From the daily archives: "Monday, July 2, 2012"

Headband braids are a perfect bohemian look for summer. Wearing an ethereal entwine in the milkmaid fashion, Diana Agron embodies this beatnik spirit at the SAG Awards. Scarlett Johansson wore a similar look at The Avengers premiere; she stole the show with a milkmaid plait and a peplum dress. We adore Diana’s ladylike look, but Scarlett brings some welcome glamour to boho braids. So, who wore it best?

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Hairstyling should be creative and fun. Playing around with updos gives girls a chance to create unique, individual élan. Every girl deserves some time to sit by her vanity mirror, and to primp to their hearts content.  One blog embodying this spirit is thebeautydeparment.com , and we’re thrilled to be sharing their brilliant pictorial how-to’s on Style Noted, which we are accompanying with expert Style Notes from the pros at ARROJO.   

The first is great for girls who love to wear bangs, yet struggle to pair them with the right updo. A braided bun with a fringe, it has shabby chic appeal for cocktails and brunches, yet remains sophisticated enough for work. Make this bun your own with our top tips…

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Paris Hilton is cheeky, whimsical and beautiful in the picture; her hairstyle is doing so much for her. Two things must be noted. First, on trend celebrities, bloggers and fashionistas often shave one side of their hairstyle to create an avant-garde, dramatic, short to long asymmetrical look (look here for reference).  Feminine Paris is not likely to do that, however, in lieu, she’s created a vertical side braid that has the same effect, and with more shabby chic appeal. The second thing to note is the wonderful whimsy of the cascading spirals draping artfully down her back.

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