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5 Beauty Trends to Look for in 2021

At long last, 2020 is drawing to a close. With a new year comes new beauty trends, and as leaders in the beauty industry, we can’t wait to see what 2021 has to offer in terms of hair, nails, skincare, and more. In this blog post, we highlight five of the hottest beauty trends you can expect to see in 2021. If you’re interested in enrolling in Northern Colorado’s best beauty school, get in touch with Designing Beauty Academy now. We offer courses in cosmetology, esthetics, hair styling, and nails so that you can start a career at the forefront of the beauty industry. Read on to discover the biggest beauty trends of 2021, then contact our Windsor beauty school today!


Ingredient Transparency

With customers increasingly looking for a stripped-back and more eco-conscious aesthetic, you can expect cosmetics companies to become more and more transparent in their ingredient list, touting words such as “natural,” “simple,” and “clean.” If you want to be on the cutting-edge of this trend, opt for products that are paraben-, fragrance, BHA-, and BHT-free.

Blue Beauty

Blue beauty is the latest trend within the clean beauty movement. Blue beauty refers to products that aim to protect the oceans and water supplies, such as sun creams that are nontoxic to coral reefs. Unlike green beauty, blue beauty revolves specifically around the impact that cosmetics packaging and ingredients have on our marine life, as well as reducing water wastage.

Glass Skin

First appearing on the beauty scene in 2019 but becoming increasingly popular in recent months, the glass skin trend originated in Korea, and refers to clear, luminous, seemingly transparent skin. For clients looking to transform a mottled complexion into dewy, poreless skin that seems to exude a natural glow, you’ll want to know how to perfect the glass skin look. Glass skin requires a veritable tool kit of products, including cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizers, masks, and mists. Reach out to a Designing Beauty Academy instructor to learn more about this hot new K-beauty trend.

Graphic Eyeliner

Bright colors will remain big in 2021, with the trend extending beyond nails, eyeshadow, and lips to include liner. Look out for bold-hued eyeliner in blue, yellow, and other head-turning tones. Graphic eyeliner may either be used on its own to create a striking, unusual look, or paired with complementing eyeshadow. Expect large cat-eyes and outlines of two or three shades that will make you think of Andy Warhol and other pop art maestros.

Faux Freckles

At the Jason Wu stage for this fall’s New York Fashion Week, Gigi Hadid donned faux sun-kissed freckles with the help of liquid lipstick and blush. Faux freckles allow for a youthful appearance, whether paired with preexisting freckles or on their own. There are many different methods of applying fake freckles — including eyeshadow, eyeliner, oil, henna, and more — so you will likely have to use some trial and error to find the best fit for you.

Begin Your Career at Designing Beauty Academy

Are interested in embarking on a lucrative career that allows you to flex your creative muscles? At Designing Beauty Academy, we help aspiring cosmetologists, estheticians, hair stylists, and nail technicians across Northern Colorado make their dream career a reality with high-quality classes that allow you to practice your skills in-person at our student salon. From makeup to manicures, and so much more, Designing Beauty Academy will teach you everything you need to know to become a leader in the exciting beauty industry. If you’re interested in learning more about one of our programs, fill out our contact form today!