From the daily archives: "Tuesday, June 7, 2016"

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Photo: Instagram user taylor_hill

Victoria’s Secret models are know for their long locks and luxe waves, but recently their stars are experimenting with new shorter cuts. The “angel look” may soon mean something different than bouncy blowouts. Back in 2012, Karlie Kloss chopped her hair into a wavy bob that looked fierce on the runway. Now Taylor Hill has cut her strands into a choppy cut gives her gorgeous features a bit of edge. We can’t wait to see it on the runway. Learn how to steal her sexy new cut for your own hair in the notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

braid-trend

Photo: BudgetFashionista.com

I love braids. Though I’m passionate about them, I pretty much have two left hands when it comes to actually executing one. I’ll blame my mom, who never did any cool braids on my tendrils when I was a kid. (she always wore a cool crop so never had to learn!) Now my profession requires me looking at many a beautiful plait on the runway, street, and social media, so it’s quite frustrating that I have such a hard time executing a braid that’s even labeled “great for beginners.” I don’t know about you but an upside-down-double-chignon doesn’t sound too easy to me. Fortunately though, there are easy braids that do exist and I found a great one to emulate the crown braid. No French braiding, no picking up extra sections, just easy and simple steps that create  an intricate look. If I can do it, so can you. Click through to the notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →