Friday, August 12, 2011

Fall 2011 Easy Updos

never put my hair up, besides the occasional ponytail when I go for a run. Naturally, I've always coveted the girls who can simply 'throw' their hair back in a messy bun that looks effortlessly fabulous. However, while peruing through the Fall runway collections, I found myself thinking the season's popular updos are simple enough for even me to do at home, without taking up too much of my morning prep time. Here are some of the season's favorite & easiest looks:

The Loose Braid (As seen at Lanvin, Pucci, Viktor & Rolf)
This popular summer style is making a nice transition into fall. The loose braid look fares best with previously textured hair--try it on 'day old' curled hair. 

The Twist (As seen at Jil Sander, Peter Som, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, and Jean Paul Gaultier)
From dramatic beehives to simple chignons, this look is easier than it appears. For a clean look, blow dry hair smooth and use plenty of bobby pins to secure your twist. If you prefer a more textured look, teese the back of the hair (just a bit! we're not going for the Snookie pouf!) and use plenty of hairspray to create additional volume.

The Low Pony (As seen at Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Dries Van Noten, Prada, Gucci, Balmain, Alexander Wang, and Vera Wang)
Perhaps the easiest updo of the season, the low ponytail is also seemingly the most popular & versatile. Add personal touches, such as feather extensions as seen at Gucci or show off dramatic earrings with this look. 

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