In contrast to the sleek entwines on the runways at New York Fashion Week, Olivia Wilde’s plait is anything but polished. Wavy texture, loose and loopy with lots of free-falling strands, this look is the epitome of lived-in. But for all its casualness, the prettiness here, combined with a few smart details—shine, a side part, and ends fluffed into a teardrop—make for a romantic look that’s sexy, not slovenly. Learn to copy Wilde’s latest easygoing style in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →
What’s more trendy than braids right now? Big braids. Big braids are the perfect bohemian accessory, and the enviable style that the most in the know girls now wearing. This look can be hard to do without the helping hand of extensions, however, we know the trick to getting this look without those expensive add ins. Click the notes for more. –– Kelly Rowe
Braided hair came back into fashion around the same time as ombre took off and, like its dark to light style compatriot, there’s no sign of it abating. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make a one-of-a-kind, individual look that stands out in the crowd. Fraying the texture of a fishtail braid could be just the ticket. More intricate and visually interesting, a fishtail immediately puts you a step above, while artfully breaking apart the texture adds another trend to your look: Disheveled, lived-in elegance. The trick is to master the basic fishtail first, and then you can experiment with exciting variations. To get started, click style notes.
This beautiful shade of ice blue is an great hue for the winter wonderland season. More than ever, we are seeing pastel hair colors in every tone rocked by women (..and men!) all over the world. Make sure when getting ready to jump on this trend that you pick a tone that complements your complexion. By adding a loose braid as shown in the photo above, you creates a soft and casual look that will balance out your bold new ‘do. Click through to see how to achieve this look!