Minnesota School Of Cosmetology Announces Top Beauty Trends For Spring 2014

Natural waves, braids, flowers, bold lips and animal print nail art top the list

MINNEAPOLIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Students at Minnesota School of Cosmetology are studying the art of hair, makeup and nails, learning how to create the hottest looks for their clients. As upcoming professionals in their industry, the students are also in tune with the latest beauty trends. This spring, the students and instructors say it’s all about the soft, natural look with touches of bright colors.

“Flowers in the hair are a must, along with beach waves and braids,” says Donna Dungy, instructor at Minnesota School of Cosmetology.

Beach waves can be achieved by using a curling or flat iron, and then combing your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls. If you’re pressed for time, curl your hair into tight curls or put it up in bun before you go to bed. When you wake up, you will have effortless, natural-looking waves. Smooth, sleek hair will also be in this spring, and anti-frizz products and flat irons can help get this look.

As for makeup, the goal is a natural glow. This means having fuller eyebrows, moisturized skin and wearing less makeup. Color comes into play with creative lipstick application.

“Bold shades like orange, peach, pink or coral are the hot colors for spring. Ombre hair has evolved into a makeup trend on the lips. It’s where you use two lip colors in the same tonal family,” says Nicolette Klenk, instructor at Minnesota School of Cosmetology.

You can achieve the ombre look by using two similar shades of lipstick. Apply the darker lipstick color to the middle of your lower lip and smudge with your top lip. Use the darker lip color to define the outer lines of your lips, and apply the lighter color to the center of your lips and blot together once.

Spring nail trends also include the ombre style, along with sheer colors. For a bolder look, the focus is on unique design and detail.

“Free style nail art is big,” says student Phylicia Cain. “Designs including lines, cheetah print, glitter, bows and diamonds will be trendy this spring.”

For more information about Minnesota School of Cosmetology, visit www.msccollege.edu.

The Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) provides hands-on training for careers in beauty and fashion. Working under the direct supervision of licensed instructors, students apply their skill and talent—providing high-quality, affordable services to the public. MSC has two locations: Woodbury (651-287-2180) or Plymouth (763-404-4800). MSC is part of the Globe network, a premier, family-managed system of career colleges, universities and training centers based in Woodbury, Minn. These specialty skills colleges prepare work-ready professionals for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand fields. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world situations. For more information about Minnesota School of Cosmetology go to www.msccollege.edu