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The Top 10 Coolest Hairstyles At NYFW

New York Fashion Week may have ended last week, but we’re still reveling in the backstage festivities (and recovering). At this point, however, we’ve had some time to process it all, and we’re ready to deliberate on next season’s biggest trends and most fashion-forward looks. Today we’ve rounded up our favorite hairstyles, from the totally outrageous to the completely wearable. Check back tomorrow and Friday for our top makeup and manicure picks!  

  1. Rebecca Minkoff: The braided crown trend lives on! Frida Khalo was the muse for these unfussy updos crafted by TRESemmé stylist Jeanie Syfu. To create the style, she plaited three different ponytails into four-stranded braids before securing with pins.  (Photo: Courtesy of stila) 
  2. Zac Posen: Is there anything more romantic and feminine than white silk flowers strewn through hair? Odile Gilbert for Kérastase masterfully executed this hairstyle—and brides-to-be everywhere are swooning. (Photo: Courtesy of Kérastase)
  3. Cynthia Rowley: Surfer girl with edge was the style at Cynthia Rowley and Staci Child for Cutler/Redken pulled it off to a tee with her half beachy wave, half punky pulled back ‘do. (Photo: Tom Newton) 
  4. Marchesa: Goth glamour was the vibe at Marchesa, where stylist Odile Gilbert for Kérastase adorned strands with dark, moody plumage. (Photo: Courtesy of Kérastase) 
  5. Rachel Zoe: The perfect hybrid between a braid and a bird’s nest, this style is something you’d never want to do yourself (brushing that out must have hurt). That said, we’re so impressed by Antonio Corral’s fabulously frizzy plaits. (Photo: Courtesy of Moroccan Oil) 
  6. Alice + Olivia: When in doubt, a sleek, low bun is always a sophisticated choice. Stylist Nick Irwin for TIGI's pro tip was to add a shine spray, flat iron the hair, and then use mousse throughout the pony before coiling it to keep flyaways at bay. (Photo: Courtesy of TIGI)
  7. Jason Wu: Odile Gilbert for Kérastase can take credit for the stick-straight blunt ponys at Jason Wu. To add a hint of glam, he finished the minimalist look off with gold cuffed ponytail holders—a must-have accessory for next season. (Photo: Courtesy of Kérastase) 
  8. Kate Spade: Creating the perfect topknot might as well be an art form and hairstylist Tommy Bucket got it exactly right at Kate Spade. We especially loved that these chunky buns were slightly undone, which gave the hair a very effortless and real feel. (Photo: Tom Newton) 
  9. Mara Hoffman: Holy braid! The butt-grazing plaits by Nick Irwin for TIGI at Mara Hoffman were too long for real life, but we definitely plan to try a modified version of this style ourselves. (Photo: Courtesy of TIGI)
  10. Badgley Mischka: This delicate roll by Peter Gray for Moroccan Oil is so utterly sweet, we can’t stop staring. (Photo: Courtesy of Moroccan Oil)

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6 Gorgeous Classic Wedding Updos:

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind will be sharing their expert advice for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.


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We’re all about the wedding trends, but when choosing your hairstyle, we absolutely adore the classics! There’s a reason that wedding updos like the French twist, low chignon, and high bun are always in style: these looks are elegant, flattering, and oh-so-lovely. Here are some of our favorite traditional and time-tested updos to inspire your wedding day look.

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Beauty Throwback: Double Hair Buns

We’ve got contributing editor Natalie Alcala on speed-dial. Not only does the LA-based writer and blogger know the best places to score an unforgettable braid, she’s also discovered the secret to perfect skin from Hollywood’s elite. Every week, she’ll be cluing us in to the latest in West Coast fashion, beauty, and fun.

(Photo: © David Bergman/Corbis)

As demonstrated in this post, I love a good throwback. My latest obsession is the resurgence of double buns—a statement hairstyle championed by edgy fashion forces like Gwen Stefani (above) and Bjork in the ’90s. I’m glad to see that the look has parlayed it’s way back onto the scene, thanks to gals like Vanessa Hudgens and Rita Ora—two girls who know a thing or two about having fun with fashion.

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Your New Favorite Everyday Hairstyle: The Princess Roll!

Stop everything. This cute, super easy hairstyle is about to become your new go-to style. Not only is it a favorite among Birchbox staffers, but it’s a highly requested tutorial from our members. We can understand why: it takes less than five minutes, requires nothing but a simple headband and some hairspray, and can easily transition from the office to a dinner with the ‘rents.


Read the original Birchbox Princess Roll tutorial here.

2013’s Hottest Bridal Hair Accessories:

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

When it comes to bridal head pieces, we’re thinking beyond the veil. Smaller hair accessories, from birdcage veils to flapper-style headbands, are the looks we love for 2013. Here are our favorite picks from


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The birdcage veil is a classic look that is totally on-trend right now. Accented with flowers, feathers, or jewels, or just kept simple, this mini veil is incredibly versatile. We love it with a chic updo; keep it sleek with Sedu Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment.

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We Heart Drew Barrymore’s Wavy Updo and Pink Lips


(Photo: FameFlynet Pictures, NBC)

Drew Barrymore recently stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to chat about her beauty line and life as a new mom—but we were too busy ogling Ms. Barrymore’s adorable spring look (for an up close view, check out the video below) to hear everything she was saying. The actress sported an adorable weekend look combo of pretty pink lips, bouncy waves fastened in a high ponytail, and fetching foral-print jeans. Here’s how to recreate her look just in time for Saturday brunch: 

Step 1: You won’t find a single blemish on Drew’s flawless complexion. Before applying your go-to complexion perfectors, prep your skin with a mattifier like MAKE’s Face Primer SPF 30

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TIGI and Maybelline Create a Mystic Look With Hair Chains and Bold Liner at Mara Hoffman

For Mara Hoffman’s F/W ‘13 collection, TIGI lead stylist Nick Owen and Maybelline lead artist Charlotte Willer conjured up a runway full of what they called “mystic gypsies.” For the hair, Owen used TIGI Catwalk Session Series Styling Cream to create “shiny, really polished hair on the top.” Next, sections of hair from the bottom were twisted with TIGI mousse to create “a rope-like texture.” Once hair set, sections were pulled apart and a chain was added from ear to ear.

Willer used gel liner on the eye to create a modified cat eye—pulling the liner straight out from the middle of the eye. She combined concealer and Color Sensational Lipcolor in Totally Toffee for a muted beige lip.


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IT’S HERE! Birchbox February 2013 Sneak Peek

Around this time of year, we all turn into armchair commenters—after all, what are awards shows but a fun excuse to survey and dissect exciting beauty and fashion looks? That’s why this month’s box is all about how us mere mortals can get ready for our personal red carpets—those times when you need to look and feel extra-amazing. (Think first date, big birthday bash, huge work presentation.)

We’ve filled your Birchboxes with samples to help you feel red carpet-ready anytime: from a new wrinkle-reducing moisturizer to cult favorites from the brand we’ve been lusting after since we first launched Birchbox. We hope they make your everyday events feel just a little more special.

ENTER TO WIN: Let us know how you get ready for your own personal red-carpet events in the comments below and you could win a full size of all the products featured in this video.


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What Does Japanese Schoolgirl Zombie Hair Look Like? Just Ask Chris Benz

Chris Benz always does something unexpected at his shows, but we would never in a million years been able to predict the two main beauty inspirations for his spring presentation. “Chris spends a lot of time in Japan, so there’s this Japanese schoolgirl element,” explained lead stylist Nick Owen of TIGI. “We also talked about zombie-esque girls; girls who were a bit vacant.” So how exactly does this come together? If you’re Owen, that means styling the hair with plenty of texture and a topknot.  

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Nicholas K’s Boho Chic Twisted Side Knots

For Nicholas K's Spring 2013 collection, lead hair stylist Nick Irwin of TIGI created a look that was part “futuristic nomad” and part “boho chic.” He began by misting each model’s hair with TIGI’s Session Series Salt Spray for an effortlessly textured effect, then gathered the hair into a low side ponytail. Next, he split the pony in two and created an intricate knot by looping in elastics, then set the asymmetrical style with Session Series Finishing Hairspray. And let’s not forget those sleek skull caps, which Irwin explained were the “common denominator” uniting the hair styles with the layered ensembles the models wore down the catwalk this morning. 


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