– by Chadette Maragh, Associate Editor
Bid adieu to wintry woes and bloom into the bohemian rhapsody of Spring 2015’s must have looks. From free flowing waves to the commanding mastery of intricate cornrows, and the reemergence of stylistic baby hair, nomadic elegance with an easy urban edge takes center stage. Free fall into the season’s free spirit allure with our top picks.
A spring staple, the flower accessory survives yet another year in a variety of forms–hair combs, headbands, ponytail holders and more. Whether adorned as a singular spray or a bountiful blossom, it’s the one-step answer for an instantaneous upgrade.
Un’ruly Tip: Opt for quilted tip combs and metal free headbands to minimize hair tug and pull.
Feel the Wave
Relaxed waves cascade in long layers embodying effortless glam with a hint of genuine gypsy grit. Simply put, the less uniformity, the better. Embrace subtle, wayward strands and fly-aways while maintaining a light, dewy shine.
Un’ruly Tip: Short on time? Avoid the classic braid-and-set by employing a ¾ to 1 inch barrel curling iron to small sections of hair. Lightly comb curls with a wide tooth comb from root to tip for a light wave. Polish with a dab of coconut or grape seed oil.
From MAC Cosmetics x Kabuki to Donna Karen New York, whimsical labyrinths of braided tresses and slicked spirals adorned catwalk beauties on the Spring/Summer 2015 runways. Fueled by the likes of English singer/songwriter FKA Twigs and fashion’s recent heavy glamorization of black culture “novelties” (cornrows, du-rags, etc.), baby hair is back!
Un’ruly Tip: Stick to the script with the original method of brushing edges down and lining with a fine teeth comb (or a toothbrush you don’t plan on using). Add miniature curves by bending the comb inwards.