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maggimaecover3[1] Being in LA, where a beach day is a good idea all year-round, we’re big fans of braided up-dos. Salty, wind-swept hair after a long beach day? No problem; hide the mess in a messy braid and transition from day to night without breaking out your arsenal of hair products and tools. This is no secret to us Angelenos. But this year, the beach babe’s go-to braided, tangled, messy updo is officially NYFW-approved!

Donna Karan’s Spring/Summer 2015 beauty statement was definitely a new concept. People are calling it the ‘hair lanyard’. Hold up: does this mean we can actually use those finely-honed knotting skills we learned back in summer camp for something other than a plastic keychain? ..Yes!?  We dig it.

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On the same day, 3.1 Philip Lim displayed his first NYFW up-do ever. Meet: the flyaway, knotted bun.

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Rag & Bone, Dannijo, Tome and Marissa Webb all used messy knots and braids in their runway looks too.

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As did Street-Style queen Chiarra Ferragni and other Fashion Week-goers.

One of our favorite hair stylists, Cantrell Mitchell showed us how to get our own version of the trending messy braids and buns in just a few short steps with Maggimae using 4 standard french braids pinned together into a bun.
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For a second braided up-do, check out Cantrell and Maggie’s first braid walkthrough here.

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Thanks to our friends over at Vogue, Fashionista, WWD, Lucky Magazine and Style.com for the photos and insight. Click any of the NYFW pictures to be directed to the original articles.

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It’s a hot, hot summer and the struggle is real to keep a girl’s hair looking fresh. Hair Stylist Cantrell Mitchell teams up with our model Maggimae (@maggimae_) to show us a refreshing take on the braid trend to beat the summer heat. Check out the tutorial video below!

 

Easy, gorgeous, and so chic! Here’s a closer look at the final product:

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NOUSzine went to Makeup School at Make Up For Ever to learn a thing or two from the pros. We made our way to Make Up For Ever on Robertson Blvd to watch as head makeup artist, Talia Cich, gave Monica and Brianna the perfect looks for spring and summer. Bright eyes and bold lips, oh my!

Talia went for a colorful look for Brianna which included a nude shadow, teal liner and a bold orange lip. Products from the Make Up For Ever Aqua Collection were used to create this look.
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For Monica, Talia went with winged liner and bright berry lip. Watch as Talia translates this season’s beauty trend to a look perfect for day to night.

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Model: Britt Koth

Since beach season is fast approaching, we took it upon ourselves to ask Hair Guru & Nous Model, Britt Koth, on how to get the perfect beach hair. Trust us, this girl knows what she is talking about!

What is your step by step  routine for perfect beach day hair? 

1. Beach day hair for me starts by using Big Shampoo by Lush it contains real sea salt and amazing natural oils for extra shine.

2. Next, I blow dry my hair half way, ruffing it up as I go along with a few spritz of Sachajuan Ocean MistThen, I continue twirling my hair while I finish drying it for texture.

3. Then,  I sleep on it in 2 loose braids. The next day, I curl a few pieces around my face using a bit of Moroccan oil hair spray and then shake it out! It’s really fast and easy since I am relying on the product and the braids to do most of the work! Voila, perfect beach hair.

Do you have a absolute favorite hair product you cannot live without? 

Britt: My favorite hair product is Oribe Supershine Moisturizing cream!  I put a little pea size amount on my ends for separation and shine!  It is the creme de le creme of products and Tom Ford was the perfumer, so you will also smell amazing all day long! Not to gush but I am a sucker for beautiful packaging, it looks so beautiful on my vanity!

What is your secret tip on how to get the perfect sun kissed hair color?

Britt: Bring a picture of your hair when you were a kid! You always had the best sun kissed, natural hair color as a kid. Use that as an inspiration for your colorist.