Get the Look: The Windswept Half-Up 'Do at Michael Kors
If "don't care" hair is the theme of NYFW—that is, our term for the effortless, haphazard styling we've seen at a majority of shows—the hairdo of choice at Michael Kors might be filed under "sorta care." Kors's aesthetic, after all, is typically ladylike: classic and All-American, for sure, but also put-together and feminine. The cascading, half-up hairstyle we saw backstage and on the runway at yesterday's show embodied this—the tousled, cascading locks (which were literally created to have a windswept desert feel) were balanced by a Kors-designed amber hairpiece that held the look in place.
Keep reading to see how stylist Orlando Pita created the look.
Pita began by adding some Southwestern-inspired grit to the models' locks, with the help of Argan Oil ($45) and Dry Shampoo ($35) from his own line. (The idea was to mimic the desert elements, like sand and dust.) Next, he pulled strands across the forehead for that windswept, just-stepped-out-of-my-convertible look. He gathered these locks in the back to complete the half-up 'do, securing it in place with a bone-like amber piece created by Kors for the occasion. "You could do the same with a pencil or chopstick," he said.
Perhaps, but would a pencil have the same Southwestern appeal? While we're unsure whether those hair pieces will be available for the general public at some point, in the meantime, get a similar look with this hair pick ($145).
Would you try this look at home? What's your favorite style from NYFW so far? Tell us in the comments below!