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Naturally, we were a little skeptical when we heard that a hairstyle named after a Disney character was all the rage--but if it?s good enough for No. 1 girl crush Chrissy Teigen, it?s probably worth a try. Make an appointment at Mizu NYC, ask for Dom and walk out with a romantic side braid that?s similar to a fishtail, just a wee more involved ($150).
Mizu NYC, 505 Park Ave. (at 59th St.); mizuforhair.com
This timeless day-to-night braid (like Gabrielle Union wears here) is a quick way to get your mane off your neck and looks great from every angle. While it’s easiest to pull off with long locks, you can get the look at most lengths by French braiding across the top (as opposed to wrapping a single braid around your head). The Eva Scrivo Salon just so happens to specialize in it ($50). Crop-top-worthy abs not included.
Eva Scrivo Salon, 50 Bond St. (at Bowery); 903 Madison Ave. (at 72nd St.); evascrivo.com
The Dutch Chignon
Meet your new summer-wedding hairstyle. It’s sleek, formal and way cooler than a French twist. Also, it’ll stay put while you rock out to “Happy.” Book an appointment at the John Barrett Salon: The stylists there are masters of the polished updo (starting at $50).
John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave. (at 58th St.), 9th fl.; johnbarrett.com
Great for curly locks (God-given or iron-assisted), waterfalls let you keep you hair down--but, more important, off your face. The good folks at DreamDry appreciate the look so much that they made it a regular menu item ($50).
DreamDry, 35 W. 21st St. (at Fifth Ave.); 315 W. 57th St. (at Eighth Ave.); dreamdry.com
The Messy French
This bohemian take on the grade-school classic will keep your hair pulled back without looking like you’re trying too hard. (Flyaways, which add to the “I woke up like this” vibe, are encouraged.) Pop in for an appointment at Nunzio Saviano ($50). The Oscar Blandi alum recently opened his cozy, six-person salon in a townhouse on the U.E.S.
Nunzio Saviano, 130 E. 65th St. (at Lexington Ave.); nunziosaviano.com
The Braided Top Knot
Loose and sweet but a total lifesaver when the temps hit the triple digits--get this look by taking in a pic to Blo Bar and requesting the choose-your-own-adventure Updo à la Carte service ($65).
Blo Bar, 800 Sixth Ave. (at 27th St.); 325 E. 64th St. (at First Ave.); 260 E. 72nd St. (at Second Ave.); blomedry.com
It seems like just yesterday we were throwing a fit over the Polar Vortex. And any day now, we’ll be tossed headfirst into sweaty subway season.
That’s why we all need to up our braid game.
Not only do the schoolgirl styles let your neck breathe, they’re also wildly trendy. (Have you opened Pinterest in the last, oh, three years?) Sure, you could try your hand at a simple variation (the always lovely Joanna Goddard has some pretty foolproof tutorials), but like most beauty-related things, it’s best left to the professionals.
Find out what to do and where to get it done.
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