Day-Old Braids

Deconstructed braids show up on the runway
Day-old braids can look slept on.

AΒ deconstructed braid is popular this year with runway collections showing us the how-to.

Mara Hoffman’s southwestern appeal for Spring 2015 showcases a thick, wispy, I-did-my-hair-two-days-ago braid and has her audience quickly following the trend.

To do a day-old braid, dry hair without a brush using only fingers for combing. Spray in dry shampoo for matte texture and hold.

Create a braid using traditional three, four or five strand techniques and mix the braids along the way so they give a more unique and carefree mirage.

Gently deconstruct the braid with fingers by prying open and pulling at areas along the braid shaft. Finish by loosening strands around the face for framing.

A messy braid that is clean and fresh?! High five to TIGI designer Nick Irwin for this look. Now we can do our braids and sleep on them too.

Runway collection shows off messy braid
Mara Hoffman’s runway campaign for Spring 2015 includes a deconstructed ‘vacation’ braid

Braiding and Buns

Boring buns get an upgrade in 2013 and move to the side of the head, just under the ear.Β  Braided or twisted, we can expect to see this trend follow us from mid-summer into the New Year.

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Classy Uptown with Grunge

To do a bun, smooth your hair with your fingers or a paddle brush. Fasten at the side of your nape (back of the neck) with a cloth ponytail holder. Twist your hair around the ponytail a few times until it forms a round bun. Finish by securing your bun with hidden hair pins. Voila! Superb.

To do a braided bun, braid your hair after making the ponytail, then twist as usual.

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Side Buns are Popular in 2013

This look can be messy and casual or smooth and glamorous and can be done with minimal product. Have fun trying it out!

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