This braided French twist hairstyle is just beyond elegant; perfect for a wedding or a fancy holiday party. It’s deceptively simple, too, assuming you know how to French braid, which is a skill I’ve been meaning to acquire for the past 25 years. Someday. Someday. [Once Wed]
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“Giant hair bows” were recently featured on a Huffington Post list of fashion trends guys hate, which made me love them even more than I already did. This loose, half updo would be totally man-friendly on its own, but once you add the big ass bow, it’s like, “Sorry dudes, I do my hair to please me (and also my 6-year-old niece).” Plus, as The Cut pointed out, that list can be used like a guide of What To Wear To Get Basic Bros To Leave You Alone. Yet another reason to embrace the big ass bow.
Ponytails are the ultimate easy, no-effort hairstyle, but the perfect ponytail? That’s a whole different animal. It’s meant for a fancy restaurant instead of the gym. It’s gotta be full, wavy, with layers and movement. This clever little ponytail makeover accomplishes all that in about 60 seconds with nothing more than two hair ties (seriously, there’s no extensions or clip-ins required!). It’s like a cheat code for your hair. Use it. Love it. Let the compliments roll in. [Makeup.com]
Sock buns are such a fun and easy hairstyle, and I loooove the idea of adding a few mini braids to the equation. I found a video tutorial for a style very similar to this one, and I swear it doesn’t even look that hard. Totally trying this tomorrow night. Want to join me? Hair twinsies?! [Pinterest]
Here’s one of my favorite Tweets from the past week: “Very interested in this high school where the least attractive girl is Chloe Moretz.” I mean, right?! Case in point: the breathtakingly lovely Ms. Moretz, shown here at the premiere of the just-released “Carrie” remake. I am obsessed with her center-parted side braid, which is barely a braid anymore because it’s all sexily messed up. It looks semi-easy to recreate for anyone with long, thick hair — just part hair in the middle, pull it to the side, braid loosely over your shoulder, and then pull random pieces out for a messy look. You’ll instantly be the ugliest girl at school! Like, in a good way. [Fame/Flynet]
I am obsessed with this cut and color. Possibly to an unhealthy degree. Doesn’t it look like she got hit by a bolt of neon hair dye lightning that gave her not only awesome hair but also superpowers, “Secret World of Alex Mack”-style? But even if the superhero part isn’t true, it’s still a badass hairstyle all on its own. [Goldwell US]
As much as I adore perfectly executed braids and intricately knotted hairstyles, my heart truly belongs to hairstyles with one-step tutorials. For example, this dramatic deep part spotted on the DKNY runway at New York Fashion Week. Want to recreate it? Just part hair waaaaayyyy over on the left or right, tuck the rest behind the opposite ear and voila! A hairstyle that’s sexy, flattering, and totally fresh.
Hot new hair color trend: “splashlights,” which colorist Aura Friedman describes as giving “the effect that a laser beam is hitting your hair at a certain spot.” The lighter color is applied to a horizontal section of hair all the way around and, best of all, I figure out that this is kind of like getting two dye-jobs in one. As the look grows out and you get your ends cut, it transforms into the regular ol’ ombre effect. Cool! I get that this is an edgy thing to try, but with muted tones, I think it would look beautiful on just about anyone. Hmm, I think it’s time to make a hair appointment. [Allure] [Photos: Chelsea Lauren/Stringer]
Looking for ways to change up the style of your wash-and-go bob? I loooooove this tutorial for getting textured waves (especially the slightly feathered out bangs — be still my Farrah Fawcett-worshiping heart!), and it’s tailored specifically to short hair. So cute for a date night or a concert, right? Check out the link for step-by-step photos! [Keiko Lynn]
Hair tutorials for curly-haired ladies are few and far between, but the stellar site Hair Romance has tons of them, including this gorgeous creation of twisted and pinned French rolls. It’s somehow elegant and a bit badass, isn’t it? Check out the step-by-step tutorial to give it a try, and prepare for a flood of compliments!