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Hair and Makeup Trends

Guest Author - Kimberly Williamson

Along with changing times come changes in fashion and beauty trends. Each season brings new looks. But it also seems that some get lost in the past. They still wear the same hair and makeup they wore in high school, sometimes even years later. Or they become attached to a particular trend and donít want to risk changing something they feel works well for them even though its time has passed.

Keeping up with trends in hair and makeup can seem daunting. But if you want to look your best, itís important to avoid getting stuck in a time warp by wearing the looks of a time gone by. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to stay on trend when it comes to hair and makeup.

Social Media Sites
One way to keep up with the latest trends is to join groups that discuss hair and makeup on social media sites. You might also want to follow makeup artists and hair stylists on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter and other sites. Youíll see images featuring new trends and looks that you can experiment with. Some beauty experts even post tutorials so you can learn how to create the looks at home yourself.

Another benefit of using social media to keep up with trends is that you can make personal connections, ask questions, participate in discussions and even get free advice from professional makeup artists and hair stylists.

Celebrity Magazines or Websites
Celebrities are known for setting trends or at least keeping up with current hair and makeup styles. They are expected to look their best on the red carpet or when theyíre out in public. So they hire professional hair and makeup artists to keep their looks in style. But how does this help you to keep your look up-to-date?

These celebrities are photographed and featured in magazines as well as on various style and celebrity websites. Their looks are analyzed in articles that include their images. In some cases you might even find tutorials on how to re-create their looks at home. You can also analyze the images yourself and either try them out or modify them to suit you.

Fashion Magazines or Websites
Fashion magazines and websites cover the latest in beauty and fashion. They feature stories about these trends. Youíll also find images taken at fashion shows for upcoming seasons. Those covering the shows usually write abut what they saw trending on the runway.

Cosmetics Counters
Another way to keep your look up-to-date is to visit cosmetics stores or makeup counters in department stores. Cosmetics companies come up with new products based on the most current trends. They usually have displays in the store featuring their newest cosmetics. You might also consider asking a beauty advisor in the store about the latest trends.

Get Professional Advice
Consult a hair stylist or makeup artist to help you develop a contemporary look that works for you. Part of a beauty professionalís job is to keep up with the latest looks, and they are usually eager to share that knowledge with you.

Keeping up-to-date on the latest beauty trends can help you to look your best. It might seem difficult at first, but by knowing where to look, itís easy to learn about the latest beauty developments. Besides that, it's a lot of fun.
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