Take this fishtail braid from day to night in a few simple steps! We showed you how to master the fishtail braid here, so now here's a simple way to dress it up.
1. Start with hair in a low, smooth ponytail. Make sure hair is brushed and knot-free.
2. Divide the hair into two even sections.
3. Starting from the left side, pull out a smaller piece from the outside. Now you have three strands of hair.
4. Pull this new strand of hair (strand #3) all the way over to the other side of strand #2 on the right.
5. You can drop strand #3, into strand #2. Then repeat step 3 by pulling out a small piece from the right side (strand #2) and pull it all the way back to the left side. You can drop strand #4 into strand #1 here.
6. Repeat pulling out a small chunk from the outside, moving it all the way over and dropping it. Continue to weave the hair like this all the way down your ponytail.
Styling tips from Leah:
Start with straight hair brushed with a Mason Pearson brush. If your hair is clean, add Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Crème to make the hair easier to braid. Use Aveda Air Control hair spray as you are braiding to keep strands in place and to add some shine.
Leah Luebbe is a Master Stylist at Juut Salonspa Downtown. Leah has been with Juut for over 7 years, and she specializes in updo's. She loves to create stunning looks for special occasions, whether it is a night out on the town, or your wedding day. Leah's work has been featured in Twin Cities Statement Magazine and Vita.mn. Learn more about Leah by visiting her profile here.
Kristin Kosieracki, Makeup Artist from Juut St. Paul, walks us through one of the most popular looks from our recent Makeup Events. This look, called Red Dahlia, is created using Aveda’s new limited-edition winter collection “Passion Flower."
Step 1: Prep the eye with inner light concealer on the eyelid as a base. This liquid concealer dries as a powder finish making it a great base for eye shadow.
Step 2: Apply bittersweet eye shadow directly on the lid, from lashes to crease using a medium shadow brush.
Use the night iris shadow on the contour of the eye along the entire length of the eye using the contour brush.
Highlight under the brow bone and the inner corners of the eyes with callalily shadow.
Line the eyes with brown velvet rose shadow. Use the same to fill in the eyebrows.
Finish with AVEDA black forest mosscara.
Spring/Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week took place September 6-13, and along with fellow Juut stylists, Christy Dylo, Larissa Wong and Woody Theis, I returned to “the tents” to style hair behind the scenes. This season we styled Badgley Mischka, Marimekko, Charlotte Ronson, Christian Siriano, and Kahri. Like every season, I was inspired by what I saw on the runways and look forward to translating these looks to the street when I return home. Backstage, we discovered that the streets were exactly where many designers were getting their inspiration.
At Badgley Mischka we coiffed the models into mystical, woodland goddesses with drapey, floaty up-styles. Hair was lightly crimped, pinned into a horizontally braided base at the back of the head and then adorned with flowers. Lead stylist, Peter Gray, created the modern, yet dreamy hair styles to compliment the spring/summer collection inspired by the 1935 film A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The hair and makeup looks for Marimekko perfectly suited its spring/summer fashion show, which commemorated the history of the famous Finnish design house. The geometry in their signature prints was mimicked in the masculine, square-topped, textured ponytails designed by Aveda hair lead and Juut alumnus, Jon Reyman. The bright color palette was mirrored in the vibrant, opaque eye makeup shades.
Charlotte Ronson’s vibrant ocean-inspired collection translated well into simple and wearable, beachy hairstyles created by Aveda’s Jon Reyman. The hair was set with soft, flat-ironed pin curls to mirror the ocean print and curved silhouettes interspersed throughout the collection. Bold brows and neutral lips complemented these modern street-meets-chic hairstyles that were just as easy-going as Ronson’s “cool girl” target market.
Classic, whimsical ballerina buns were designed by Aveda Global Director Antoinette Beenders for designer, and Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano’s spring/summer show. The look was achieved by flipping the model’s head over, finger-combing the hair into a high ponytail, twisting the hair into a loose bun, then securing with an elastic and hair pins to the base. The tall top buns, which Beenders described as “what every girl in NYC is wearing right now,” were intentionally loose and DIY-like to contrast the structure in Siriano’s romantic ballet-inspired collection.
Kahri designer Kahri Ann Kerr’s spring/summer collection was inspired by the 1920s and by Australian recording artist, Sia. Borrowing from the same vintage-meets-modern sensibility, Aveda hair lead, Dennis Clendennen, created a look that fused a face-framing 20’s finger-wave and a messy, low side-bun to match Kahri’s playful separates.
All in all, NYC fashion week spring/summer 2013 brought us very wearable, easy to do hairstyles that can be taken straight from the runway to the street. Try one of them during your next Juut appointment or recreate them yourself at home!
NYC Fashion Week author, Jen Hughes, is a Master Stylist at our Downtown location who has been in the game since 1996. With a down-to-earth manner and meticulous skill, she uses fashion, music, and pop culture history to create aspirational, yet wearable styles that suit her guest’s lifestyle, face shape and hair texture. Jen specializes in modern and classic women's haircuts, men's hair, runway, editorial, wedding and special occasion styles. Learn more by following Jen on Twitter (@jen_hughes) or by checking out her profile.
Top knots are a hair trend that's here to stay! This easy and chic look can be seen everywhere lately:
Wondering how to achieve this look (without taking a sock off your foot and into your hair)? Thanks to Dana, Color Specialist in Edina, for teaching this super easy technique to top knot your own hair!
Here's what you will need:
8 easy steps to top knot:
1.) Start with brushed, straight or wavy hair.
2.) Gather hair into a high, smooth ponytail.
3.) Spread ponytail evenly on top of your head.
4.) (Optional) Tease the base of the ponytail, as this can help fill in holes.
5.) Wrap another elastic around base of your ponytail leaving ends sticking out still.
6.) Wrap loose ends around the base of bun. Secure with a pin.
7.) Pull the bun towards your scalp, piece by piece, and secure the hair to your head with pins.
8.) Continue step 7 until all sections are secure to your head. Finish with Air control hair spray.
We recently spotted a perfect summer-to-fall transitional outfit on Juutie, Kristi, at the New Artist's Academy. From her pretty blouse, to her pencil pants, to her perfectly matching nails, Kristi was dressed to the 9's for a day at the salon or out to dinner with friends.
In addition to her perfectly planned outfit, Kristi tames her locks daily with her must-have AVEDA products: Phomollient, Daily Hair Repair & Air Control.
Love this look? Find similar pieces here:
Skinny Ankle-zip Pant, Gap $69.95
Silk Bowtie Blouse, Banana Republic, $79.50
Sheer Silk Blouse, Nordstrom, $218
Round-toed Pump, Nordstrom, $325
Round-toed Pump, DSW, $49.95
Looking for more style inspiration? Check out Pinterest!
Whether you're 5 or 55, back to school is always an exciting time! We've scoured the fashion mags and runways, and of course received insight from our fashion-forward expert Artists at Juut to bring you the hottest trends for Fall.
Brunette, Honey + Gold, Red
Short + Rounded Fringe
"For back to school, I would say to everyone who is ready for it, go for a shorter fringe! We saw a rounded fringe at Marni and a short fringe at Versace this season and that is just a preview of what is to come for next season..."
- Joel Gunderson, Master Stylist + Creative Director
MEN'S HAIR TREND
Disheveled + Loose
"While styled and groomed carries over from previous seasons, disheveled and loose is strong for fall and winter. Guys can challenge themselves to see how closely they can toe the line between the two. So again, a perfectly executed cut is key to achieve this versatility."
- Anthony, Master Stylist + Men's Specialist
Dark + Vampy
"A couple trends that we will be doing at Juut for nails; the first is dark and vampy. Deep rich shades of burgundy and dark blue, like 'Osmium' from the holiday collection of Sparitual. This deep, dark, navy blue that is almost black...it will be the 'it' color!
The second big trend will be our new line of polish from Orly called Glam FX. It is honestly the most gorgeous collection I have ever seen! 22 different shades of glitter polishes with different shapes and sizes of glitter. I think it should be available at Juut next week! My favorite is called 'Cupcakes and Unicorns'...a pink and purple tinsel glitter!"
- Markus J, Senior Nail Technician + Nail Director
Check out the new AVEDA fall/winter collection here!
David Wagner, owner of Juut Salonspas, posed the question, “Why have random acts of kindness when you can have intentional acts of good will?” This question sparked the Daymaker Movement.
Over a decade ago, Wagner wrote Life as a Daymaker, and he followed it up with a book tour encouraging others to spread the daymaker message. The tour included several U.S. cities, stops at TV stations and even Good Morning America.
Since then, Wagner has continued to spread his Daymaking philosophy to strangers, friends, his employees as well as several other corporations as a guest speaker, annually addressing over 50,000 people.
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