From the daily archives: "Monday, October 5, 2015"

concrete pony

Billing their brand as ‘Hair Couture” Balmain, the fancy French fashion house that’s enjoying a revival, has branched into hair care. Suitably, they’ve released a fall/winter hairstyle trend book. One of the book’s best looks is this side ponytail with dip-dyed ends. The color on the ends looks like concrete silver into gun mental grey and contrasts nicely with the darker side-parted hair running across the top. Long hair, a touch of color, and some easy styling will give you a similar look. Learn how to create it in the notes.

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celine

 

Simple and modern, the hair at Céline always captures the mood of the season,  highlighting what real woman want to do with their looks. For Spring 2016, the beauty team sent clean and slick braids fastened at the center of the head down the runway. This isn’t the first time braids were seen this season. Public School, Proenza Schouler and J. W. Anderson all included streamlined plaits in their beauty looks. I love that all the variations look like they could be done by women at home. This look is fashion and function, a clean and uncomplicated look to get through a busy day. To see more styles from the Celine show, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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fabric hair tie

There are countless articles on creating the perfect ponytail and all of them have one thing in common: elastic hair bands. Elastic has many advantages. It stretches to conform to different thicknesses. It has a firm grip and doesn’t slide over the course of the day. It feels secure and works well as a base for pinning and clipping. But it’s also tough on your hair. I’m not saying that you should throw out your ponytail holders; they have a time and place (complicated updos, extra-high styles). But for a simple low bun or ponytail they’re not necessary, and using a bit of fabric will give you a more stylish look that’s easier on your strands. Learn how in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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rose gold

Few fashion shades stay in vogue after more than a few seasons, but rose gold has proven traction; it’s not going anywhere. In the summer this pinky, peachy, blonde paired beautifully with tan skin and boho beach wear, but it works just as well with dark wool suits and faded complexions. For the fall, I’m loving a slightly deeper version of the shade reminiscent of a glass of sherry. Click the style notes for a fresh new formulation and tips on wearing this fashionable hue.

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