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Hair is having a head-turning moment. Sure, we expect the industry’s in-crowd to be dressed in eye-catching garments during New York Fashion Week (such as the abundance of green fashions we spotted across the city), but this past week, a number of street style savants went the extra mile with intricate hair styles to complement their calculated fashion ensembles.
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Much like flashy designer handbags and lust-worthy luxury shoes, these unexpected updos — from braided ponytails to sleek half buns and even carefully coiffed styles with cool hair accessories — garnered a frenzy of flashes from street style photographers.
“Achieving a creative hairstyle is key to your overall look,” explains Dimitris Giannetos, a hair stylist who’s worked with celebrities like Amal Clooney, Megan Fox, Britney Spears, and Cindy Crawford. “No matter how good your outfit is, without the right hairstyle, your outfit can look drowned out.”
The beauty of ponytails and buns is that they can complement any outfit, according to Giannetos. For that reason, these updo hairstyles are a great canvas for a personalized hair look. NYFW attendees gave us loads of inspiration. Some included a smattering of silver clips to add edge to a simple bun, others made a classic ponytail party-ready by gathering the loose ends in a crystal-embellished ribbon or metallic thread.
We saw clever looks sans hair accessories, too, with show-goers braiding the loose ends of their ponytail for an unexpected finish. Others opted for sculptural half-up, half-down styles.
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