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March 14, 2017

SDS Tip: Five Spring Beauty Trends You Need to Try Now 

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With the apple blossoms emerging and the Virginia spring festival schedule ramping up, the official advent of spring is right around the corner so it’s time to dive into one of our favorite topics: beauty trends. The changing of the seasons is a perfect time to refresh your look, whether that means trying out a new haircut, updating your makeup collection or perfecting your skin care routine. Read on for five spring beauty trends we can’t wait to introduce into our own lives.

POPS OF COLOR
Whether its densely pigmented eyeliner, a bold glossy lip, or a wash of unexpected eye shadow, dramatic bursts of color were all over the Spring/Summer ’17 runways—and accordingly, we’ll be trying them out all season long.

The key to keeping this look fresh and modern? Don’t go overboard. Make it all about a single bold element, and keep the rest of your makeup understated. Personally, we’ll be reaching for Nourish-Mint Lip Color in Pink Zinnia, a cool magenta that’s part of Aveda’s Solstice Bloom Spring/Summer makeup collection.

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BLUNT CUTS
Lived-in hair and beachy waves have been reigning over the trend forecast for seasons—but as those who have tried them can attest, sometimes the effortless look is anything but to achieve.

With that in mind, it’s no surprise that straightforward cuts with clean lines and minimal layers are beginning to seem refreshing. Consider a chic bob, blunt bangs, or heavy trim to clear up any lingering layers. As a bonus, cuts like these are unexpectedly easy to style—a quick blowout with smoothing and straightening products usually does the trick.

We recommend Aveda’s game-changing Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, which progressively straightens and smoothes your hair with each use. It’s a perfect preemptive approach for the upcoming humidity of the summer–one of the breaks of the Virginia beauty regimen.

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BLUSHING BEAUTY
Whether it’s a sheer, rosy wash around the apples of your cheeks or a dramatic sweep across the tops of your cheekbones, blush is back in a big way. Personally, we’re thrilled—the warmth and openness blush can bring to your face is just right for spring. We’ll be reaching for Aveda’s Petal Essence Face Accents sets, which come in coordinating trios of bronzer, highlighter and blush.

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ACCENT BRAIDS
The abundance of overly complicated waterfall, fishtail and crown braids across the Internet makes it easy to fall victim to the idea that braids are a time-consuming and difficult proposition. And while many plaited looks are actually deceptively simple, none are more so than a trend we’ve recently begun to notice: tiny accent braids woven throughout otherwise ordinary ponytails or soft waves. All you need is to master the classic three-strand braiding technique, then strategically add a few micro plaits to your style of the day.

We particularly love this work for the bevy of outdoor activities and festivals that spring ushers in, whether you’re going to the Microfestivus Craft Beer Festival in Roanoke or, The Rocktown Beer & Music Festival, or the Richmond Spring Festival, these braids will help you get your spring hair on at the beginning of the Virginia festival season!

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ROMANTIC GLOW
With dewy skin and highlighting techniques proliferating on runways and beauty blogs around the world, it comes as no surprise that this trend made our list. This spring, we’re noticing that the dewy look is often infused with soft, romantic colors—think bronze, rose and peach. (At the Brandon Maxwell show, the makeup artists even dusted the models’ cheekbones with gold pigment.)

Of course, the key to making the glowing goddess look work is prioritizing your skincare. Exfoliate regularly (we love the gentle Tulasara Radiant Facial Dry Brush), and try the moisturizing Tulasara Wedding Masque Overnight, which brightens skin with turmeric-derived circuminoids. Hello, glow.

Need help implementing these updates? Salon del Sol has five locations to choose from—three Richmond Salons, one Midlothian salon, and one Roanoke salon—so there’s always a Salon del Sol close to you. Give us a call to book an appointment, or feel free to stop by any of our Virginia salons for Aveda makeup and Aveda skin care recommendations. Now get out there and soak up some sunshine—it’s time.

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