From the daily archives: "Tuesday, July 10, 2012"

All sorts of crazy hairstyles appear at the Paris haute couture shows, but the avant garde ponytails at Alexis Mabille really outshone all of the others. This elaborate twisted pony loops over itself to fall forward, with an embellishment dangling off the end. It might not be the most practical everyday style, but it’s certainly inspiring us to try some sleek, high ponytails. Click through for our everyday interpretation of the look.

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Lucky Krysten! Her hair is smooth, shiny, and straight, which gives her lots of great styling options. This cut features the outline of a classic box bob with bangs, but is deconstructed and disheveled for that modern, lived-in feel. The full straight bangs create the width that opens up her eyes, yet notice how the fringe is a little choppy, broken. This creates softness and texture, rather than the severity of a blunt line. The dark raven color suits her complexion, adds drama, and features sultry shine.

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Bonnie, the lovely blogger behind Flashes of Style, constantly dazzles us with her feminine and trendy outfits. Apparently she’s also an expert on staying stylish in the heat, because she recently posted a photo of this adorable top bun. Paired with a light scarf to keep hair out of the eyes, it creates a retro summer look. With a few strands of hair down, this loose bun is the chicest way to keep cool.

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