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Style on the Street > Beauty Insider

Color play

Spring’s big get-gorgeous idea: Have fun with bright and bold lips, nails, and even hair.

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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 Fashion Show.

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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 Fashion Show.

Winning streaks

Park Avenue, not punk rock, is the feel of spring’s candy-colored hair highlights. Oscar de la Renta sent models with flossy pink, orange, yellow, and blue streaks down his always-uptown runway for spring. Want to try the trend for a month, a week, or just a night? Nina Ganci from Trephin Salon in Downtown Crossing tells you how.

A do-it-yourself Kevin Murphy Color Bug ($20 at Trephin) has enough rub-on color to add multiple streaks, even to long hair. Use a little and save the rest in the Bug; the color lasts only until you wash it out.

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For a weeklong change, buy a handful of platinum hair extensions and a pot of Manic Panic at your local beauty supply store. Dye the hair, clip the extensions into yours, and cut to length.

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Semipermanent color applied in a salon lasts at least a month. Unless your hair is a light blond, the natural color is first stripped out by a colorist, who then paints on your new shade.

Flat fluorescents

Brighter-than-bright lips got matte finishes on spring runways. Paul Smith showed a blazing red-orange lip, while Missoni went with a neon coral pink. To get the look in real life, try these lipsticks — all moisturizing, yes, but without a stitch of shine.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick, $6 at Ulta, Gateway Plaza, Everett, 617-381-0040, and other locations, ulta.com

Ilia Lipstick in Neon Angel, $24 at LuxCouture, 9 Lincoln Street, Newton Highlands, 617-969-5600, luxcouture.com

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip liner pencil in Coral or Bright Orange, $18 at Sephora,CambridgeSide Galleria, Cambridge, 617-577-1005, and other locations, sephora.com

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French twist

While Chanel showed classic French manicures with white opaque tips over pale-pink nails, there were also punchier combos like Peter Som’s light turquoise with orange or nude and canary yellow at Jenni Kayne. Add texture with a fine line of glitter polish or a half-moon of gold with a matte topcoat.

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