A side braid has personality but keeps things professional, said Charles Penzone stylist Jolee Doster. She suggested pulling hair into a low side ponytail with a clear rubber band before braiding; carefully cut the band after you’ve completed and tied off the braid and then gently pull the braid out a bit so it doesn’t look too tight. Trend tip: Make it a fishtail braid.
You’ve worn that braid all day, so spice it up for your hot date by twisting it up into a side bun. Bobby-pin it into place. Trend tip: Switch up your bangs so it feels like a whole new hairstyle — swoop them if you wore them down during the day, and vice versa.
Time to drink and be merry. Let your hair down, girl. Doster suggested curling the hair with a small barrel iron before making the braid in the morning so when you take it down at night it has body and shape. Trend tip: Pull some hair back on one side and pin it into place with a flower or colorful comb. Wide headbands and jeweled barrettes are also hot this fall.
Charles Penzone Grand Salon Polaris
771 Polaris Pkwy., Lewis Center
Stylist: Jolee Doster
Makeup: Emily Herron
Model: Jessica Blair
One more work option:
If you want to wear your hair down while at work, Tiffany Teske-Gardner of Nurtur Salon recommended keeping things smooth and out of your face. Side parts are a fun way to keep it simple but fashion forward.
1581 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington
Styled by: Tiffany Teske-Gardner
Modeled by: Ashleigh Conkey
Makeup by: Chinda Chaiaree