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Earlier this week we talked about the comeback of coifed hair. And it’s true, for the last few seasons we have only seen ruffled, mussy, and beach waves, but the looks are finally changing. This season, the house of Oscar de la Renta put a fresh spin on ladylike elegance and showed soft and romantic chignons. According to the beauty team, the ultra feminine look was created by spraying hair with texturizing spray and then securing length into an easy ponytail near the crown before sweeping back the front. The end result was a center-parted loose bun that was precise but easy. I say this is a definite due for your next event. To see more looks from the show, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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Sometimes fashion week beauty trends don’t always transfer well into real life; i.e., bedazzled face masks, exotic colors, wild hair accessories. But there’s one runway where many women let their fantasy’s run wild: Bridal Fashion week. The event brings together top weddingwear designers like Naeem Khan, Reem Acra and Lela Rose to showcase everything from sweeping chignons, floral crowns, and even crystal encrusted headphone hairbands. To see some of my favorite looks from the season, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  

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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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Great outfits are often made by their accessories, and the same goes for great hair. For the Spring 2016 season designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Rodarte showcased that a well-placed ribbon or gleaming crown is the essential detail to update waves, ponys, and twists. In all four cities, there was great use of fabric strips and ribbons, particularly at the Oscar de La Renta show where black satin strands gave a simple pony a black-tie appeal. At Dior and Mary Katrantzou, chokers were used to create conceptual looks sure to be copied through the rest of the season. And Saint Laurent topped off each rock ’n’ roll cat walker with a tiara fit for a queen. This season proves that good hair becomes great with just a simple detail. To see some of my favorite hair accessories from the runway, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Earlier in the week we took at look at a dip-dyed Balmain pony; now, in a season in which the brand is bringing fierce femininity to everything it does, we take a look at their runway versions of the look. Designer Olivier Rousteing primped his girl army with matching, uniformly slick, high ponytails. The look was smooth, long and super straight, creating a sexy warrior style. You too could rock a power pony: Work styling whip into hair and pull into a ponytail. Then make sure to wrap a section of hair around the elastic to conceal it organically and fashionably. Top it all off with some attitude and you’re set. To see more inspirational looks from the Balmain collection, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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