Hair & hairstyles.

Milkmaid braids: a gorgeous, ever-evolving hair trend

They come and go but never really lose their romance. A braid encircling the head – often known as a milkmaid braid or a crown braid – can ooze folkish innocence and an underlying sensual awareness that not many hairstyles in themselves can muster. We’ve been spotting them recently both on the street and on the runway – and just as they’ve been a key…

How to: Ruffian’s side soft waves

Variations on softly waved hairstyles comprise one of spring 2014′s key hair trends – making waves both literally and figuratively for the season. Perfect for spring, this very feminine take from the Ruffian show is great to wear day or night. Nick Irwin, Global Creative Director for Catwalk by TIGI, was the one behind this look that – aside from the waves – also features…

How to: Margiela’s grungy up do

Mix the concept of a messy up-do with the grunge trend and you’ll end up with something rather different. As far as spring 2014 hairstyles go, this one seen on the Margiela runway is part up, part down, and wholly grungy. Redken’s Guido Palau was responsible for putting together this rather unconventional look that works for that very reason: it’s unconventionality. For the complete how…

The hair trend you can look great in every day: soft, flowing waves

While the braids and wet-look slicks and quirky up-dos are the ones that stick in our minds after we leave a fashion show, it’s the most effortless of styles that we turn to day to day. And whether your hair is chin-length, waist-length or in-between, there’s nothing quite so simple yet effective than some soft, easy, waves. As we count the spring 2014 hair trends…

How to: Valentino’s regal low ponytail

The low ponytail hairstyle we saw at the Valentino show proves that the obsession with royalty and regal styling will continue – not just as a fall 2013 fashion trend, but beyond into spring 2014. Simple yet highly elegant, Redken‚Äôs Guido Palau created his version of the low ponytail for Valentino’s spring 2014 show. It’s a little austere and polished, crowned with an ornate headband…

How to: Lanvin’s roll-out-of-bed easy textured hair

As one of the biggest names in fashion, the Lanvin show is something that we always look forward to – not just for the clothes but for the hair and beauty looks as well. Lanvin’s spring 2014 hairstyle was carefree and natural. While most runways sport uniformity across all of the models, this variation on bedhair was styled according to the cut and natural texture…

5 hairstyles to try on the rainy days

With the cold weather rapidly approaching the northern hemisphere, those combatting it better get used to the thought of having to face heavy rains and stormy winds on a daily bases. And if during the weekends we might get away with hiding beneath cozy layers while sporting messy buns, it’s when we’re actually required to leave the house that things start to get complicated. The…

How to: a braid that has the romance of a Renaissance painting

With strands pulled back loosely from away the face and then woven into a pretty, relaxed braid, this hairstyle has all the romance of a Renaissance painting. That’s no accident: backstage at the Alberta Ferretti spring / summer 2014 show, Redken’s Guido Palau designed it with such a classical look in mind. Taking the braided hairstyle into softer territory, it’s a spring 2014 hairstyle that…

How to recreate this adorable tangled braid from Rachel Zoe’s runway

Exotic glamour is what the Rachel Zoe spring / summer 2014 collection is all about. The collection – shown on the runway at New York fashion week – is reminiscent of a woman who loves travelling, and this time she goes on a safari. Moroccanoil Artistic Director Antonio Corral Calero created the hairstyle for the Rachel Zoe show. The result: this deconstructed, tangled braid hairstyle…

Men: the modern take on Elvis hair you can rock right now

Maybe you think rockabilly hairstyles are cool, just not cool on you. But between the 3.1 Phillip Lim fall runway and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, there's enough proof that a modern, messy take on the Greaser hairstyle can work today. Yes, that means it can work on you - if you have the confidence and hair product to give it a go. Read on for steps on how to create the style.

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