As winter gets underway and 2020 draws to a close, it’s time to start looking ahead to the new year. And, after a difficult twelve months where we’ve spent more time indoors than ever, the prospect of being able to get back to looking and feeling your best is no doubt an appealing one.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve seen cancelled beauty appointments that have forced us to live our lowest maintenance year yet – and with little opportunity to go out and socialise thanks to lockdowns and ongoing social distancing rules, dressing up to the nines and getting your glamour on have both started to feel like a thing of the past.
But the new year is looking promising, with several vaccines now approved and expected to be rolled out over the coming months – which means it’s the perfect time to start planning your comeback. The return of social occasions and events next year has been long awaited, so prepare to get back to your best and transform your current look with spring/summer 2021’s biggest beauty trends. These nuggets of excitement will have you opening your luxury makeup bag again in minutes – so keep reading to find out all you need to know.
Sculpted coifs and up-dos were the hair trend to rule the runways for spring/summer 2021, and it’s a slick and sophisticated trend we are glad to see. From dramatic, slicked-down side-parts at Miu Mau to the more intricate finger waves seen at Dries Van Noten and Valentino, it’s a look that can be as edgy or simplistic as you like. In 2021, we’ll likely be getting more creative with our hair looks than ever, and we love the intricate shapes that dominated most of all.
An upgraded skincare routine
If, like many, you’ve let your beauty regime slide a little in 2020, then 2021 is the time to get things back on track – and if you’re suffering with breakouts or oilier skin after the excesses of lockdown and the festive season, you’ll want to take note. Misumi Skincare is the first luxury brand that is designed specifically for blemish prone and oily skin, and will get you back to your best in no time. With an additional focus on anti-ageing and made with quality, all-natural ingredients, it’s a range that has all bases covered – and as we move towards pampering ourselves and looking after our skin, hair and nails more than ever before, it’s a must-have for your bathroom cabinet in the new year.
Eighties acid brights
Every few years, the eighties make a dramatic return to the catwalk in some form, and 2021 is set to welcome it back with open arms. Ready to inject some much-needed fun into our makeup looks for the new season ahead, spring and summer will be all about the acid brights, and from bright blue liner to fuchsia lips, it’s a look that is designed to make a statement. If you’re the shy and retiring type, then this might not be an obvious choice for you – but why not get out of your comfort zone in the new year and try something else new, too?
Wet look hair
In-keeping with the afore-mentioned slicked and sculpted coiffs, wet look hair is another top trend to watch. This version, however, takes a lazier and more pared down approach and sees loose waves combed back and gelled for a fresh-out-of-the-ocean look. The perfect low maintenance daily look, particularly on busy mornings, we can already see a place for it in 2021. With working from home set to make way for an imminent return to the office, it’s a great and quick transitional look that will ease you back into your old routine.
Gothic liner is the trend that never quite goes away, and for spring/summer 2021, it’s back with a vengeance. A simple swipe of kohl is all that is needed to create this easy trend; keep it sharp for maximum impact or opt for a smokier look by blending outwards around the eye for some subtle gothic flair. A look usually reserved for autumn and winter, in the new season, it’s all about breaking the rules – and since in 2020, we were already forced to throw the rule book out of the window, it should come as no surprise.