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This is a chunkier, thicker version of the trendy braided headband. Disheveled, whimsical, the style exudes a fun and youthful vibe for girls about town. Braids are great for summer as they keep hair off the face, but forgo the formality of traditional updos. What makes this example special is the the windblown, rumpled feel created by the looseness and breadth of the braid. For similar beatnik elegance, pull out random pieces till you get a pleasingly carefree aesthetic. Click for StyleNotes →

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Fashion month is in full swing in New York City and I’m predicting there will be an assortment of changes in fashion and beauty. One thing that’s staying the same? Enviable, looks-complicated-but-isn’t hairstyles. I’ve seen braids and ponytails come and go and have loved most, but I’ve always held on to the knotted ponytail. It’s an easy update to the classic ponytail and requires no hot tools or braiding skills. A win all around. So even if you don’t know what will be in next season quite yet, this look transcends time. Click through to the notes to learn how to get it. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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Last week Vogue.com and Coach hosted a karaoke dance party on Second Avenue’s Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. Besides the menu of pierogies, veal meatballs, and sausages, (who says you can’t talk about food on a hair blog ) the main highlight of the evening was all of the custom flower crowns, aka Ukrainian wreaths, aka vinoks. The simple yet incredibly charming hair adornments of delicate chamomile buds and tea cup roses were a refreshing and lighthearted alternative to the previous season’s floral crowns. Folk and Eastern European influences have been trending this season in fashion and the vinoks continues to gain popularity as a stylish statement. Take note of the models at the party and wear your blooms with great messy texture or a plait and choose small florets. It’s mid-summer beauty, done right. Click through to style notes to see my favorite vinoks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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In case you haven’t noticed, half-up topknots have been practically everywhere the last few months, on the heads of models and all over Instagram. And there are plenty of reasons to embrace this look, it’s perfect for days your hair is too messy or even too dirty too wear down, but you don’t really want to hide all of it. And depending on your style, you can either wear it casual or dressed up. Personally I love it when the look has a little more attitude, which is why I love adding the French braid detail to it. And you don’t even need much time to execute it. Click through to the notes to learn how to emulate this style. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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For the last few years updo trends have been all about simplicity: ponytails, low buns, topknots. Minimalism has its place, but it’s been the rage for so long that I feel like we’ve all but forgotten more complex styles. I’me not suggesting a return to the piled loops and cutesy tendrils of the nineties, but I do think it’s time to bring back a little intricacy. And its easy to do, all you need is three ponytails. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →