The world of fashion and beauty is a dynamic and exciting area. It is fascinating to see how perceptions of fashion and beauty shift and transform over time. This process of shifting and transforming is what defines trends. Fashion and beauty trends may be either mainstream or counterculture. They may develop because people choose to imitate a celebrity, or because people want to display a look that goes against the grain of what is perceived as “normal” in society.
Fashion trends can sometimes be easy to spot. You may notice suddenly that everyone seems to be wearing florescent colors, or that many people are wearing black heavy eyeglasses.
Keeping ahead of fashion trends requires time, diligence, and attention to detail. Stylists work to support those who do not have an eye for fashion or style, to help with shopping for wardrobe attire. Luckily for those that do not have a sense for fashion, there exist stylists to help navigate the ever-changing world of fashion!
Beauty trends differ from fashion trends in that they relate to the self-care of one’s face or body, as opposed to pertaining to wardrobe or accessories. A few recent beauty trends have recently made the news. One involves women beginning to shave their faces in order to have smoother skin and fewer wrinkles. It may seem absurd to some, but some women are actually doing this. They are following a well-known celebrity who has recently begun this trend.
When we think of beauty trends, we think of things that women do. However, men also take part in following beauty trends. Male beauty trends most often involve the treatment of hair – whether it be facial hair styles, eyebrow plucking, or hair removal from the back or chest.
Many beauty trends are aligned with lifestyle choices. A trend to eliminate chemicals from one’s home and hygiene practices has recently emerged. Individuals following this trend make their own beauty and hygiene products including toothpaste, face wash, cosmetics, and shampoo, among other things. This trend moves along the opposite spectrum of the beauty trend where people rush out to buy the latest magazines to learn about what new products have come out on the market and may be worth trying.
Whatever your relationship with beauty and fashion may be, there is an endless world of discovery in this area. From runway to vintage, from homemade to new products, our consumer marketplace has something for everyone.