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I’m all for wearable hair, hairstyles that are easy to recreate and effortless to wear. On the SS10 runways, we saw a return to more attainable hairstyles–most notably, buns and braids.

Buns are simple and chic. They take little time to create, and can be placed all over your head–at the nape, in the back or right on top. To create, simply put hair in a ponytail at the desired location, twist hair around and around, then secure with pins, clips or another rubber band. On the runways, this look is often seen in the classic, chignon style at the nape of the neck. However, many designers decided to step it up a bit and place the bun on the top of the head, as seen at Marc Jacobs and Lanvin. While Marc Jacobs kept his bun sleek and tight, Lanvin went bigger and messier. At Nina Ricci, buns were high on the head, clean and finished–aka, ballerina style.

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Braids were also a big trend, seen in different incarnations at Alexander Wang, Miu Miu, Oscar de la Renta and Jean Paul Gaultier. Wang and Miu Miu showed similar long, side braids. Alexander Wang had a bevy of braided beauties stomping the runway with a side part, while a center part was shown at Miu Miu. Jean Paul Gaultier took a sci-fi approach, with braids literally shooting off the models’ heads, while milkmaid braids ruled at Oscar de la Renta, who showed the bun and braid trends simultaneously; take note of the ribbon woven throughout the braids as a new way to update a classic look. Some styles showed cornrows compiled into one big braid, while others were slicked back or sideways.


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Feeling bored with your same-old tresses? Fear not. Simply look to the runway for inspiration, and–most importantly–remember to keep it easy and wearable!

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