The brand new 12 months is right here and with it comes the itch to clean up our lives and take a look at one thing new. After a tumultuous 2020, we may all use some new ideas and methods, whether or not it’s to revamp our wardrobes or improve to a modern new haircut. We spoke to 3 consultants from the worlds of trend, hair and make-up to information us on what to look out for this 12 months.
Based on Dubai trend stylist Kelly Lundberg, the pattern of the slip costume will proceed on from 2020 into the brand new 12 months. The slip costume, which regularly is available in clean and silky supplies, has a straight match and resembles a petticoat. It was particularly well-liked within the Nineteen Nineties and has made a comeback in a giant manner. “There’s simply going to be interpretations of it, whether or not it’s going be lengthy silk clothes or whether or not it’s going to be little spaghetti straps and just a little bit shorter. It’s the flexibility that I really like about them,” Lundberg says.
Denim is in
Traditional types will all the time be in trend, and denim denims are positively right here to remain based on the stylist. Nevertheless, it could be time to ditch the skinnies for some time.
“Denim is all about excessive waisted in the meanwhile, which I believe is simply such an excellent flattering pattern as a result of it involves your pure waistline,” Lundberg says. “Excessive-waisted however as a substitute of thin high-waisted, [jeans are] positively going to be just a little bit looser, just a little bit extra comfy. I’d even see a little bit of a nod from the 70s — a wider leg on the backside. So hold an eye fixed out for that!
Go massive or go dwelling! In 2021, Lundberg predicts that tops and different items of clothes will tackle a extra voluminous match. Suppose puffed sleeves or outsized blazers and knitwear. Outsized garments have been tremendous well-liked as folks go for consolation over type increasingly more, particularly through the pandemic the place being at house is the most secure factor to do — nobody needs to squeeze into a good outfit, however we gained’t choose should you do!
Typically, sure trend traits won’t be acceptable to put on within the area, however Lundberg has some inventive concepts for how you can adapt this runway favorite and make it appropriate to put on within the Center East.
“Straightforward methods to put on them is to put on one thing beneath them — so put on a costume beneath and put the bralette excessive or to put on it with a blazer. So, should you’re doing one thing tremendous high-waisted and put the blazer up then you may nonetheless incorporate the traits however make it extra culturally delicate,” she says.
Fashionable black costume
Overlook the little black costume. This 12 months goes to be in regards to the MBD — trendy black costume. “The tackle that’s it’s simply in regards to the simplicity,” she says. Whether or not it’s a costume with distinctive lower outs, or made with sporting material, Lundberg says it’s all about “that one piece which you can pair with sneakers however you may [also] do it with boots.”
Celebrating pure hair
Millie, a hair stylist at Dubai salon Kozma and Kozma, says the business has seen a shift in direction of extra pure types and textures. Individuals are ditching hair straighteners and curling tongs and embracing their hair as it’s. “Once we look to the runways we will see a serious enhance in fashions carrying their hair in its most lovely pure type,” she says.
Colors to be careful for
In case you’re planning a hair color makeover, then it’s good to know that rainbow shiny dyes will give solution to extra sun-kissed, wealthy tones within the new 12 months.
“We see that colors are shifting [away] from extra ashes, blues, purples and greens and we’re embracing glistening golds, coppers, reds and wealthy browns,” she says.
The hair colouring approach balayage — the place color is “painted on” for a blended and pure highlights look — has been in trend for years, and Millie says 2021 will see the type evolve and grow to be extra up-to-date.
“[Balayage] embraces your pure hair whereas including a low upkeep color and I believe this traditional staple will proceed to develop utilizing the balayage approach and the traditional cash shot piece [face framing highlights]. We’re seeing that persons are loving that daring part of color on the entrance of the hair while holding it pure and properly blended in direction of the again,” she says.
Embrace the messy look this 12 months! “For years we’ve been on a blunt lower path. With brief hair we will see within the upcoming 12 months we’re beginning to transfer extra in direction of the messy, layered texturised hair cuts. With the blunt hair lower nonetheless being embraced however developed with disconnected layers being in excessive demand. The 70s are coming again however as a substitute of mattress head we’re getting extra structured messy types,” Millie says.
Like within the skincare world, persons are getting extra educated in regards to the merchandise they use. That is no completely different for the hair business.
“The merchandise and product manufacturers seen taking off and exploding are additionally transferring in direction of a extra pure product vary with none nasties and main discount in the usage of harsh chemical substances and substances,”
One of many high traits is scalp care merchandise reminiscent of scrubs, serums and tonics that assist enhance scalp well being and hair progress.
“We may even see an enormous enhance in scalp care. Caring for your scalp is one thing that hasn’t been spoken about or popularised through the years. This can be a essential space that all of us must pay extra consideration to,” she says.
Concentrate on skincare
Watch any make-up artist do their work, whether or not in quite a few tutorials on-line or whereas on the job, and also you’ll discover that they prep the pores and skin earlier than the rest touches the face. Correct skincare is a crucial a part of making make-up look flawless and in addition a serious a part of Ayesha Farooq’s personal follow.
“I positively see the large rise in skincare to proceed. I’m big on skincare myself,” says the Dubai make-up artist and entrepreneur.
Farooq says that pure magnificence appears to be like will likely be massive in 2021, with daring colors and over-the-top styling taking a again seat. This pattern of subdued magnificence is just not solely making a comeback on the runways and in magazines, however can also be seen increasingly more on social media.
Eye-focused appears to be like
As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, aside from checking for our keys and wallets earlier than leaving the home, we now have to verify we’re carrying our face masks. For many who love carrying make-up, Farooq says all is just not misplaced.
“Let’s discuss our favorite buddy — face masks. I don’t see it leaving us anytime quickly. So I see lots of people shifting the emphasis of their appears to be like in direction of the eyes — having one thing just a little extra daring or accentuating and emphasising the eyes,” she says. Whether or not it’s a daring eyeliner or a wash of daring color, let your eyes do the speaking.
Monochromatic appears to be like
Much less is extra lately, and that is mirrored within the pattern of utilizing one shade or tone for the eyes, lips and even cheeks. It’s just like what our moms used to do — use the identical lipstick as a blush and even a bit on the eyes. “I positively see folks transferring in direction of monochromatic appears to be like, even with my brides. It’s changing into a favorite for everybody,” she says.