From the daily archives: "Thursday, June 21, 2012"

The messy, undone look is the rage for summer, yet sometimes tresses flying everywhere can rankle and bother –– “It’s too hot to have hair in my face!” Thankfully, there is another burning trend: the fishtail braid. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by an unkempt look, a fishtail is a great way to pull it together, with a flirty and fun, whimsical touch. Many are put off as it appears difficult to do, but it’s actually quite simple. Check the style notes for some tips to do it yourself… 

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A dramatic, high ponytail is a great nighttime look. Sleek and sophisticated, it is the best place to start anytime you want to wear an updo as it is easy to do, and can easily transition into a more complex style, like a twist or a bun. Shailene’s example is more red carpet than cheerleader because those sleek and shiny strands look so polished. For similar streamlined elegance, run a straightening iron through hair before pulling into a pony.

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