Hair Dos (and Don’ts)
Fall’s hair ‘dos are all about angles-
think choppy bobs to blunt bangs- and femininity, think
pretty braids and tousled up dos on a bent. Some
looks are celebrity inspired; such as the signature
Posh “Pob” and others are modern takes on
styles from days gone by. One thing is certain, whatever
‘do you choose, don’t hesitate to experiment.
Thankfully, this season’s fun and funky styles
Pob and the Bob
Do go short for fall 2008 with looks such as “The
Pob,” the asymmetrical, edgy version of the traditional
bob cut (named after “Posh,” aka Victoria,
Beckham) or the classic bob with a twist, think Rihanna
and her concave bob cut. The great thing about the bob
is that it’s a look that can be completely customized
to suit your style and bone structure; think straight
and sleek or choppy and asymmetrical.
These shorter haircuts also complement a range of hair
colors from classic all over color to rocker chic highlights.
Plus, because these hip looks call for sheared locks,
hair is bound to stay healthier thanks to frequent trims.
Bangs are back and no matter your hair type or face
shape, the right kind of bangs can be rocked by all.
Do pick a look that works for you, as bangs are an easy
way to give your current cut a quick update.
The traditional blunt bangs draw attention to the eyes
and work best on those with heart shape faces or large
foreheads. Angled bangs are flattering for those with
round and diamond shaped faces, and long, angled bangs
are the only bang option we recommend for women with
Don’t opt for super short bangs à la
Natalie Portman, which is a look that only an occasional
goddess can pull off. And avoid “mall bangs”
at all costs, those are super thick bangs, circa 1980s,
that begin much too far back on the head and are usually
styled with gallons of Aquanet. This look is no longer
Unlike the recent Hello Kitty revival, fall braids are
sophisticated and ladylike, more goddess than girl.
And it’s not just girls-next-door sporting this
feminine look, braids have also gone haute couture after
being sported on the runways of designers such as Tracy
Reese and Carmen Marc Valvo. Best of all, braids work
for all hairstyles and types. This fall, opt for a classic
braid tied into a chignon or leave locks long and flowing
with a simple braid accenting just one side of the face,
as the original Gossip Girl Blake Lively did at a recent
Messy ponytails or tightly curled chignons have one
thing in common this season; they’re best worn
a bit off center. This isn’t the side ponytail
of years past (that one was usually paired with braces
and bangs); this look is more bed head meets beauty
queen. Do wear the side swept style low on the head
and don’t be afraid to mix your new side ‘do
with the aforementioned braids for a look that is booth
of-the-moment and timeless.
Photos courtesy of PRphotos.com.