Spring 2020 Beauty Trends to Try

By Jessica Pigza

Spring is the time to remove the weight of winter layers and enjoy the beautiful new growth that’s all around us. I love watching the flowers bloom and hearing the birds sing again. It’s also a perfect time to change up my look, not too much though as I will admit I’m a creature of habit, and try some new things when it comes to hair, makeup and nails. I’ve been searching high and low to find what new trends we’ll be seeing in the coming spring and summer months and while there are some new ones, there are also some old trends reinvented for spring 2020. I realized that with any new season, the trends can be a lot to take in so I’m going to try and keep this simple and offer examples for inspiration. Remember, trends can be a guideline, but ultimately it’s important to stay true to you and choose things that fit your lifestyle and personality. In short, have fun but stay your wonderful self!

1. Hair Trends

The Cut

Spring is all about easy, low maintenance hair and embracing your natural hair whether it’s curly, thick or straight. Some of the cuts we’ll be seeing a lot of in the coming months include a blunt collarbone cut, a modern shag and lots of layers, think “The Rachel” from Friends. The blunt collarbone cut is also a universally flattering cut and length on most anyone. It’s short enough to be out of your way but long enough you can still pull back. But if you’re willing to go super short, the fabulous pixie is the perfect answer for the hot spring and summer months! There are so many fun variations of the pixie to choose from!

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The Color

I’m seeing lots of shades of red this spring whether it’s all over color or just highlights. Brunettes are getting splashed with blonde in a look called dirty brunette and blondes are going buttery. Twilighting is also trending which is a mix of very fine baby highlights and ombré highlights for a natural look that grows out nicely and it’s low maintenance. I’m also noticing a lot of solid, all-over color from beautiful blonde to chocolate brown and of course, natural red!

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2. Makeup Trends

Makeup usually gets toned down in the springtime and kept fairly simple. I’m seeing a lot of cool pastel colors such as minty green, soft blue and lilac for the eyes as well as pink rosy cheeks. Shimmery pinks, browns and champagne shadows are also on-trend to keep eyes soft.

Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Mono Eye Shadow, Minted Meteor

Milani Gilded Pastel Palette

PYT Beauty Everyday Powder Blush – Exhale

Natasha Denona Love Glow Cheek Palette

3. Nail Trends

Purples, Pastels & Mixing It Up

Nail polish is the easiest way to incorporate the season’s hottest colors in the most low threat way. Pastels are popping up everywhere as well as shades of purple, creamy whites and citrus shades, ie lemon yellow, lime green and tangerine orange, which are all the rage this spring.

Chanel Longwear Nail Colour in Daydream / Chanel Longwear Nail Colour in Mirage

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Dior Tra-La-La


Essie Spring 2020 Collection


Essie Blanc


OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana

Minimalist Accents

These are super fun and easy accents you can even do yourself! First, paint your nails using your favorite color and then use a metallic shade such as Essie’s No Place Like Chrome, and add in the accents using dotting tools, the small backend of a paintbrush or even a toothpick. You can also use tape to section off a small part of your nail and paint a single vertical or horizontal line going down your nail. Pick any contrasting color to easily add extra interest to your manicure.

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Base color – Zoya Nail Polish Laurel / Accent color – Zoya Nail Polish Purity


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French “Twist”

These are fun twists on the classic french. Instead of using white to tip your french opt for another color such as a pretty pastel pink or even mint green. Add some sparkle over top to make it really pop. For those with shorter nails, a minimalist micro french can be the way to go.

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This is a more color-coordinated take on the mix and match nail polish colors. Each nail has a different color but they all go together in a light to dark pattern. This could be fun to try in a purple palette.

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 Nails Inc. Anti-Decision Maker / Regents Place / Baker Street / Black Taxi


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Your turn! Are you a creature of habit or does your look change with the seasons? What trends will you be trying this spring?