The irony of Pinterest is that it’s meant for organizing all of your dreamiest ideas in one place, but the sheer volume of options can be a nightmare. According to Pinterest, over 4 billion beauty and hair ideas alone are available on the site, which is either incredibly exciting or incredibly daunting depending on how much free time you have.
Thankfully, the team at Pinterest has done some of the work for you by rounding up its top-trending 100 pins of the year in topics like food, travel, and women’s style and beauty, just in time to try some of them out for 2017.
Some of the top beauty trends, like microblading, require a certain level of commitment and cash flow. Others, like a DIY lip and cheek stain, are a bit easier to virtually and financially digest. According to Pinterest, such multi-purpose beauty products have been saved by pinners nearly 2 million times.
Check out the top trending beauty pins below and balayage into the new year.
1. No-heat hairstyles/natural hair
According to Pinterest, interest in air-dried hair has gone way up, with people searching and saving natural hair and shag cuts. Perhaps it’s time to give your heat-styling tools a rest, too?
2. Chrome nails
This mesmerizing trend makes nails look like a shimmering metal dream.
3. Topknots with a twist
It’s the topknot you know and love, with a chic braid thrown in the mix. According to Pinterest, interest in these updos are up 125 percent.
4. Silver and ash blonde balayage
5. DIY charcoal masks
Activated charcoal is popping up everywhere from juice cleanses to DIY face masks. Here in the latter, it’s mixed with fellow trendy entity matcha tea as well as bentonite clay to create a pore-minimizing mask.
6. Cut crease makeup
This technique ― essentially contouring for your eyelids ― is a dramatic, party-ready look we can’t wait to try out.
7. Multi-purpose beauty products
If you love double-duty products, this one’s for you. Using ingredients like coconut oil and cranberry powder, you can whip up a natural, beautiful lip and cheek stain in no time.
8. Head scarves
Stretching the amount of time we can go between shampoos since always.
9. Jojoba oil.
Jojoba oil is celebrated for its moisturizing and makeup-removing abilities, and was pinned a lot in 2016.
Microblading became more popular than ever for eyebrow maintenance. The procedure involves a semi-permanent tattoo on the brows and can set you back over $1,000, but its popularity on Pinterest increased a whopping 255 percent in 2016.