Summer's Buzzing Beauty Trends

The Thread Editors
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Keeping up with the latest beauty trends is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your look every season. We’re zeroing in on summer’s hot and daring trends that are sure to make a big impact on your look.
Beauty Bars - No, not that bar of soap you've had on your sink for years. We're talking about those niche beauty salons popping up in cities nationwide. From brow bars that groom your arches (we love Sania's Brow Bar in NYC!), to lash bars that provide eyelash extensions, and yes, even braid bars for a quick try at summer’s most playful hairstyles--there’s something for everyone. Even celebs are hopping on the trend. Rachel Zoe’s DreamDry blowout and hairstyling bar charges only $20 for an updo. Perfect for a night out!

Straighten Up - Break out that hair straightener! After several seasons taking a backseat to tousled and textured waves, sleek and straight hair is making a serious comeback. No complaints here--the super straight style amplifies shine so it's the best way to highlight healthy hair. When the temps start to rise, try a dramatic high pony to look fierce while keeping your hair off your neck.

Youth-Orientated - With the return of straight hair, it’s all about "forever young" hair. We’re seeing loads of restorative products for your follicles popping up with age-reversing ingredients like vitamin E and sesame oils. Anti-aging products: they're not just for your face anymore.

BB Crèmes - Another skincare trend for your hair! The powerhouse creams can repair rough texture, strengthen, add shine, and protect against summer’s heat and frizz.

No Nail Neglect - This is the perfect time of year to opt for bold shades for your fingertips, so indulge in a manicure with bright French tips. Start with a coat of clear polish or a light nude. When dry, apply a piece of tape to the tip of your nail and apply your color--we love coral for this. With nails still wet, slowly pull up the tape. Finish the whole thing off with a topcoat and you're set!

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