From the daily archives: "Thursday, September 11, 2014"

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If you fancy adding a bit of medieval romance to your style, today’s your day! The pictured plait is a fearlessly modern, hip and cool interpretation of the crown braid, first worn, according to lore, by the original homewrecker, Guinevere. This look was created by Aziza Rasulova, stylist and braiding expert at ARROJO NYC. As well as the image, she also sent us great tips for making a crown braid, and it’s surprisingly easy to do. Get Aziza’s insights in the style notes.

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ponytails

Ponytails are a girls best friend. Whatever the weather, wherever the occasion, good hair day or bad, the pony offers classic style. It lifts hair up off the face, raising cheekbones to create elongated polish. Typically, the choice is between high or low. Low ponytails are more sophisticated, and appropriate for a daytime look; high ponies have more drama, making them perfect for nighttime. If you are bored with the standards, a textured pony is a more creative and trendy look –– an easy, playful and feminine way to keep things interesting. Click through style notes for tips on making your own…

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cushnie To saythat we are just dying over the super modern and super sleek ponytail we spotted from the first row at the Cushnie et Ochs’ Spring 2015 Fashion Show (yes we were there) would be an understatement. The looks were inspired by Cleopatra and the hair is definitely fit for the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. And we loved it so much we just had to learn how to emulate it. Click through to style notes to get our know-how. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Few shows capture 1990s teenage angst better than “My So Called Life.” The hair, the clothing, the attitudes, everything was very much a product of its time. There’s lots of ninety’s influence in today’s fashion, and lots to love from this ground-breaking series. Rayanne’s clip braids and messy updos, Angela’s Deep red hue and classic lob, and Jordan Catalano’s grungy long cut provide plenty of possibilities. Click the style notes to learn more about taking inspiration from this oh-so-nineties show. –– Laura Martin

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