It’s winter in Boston – and the trends are here to prove it! Everyone is decked out in layers of cold weather gear. But there’s nothing merely ‘practical’ about current looks. Bostonians are seeking new ways to heat up the city. In terms of fashion, it’s all about the boots: Uggs, black leather, shearling. Boots with leggings and long, belted sweaters. Boots with skinny jeans and short, fur-lined winter jackets. The looks are warm and classy, but with a definite youthful and sexy edge.
Hair: According to Nicholas Penna, Jr., owner & lead stylist of SalonCapri in Newton, MA, as temperatures drop and summer tans fade, Bostonians go for classic dark colors. Rich chestnuts and other luminous browns are the favored color palette. But Boston hair during the 2010-11 Winter has a unique twist – the dark-to-light, visible roots of the ombre trend. “Everyone loves ombre hair in this city! Both blondes and brunettes are coming in for ombre color treatments and I think that it speaks volumes about Bostonians in general. People love that it is easy to maintain but it’s still a bit daring. It’s a good color transition for someone who wants to incorporate a trend into their look without a dramatic change.” Styles range from medium-to-long and ultra straight, which is hot right now, to easy to maintain pixie cuts.
Lips: Lips in Boston are finding two ways to incorporate rich plums and reds. The first is the dark, gothic colors in matte shades and bright reds that have been sweeping across the country this Fall and Winter. Think Dior’s Serum de Rouge in Plum Serum. The look is paired with fresh skin and a natural eye for a day of shopping on Newbury Street, or with a more dramatic eye for a night out at the Prudential. The second look everywhere is soft, shimmery lips. But gloss fans are putting a twist on classic colors, and nude and peach glosses are taking on the faintest hints of plum and rose.
Nails: Nails this season are dark, bold, and sexy. Hot colors include dark purples, blacks, classic reds, and metallics. But devotees of more subtle looks are trading in pinks and the ever-popular French for more greiges and putties; still proper and workable for conservative offices, but with a bit of an edge.
Eyes: Eyes in Boston are smoldering – lots of smoky eyes, ranging from softer eyes in natural colors to the precise, 1950s smoky eye with perfect liquid black eyeliner for night.
Skin: “The one trend I’ve had requested is for clean pretty skin, that’s appears dewy and glowing,” said Priya Maharaj a freelance makeup artist, owner of Boston-based Chamele Artistry, and beauty expert at GoPretty.com.