From the daily archives: "Wednesday, September 30, 2015"

rumpled texture

“Rumpled” and “scruffy” aren’t the typical words one uses to describe beauty, but modern trends have shown us that there is something wonderful, and beautiful, about coming to the party disheveled, deconstructed, windblown, and blowsy. Perhaps it makes the girl appear more attainable, perhaps we like to think that she’s just rolled nonchalantly out of bed, but whatever the reason, stylish insouciance is the look du jour. An easy way to adopt the look is the unkempt texture and side pony pictured above. Learn how to create it in the notes.

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milan

Nonchalant waves are the staple of summer hair, but this fall, hair is starting to pick sides: specifically between sleek straight or joyfully curly. Seen on the streets of Milan last week during the Spring 2016 collections, the clear divide is being dictated by sartorial choice. Those with natural kinks and curls are going for bright and graphic wardrobes, sporting colorful prints while the straight-haired group is streamlining their looks with feminine pieces in neutral palettes. Regardless of weather or natural inclinations of your hair, you’re free too rock whichever look you choose with the help of some waves mist or a smoothing iron. Which will you choose? Click through to styles to see some of the best looks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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mens hair

For inspiring men’s haircuts there are few better places to look than the soccer fields of Europe. As a Manchester United fan, I’m particularly interested in the British players; their hairstyles show a surprising variety from Maroune Fellaini’s ample afro to Oliver Giroud’s polished swoosh. The photos above are a few of my favorite looks form this season of football. Learn more about these particular looks and the trends they represent in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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marc jacobs

Ornamental clips were one of the few consistent hair trends of New York’s SS2016 Fashion Week. Their most surprising use was in the Marc Jacobs show where they adorned messy, tumbled hair tresses designed to mimic the aftereffects of a night on the town. It’s a surprisingly appealing look, one that feels more authentic than many of the “natural” styles popularized in the last few years. I immediately wanted to steal it. (Though the clumpy eyelashes and intentional dark circles aren’t very enticing.) Which begs the question, if you go out looking like this what happens by the end of the night? Click the notes for tips on taking lived-in to a whole new level. –– Laura Martin

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