From the daily archives: "Wednesday, June 12, 2013"

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The disheveled elegance of beatnik braids continue to suffuse fashion and beauty trends. From halo to headband, French to fishtail, all kinds of elaborate entwines are being worn on the runway and the street. But the complexity of making these looks is off-putting for some, so here’s another option: A side-swept braided fringe. One of the best –– and easiest –– ways to adopt the trend, this insouciant look captures the beachy and bohemian aesthetic, keeps hair off the face on hot days, and can be worn in a variety of ways, as seen in the collage. For our tips to adding this simple and chic style to your arsenal, click notes.

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As the weather warms up, hair goes up, getting pinned, clipped, and tucked. Bobby pins are a must have for updo styling, but they usually perform their function in secret, cleverly tucked away inside twists and twines. But colorful fasteners look great out in the open making them the perfect solution to a bothersome bang or troubling wisp. Use them to add some pizzaz to an upswept style or embellish loose waves and curls. Read on for more tips on maximizing this sunny accessory. –– Laura Martin

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free people

We’re loving this month’s Free People catalogue, staring model Behati Prinsloo. The faded and gauzy outfits featured are perfectly ethereal and easy for summer. To emphasize the theme,Washed Ashore –– the neo-hippie brand –– created a beauty look of faux dreadlocks. The coils and twists have a Blue Lagoon, loose and unconcerned look to them. Makeup remained fresh and dewey, with only minimal bronzer and lip color highlighting Behati’s face. This look is simple to recreate and will leave you feeling cast away. For tips and tricks, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Loose shag cuts and structured bobs are about as different as two haircuts can be, which may be why they work so well together. Choppy layers add lightness to hair and allow it to move; a clean edge, meanwhile, makes ends look healthy and thick. Combined, the two shapes offer a cut that is tousled and classic, playful and grown up. Wear it smooth to play up the geometric edge, or piecey to bring out bohemian charm. Read on for tips on what to ask for and how to style it at home. –– Laura Martin 

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