Shared with us by Peggie Huang, stylist at ARROJO Studio SoHo, we love both the artistry of this chunky plait on the bias, and the way the tail of the braid has been fanned out into wonderfully nonchalant wisps. Peggie was also kind enough to share her steps to creating this eye-catching look. Great for a night out, a weekend brunch, or even just keeping hair off of the neck in this Indian Summer, learn how to create it in the notes.
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 →
As ready as I am for sweater weather, I know that all too soon I’ll be missing the bright and sunny days of summer and the low-key, playful fashion that accompanies them. Before it’s over, I plan to eat as many tomatoes as I can, to go through one last rotation of my favorite summer dresses, and to wear all my favorite summer hair trends. Click the notes to see my end of summer beauty bucket list. –– Laura MartinClick for StyleNotes →
I love watching the olympics, in large part because of the plethora of female athletes. I’m far from an olympian, but I am definitely more fit than delicate, and it’s inspiring to see other physically strong women. Watching my favorite soccer players, runners, and tumblers gives me a little extra motivation at the gym, reminds me that looking strong does not take away from looking feminine, and gives me plenty of fit-girl beauty inspiration. I’m not the kind of girl who spends a lot of time primping before a workout, but considering that I spend an average of 6-8 hours a week at the gym, I do sometimes get bored with a plain ponytail. My favorite olympians have some awesome and very durable solutions. Click the notes to learn about my favorites. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →