From the daily archives: "Tuesday, July 9, 2013"

topknot

Fashion blogger Heather Epstein, AKA fashionistaNYgirl, gave us a treat this week. Her loose top-knot, blunt bangs, and wisps of free-wheeling strands create an archetypal summer look for the girl about town. Keeping hair off the face keeps you cool and adds an illusion of lift for cheekbones and chin; the flowing tendrils frame the face and maintain a beatnik summer spirit. Pair with a fancy red lip and you can be an It Girl too. For tips on recreating this fashion-forward look, click style notes.

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trending

The summer season brings the fashionable trend for carefree, even wild-looking hair. Tresses are getting messier and the accessories bolder and brighter as the season rolls on. From whimsical headbands to chunky Grecian side braids, these looks are unconventional yet easily wearable. And best of all, they’ll perfectly complement your summer wardrobe. To see the best warm-weather beauty trends, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

flower braid

A braided rosette makes wearing blooms in your hair an everyday possibility. The slightly undone twine mixed with tousled waves is pretty, effortless, and eye-catching.The style has a romantic feeling, perfect for pairing with flowing summer dresses and brightly printed tops. For added flower-child appeal, embellish with a few fresh blossoms. Create this boho style in your bathroom by following a few simple steps. – Laura Martin

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curly

The best curly cuts work with natural coil, transforming texture from a curse to a blessing by adding space, balancing weight, and unifying frizz. Shaggy shapes with bangs have a rumpled, lived-in quality that softens and modernizes curls. The shape is long, loose, and easy; a perfect, sexy summer look. If you want to give your hair a makeover without fighting its natural movement try this contemporary shape on for size. –– Laura Martin 

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