Spring/Summer Style Guide: Hair Color & Beauty Trends
The sun is finally out, and with it come the bright colors and vibrant energy we’ve been craving all year. This season, we’re showing our appreciation for the vivid world around us with a new group of go-to shades that promise to turn heads wherever you’re headed for summer vacation. Over the next few months, draw inspiration from four trending spring/summer shades: Living Coral, Turmeric, Aspen Gold, and Soybean. From your nail polish to your bathing suit shade to your hair color, there are plenty of ways to turn this season’s must-wear colors into style inspiration. Read on for our seasonal style guide, with hair color ideas, bright beauty looks, and on-trend fashion inspo.
This bright ocean-inspired shade is Pantone’s color of the year, which means you’ve probably already seen it in stores and on your favorite fashion icons. The shade is super bold, ultra-wearable, and somehow manages to look good on every skin tone. Rock this summer shade with Olia 7.20 Dark Rose Quartz and Olia 6.60 Light Intense Auburn permanent hair colors. These reflective pink hues are subtle and chic and won’t clash with the rest of your Living Coral beauty look.
Complete the look with a coral beauty regimen. Start by coating your nails for spring in essie peach side babe, a warm polish the color of a sun-ripe peach. Then turn your makeup into a work of sunny art with Maybelline Total Temptation Eyeshadow + Highlight Palette, which comes with ten shades ranging from bronze to rosy pink to smoky purple, and Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes in Naked Coral, the subtlest coral lip color.
As anyone who’s ever cooked with turmeric knows, this lively orange shade brightens everything it touches. If you’ve been considering going ginger, now is the time to embrace this on-trend shade and make the jump with Olia 6.43 Light Natural Auburn, a cool natural red, or Olia 7.45 Intense Fire Ruby, a no-holds-barred ginger that will make you feel like an everyday superhero.
When it comes to working Turmeric into your beauty routine, opt for copper hues that complement the brown tones in this orange shade. We love essie seeing stars, a mahogany brown shimmer polish, as combined with Maybelline Color Sensational Matte Metallics Lipstick in Copper Spark to embrace the color and metallic trends all at once. For a full turmeric-inspired face, finish the look with vivid pinky-orange eyes thanks to the Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette.
This sunny shade is a regal look perfect for anyone who spends as much of spring and summer as possible at the beach. Sunny hair colors never go out of style, but this year they’re more on-trend than ever. Get golden hair color with Olia 6.3 Light Golden Brown, perfect for brunettes who want to add a little gold into their lives; or Olia 9.3 Light Golden Blonde, ideal for blondes looking to go lighter and brighter for summer.
A color this feminine calls for a pink lip. Pair your royal golden tones with Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Wink, a shade the color of spring tulips. For summer-inspired beauty, we love essie avant-garment, a pastel yellow nail shade, and Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette, with 12-pan palette with all the sunny pinks, bronzes, and yellows you’ll need.
The chicest trending color of the season, this sophisticated light almond shade with cool undertones is the perfect neutral. A casual hair look for the low maintenance girl — or one who wants to seem low maintenance — achieve this shade with Olia 5.03 Medium Neutral Brown or Olia 9 1/2.1 Lightest Ash Blonde. These striking tones are neutral to cool, perfect for at least the appearance of beating the summer heat.
An easy-to-wear shade, soybean is perfect for understated beauty looks. Stay chic all season long with Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Nearly There and City Kits All-in-One Eye & Cheek Palette in the softest shades of Urban Light. With your beauty basics covered, kick things up with essie good as gold, a metallic nail shade.