From the daily archives: "Wednesday, October 14, 2015"

french twist

Outside of a wedding or a red carpet event it can be hard to pull off an old school updo. The formality of classic French twists, chignons, and bouffants doesn’t really gel with street style. The usual solution is to mess-up the style with intentional wisps and wild texture. But on the runways we’ve seen a different fix: naked skin. The absence of makeup (or its application on a single feature) gives updos a surprising, youthful, freshness. Learn how to create this high fashion style in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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braids paris

We haven’t seen the last of braids. Last week, as the fashion shows wrapped, Céline showcased sleek single strand twines to flatter the woman on-the-go. Proving again that Phoebe Philo and team know what women want, braids popped up on Parisian street styles this week too. Models and fashion insiders like Binx Walton, Michelle Elie, and Elaine Welteroth were all spotted wearing voluminous and playful braids. If these ladies are any indication of what’s to come for spring, you better get your braiding game on. To see more great braids from the streets of Paris, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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pompadour

When we talk about male fashion we often uses words like strong and tough, but men don’t have to be rugged. For the man that prefers a more elegant aesthetic, the pompadour is the sophisticated choice. Sleek at the sides with a voluminous top the pompadour is simple, yet dramatic. Learn to create it in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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pastels

If you’re a blonde, wearing the pastel trend doesn’t necessarily mean adopting a full head of rainbow hues. In fact, some of the prettiest pastel looks involve little more than a dusting of vibrancy. A few tendrils of silver, pink, or purple give your strands a touch of mystical beauty that can easily be concealed in the office. If you’ve been considering a touch of pastel but need your brights bits to go incognito for work, click the style notes to learn how to achieve peek-a-boo color. –– Laura Martin

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