Last night the music industry headed to Vegas for the annual Billboard Music Awards. On the pink carpet we saw Drake, Lorde, and the queen Celine Dion but what we did not expect was the influx of updos!
As a gal who mostly had long hair all her life, I understand the notion of waking up too late and simply throwing your hair up into a mussy bun. Now that I have a bob haircut I have a harder time accomplishing this look. I beyond love my bob, but now it’s definitely harder to just throw my tendrils up and back. The good news is that it is still possible to rock a messy bun, or at least a great alternative of a half up messy topknot. Just grab your refinish, pins, and hair ties and you’re good to go. Best part is that this look will take you less than five minutes to complete, so snooze away short-haired sisters! Click through to the notes to get the look. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →
For warm weather, bobs and lobs are breezy and cool, but when the weather gets hot the only acceptable style is one that keeps hair completely away from your sweaty face and neck. For haircuts barely long enough to reach into a ponytail, this can be a challenge. After scouring the internet, I’ve curated the best solutions. You can have your bob and wear an updo too. –– Laura Martin
If the beauty looks from the Fall 2016 collections taught me anything, it’s that the prim coifs are back in style. This can be difficult for many of us to handle, since most of us are used to rocking either messy waves or throwing up our messy waves into a messy bun as we rush from barre class to the bar. The answer to this hair dilemma? The U-shaped hair pin. It’s a ’90s era hair accessory that cool girls like Kate Moss used to wear to achieve their signature look. It’s an effortless accessory that is sleek and classic. And don’t let it overwhelm you, to wear just push the pin upwards and then twist it around, grounding it down in to your hair. To start wearing this ‘90s throwback, click through to stylenotes to see of the best updated looks. –– Michelle Rotbart
While there were many hair dos at New York Fashion Week, one particular stuck out—the double knot. Variations were seen at Marchesa, Derek Lam, and Nicholas K where they were unmistakably natural, windswept and full of strong attitude. I like them because they’re easy to recreate, and you’ll love them because they’re a messy bun with a cool new edge. And you don’t even have to wait until next season to rock this look, click through to style notes to learn how to emulate it now. –– Michelle RotbartClick for StyleNotes →