Spring/summer 2012 hair and beauty trends

From pretty to punky via a touch of retro, the spring and summer hair and make-up trends offer something for everyone, whether you’re a low-maintenance lady or a high maintenance heroine. Plus, there’s lots of re-working of last year’s trends, so you won’t need to splash the cash to update your hair and beauty looks for 2012.

Brows go bold

Over-pluckers beware! The summer of the bold brow is here and there really is no alternative. At almost every show the brows were a feature, even when played down. One main shape dominated and that was long, thick and slightly arched. We’re not sure whether life is imitating art here, but the Scouse brow was huge. Dark, long and filled in with a brow pencil the Scouse brow was spotted at Altuzarra, Alberta Ferretti, Sass&Bide, Moschino, the list is endless. But there were lighter, less groomed versions, such as the brows at Suno, Elie Saab and Hussein Chalayan.