The latest beauty trends in 2015 can be discovered by checking out the growing hashtags on Instagram. One of those trends involves hair dye, and the practice of dying one half of the hair a different color from the other half, called half and half hair. Another term for the beauty trend is “split dye hair,” and it can feature shockingly bold blonde colors against pitch black hues – or more complimentary pastel colors on the heads of those daring enough to turn to the bold trend.
Keeping with the trend of all things beautiful, LED light therapy facials are also growing in popularity. The facials, as reported by Vanity Fair, combine LED-light therapy with blue and red lights to help destroy acne-causing bacteria and to help kick in the fountain-of-youth collagen.
Other strange beauty trends that are outside of the norm that can be witnessed by their growing amount of Instagram mentions include the popular #DadBod tag, which began when a college student wrote an essay praising men who aren’t sculpted with ripped muscles and six-pack abs.
The Dad Bod isn’t necessarily considered a beauty trend for everyone, reports the New York Times. While that soft look is attractive to some women who feel that paunchy stomachs on a man means he is spending less time in the gym and more time around the dinner table at date night – others are unsure about the benefits of this so-called beauty trend.
Another interesting beauty trend for 2015 is called “negative space nails,” as seen on E! Inspired by artists like Taylor Swift and other celebrities, this newest design features nails that generally have intricate and geometrical shapes along with spaces that seem to feature bare nails.
Skin illuminators and brighteners continue to be a popularly searched for subject on Google from those wanting to mimic the bright and glowing skin of their favorite famous faces.
Waist trainers and butt lifters also continue to be beauty items that show no sign of slowing down in 2015, especially with celebrities like Amber Rose, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian posting photos on Instagram of themselves wearing the waist-slimmers.
Another common beauty accessory that might not seem like an actual beauty product is a selfie stick. Retractable items that help users hold their phones farther away from their faces, selfie sticks are the ultimate accouterment to beauty due to the way they help users take better photos and appear more attractive in social media posts.
The selfie sticks have become such a staple used by selfie takers that various theme parks and landmarks have banned their usage, such as Disney World and the Eiffel Tower. The sticks have proven to be dangerous in certain situations when a retractable wand shouldn’t be used, like during a theme park ride.
Another potentially new beauty trend involves the ‘Bulls No. 1’ swimsuit that became part of Beyoncé’s Derrick Rose wardrobe in her ‘Feeling Myself’ video. Soon after that video aired, searches for the custom-made leotard rose, along with stores popping up on Instagram promising to sell the gear.