Whether wantonly undone or meticulously coiffed, there’s nothing sexier than an up do that reveals a slip of collarbone. It’s a paradox of tresses; both ethereal and exotic, but always suggesting a hint of abandon.
Uptown girls may go the classical route with a slightly whimsical twist like Sarah Jessica Parker’s intertwined bun at the New York City Fall Gala. For this edgy take on an iconic mainstay, I suggest keeping product to a minimum, but most importantly to have fun with it! “A messy bun is usually a safe choice, but it doesn’t mean that it has to be boring”.
For Parker’s look, I used a dry shampoo to give her hair a thicker appearance and a volumizer from root to tip without over-styling it. I pulled her hair into a ponytail right below the crown, teased her hair “to help make her hair look thicker”, then wrapped the braid onits base and pinned it into a loose bun. I put a final signature touch of an oversized bloom to lend it some playfulness.
Downtown doyennes may opt for the bohemian high ponytail with herringbone braid that Blake Lively rocked at the Savages premiere over the summer. For the effortless loose curls cascading this look, I swear by gently curling hair without giving it a staunchly styled look by wrapping medium sized sections around the barrel of the iron and spiraling down while leaving the ends straight.
Your locks should be prepped similarly to the messy bun, but adding pomade or dry oil as a finishing touch. But I stick to my mandate “messy texture is better and more modern…accessorize if you want with a piece of jewelry; it will add sophistication to the look like on the braid I did on Blake Lively”.
This season is all about gratitude and merriment, so show off your neckline this holiday and invite a little nuzzle!