Popular Trends From Last Summer That Just Didn’t Make The Cut

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Summer is officially here! With every new season, comes a new set of trends. Some are lucky enough to get carried into another season or year, and some aren’t. Here are a few trends that took over Summer 2011, but sadly have to “sit the bench” for Summer 2012.

1. Feather Extensions

These guys were in every fashionable girls hair all last summer and fall. But lucky for the birds, they aren’t that much of a hit this year. Dip dye and rainbow highlights have slowly but surly taken over the hair section of trends for the summer.

2. Harem Pants

These controversial pants only had two minuets of fame. Unless you have legs like Rihanna, these are tough ones to pull off. Love these pants? Don’t worry, they aren’t 100% off the racks! To be honest, men are slowly stealing this trend from us, which may be even more controversial than the pants themselves! What are your thoughts on this?

♥ $17.95 h&m

3. Ombre

This hair trend is by no means done, but it is starting to faze out. More and more women are actually heading to the salon to get their last year’s ombre covered up.

Trends, they come and go, and sometime repeat themselves. What’s a trend you hope never comes back? Ripped jeans, butterfly clips, Monroe piercings… Let us know in the comments below!


Look Out for This Year’s Top Beauty Trends

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1. Reverse-Ombré

Out with the old, in with the new. That’s right, light on top, dark on the bottom. We’ve taken advantage of the ombré, now it needs a vacation. Vamp it up by…reversing it!

Check out Salon Apprentice for an affordable colorist. Or stop into your local salon and ask if they have an apprentice with lower prices!

2. Matte Nails

We effortlessly change our nail polish colors with the season — brights for summer, pastels for spring, darks for fall and winter…but we always finish our manicures with a shiny top coat.

Now it’s time for something different: for 2012 it’s all about a dull flat finish. The matte top coat has been around for years, but it just hasn’t caught on until now. Just paint your nail with your go-to color, but instead of the usual shiny luster, top it with the $2 Matte Top Coat by eyes. lips. face! Have fun!

3. Cher Hair

Long , short, bangs, center part, straight, curly, wavy, blonde, red…it never ends, we’ll always be changing our hair, from its length to its color.

Celebs have been rocking soft waves for quite a few years — not anymore. It all about pin-straight, long hair with a center part and amazing shine. Just like our trendy moms before us it’s time to take out the clothes iron *cough*…I mean flat iron.

Remember: Your hair is very fragile, always protect it with a serum before you put any sort of heat to it. I really like the Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum, only $6 at your local Wal-Mart or Target.

4. Slicked-Back Pixies

Short hair can be worn in so many different ways. Follow Emma Watson’s footsteps by going short and slick…tuxedo style! Try the Catwalk Session Series Wet Look Gel. About $14 at Ricky’s NYC

5. Burgundy Lips

2011 was all about bubble-gum-pink lips, but now it’s time for a change. Red will always be a classic, but dark red adds mystery to your look, and makes your skin tone pop!

Don’t have burgundy lipstick lying around? Put on your favorite red lipstick and then top it with a line of black eyeliner. Once you blend it together you’ll have a perfect dark red pout. Add more black eyeliner for an even deeper shade. Thumbs up if you have black lipstick laying around — It’ll be easier to blend.

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Trend Alert: Dip-Dye Hair

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Remember that trend from the late 90’s? Well, it’s back and better than ever! It’s everywhere this summer, so give it a try and be the most colorful girl on campus! If you’re blonde, or followed last summers ombre trend, then you’re ready to go! Just pick up some Manic Panic for only $10.99 at your local beauty supply store. If not, go to your favorite hair stylist and have him/her lighten your ends! Add a little color to your life!



Nicki Minaj is EXTRA colorful!

Kate makes it look nice and classy!

Singer Cher Lloyd is rockin’ three hair trends at once!

Are you rocking this trend? If so, e-mail your pictures to hey@brokeandchic.com for a possible feature!

Are dip-dyed jeans next? Only time will tell.