The Beauty Closet's Top Spring 2016 Hair Trends + Recommended Products from: Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultime

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Springtime is near and so are the new seasonal colors for nails, hair, makeup, and more! Many of these can be spotted on runways and magazines everywhere- which is why I try and scope them out around this time every year. I love finding the new looks, trendy seasonal colors, and fun twists or revamped styles for Spring :)  Want to know more?! Check out The Beauty Closet's Top Spring 2016 Hair Trends below + 2 top hair product picks to help snag these hot hair trends- at an affordable price too!



1. Put Some Sequins on It!

Now I know what you might be thinking....this is a little over the top and it could be if not done right...BUT this can also be a super fun and cute way to easily vamp up your hair for Spring, if it's done with the right placement and product. The key to this look is to not go overboard and reserve for limited occasions. With all of that being said, I think the style brings a little bit of fun, flair, and the feel of the season- all wrapped into an easy approach that almost anyone can achieve!

2. Metal Headbands & Clips:

These have been around in season's past, however this Spring it's all about over-sized options with added: bling, texture, or polished finishes. The hot style is to wear a low pony [upper nape of your neck] and then utilize a wide metallic clip to keep the ponytail held back; you can also add in a metal headband for extra flair or put your hair back into low pig-tails, for a cool twist on this trend.


3. Grecian Metallic Barrettes:

This beautiful trend was spotted recently at Rodarte's Spring RTW 2016 show and they are absolutely gorgeous :) I love the Grecian inspired look that's easy to pull off and has a very light Spring-like feel! The look entails twisting small sections of hair and then locking them in place with bobby pins; this is then followed by placing 2-3 smaller clips or 1 larger over this sectioned area [part to one far side of the front of your forehead]. Want to go all-out with this pretty style? Several versions were also see on the runways that were "crowns" placed on top of the head. [think Grecian Goddess!]


4. In Full Bloom!

I LOVE this Spring 2016 hair trend that's been spotted across the board and at several shows! You can go for just a few small flowers or take this look to the max with an adornment of fruit and flowers intertwined into a crown. Go for a dramatic side part and add real [or synthetic flowers for a longer-lasting style] flowers starting at around your ear and going up towards your part/top of your head. There were some beautiful pastel versions seen very recently at the Spring Diane Von Furstenberg show and they are a lot "softer" versions that the one as pictured above, but equally as stunning :)




Styliste ultime

crystal shine & hold

Heat protection Shine Spray


I'm a huge fan of Schwarzkopf hair care products and their Stylist Ulitme and Essence Ultime lines are great! They are affordable and work, with a wide array of options to help you achieve almost any style you can dream up. This product works wonderfully for freezing your style in place without smelling yucky or flaking. The uniquely-designed spray nozzle allows for a great coverage of a finer mist so that the product doesn't concentrate too much in one area and I haven't really found issues with the nozzle clogging either.

I've often found that these types of nozzles will clog up after a few uses, but I didn't find that issue to occur at all with this product. You can utilize this product to provide a good heat barrier as well and this will help protect your hair from the damage of heat-styling tools. For just around $7, you can snag this affordable product and I recommend this one for most hair types- great for achieving one of the pretty Spring looks I shared above! ;)




Shine Boost Tonic



This is probably one of my favorite products out of the Essence Ultime hair care line! Why? It costs around $7, yet it has the quality of products that are 4x's the price :) Specially formulated for color-treated and highlighted hair, this has color protection in mind and helps to boost health, shine, and strength. I have dark reddish and blonde highlights in my hair and this awesome product really brings out my highlights, while producing ultimate shine = LOVE! The bottle is well-designed too, as it's made out of metal and the nozzle is made decently too; this allows for no waste and an even,fine mist to be dispersed when in use. If you've been looking for a shine boosting serum that doesn't cost an arm-and-a-leg, this is THE way to go!

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Want to Flat Iron Your Hair in Style? The Beauty Closet Recommends: Bio Ionic Ombre Iron

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There are times when beauty can be....well- a drag! It's just not always a lot of fun necessarily, to spend a great deal of one's time in front of the mirror :/ With hair, skin, nails, & makeup to worry about, us girls end up spending quite a bit of minutes in front of the mirror! According to a study created by TODAY AOL, women spend an average of 55 minutes daily getting ready- which turns into 335 total hours in an entire year :0

There are 2 ways that I approach these issues that help: firstly, I try to seek and utilize the latest quality beauty tech, tools, and products out there that will cut down on my time and eliminate additional steps or unnecessary products. Secondly, I find items that make the time pass a bit more quickly can also just make the time that you do need to spend getting ready- well more fun ;)

I don't really seem to mind as much myself, if I'm having fun doing while doing it! A great example can be found in my Recommended hair tool of the month, from Bio Ionic. Get the lowdown on this top-notch flat iron below :)



Bio Ionic

Ombre Flat iron

[ "sunkissed coral" ]


Why not make hair styling fun with this awesome, quality hair tool? Bio Ionic tools are curated with style and superior construction that make it one of my top choices for flat-irons. There are 3 unique ombre colors in the collection: "Electric-Orchid, Midnight Graphite, & Sunkissed Coral [the one pictured above and the one that I currently have].

Each features special iron plates that are fused with a Nanolonic Hybrid Mineral material; these specially-designed plates help in bringing super shine, smoothness, and hydration to your hair. There's also a digital temp. control feature that will go up to 450 degrees "F", making this a great candidate for almost any hair type. The plates also "float", allowing for a variety of techniques and styles to be created.

I'm big when it comes to having some type of auto shut-off feature and this model from Bio Ionic features a 1-hr. automatic shut-off that makes it safe to use without worry too. I love how soft and smooth my hair looks and feels after using this tool - plus it's just so much fun to style my hair :)

A 1 Year Limited Warranty on the unit covers defects on materials and workmanship- which means that you get a warranty to back up craftmanship too. All in all, this is a super stylish, top-notch flat iron that anyone would love! I would highly recommend this awesome tool for most hair types

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