The spring/summer fashion season is upon us, and while it might not be warm enough to bust out the shorts and sandals yet, it’s fun to look ahead to the outfits we’ll be wearing soon, inspired by the SS22 catwalks.

It’s also time to get excited about all the hot new hair and make-up looks created backstage at the shows, and how we can work them with our wardrobe this season.


The biggest spring beauty trends

From retro-inspired tresses to edgy eyeliner and dramatic lipstick, these are the top trends to know about now…

1. Y2K hair

models backstage at the Stella McCartney SS22 catwalk show
(Stella McCartney/PA)

Back in the early 2000s when GHD hair straighteners first hit the scene, glossy, poker-straight hair was all anyone wanted.

Models at Stella McCartney, Chanel and ‘Fendace’ (the Fendi-Versace collaboration show) rocked Y2K locks with, of course, a middle parting (side partings are so 2010s)

2. Noughties make-up

Models backstage at KNWLS SS22
Models backstage at KNWLS SS22 (KNWLS/PA)

Noughties-inspired clothing was massive on the SS22 runways and so was make-up from the era, with metallic eyeshadow at Anna Sui and Tom Ford, and shimmery lips at KNWLS.


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High-shine gloss was another 2000’s throwback, slicked on models’ pouts at Victoria Beckham, Dolce & Gabbana and Blumarine.

3. Braids

models backstage at the Erdem SS22 catwalk show
Models backstage at Erdem SS22 (Dyson/PA)

Hair stylists got creative backstage at the shows, crafting all kinds of cool twists and plaits.


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There were long, rope-like braids at Erdem, face-framing baby braids at Altuzarra, and pigtail twists at Rejina Pyo.

4. Dramatic eyeliner

model backstage at Chanel SS22 catwalk show
Backstage at Chanel SS22 (Chanel/PA)

The make-up equivalent of the LBD, razor-sharp feline flicks adorned eyes at Givenchy, Dior, Valentino and more.

At the Chanel haute couture show, a dramatic double wing was created with a combination of eye pencil and shadow, while Giambattista Valli took it one step further with a triple liner look.

5. Hair accessories

A model backstage at the Rixo SS22 catwalk show

It’s not just about how to style your hair this spring, it’s about how you accessorise it.


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Take your cue from Versace with a Nineties-style headscarf, or select a bold floral corsage like the ones seen at Rixo and Yuhan Wang. Add sparkle to an up-do by stacking a bunch of bejewelled clips and slides, like models at Simone Rocha.

6. Art attack

Models backstage at the Rodarte SS22 catwalk show

Not necessarily a trend you’ll want to recreate exactly as seen on the catwalks, colourful, avant-garde make-up made a splash at several shows.

Nars make-up artist James Kaliardos created incredible starburst-shaped designs at Rodarte, there were rainbow motifs at Paul & Joe, and neon ears (yes, ears) at Chet Lo.


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The placement of these uber-brights might be a bit much for everyday wear, but a sunset-hued smoky eye or wash of fuchsia blush will elevate your summer look.

7. Grunge glam

Model backstage at the Mark Fast SS22 catwalk show
A model backstage at Mark Fast SS22 (Illamasqua/PA)

A distinct contrast to all that summery colour, some designers went to the dark side for spring, with smudgy smoky eyes and heavily stained lips.

Deep berry-toned lips with a glossy finish gave us grungy-glam vibes at Supriya Lele, Coach and Mark Fast.

Best-selling beauty products

Fancy updating your makeup bag? Check out our list of best-selling beauty products on Amazon.

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