Between kisses and sips of champagne this past New Year’s, we bid farewell to several beauty trends that were everywhere in 2105 and opened the door to a bunch of new makeup, hair, nail and skin care developments that will shape our faces, hair, hands, bodies and social media feeds over the next year. I have a ideas for trends that should get the heave-ho (see: the Kylie lip challenge and rampant ageism) and ones we’d be better for if they were big in 2016 (body positivity and the brown lip shades that bring back junior high memories of dancing to Debbie Gibson and Tiffany). To add expertise to BBTA’s beauty prognostication, I asked a few of our favorite beauty authorities to share their thoughts on the beauty crazes that should have expired on Dec. 31 and those that began their ascent on Jan. 1. If their predictions are correct, be prepared for a fascinating year ahead on the beauty front.
This past year was filled with mega beauty trends in a mega way. If you aren’t familiar with contouring, strobing, eyebrows on fleek, the rebirth of Nineties-era brown lip shades, Korean beauty products or rainbow-hued hair, you’ve probably been stuck in a cave somewhere. Of all the trends, colorful coifs were the most universal. From the youngest among us to the oldest, it seems like bold and bright were the prevalent picks for tresses in 2015. If history is any indication, a trend is followed by an equally powerful countertrend. That means 2016 could shape up to be the year natural colored locks reappear in force. To get you squarely on the next beauty bandwagon, we asked Amber Maynard Bolt, a hairstylist at West Hollywood salon Nine Zero One who’s celebrity clients include Hilary Duff, Helen Hunt, Carly Chaikin and Demi Lovato, for tips to skillfully reverse your polychrome hair. Here’s her top four: