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COVER RUNWAY

With the rise of “no makeup” makeup on the catwalk, runway hair started to look a bit more conceptual than realistic. Case in point two-texture hair. . .wet on the top, dry on the bottom. It may have looked great on a model but simply didn’t work on real girls. This season, however, a glorious trend of simple but sweet hair started appearing all over the shows. Undone, effortless, and natural were definite buzz words and “it should look like the models did it themselves” became the it phrase backstage. Low-key everything, tousled looks, and even a little frizz became the norm across all four cities. It’s the age of “don’t care hair.” And who knew there were so many variations. To see some of my favorites, click through to style notes. — Michelle Rotbart

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free people top knot

If you haven’t seen the Free People July Catalog, I suggest you either start anxiously waiting next to your mailbox or head to your nearest store, because this months look book is seriously amazing. Not only are the clothes equal to ‘90s meets devil-may-care, lazy girl vibes, but the messy half-up top knots will give you some major hair envy. Grab your refinish dry shampoo ladies because this is a look you’re going to want to master. To learn how to emulate this perfectly imperfect knot, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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HALF UP KNOT COVER

You’ve seen it on the runway, celebrities and even in your favorite editorial, now try it yourself. The half-up top knot is the perfect style for summer, humidity proof and still nonchalant. It’s Gwen Stefani approved and beyond easy, so even if you can’t follow a “hair-how to,” you definitely know how to do this. Seriously this look is fundamentally perfectly imperfect and you should be wearing it now. Need some inspiration, click through to style notes to see my favorite looks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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govball

New York City does festival style a little different than our west coast counterparts. With hardly any flower crowns in site, festival dressing on the east coast is more eclectic, with a devil-may-care attitude and lots of great textured hair and amazing toppers. It’s what I love about NYC style –- individual, fearless, bad-ass. These looks will certainly set the standard for the rest of the summer. To see some of the best styles from Randall’s Island, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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