helps to conceal if it’s been a little while since your last shampoo. Score! To keep it modern, think less ballerina-bride and more edgy-mermaid.
2 – Charcoal Is THE New Beauty Ingredient
It might seem strange, but charcoal is being feted as the wonder beauty product for, well, almost anything. It works like a little magnet for toxins, attaching itself to dirt and oil so they are washed away rather than absorbed by your skin. Use to clean and detoxify skin, minimise pores, reduce bloating and to whiten teeth. Blimey, what an overachiever!
3 – No Heat Hair Styling
Rejoice: heat hair styling is out and natural/heat free looks are in. Embrace the au naturel look and wear your hair as it comes. ‘Scuse me while I set my alarm for ten minutes later.
4 – Cut Crease Eye Make-Up
To cheat your way to the signature Kardashian look, you need cut crease eye make-up. In essence, it involves adding dark shadow to the crease of your eye and lighter shades either side. It has an optical illusion effect, making your eyes seem bigger. There are numerous DIY ways of achieving the look floating round the internet, involving sellotape and plastic spoons. Get crafting!
5 – Lip and Cheek Stains
If you prefer a simpler look/apply your make-up on the bus like me, don’t panic! Multi-purpose products are trending for 2017. A stain can be used for lips and cheeks, meaning you can whittle down your beauty bag to the bare minimum. We love the Becca Beach Tint, £20 from Space NK.
6 – Chrome Nails
Chrome nails are the perfect way of feeling luxe without losing any of your edge. You can buy pigment powder to add the mirror effect to a base colour, or leave it to the professionals.
7 – Microblading
It might sound like something your 14 year old nephew would do down the park, but microblading is actually a way of getting the Cara Delevingne brows you’ve always craved. It’s essentially cosmetic tattooing, but with very fine amounts of pigment for a highly natural look.
8 – Scarves And Wraps
Another one for the girls with less time: scarves and wraps are firmly back in. Cover your bad hair day with a chic wrap and no one will be any the wiser. You’re welcome!
9 – Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is being hailed as the new coconut oil, for its amazing anti-ageing properties. It contains Vitamin A and C which stimulate collagen production and has antioxidants which the oil helps to penetrate deep within the epidermis. Rosehip oil also helps reduce scarring and age spots, and is a great moisturiser for blemish prone skin. Trilogy’s rosehip oil is £19.50 for 20ml, from Look Fantastic.
10 – Ash Balayage
- Source: ElleUK.com