Beauty Trends 2015: What's Hot In Hair And Make Up?

31/12/2014 11:48 | Updated 20 May 2015

The Spring/Summer 2015 shows told us glowing skin and winged eyeliner are both going to be big on the beauty front for the year ahead but it's not just about following catwalk trends.

The beauty buyers at Harvey Nichols have predicted what's going to be hot in hair and make up.

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Here are their five top trends:

1. Contouring

Call it the Kim Kardashian effect but this was the second most searched for beauty how to in 2014 - and it's not going anywhere. "No longer a make up artist's best-kept secret, easy contouring can be mastered by beauty experts and novices alike with a range of products that create light and shade with ease," says Harvey Nichols. "Taupes and terracotta shades are your shades of choice here to achieve a beautifully sculpted look that anyone can perfect."

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2. Salon at home treatments

Who needs a trip to the spa when you can replicate these treatments in your own home? "Bringing the salon to your sofa, do-it-yourself beauty is big news for 2015," says the retailer. "The beauty customer is looking for that luxury experience at accessible price points. Teeth Whitening Kits, electronic skin cleansing brush, facial peel treatments that emulates salon service will be big as our customers look to take the pampering experience to their home."

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3. Personalised skincare

"British consumers are increasingly interested in getting their skincare personalised in the lab, and are willing to pay more for this bespoke service," say the experts. It's amazing what we'll do for clear, flawless skin.

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4. Grey hair

From Rihanna to Rita Ora, the stars are going silver out of choice. "Grey hair is becoming a stylish and fashionable option for both older and younger women alike as the mindset towards the hair colour changes," says Harvey Nichols. "It can actually make a woman look softer, more premium, more interesting – younger, even, if done in the right way."

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5. Elemental beauty products inspired by extreme weather

This sounds crazier than it really is. "Extreme weather is inspiring brands to harvest new ingredients from plants, which thrive in these conditions," explains the department store. "La Prairie's new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal range uses active ingredients from algae found in the ice crystal-dominated terrain of the Swiss Alps."

Here's another reminder of what to look out for on the beauty front next spring:


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