Last season, androgyny was the name of the game; this season, it’s the complete opposite as pink seems to be the coveted color of the moment. The hue of the spring season, along with anything ultra-feminine, appeared to be a favorite of several designers, including Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo of Tome, Serafina Sama of Isa Arfen, and Jason Wu. At Tome, the girly hue was definitely a welcomed change, and a bit of a surprise. A brand that has become synonymous with characteristics such as menswear stripes and unstructured silhouettes, Tome is probably the last place you’d expect to see the ultra-feminine hue. The design duo opted to utilize somewhat of a muted palette for their spring collection. Among a sea of subdued tones, a bold pink midi-skirt and equally as bold blouse made their way down the runway, further proving the brand’s versatility. Quite the style mash-up, Isa Arfen’s designer pulled inspiration from “vintage photos of Balinese women, ’70s-era exoticism, and rave culture in the ’90s,” resulting in a diverse collection; however, there was one constant – bold pink hues, which graced everything from capris and bunched skirts to a ruffled dress and button down blouse. Returning to his roots, former dressmaker Jason Wu, filled his spring collection with dresses, ruffles and bold shades of pink, creating a collection that can’t be described as anything but the epitome of femininity.

Ready to think pink? Pulling off this trend is a breeze, since it’s simply a color rather than a specific style. Stick to age appropriate pieces; otherwise, you’ll end up looking just the opposite. Also, leave the head-to-toe pink to the professionals on the runways. Pick one bold piece in the hue to really make a statement.

– Daniella DiRienzo

Wearing our natural tresses is definitely becoming a bit of a trend, especially as more people are finding healthy ways to preserve their mane. Whether you have beachy waves, spunky curls, or spiraled coils, there are plenty of products for hydration, styling, and to ensure your ‘do’s longevity. More importantly, it can be done without stripping your hair of moisture, using excessive heat, or constantly washing your hair which would not only waste time but also remove many necessary natural hair oils.

Wavy Hair Beauties

For those with a tendency to have wavy hair, nearly any product can be your friend. But the key point is to maintain moisture to prevent your hair from getting frizzy and dehydrated. A concoction of DevaCurl products will truly keep you happy. After washing your hair, completely coat your hair in the SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, then apply the B’Leave-In Curl Boost and Volumizer to define your locks, and finish with the Ultra Defining Gel to lock in the moisture. Make sure to scrunch your hair upwards after each step, and you’re good to go! You can either air-dry or use a diffuser (on cool or cold!) if you’re pressed for time.

Curly Hair Cuties

If you have the opportunity to be spunky with your curly hair, definitely take it especially with Miss Jessie’s products! Wash your hair like normal, and quickly use the Leave In Condish to hold moisture and hair oils. Follow with Pillow Soft Curls for additional conditioning and definition. Secure your curls with Multicultural Clear for even more definition and to seal the deal. Following each step, you can either scrunch your hair, use a wide-tooth comb, or simply spiral each curl with your fingers to ensure your curls will keep their spunk.

Coily Hair Divas

Before washing, make sure to detangle your hair. Begin with Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee . Part your hair in sections and use a wide-tooth comb to help detangle before washing. Cleanse with the Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea . It’s sulfate-free, so it cleans while it conditions as well as strengthens follicles, prevents shedding, and seals moisture. After towel drying and to finish your regimen, apply the Amla & Olive Heavy Cream as a conditioner and styler . It can be used on dry or damp hair for twist-outs, as scalp butter, or simply to soften hair.

– Brooke Leigh Howard
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