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  • <b>Hair Trend: Braids </b><br />
“Braids are a great way to put your hair up when it’s hot outside,” says freelance editorial hairstylist and Oribe educator Ramona Eschbach. “They’re easy, but can look more difficult depending on how you finish them. You can either pin them up, like at Carolina Herrera, Rebecca Minkoff and Venexiana, or leave them down like at Giles. I did braids for <a href='http://oribe.com/index.php/explore/post/3326' target='_blank'>Calla</a>, using some of the material from the clothing to weave through the hair.” Use <a href='/index.php/products/view/2229' target='_parent'>Thick Dry Finishing Spray</a> to add depth and grip to braids.<br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Carolina Herrera, Rebecca Minkoff, Venexiana, Giles, <a href='http://oribe.com/index.php/explore/post/3326' target='_blank'>Calla</a>
  • <b>Hair Trend: Wet Look</b><br />
“The big thing about the wet look now is that it has more of a grungy, street look,” explains Butterfly Studio founder and master stylist Kattia Solano. “The appearance is not as stiff or constructed, but softer with movement, making the look more pliable. The wet look is still strong on the top surface but loosens as you get to the ends. Also, the styles are less slick and pulled back. You should go for pomades, creams, and oils—such as <a href='/index.php/products/view/56' target='_parent'>Original Pomade</a>, <a href='/index.php/products/view/1785' target='_parent'>Sculpting Cream</a> and <a href='/index.php/products/view/1916' target='_parent'>Gold Lust</a>—to get the look. You'll want to use firmer product at the root and something a bit softer through the ends for hold and a bit of texture.” <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Rag & Bone, Theyskens’ Theory, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung
  • <b>Hair Trend: Hair Accessories</b><br />
“With spring’s graphic prints and brighter colors, accessories are bigger, bolder and not as conservative,” Solano says. “There's more fabric accessorizing the hair and wider cuts, which is why the turban look is trending. A turban can disguise unwanted lengths, a hairline that's due for a color touch up or hair that needs fullness, while also protecting the hair from the sun. Moreover, in warmer weather, we wear less, so it's a new way to add to and have fun with an outfit.” <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Ruffian, Derek Lam, Zac Posen, Honor
  • <b>Hair Trend: Tight Side Part</b><br />
“A side part automatically makes something look more polished, so adding a side part to a casual look is a perfect way to make yourself appear more ‘done,’” says Eschbach. “I especially loved the Helmut Lang show because the look wasn’t too gelled or sprayed on top, and it’s loosely pulled back so pieces of hair still fall out a bit.”  <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> DKNY, Helmut Lang, Charlotte Ronson, Band of Outsiders
  • <b>Hair Trend: Natural Texture</b><br />
“We're moving away from perfect waves and that literal beauty look,” notes Solano. “Waves should look more like texture…undone, unfussy and not so styled. Embrace natural texture and opt against perfectly straight hair. Add a bit of bend (you can manipulate this with your flat iron by twisting hair and applying heat for a few seconds over the circle or twist). Even keeping a bit of frizz can be sexy! The thing to remember is that there are no mistakes. Hair can be smoother in front while the back is wavier. Or, more wavy on top with straighter ends. We're seeing this look paired with blunt bangs to make it more chic and fashion forward. Your natural hair look should always have a fresh quality to it, but not look super polished or too done.” To enhance natural texture, try <a href='/index.php/products/view/2228' target='_parent'>Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse</a> or <a href='/index.php/products/view/2230' target='_parent'>Soft Dry Conditioner Spray</a>. <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Christopher Kane
  • <b>Hair Trend: Low Ponytail</b><br />
Ponytails are always a staple at Fashion Week, and this season, there were a number of standouts, especially ones formed at the nape. “Pamella Roland did a beautiful low ponytail, but with volume at the crown,” says Madison Salon owner and Oribe educator Louis Orozco, who recommends using <a href='/index.php/products/view/2226' target='_parent'>Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse</a> and <a href='/index.php/products/view/26' target='_parent'>Dry</a> to create a similar style. Other designers who had unique takes on the ponytail were DKNY, who had a side-parted slick and shiny low pony, and <a href='http://oribe.com/index.php/explore/post/3317' target='_blank'>Ostwald Helgason</a>, whose show Orozco worked on. “The designer wanted a low ponytail, but with the hair very natural and very soft,” he says. “He also wanted the ponytail away from the scalp with a center part. We used <a href='/index.php/products/view/50' target='_parent'>Foundation Mist</a> from roots to ends to blow dry the hair and keep it nice and light. We also used <a href='/index.php/products/view/48' target='_parent'>Crème for Style</a> around the hairline to control flyaways. Then, we gathered the hair in a very low ponytail, off the scalp, below the nape and sprayed <a href='/index.php/products/view/53' target='_parent'>Imperméable</a> to lightly hold the hair.”<br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Pamella Roland, DKNY, Christian Siriano, <a href='http://oribe.com/index.php/explore/post/3317' target='_blank'>Otswald Helgason</a>
  • <b>Makeup Trend: Orange Lip</b><br />
“Orange lips were all over the runways,” says Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and Founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty. “I love the fun, fresh modern twist a persimmon pout gives to the seasonal bright lip! Anything goes—from neon tangerine to matte vermillion—but my personal favorite is the more wearable option of a poppy hue in a satin finish like my Satin Luxe Lip Color with SPF 16 in Red Orange.'  <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Rag & Bone, DKNY, Prabal Gurung, Dennis Basso, Marissa Webb
  • <b>Makeup Trend: Bright Eyes</b><br />
Temptu makeup artist James Vincent tells us that “color on the eyelid was definitely in demand on the spring runways, as designers like Costello Tagliapietra and Badgley Mischka showed bright hues of violets and blues and makeup artist Dick Page added blue to the lid for Marc by Marc Jacobs.” He adds that “at the Tumbler, Tipsy and Boy Meets Girl shows, I used shades of purple and blue to whiten the eyes and brighten the complexion.” <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Marc by Marc Jacobs, Costello Tagliapietra, Badgley Mischka, Boy Meets Girl
  • <b>Makeup Trend: Bottom Eyeliner</b><br />
“Cream/liquid eyeliners, which are waterproof, tend to be the most stable when applying to the bottom of your eye,” advises celebrity makeup artist Misha Shahzada of Artmixbeauty. “Try using a small pointed eyeliner brush and follow just below the lash line to get the look we saw at shows like Kate Spade. Use a small Q-tip to correct and perfect.” <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Kate Spade, Custo Barcelona, Rebecca Taylor, Zac Posen
  • <b>Makeup Trend: Modified Cat Eye</b><br />
“This look was seen on a number of runways, including Rodarte and TIBI,” explains Theo Kogan, makeup artist and founder of Armour Beauty. “Using a liquid eyeliner, start at the center of your eyelid right by the lash line and make a triangle flicking up into a small curve/point on the end. Add mascara and voila! You can do this in any color, not just black. There are some fabulous metallic liquid eyeliners.”<br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> TIBI, Rodarte, Prabal Gurung, Marc Jacobs
  • <b>Makeup Trend: Bareface Beauties</b><br />
Kashuk notes that the “no-makeup makeup look” was big this season. “I appreciate a minimalist approach to makeup and love seeing the models’ natural beauty take center stage, directing the focus to the clothes,” she says. “The key to this look for me is perfect skin, so use a concealer and foundation to even out tone and erase imperfections. Choose a foundation formula that gives skin a bit of radiance and allows your natural texture to show through and apply on an as-needed basis rather than covering the whole face. <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham
  • <b>Nail Trend: Back to Basic Nude</b><br />
“I used nudes on a number of shows, including Vera Wang, Michael Kors, J Mendel and Derek Lam, and I see that nude will be huge for Spring 2014,” says runway nail pro and owner of Jin Soon, Jin Soon Choi. “Nudes go well with different patterns and textures, and they can be classic and modern at the same time…that's why a lot of fashion houses use nude hues.” <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> Vera Wang, Michael Kors, J Mendel, Derek Lam
  • <b>Nail Trend: Simple Nail Art</b><br />
“People are tired of complicated nail art with too much bling, so modern, simple nail art—like what I created for TIBI and Tess Giberson—will be all the rage,” says Choi. <br />
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<b>Seen at:</b> TIBI, ICB by Prabal Gurung, Tess Giberson
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Top Trends from the Spring 2014 Fashion Shows

With hundreds of runways shows to sift through, it’s not easy pinpointing exactly what the must-have styles and looks will be come spring. To help guide us, we turned to hair, makeup and nail pros to find out exactly what trends we should focus on. Want to be ahead of the curve? Scroll through the slideshow above and start introducing some of these looks into your routine now…

-- SHARON FEIEREISEN
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