Biggest beauty trends of 2013 (plus five trends that we hope go away in 2013)
Love it: Middle part
“From curly hair to straight hair, short and long – a lot of my clients are going back to this style from the 70s. This season more than ever, clients are wearing the middle part tightly pulled back and smooth, but there are so many different way to wear this trendy look. Plus, anyone can really wear this 70s style part. Simply pull your hair evenly down the middle to modernize your look. We are also seeing this look played up all over the red carpet. I think this is a look that will last into 2013.” – Missy Miller Ambrosini, stylist from Giovanni & Pileggi in Philadelphia, Pa.
Love it: Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald green
“Color-wise, with emerald being Pantone's Color of 2013, expect to see tons of beauty offerings in emeralds and greens – nail polishes, eyeshadows, etc. Eyeliner is a great way to wear the trend without taking it too far.” - April Dawn Ricchuito, MAC/celeb makeup artist, VIBE Vixen contributor and assistant beauty editor at Everything Girls Love
Love it: Exotic oils
“Argan oil from Morocco will continue to be very popular for hair care in particular, but will continue to spill over into other beauty products,” says Steve Sleeper, Executive Director of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). Supermodel Josie Maran was among the first to champion the “Moroccan miracle moisturizer” and uses this lightweight oil in her organic beauty line.
Love it: Bold brows
“Play with makeup fearlessly and have the confidence to try new bold trends such as a full brow. Gone are the days of the pencil thin, over-plucked brows. Keep a nice arch, but let the natural shape of your brow really frame the rest of your face.” – Tara Lorèn, celebrity makeup artist
Love it: Farm-to-spa table
Spa treatments that incorporate their natural surroundings into the ingredients and ritual will take center stage in 2013. At The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Az., its signature body treatment ‘Citrus Ritual’ pays homage to the 90-year-old citrus grove that exists on the property and includes a relaxing soak with citrus flower essences.
Love it: Skincare for tweens/teens
Many spas are noticing the need to teach tweens and teens the importance of proper skincare at an early age so they can sidestep acne and scars and take care of their appearance as they grow up. Spas, like The Woodhouse Day Spa chain, are launching programs for this age group, like the Young Woodhouse Program. This program includes a special treatment menu for young adults and skincare 101 classes to instill a healthy skincare regimen.
Love it: Blunt bangs
"Fall 2012 was definitely all about the blunt bang. But when taking inspiration from the runways, bangs are still the ‘It’ hair accessory for 2013, just with a different twist. A more sweeping side style was spotted at shows like DKNY. Growing out your blunt bangs will then give you the length needed to angle them to the side and a little help from your stylist’s scissors will really make this work, creating an easy transition into a new style for the new year." – George Gonzalez, celebrity stylist and owner of George the Salon in Chicago, Ill.
Love it: Microcurrent treatments
There is a sudden trend in non-invasive surgery and Elizabeth Logan, founder and CEO of Myo Technologies believes that microcurrent treatment in particular will be the next big thing in 2013. “Microcurrent treatment systematically reduces the signs of aging and wrinkles by maintaining and increasing muscle tone in three ways: circulation, microcontraction and cerebral effect,” says Logan. “The result is what everyone is now looking for – healthier, younger, more toned and refreshed skin without Botox, surgery or other invasive treatments.”
Love it: Affordable, all-natural beauty
“In 2012, as more people became educated on the ingredients in their food, they also became aware of what they were putting on their skin. Products featuring natural and organic ingredients really took center stage this year as a way to make safer choices in skincare while still maintaining a feeling of luxury. I expect this trend will really explode in 2013 as these luxury products become more everyday-affordable.” – Megan R. Brame, founder of Metropolis Soap Company in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Love it: Pompadours
“The pompadour is the perfect classic look for women who want to pull their hair away from their face, but still want to be edgy and fun; however, it is not an easy style to pull off for the faint of heart. Many women can achieve this style in a simplistic way. For example, if you have an edge (think Miley Cyrus and Pink), go for a textured type by using hair putty and mold to shape the pompadour. If you have a soft, elegance to your personality, channel Janelle Monae's attitude – her classic pompadour is softly styled, works with her natural texture and can be embellished with a few demure hair accessories.” – Raphael Reboh of Femme Coiffure Hair Spa in Miami Beach, Fla.