With every change of the season come new fashion trends. But new looks aren't restricted to clothing and accessories. Hair and makeup trends are an important part, too.
Texture, volume and movement are the big trends in hair this spring, says Tambra Evans-Hiser, owner of Platinum Salon, Spa and Boutique.
"The new texturized layers allow you to build multiple styles from the same cut," she said.
Eric Fisher, owner of Eric Fisher Salons, says he's expecting to see looks from the '60s this spring.
"Old-fashioned wedges, cable curls, soft and glamorous hair is back," he said. "Looking back even further, think of old movies, old Hollywood, French twists. We'll be doing a lot of back-combing for height."
The arrival of romantic, feminine hairstyles with soft curls and waves isn't a surprise considering the deluge this spring of floral prints and pastels, says Melissa Tinker, a stylist at Eric Fisher Salon East.
"The mid-length, shoulder- skimming curls are really a fresh idea to change the smooth and low-volume looks we had this winter," she said.
Graham Ross, co-owner of Planet Hair, says he sees "lots of chopped-out layers, but very soft and very sexy" in the mid-length category.
Color is another way to brighten your hairstyle for spring.
"Simple and flattering highlights can be placed in the front and around the face, leaving the back and underside a more natural shade. Lighter tones can be added on top for a sun-kissed effect," Tinker said.
Ross thinks the many gray days of winter are resulting in more of his clients wanting to go to the blond side. "The brunette has held true, and we've enjoyed the rich browns, but we are seeing more blondes," he said.
Golden blond and red will be two favorite colors for spring, says Pam Cutler, owner of Salon Knotty. Hair trends will include long hair in loose buns, ponytails, plaited hair, and an assortment of bobs.
Mastering the art of spring makeup has never been so easy. A sun-kissed luminescent look can be created with shimmers of gold and bronze.
"Brows should be filled in and natural looking. On the lips, let spring's sheer shades inspire you," Evans-Hiser said.
Cutler thinks spring is all about shimmer on eyes and cheeks. "Red lips continue to be classy for spring and long lashes are important," she said, suggesting false eyelashes, lash extensions or volumizing mascara.