From the daily archives: "Thursday, June 30, 2016"

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Photo: Georgina Grenville by Inez & Vinoodh for V #13 Fall 2001

I have fond memories of the topsy tail pony. As a child, my grandmother would gently rub my head and then gather the length of my pony to create a look that was both cute and quirky. But over the years, just like butterfly clips and body glitter, I left the topsy tail in my box of nostalgia. Recently though I started seeing the style emerge in surprisingly chic and elevated variations. And it all makes sense, this is a great style to keep hair off your face all summer and a great alternative to an up-do. I love that this childhood favorite ended up being an effortless high fashion statement. To get started on your topsy tail, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: glamour.co.uk

There are few times when “one size fits all” is actually accurate, but this chic and simple undo really is perfect for just about any occasion from casual coffee date to formal wedding. Easily customize the front with a dramatic part or faux bang; add a few embellished clips or flowers to dress it up; or tie a scarf around the hairline to soften. Start with curls, waves, or glossy sleekness; this shape works for everyone! However you make it your own, you’re going to love this look. Click the notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →