It’s official, summer is here and for many this summer is hotter than ever. And some of the new trends being seen this year are just as hot. 

There is definitely a move towards a more natural and more unique looks. The differences between us are being celebrated and standards of beauty are changing. Looks are becoming more diverse, more socially and environmentally aware, and so more fun and exciting. Here are some of the key trends to watch. 

Goodbye fast fashion and mass produced jewellery

For years the fashion machine has churned out completely new looks every single season with an attempt to keep a steady flow of spending. However, now consumers are becoming much more aware of the impact that industry has on the world around us, and how poorly workers are treated in the countries of origin. 

Shoppers are showing this awareness through their choices of clothing opting for unique and classic pieces made from good, ethically sourced materials that will last a long time. There has always been a huge drive for vintage and thrift clothing and this is on the up. 

Similar is being seen with jewellery. Previously it was a case of picking up new, cheap jewellery alongside every new outfit, but now it is far better to choose something of quality, unique and if possible even bespoke and personalised, like offered by MG Atelier. This is about being sustainable and being different.

Straight hair is back with a vengeance

Poker straight hair has been a little on the back burner for a few years, but now it is definitely back. With new and upcoming stars like Rosalia and Billie Eilish leading the way with super straight looks, it is definitely time to invest in some good hair straighteners

Of course for afro hair it is almost the opposite story, with stars like Annie Ilonzeh and Halle Bailey leading the way in Hollywood in embracing their natural curls. 

Hair styles this summer are all about embracing and enhancing your natural assets, rather than trying to transform completely. 

The battle for hair removal continues

Many of us are still spending a fortune on hair removal, and secretly cringing over the amount of disposable plastic being thrown away in the form of disposable razors. This is why so many are turning to the epilator to get their pins ready for summer. 

Not only does it work out cheaper in the long run, there is far less waste going to landfill as a result. Newer machines are much better than they used to be, being usable in the shower and reducing pain. It doesn’t take long to become addicted to this method, and you can feel good about the environment at the same time. 

Minimal make up doesn’t mean no glamour

It is true that the look is far more natural this Summer. When it comes to makeup less is more. The goal is to look healthy, happy and natural. Colours are muted and there is a move away from the dramatic perfectly blended eyeshadows we have been seeing for the last few year. 

The trick is to keep it simple, and don’t overdo it. Of course this doesn’t mean no glamour at all. When it comes to eyelashes the rule is go big or go home, and lash extensions are how you do it, strip lashes just do not get the results. For this you will need a professional. 

Check out the different eyelash looks that are available, you can even buy the lashes from if your technician does not stock what you want. For a fuller look you can even opt for 2D, 3D or 4D ‘Russians’ (where multiple lashes are attached to just one of your own lashes. So this works even for those with not many lashes to work with. The great thing is after you are done you can go completely makeup free and yet still look like a superstar.