Beauty Buzz: 4 Easy Hairstyles to Complete Your Look This Fall
With summer coming to an end, we find ourselves starting to crave a little more polish when it comes to hair and makeup. You know, leave the messy, took-two-seconds-to-throw-together look for Saturday morning and add a little more sleek during the week. But what-oh-what to do differently? From sleek side-swiped parts to a playful pair of braids, take a cue from these 4 hot new hairstyles seen on the Fall 2011 runways…and this long Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to start experimenting! Read on to find out why we love these looks + how to do them yourself.
WHY WE LOVE IT>> Forget volume and texture, it’s all about how far you part your hair! We have to admit we’re loving the youthful, rebel-yell look at Cynthia Steffe and the slicked back in a low bun take at Ralph Lauren is perennially chic.
GET THE LOOK>> Straighten your hair with a flat iron, part it where your eye ends, throw it over the side and finish with extra-hold hairspray. For a more slicked-down look, use gel and comb it over when wet.
AS SEEN AT>> Ralph Lauren, Cynthia Steffe (Photos: Fernanda Calfat/Getty/IMG, Frazer Harrison/Getty)
(2) TWISTED SISTER
WHY WE LOVE IT>> A tousled spin on the classic ballerina updo, this new-season twist is an interesting, textured alternative to the everyday do.
GET THE LOOK>> Separate your hair into two strands and spray them with textured hairspray to add grip. Twist them up individually into a single bun, fasten them with an elastic, and secure it with bobby pins. The best part about it? It’s a one-of-kind look every time!
AS SEEN AT>> Michael Kors (Photos: Frazer Harrison/Getty)
(3) BRAID CRAZE
WHY WE LOVE IT>> It’s fun, flirty and super feminine. Over the last few seasons, Alexander Wang’s side braid was one of the runway’s biggest hairstyle hits, but this fall Rag & Bone brings us a double dose of the little-house-on-the-prairie look with loose strands fraying.
GET THE LOOK>> Part your hair through the middle and braid it loosely on each side. That simple! Take you back to grade school? Add a statement hat or necklace to elevate the look.
AS SEEN AT>> Rag & Bone, Y-3 (Photos: Fernanda Calfat/Getty)
(4) GOLD RUSH
WHY WE LOVE IT>> The beauty gurus at Jason Wu stole the show with low, twisted pony tails adorned with metallic hand-painted leafs and smoky eye shadow accented with a pop of gold at the center of the lid. Sophistication never felt so regal!
GET THE LOOK>> Sweep your eyes with a dark shadow base and finish with a dash of gold pigment at the center of your eyelid. Opt for gold hair accessories to adorn a sleek and simple updo.
AS SEEN AT>> Jason Wu (Photos: Jemal Countess/Getty)
All photos courtesy of Getty Images.