There was a mystery underneath the bevy of soaring mink chapeaus in Marc Jacobs’ fall 2012 show at New York fashion week. The hair seemed somewhat grungy, magical and haunted; this runway secret was revealed backstage.
With a hair accessory so extravagant, you would expect the hair inside to be an updo, an average updo, nothing spectacular or show-worthy.
But Jacobs defied all logic. This hairstyle seemed like his back-up plan, for in case the hats tipped off on the runway, the locks beneath would sing out in symphony with the clothes.
The knotted pigtail braids, created for the show, stayed mostly hidden on the runway, however they still sustain potential to be translated into everyday style for you.
Ironically though, Jacobs instructed Redken’s creative consultant, Guido Palau, to “get rid of [the hair]”, as quoted. So the look that came out of that order was a fairytale-esque show from the back and tattered, fearless strands from front-on.
The bonus being, this look isn’t restricted to a season or one given aesthetic. All readers from Southern Hemisphere can practice this look to wear below a wide-brimmed hat for the ongoing chilly season. And everyone in the warmer regions of the world, use the braids as accessories for your 60s-inspired summer outfits.
You can either sprint to the extreme end and mimic the exact runway look or turn the notch down to a subtle and feminine level.
Follow the how-to steps below to re-create the knotted braided buns hairstyle at home.
It must be noted that if the length of your hair is short or if you have fine hair, feel free to add clip-on extensions to the full head. Also, if your confidence allows you, then try this season’s bolder option of adding candy-coloured extensions to your hair.
You’ll make heads turn, we promise.