Get Coiffed for Fall 2013
It’s time for me to make a shocking confession: I’m not very good at doing my own hair. That’s why I was relieved to see the hairstyle trends that dominated the fall 2013 runways — low ponytails, messy buns (there’s no other kind for yours truly!) and the “wet look” — are all looks that can be easily achieved by even the coiffure-challenged like myself. Also seen on the runways were loose waves, braids and full-volumed updos. The predominant motif was deconstruction — be it in a simply ponytail or a complicated fishtail braid slightly disarrayed with a few strategically placed loose tendrils.
Ponytails stayed low, but appeared in a variety of textures: sleek, messy and full.
I love this look; in fact it’s pretty much how I look every morning when I arrive at work after spinning class. This is a nonchalant look intended to contrast with sumptuous clothing and suggests an exquisitely dressed woman who simply forgot to do her hair.
Huge hair is also big (pun intended) this season.
Undone waves and texture
Another carefully crafted undone look that achieves the pinnacle of effortless cool.
This season’s bun is artfully deconstructed and a bit frayed at the edges. (Oh, how I rejoice!)
A variety of braids were seen at the fall shows—sleek side braids, fishtail braids and crown braids. Braids are versatile and be either romantic, elegant or edgy depending on your outfit and the type of braid you’re sporting.
Side braids look particularly chic and elegant.
Fishtail braids have a distinctive bohemian edge. They are created with four strands instead of the usual three to achieve the fishtail effect.
A crown braid encircles the head like its namesake crown and has an ethereal, romantic quality.
A native Washingtonian, Beauty Blogger Lia Phipps is an interior designer with an irrepressible, life-long fascination with health and beauty. When she is not selecting fabrics and paint colors for clients, she occupies herself with trying new products and dispensing beauty advice to friends, acquaintances and anyone who is willing to listen to “Tips from Phipps”.