Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessory Trends

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When watching the seasonal fashion shows from your cozy home or sitting right there among the out-and-out fashionistas, it’s really easy to tackle every single detail on the models – just a glance at the silhouettes is enough, while other precious details pass by as slick as a whistle. Afterwards you just need to look forward to the pieces to hit the stores in a 6-month period or enthusiastically start zooming in the snapped photos in your iPhone. The name of the game today is the fall/ winter 2016-2017 hair accessory trends that made an appearance at the runway shows (you might have missed some of them or haven’t just managed to get a good look at) from New York to London, from Milan to Paris.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessory Trends

The fall 2016 hair accessories aren’t as many as the ones we spotted on the spring/summer 2016 runways, instead giving way to jaw-dropping hairstyles that we have taken up to analyze recently. From soft imperfect waves and crazy curls to low ponytails, finger waves and intricate braids, the fall 2016 runway hairstyles were all vagabonding through fashion avenues with some lovely accessories pinned here and there but at times also entirely covering the hair. Browse through our favorite fall/ winter 2016-2017 hair accessory trends as minimalistic as Max Mara’s bobby pins and as eye-catching as Alexander McQueen’s shimmering bejeweled deluge.

#1. Bejeweled Brooches, Barrettes and Clips Solo or in Abundance

Brooches, barrettes and clips in shimmer and glimmer stand as number one of the fall 2016 hair accessory trends on our list that evidently let your freak flag fly and stand out gloriously in audience. Whether just a means to keep hair in place or a unique hair flattering technique, these bejeweled pieces are always calling general attention. At Brock Collection art nouveau barrettes were decorating loose updos on the back of models’ heads, the knotted low buns at Bottega Veneta looked even more coquettish through those greenish beaded barrettes nestling somewhere, while at Bibhu Mohapatra single lovely butterfly clips were flittering and fluttering.

Bejeweled hair accessories for fall 2016 are growing up in ascending order passing from twin bejeweled clips at Sonia Rykiel fixed on twisted-back hair on both sides to bejeweled bow mélange at Dolce & Gabbana. But chalk it up to Alexander McQueen’s fall 2016 fashion show to grandiosely wrap up this scintillating festival – myriads of brooches and clips in shapes of flowers, stars and evil eyes mixed with punk chains were scattered all over the disheveled updos. At least now no room is left for your come-hither looks in the near future.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Barrettes & Hair Clips

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Barrettes & Hair Clips

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Barrettes & Hair Clips

#2. Princess-Worthy Tiaras and Headbands

Today you do not need to be Princess Diana or the Duchess of Cambridge if you have your heart set on wearing royal tiaras or headbands. Moreover, it is not imperative any more to match them solely with evening gowns as per the fall/ winter 2016 hair accessory trends.

While at Marchesa chic tiaras and headbands are a nod to aristocracy, atMoschino – a way to get to know the rebellious princess type and at Dolce & Gabbana – totally synched up with fairy tale theme, a whole new ball game is happening at Tommy Hilfiger and Ashley Williams. The nautical theme at Tommy Hilfiger is unexpectedly bringing in lovely triangular tiaras matched with baby doll dresses, while at Ashley Williams sparkling gemstone headbands with star-like details on them are making unique assemblages with puffer jackets, sportive tees and other casual pieces.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Tiaras & Headbands

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Tiaras & Headbands

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Tiaras & Headbands

#3. Boho-Chic and Sportive Headwraps

Which is the hair accessory that might work wonders in a New York minutes whether applied on wash-and-go hair, crazy curls or ideally straight strands? Boho-chic and sportive headbands and headwraps tied in different manners are on, having showed stable appearance on the fall/winter 2016 runways shaping up another cool hair accessory trend. Start from H&M’smonochromatic and printed wide headwraps in keeping with boudoir outfits, then pass to Manish Arora’s gipsy-style printed and decorated ones or stop by Gucci to catch some printed turban stunners. Some gothic sportive sweatbands have been observed at Fenty x Puma, while at Versace it is all about thin elastics wrapped around the heads.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Turbans & Headwraps

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Turbans & Headwraps

#4. Mysterious Mesh Veils

In the heart of hearts every single woman is in a quest of wrapping herself with some mystery and secrecy. And what can best guarantee your mysterious aura? Mesh veils especially in blackest black surely have no competitors in this sphere throwing some shadow over the feminine face and turning even the sweetest smile into some sinister grin. This enigmatic visage inspired many a fashion designer while working out their fall 2016 collections.

As a result, we spy a couple of black mesh veils at Isabel Marant either in shape of a floral clip or attached to a tiny hat all decorated with shimmering stars and also some semi-burnt mesh veils at Moschino reaching up the sky. At Antonio Marras and Vanessa Seward mesh veils reached an absolutely new level wrapping the whole face and creating unique textured face illusion. A smattering of white bridal veils also appeared atRodarte and Thom Browne but definitely without any iota of innocence.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Mesh Veils

#5. Soft Ribbons and Lovely Bows

Have you firmly decided to look a bit more flirty and coquettish come the fall/winter seasons? Then ditch your serious business lady visage as soon as possible and borrow a sweet smile that will surely appear on your face once soft ribbons and lovely bows jump on your hair. No need for long-term searches as the fall 2016 hair accessory trends have them in spades with Dolce & Gabbana definitely leading the pack – fantasy models utterly enthused to show off long wavy hair densely decorated with black or red bejeweled bows but also some bow barrettes to keep hair in place.

Layered velvety bows were making a chapter of that extravagant pasticcio we saw at Antonio Marras shaping up some headbands and clips that were in symbiosis with feathery, furry and bejeweled hairpieces. At Kate Spadeand Roksanda velvet ribbons were applied to softly tie down low ponytails, while at Suno long ponytails were literally trapped in the charming clutches of crisscrossed velvet ribbons.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Ribbons, Bows & Hair Ties

#6. Fresh and Frosted Flowers

Women and flowers always go hand in hand – so different, so charming and irresistible. So it comes as no surprise to see flowers harmoniously mingling with catwalk models season in, season out. This time around fall-worthy frosted flowers and spring-worthy fresh ones have leagued together to shape up another lovely fall 2016 hair accessory trend.

Bunches of as-if-freshly-cut orchids, tiger lilies and other types mixed with frosted metallic flowers made a triumphant invasion into Rodarte to raise myriads of clips, brooches and headbands. The same iridescent floral avalanche was observed at Dolce & Gabbana as well standing as bohemian crowns and endowing their hostesses with a nymph power.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Flower Hair Accessories

#7. Babushka Style Headscarves

Headscarves tied below the chin were originally used by elderly rural women but nowadays, as we are living in a period where all boundaries are blurred, headscarves knotted in babushka style are ideally fitting young ladies as well. The fall/ winter 2016-2017 hair accessory trends came out of left field to trot out this style and thus adding more fuel to feminine allure.

All kick-started at London Fashion Week when Mary Katrantzou sent out densely printed garment pieces in enlivening combinations with printed babushka headscarves worn over nonchalantly loose hair with slick center-parted bangs peeping out. We see this romantic hair accessory trend playing with fresher vibes at Christopher Kane under the guise of cellophane texture headscarves with long endings undulating against the air. But when it comes to Dolce & Gabbana, black lace headscarves crop up tied below the chin and delivering somewhat a mourning twist.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Babushka Headscarves

#8. Bejeweled and Barely There Bobby Pins

Bobby pins are fairly to be called far the most versatile and multifunctional hair accessories. They are applicable for any hairstyle, on any occasion and can be used either in solo or in abundance for more charming looks. The fall/ winter 2016-2017 hair accessory trends bring in these tiny hairpieces in droves starting from plainest metallic ones and iridescent rainbows to more chic bejeweled head turners.

At Ashley Williams, apart from gemstone headbands, earrings and necklaces, we also see blindingly shining bobby pins aligned on bangs and working perfectly both as hair-holding and hair-flattering means. AtErdem single floral-shaped bejeweled bobby pins slightly hold back the front part, while at Paul & Joe heart and star-shaped bobby pins are warming the cockles of hearts again sweeping back the bangs and creating sleek hair texture.

At Ryan Lo pink and purple floral bobby pins are pouring forth on the models’ hair. At Blumarine black and white bobby pins build up ideal finger waves, at Max Mara several colored ones are applied to keep bangs to one side, while at Emporio Armani myriads of black pins are massed together on sleek hair.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Bobby Pins

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Bobby Pins

#9. Sui Generis Hair Accessories

At times contemporary fashion designers rise so high in designing hair accessories that the garment pieces recede into the background and pass the torch of indelibly-engraved-on-the memory status to hair accessories. The fall/ winter 2016 hair accessories also beget many sui generis designs, some of which are wearable enough while others rather passing off as museum exemplars.

First things first, we were swept off the ground by the two-rolled-into-one pieces alternating each other at Vionnet – from the front appearing as simplest stud earrings while from the back getting united by a long metallic strand to form a unique hair accessory worn over straight hair. This type surely has all the potential to become viral come the chilly days gripping the prize of the It hair accessory of the year.

At Thom Browne mannish neckties became super dynamic to take different hallucinogenic shapes and cozy up to models’ hair either framing the face or mysteriously covering one of the eyes. Undercover seems to be screaming “Danger” through its spiky headbands galore suggestive of either barbed wire or leafless autumn branches. But there are some lovely wreath-like samples as well full of gilded flowers that are rather wearable as opposed to those massive trees.

At Gareth Pugh star-printed and glen-plaid round pieces are fixed on the back part of the heads thus mimicking Russian kokoshniks from the front, while at Haider Ackermann several wisps of hair tightly wrapped with velvet ribbons are climbing up like realistic jungle lianas.

Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Hair Accessories Trends: Unique Hair Accessories

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These Are The Most Desirable Fashion Companies to Work For

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With a list of more than 200 designers to choose from, WWD has created and published a list of the top 25 “most desired places to work in fashion.” Two separate surveys were conducted to gauge the scoring: one through social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter) and the other through U.S. and European fashion schools. For the latter, students from fashion schools like The Fashion Institute of Technology, LIM College, London College of Fashion, Pratt Institute, and Savannah College of Art and Design submitted their responses ranking the companies, resulting in a total of 405 student responses. The social media polls racked up over 2,000 results as well.

Most Desirable Fashion Companies to Work For

For the most part it seems there was not much debate between the two groups of people, in that Chanel was named the most desirable fashion company to work at, which was followed by LVMH. But here is where the two groups began to differ. For social media, the list added on Christian Dior in the third slot, which was succeeded by Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, H&M, Burberry, and Prada. The fashion student group agreed on Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, and Marc Jacobs in the list, but swapped the other choices out for labels Calvin Klein, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michael Kors, and Armani.

The top 10 best fashion companies to work for according to the servey are:

1. Chanel
2. Louis Vuitton
3. Christian Dior
4. Alexander Wang
5. Diane von Furstenberg
6. Kate Spade
7. Marc Jacobs
8. H&M
9. Burberry
10. Prada

For the student responses, WWD conducted individual interviews as well. The news source determined that a good majority of the responders were “highly emotional and passionate as well as thoughtful” regarding the responses they gave. Some keywords WWD noted from the interviews were words such as “amazing,” “dreamy,” and “iconic,” so perhaps not the most descriptive word choices out their, but in the interview the meaning must have been pushed across quite well. When trying to rank the best fashion companies, many students looked to leading factors for desirability like the legacy the brand has established, how sustainable the brand’s practices are, what kind of reputation the work environment has, and the positive opportunity workers and the brand have in the future for growth and development.

For instance, here is the response of one participant who cited Chanel as her most desirable work location: “Gabrielle Chanel is my icon and I love her work, and what she did with fashion – she changed the world with her work and to work for the brand she created is a dream. And let’s not forget Karl [Lagerfeld]; he’s another person I look up to, so there’s no other place that I’d like to be working.”

It is a bit difficult to rank something like this, especially from a general public social media standpoint (more so than the students in fashion schools), since voters are rather detached from the labels, only seeing the final products and what they hear from the media about the brands. While this may not be wildly inaccurate, it makes it difficult for casual followers not to be totally subjective in their responses. But it would be hard not to choose Chanel as the top choice, especially with all of the quirky instalments Lagerfeld has made in the industry!

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The Jenners Launch Kendall + Kylie #OnlyatNM Collection

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner are becoming more and more popular as time goes on, due to their work in the fashion industry. Both have highly successful modeling careers, and have since proven their expertise in the creation of clothing. And so, naturally, the two teamed up for a Kendall + Kylie collection, which will be sold exclusively as an installation ofNeiman Marcus’s #OnlyatNM program.

The Jenners Launch Kendall + Kylie #OnlyatNM Collection

The sisters seem to keep taking steps up with their designing, beginning with a 2012 PacSun juniors collection, then a 2015 series of California-inspired Topshop lines. Each new brand the duo works with is a bit more mature than the last, and is increasingly more focused on their own aesthetics. Kendall + Kylie is a matured line, which will go on sale in department and specialty stores for spring. The Jenners are becoming more and more serious with their fashion careers, so it is only natural for their finished collections to mirror that.

The Kendall + Kylie #OnlyatNM collection is said to be inspired by the sisters’ current wardrobe styles, as well as some of their favorite vintage pieces. This line comes at a time where fans everywhere are trying their best to embody the styles of the Jenner girls, which is likely, in-part, the reason why it was created in the first place. It resulted in nine fabulous pieces for the spring and summer seasons.

Some pieces that are a part of the line are garments like an interestingly-cutout tea-length red dress, which will retail for $575, and a striped black and white wrap top coming in at $245. The range of the rest of the line will also include garments like a black jumpsuit and leather shorts, so we can expect to see a wide variety of pieces to expand our spring/summer wardrobes – Jenner style.

Kendall + Kylie #OnlyatNM 2016 Collection

“We are so excited to have our exclusive collection for #OnlyatNM,” said Kendall, of their new line. “In our own way, we wanted to replicate our favorite looks and fabrications and bring them to the Neiman Marcus customer with a fresh perspective.”

Kylie added on to her sister’s sentiments. “We pushed ourselves to help curate the very best pieces to be a part of this collection. We love Neiman Marcus as a brand, so we knew we had to focus on creating timeless, chic pieces that their shopper would love.”

In order to commemorate the launch of this exciting new #OnlyatNM collection, Ken Downing, senior vice president and fashion director for Neiman Marcus, will be hosting an exclusive poolside dinner on the rooftop of the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Some of the brand’s top customers and media sources will attend, where they will be able to see the collection before it goes live in stores on April 7.

Kendall + Kylie #OnlyatNM 2016 Collection

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JESSICA ALBA'S HONEST COMPANY SUED AGAIN FOR FALSE ADVERTISING

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Jessica Alba at a launch event for The Honest Company;s Springtime in Paris Diaper Collection on March 9. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Honest Company
Jessica Alba at a launch event for The Honest Company;s Springtime in Paris Diaper Collection. 

Jessica Alba's eco-friendly household, beauty and baby product business The Honest Company has been hit with another lawsuit over allegations that it's not quite as honest as it purports to be. A class action complaint filed last week by one Margo Smith in Missouri claims Honest "deceptively marketed its popular consumer liquid laundry detergent, dish soap, multi-surface cleaner and other products" as not containing sodium lauryl sulfate, when tests published by the Wall Street Journal on March 10 found "significant amounts" of the foaming cleaning chemical. A similar lawsuit concerning the company's mislabeling of products as "natural" was filed in New York in February with reference to 41 different items. Last year, Honest, clearly a target for class action firms, was also hit with two class action lawsuits over ineffective sunscreen. 

The Honest Company responded to the WSJ's March 10 report by standing by its products and clarifying that the brand uses sodium coco sulfate (SCS) instead of SLS. In a blog post, it faulted the paper for not testing for SCS, which it describes as "less irritating and safer to use." The brand went so far as to break down the molecular structure of both compounds. Herein lies the point of disagreement: Honest says SLS and SCS are different chemicals because SCS can only be made from raw coconut oil, while SLS can be made from palm oil or petroleum. However, the WSJ reports that SCS always contains SLS, in addition to other compounds. The new class action complaint agrees, stating: "SCS necessarily and, without exception, always contains SLS." In its response to the WSJ, Honest stood its ground: "We also want to dispel the myth that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS) are the same. They are not." A rep for Honest could not immediately be reached for comment in regards to this new lawsuit.

If the defendant's science doesn't hold up in court, and if the suit grows into a larger class action, The Honest Company could face serious damages because it has disavowed the use of SLS and built a reputation on providing alternatives to chemical irritants in household products. In 2013, Alba wrotein her book "The Honest Life" that this very chemical was a toxin that should be avoided, and that gave her an allergic reaction.

The Honest Company was founded by Alba in 2011 and valued at $1 billion last year. It launched a full cosmetics and skin care range in the fall. 

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20 Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair

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Painful truth for some of the fashion labels and open source content for the latest fashion trends (even before they come off the runway), someInstagram bloggers actually have more authority on the biggest consumer group of today – the millennials – than the most powerful fashion labels. What the top fashion bloggers on Instagram deliver is more than visual content; it’s a first-hand experience with brands and trends that you, as a young user that lives too far away from Chanel atelier, might be missing on. Here’s another chance to follow up with these influencers, but this time we’ll be reviewing the top 20 fashion bloggers and It girls with balayage hairstyles. If you’re interested in the topic, do read our article-list about the best balayage hair ideas you should try now.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hairstyles

1. Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad

The Italiana living in Los Angeles, Chiara Ferragni displays her beautiful brown balayage hair, sprinkled with light shades of golden brown done by Matt Rez. Considering the warm sun of the good old city of angels, this sunburned balayage hairstyle is entirely in context. Follow Ferragni, if you want to be up to date with the best casual outfits that top elegance and even exceed it.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Chiara Ferragni

@chiaraferragni

2. Alexa Chung

The unique and one-of-a-kind Alexa Chung is our next It girl, who you might know from the bible of fashion, Vogue. Her short bob haircut is not only exquisite and sexy, it’s also refreshed with balayage highlights, adding more shades of brown… like it wasn’t messy enough! Follow Alexa Chung for feminine edginess, retro chic and other styles that will leave you inspired for days!

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Alexa Chung

@chungalexa

3. Negin Mirsalehi

Long, curly, big… simply luxurious. I’m sure you won’t be able to fight feminine jealousy after walking by Negin Mirsalehi’s stunning hair. Well, now it’s upgraded with subtle balayage highlights that start high on the top and texture to that voluminous hair. You know what we absolutely love about this type of highlights? You never have to worry about your roots showing! Everything blends in like a classic Hollywood film!

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Negin Mirsalehi

@negin_mirsalehi

4. Miroslava Duma

Miroslava Duma’s a fashion icon… you won’t see her packaged with straps and low-cuts, but… god, those suits look great on her. A major part of that secret is the casual chic she sports. Even with her hair; those natural-looking balayage highlights look trendy even on blow-dried hair. Low maintenance and high taste make a great combo indeed! Follow Miroslava Duma for some badass and tough fashion, especially if you don’t shy away from unisex looks.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Miroslava Duma

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5. Julie Sariñana from Sincerely Jules

If you’re following Julie Sariñana on Instagram, you’re constantly being reminded of those dreamy, fun and summery moments! She’s yet another blogger that will make you cry at nights in winter, because the sun always shines brighter in LA. She’s also a front-runner for our balayage hair list. We love her carefully painted highlights, a chocolate- and caramel-inspired cocktail, with full-length highlights around face. Follow Julie Sariñana if you need extra inspiration to soak in beauty and experiences every single day.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Julie Sarinana

@sincerelyjules

6. Danielle Bernstein from We Wore What

Oh Danielle… the sexy and confident Danielle, who wouldn’t want to have her as a best friend! Even if you don’t exchange daily texts with her, you can still closely follow her lifestyle and fashion choices. Concerning her balayage hair, she picked a bold contrast of black and purple-based blonde that acquires an attractive grayish tint from time to time. The way she pairs these highlights with dark matte lipstick is just mysteriously chic. You definitely should follow Danielle Bernstein’s blog We Wore What if you are a fan of making statements with your looks.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Danielle Bernstein

We Wore What

7. Helena Bordon

Not interested in gothic fashion? Here’s an It girl our blonde readers would be particularly interested in. Helena Bordon’s balayage highlights are much lighter than what we’ve seen so far. They’re almost blonde, with dirty dark shade popping out from between them sometimes. On her website, Helena Bordon provides tips and tricks for sophisticated fashion.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Helena Bordon

@helenabordon

8. Jessica Stein from Tuula Vintage

Is there adventurous traveler inside you? Follow Jessica Stein’s blog Tuula Vinatge to get a piece of heaven one at a time. It’s going to be poked regularly if you’re subscribed to Jessica Stein. Perfect sunsets, calm waters, exotic beaches… need we go on? So, if you happen to share some of her interests, guess what hairstyle always looks good on a traveler? Balayage highlights… a single session will help you look pretty for months so you can roam the world after sunsets.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Jessica Stein

@tuulavintage

9. Veronika Heilbrunner

We talk a lot about the importance of blending and subtle color transition, but the thing is you can always go for more contrast and forget about the blend for a moment. Style it well, and you’ll still have an awesome hairstyle, just like street style icon Veronika Heilbrunner. On her Instagram page, she not only inspires us with her casually chic balayage hairstyles, but also her sporty adventures and, also, the latest trends she sports freshly off the runway.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Veronika Heilbrunner

@veronikaheilbrunner

10. Shea Marie from Peace, Love, Shea

One of our most favorite blonde inspirations on Instagram, Shea Marie’s juicy hairstyle is everything but flat and boring. Slight balayage highlights that keep the color alive is a habit you might want to adopt. Even if you decide to let some of the roots peeking out, you will still look as summer-bright as possible! You should follow Shea Marie for a virtual tour around the world and her addictive shots on the beach.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Shea Marie

@peaceloveshea

11. Aimee Song from Song of Style

Another series of postcards from LA, this time we’re following the brunette fashionista Aimee Song from Song of Style. Get your daily dose of sun and polka dots, and also her latest brown balayage hair, which looks fantastic in the sun! Her blog is all about a taste of LA and girl power, spiced up with fashion and style.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Aimee Song

@songofstyle

12. Carmen Hamilton a.k.a. The Chronicles of Her

A personal favorite of mine is Carmen Hamilton. Short balayage hair… loose dresses, the wind in her highlights… and a lot of sexy attitude. Give your banged haircut a touch of diversity by injecting more color on the tips of your hair, inspired by Hamilton. If you’re a fan of this kind of femininity (it’s not always about showing curves), her Instagram feed will take more of your time than you think. Follow Carmen Hamilton for a special kind of sexiness and her irresistible white shirts.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Carmen Hamilton

@chroniclesofher_

13. Gigi Hadid

What a hot list this is, right? Gigi Hadid is not a new name… she’s already managed to dive deep into every girl’s fashion mentality. Being one of the most influential and powerful models of the fashion industry at the moment, she’s also a pretty authoritative figure on Instagram (who would doubt!). Making minor changes to her famous blonde hair, Hadid has added more balayage highlights. Slightly darkened hair with light balayage not only makes her eyes look more seductive, but it also softens her entire look. Follow Gigi Hadid… well, you don’t really need a specific reason to follow her, just do it!

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Gigi Hadid

@gigihadid

14. Louise Roe

Deliciously conservative and stylish… it’s Louise Roe with her short messy bob that has been decorated with balayage highlights! Ditching her usual sophisticated look, she did go rocker style a couple times. Oh and that golden choker… show us more of that! Follow Louise Roe for more serious fashion!

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Louise Roe

@louiseroe

15. Thássia Naves

Soft and feminine… that’s how we see Thássia Naves, but don’t think she can’t pull off a tomboy look! Despite that, her beautiful highlighted curls are more than worthy of a notice, and even a post of its own. Heavy on the front, and slightly less in the back, her highlights play a tasteful lighting game between brunette and blonde… we dare you to tell us which team her hair belongs to. In addition, her Instagram feed is filled with spectacular gowns and a big collection of oh-so-goddess outfits.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Thassia Naves

@thassianaves

16. Annabelle Fleur from Viva Luxury Blog

Every photo of Annabelle Fleur could easily be a shot from Dior commercial. Seriously, where is Dior looking! Her blog Viva Luxury Blog is all about the lady-like femininity and glamorous elegance. Have a look at her photos and her sweet brown hair with thin strips of blonde balayage highlights.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Annabelle Fleur

@vivaluxuryblog

17. Sara Escudero a.k.a. Collage Vintage

Another fashion blogger that will make you love life every day, Sara, with an account named Collage Vintage, is a considerably new authority, but the shots we’ve seen are more than promising. Besides her photos caught in movement, we also loved her new balayage highlights. Soft and blended blonde shades on her deep brown hair. It looks absolutely stunning both when curled and straightened.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Sara Escudero

@collagevintage

18. Irene Kim

What you’ll have enough of when following Irene Kim is incredible fun and colors, just like her multi-colored balayage hair. It’s not pink, it’s not blue, it’s not green… it’s all of that! And all that is assembled on dark brown roots… still looking gorgeous. Follow Irene Kim to get the latest fashion trends not only in photos, but also videos!

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Irene Kim

@ireneisgood

19. Lauren Conrad

Looking natural, right? You might have a hard time noticing where exactly Lauren Conrad’s highlights are, and that’s because this look is so blended. The color lights up as it goes down her hair, leaving darker roots and light blonde tips. Also make sure to follow Lauren Conrad for lots of romance, pastel colors and love that’s dripping from the images.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Lauren Conrad

@laurenconrad

20. Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam

Our last balayage hairstyle on this list is worn by Julia Engel, a beautiful and playful fashion blogger. Notice her highlights that multiply on the front and blend into an almost full blonde finish on the tips. And you’re wondering why balayage highlights look so great in braids! Follow Julia Engel to smell the flowers in the morning, even if it’s winter where you live.

Fashion Bloggers & It Girls With Balayage Hair: Julia Engel

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20 Badass Boxer Braids You Need to Try

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Ethnic clothing is still in fashion, and although it’s not as popular as last year, we’re still going to see fringes, ponchos, and ethnic embroideries all over the stores. Accordingly, you need a corresponding hairstyle that looks fun, cool, ethnic, and badass at the same time. Any ideas? We suggest you try boxer braids! One of the reasons why this trendy hairstyle may be the best choice for you today, is that it looks stunning with any hair length, color, type and even condition that your hair is in. No time to straighten up your hair or get those feminine curls? Boxer braids conceal literally anything and leave you looking extra badass. Are you in? Then let’s dive right into the top 20 boxer braid hairstyles you need to try now.

1. Classic Blonde Boxer Braids

Don’t be fooled by the name; boxer braids can look extremely elegant and sexy, especially when you pair them with an appropriate outfit. Try the classic boxer braid, also known as the cornrow. We’ve seen this style on the most famous of all Kardashians – Kim, when she surprised the fashion world with an all-blonde look. This style looks exceptionally well on blonde hair, because you can clearly see the texture and curves of the braid due to the light color of the hair. But it doesn’t mean that the dark-haired ladies out there should miss out on it: go ahead and make your braid very slick so that the light makes the curve stand out. Remember that boxer braids look just as awesome on North West’s fuzzy black hair.

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2. A Drop of Color

Great news for those who are sporting the ombre or balayage look at the moment – your hairstyle will look even cooler with boxer braids. If you’ve gone forward by adding a fun pastel to the ends of your hair, (because… why not, right?) your braids will look even more extraordinary.

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3. Messy Quadro-Braids

No one wants to look standard, so ditch the standard two braids and make them four! Adding the number of boxer braids is great for short hair, because the more braids you make, the less hair goes into each one. And therefore, the overall length of a single braid is longer than if you put your entire hair into two braids.

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4. Airy Boxer, Color Match

Color combinations are a key in getting a sophisticated and beautiful braid. Maria Clara Amaral’s silver braid with blue roots and a slight green tint on the bottom looks absolutely amazing. What’s best about this style is that you can change the color on the top of your hair every day. Don’t dye your hair, but use a hair chalk instead. It will give you instant and vibrant color depending on your outfit and occasion. Of course, make sure you don’t lie down on someone else’s pillow, as you’ll be leaving a curious mess after yourself. The silver ombre is very hard to achieve with a chalk, so we hope you have that covered with a more long-term method. The rest can be done with the help of temporary color solutions.

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5. Girly Boxer Braids

Turning a boxer braid into a very feminine hairstyle and a great fit for a delicate lace or tulle dress is not an easy task, but very doable for people with talented hands. Once you’re done with the regular braid, start pulling beats and pieces of hair to make the braid look fuller and softer. It adds nice curves and is perfect if you’ve been complaining about thin hair. This is a solution, so go for it!

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6. Granny the Boxer Braids

Are you in tune with the latest hair trends? Then you know that granny hair is still in fashion. And if you’re having trouble keeping that gray hair looking sexy and elegant all the time, give yourself some vacation and try boxer braids. Start on the sides and get a tight grip.

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7. Neo the Boxer Braids

Looking like Neo from Matrix, or some other machine-motivated superperson? You’re probably wearing this boxer braid. In fact, this hairstyle was also inspired by her majesty Kim Kardashian, the queen of braids and dozens of other fashion trends. It’s basically the same quadro-braid that comes together in one single tail.

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8. Black Ombre Corn Row

This is another ombre hairstyle fused with a boxer braid, starting pitch black at the roots and turning into caramel brown as the braids go down. If your hair is cut in layers, your tails will also gradually slim down at the ends, so make sure you can deal with the tips coming out of the braid. Pull the hair to make it puffy if the boxer braid does not look luxurious enough!

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9. Cotton Candy Rainbow Boxer Braids

One of the softest and most fun looks on this list, this cotton candy rainbow corn row brings out the smiles and purrs; it’s sweet, unusual, and very hard to forget after a first glance. If you don’t want to look punk and are aiming at a very delicate finish, make sure to use pastel colors. Change them up as you see fit based on your skin color and face shape. I think you understand that pastel colors like these look especially good on white, platinum blonde or grey hair, but you can still work out interesting color patterns for dark hair, just keep testing and planning. A quick hint: if you don’t mind cheating, you don’t need to actually subject your hair to multiple dyes, you can use hair extensions that are way easier and harmless to dye.

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10. Mermaid Luxury Boxer Braids

Whether you have slight highlights that look natural and created by the sun or not, this boxer braid hairstyle is fabulous not only for special occasions, yes, including weddings, but also for casual brunches with girlfriends or a nice shopping session in downtown. Make sure the braids are very close to each other, as this way, when you pull the hair out, the braids will look like a single big hairstyle.

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11. Black and Simple Boxer Braids

What? Kim Kardashian again? No, relax, this time it’s not a KK look. Still, it’s simple, practical, and slick. Moreover, we can bet this look will look absolutely great with any outfit. Make it firm and elastic for an especially elegant finish. Here’s a big advantage for black-hair ladies (it’s not everyday we hear this, ladies), your black hair will have an intense shine if your braids are firmly done.

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12. Braided Boxer Braids

Do you want to complicate your boxer braids even more? Start with the regular four braids but instead of gathering them in one tail, braid them individually, and then braid them together. If you’ve got ombre on your hair at the moment, the final tail will have a mosaic texture that looks nothing like standard.

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13. Rockstar Boxer Braids

Is your ride on two wheels and your outfit made of leather? These braids are meant for you then! Keep the braids firm and close to your hair base. Make sure no tips are peaking out. Part your hair with fingers so that splits are well visible.

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14. Boxer Braid – Fishtail Combo

Here’s another combination of color and braid types. Start with regular braids and once you’ve reached the tails, develop your technique into fishtail. Also, don’t forget to add strips of color, depending on your natural hair shade. If it’s light, place your bet on pastel additions, if you were graced with dark hair, you might want to choose deeper, more vibrant shades, or even gray.

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15. Not So Blonde Anymore Boxer Braids

We’ve all been there… all of us, who ever fantasized about turning blonde and have tried at least once to reach that fantasy using chemical methods. And while the initial result may be enticing, we all know what happens afterwards. Use your black roots in benefit to you and try boxer braids to show the color contrast. It will look more like an ombre in a braid than a color session that you’ve been late for months.

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16. The Messier, The Better

You have to be a pro or an experienced braider to leave the house with a polished braid, otherwise, you always need a second pair of hands. Well, even if your own creations turn out to be messy, don’t give up just yet. Pull the hair out wherever it’s polished and you’ll have this beautiful messy boxer braid.

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17. Decorate Your Boxer Braid

Feel free to throw in any decoration that suits your mood today. It can be sequins, ribbon, or stretchable thread that can be used to tighten up the braid (a very handy method, if your have layered hair). The additions into the boxer braids will make your hair look like an architectural piece.

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18. Long… Like Really Long

Long hair becomes shorter when braided, every girl knows this. If you’ve headlong hair, you also know that when you braid it till the end, it becomes a rather effective weapon and you can actually damage someone’s eyesight by turning around too rapidly. To make your boxer braids less like a weapon, and more like a soft hairstyle, don’t braid them till the end. Leave a few inches straightened up or curled at the end, based on preference.

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19. Oh, That’s a Nice Hat?

Nope, it’s not a hat. It’s the technology of the new century that allows us to get basically any color we want on our hair. And if you want a particularly extraordinary appearance, get this bluish grey color and adorn it with really tight boxer braids.

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20. Just Let Go…

Not a fan of tight fits? We agree, it might be tiring sometimes. How about you leave your braids loose, as if they’re about to fall apart. Only make sure to use a good amount of product in your hair to make the boxer braids stand strong while you move through your day.

Stylish Boxer Braids Hairstyles

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