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Part Renaissance Faire and part chic hair statement, the intricate braided crowns (which we dubbed cage braids for their scalp-encompassing effect) from Marchesa's spring '13 show have been haunting our dreams for the past few months. Clearly, extensions came into play for this look, but surely there must be some way to recreate this woven wonder without having to resort to fake hair.
Lo and behold, where there's a will, apparently there's a way. We teamed up with Woodley & Bunny stylist Adrian Clark to show you how to recreate this divine 'do at home. Best of all, we used a short-haired model to prove that you don't need Rapunzel strands to pull this bad boy off. Click through to get the scoop on this mane masterpiece, plus a few of Clark's best tips on braiding, updos, and how girls with short hair can master both.
Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet; Hair by Adrian Clark for Woodley & Bunny; Model Georgia Lifsher.
Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet
We’re finally starting to shed our layers in NYC, opting for
just one jacket rather than four. As for our friends on the west coast? Well, they’ve
been enjoying coat-less living for a
few weeks now. Meanwhile, those in the middle may still need their parkas.
Spring weather is better than winter no matter where you read
On any given day, our browsers are open to Shopbop because of its on-point selection. The retailer carries the most sought-after items from top brands that aren’t available anywhere else. So, naturally, when the site has a sale (with some items up to 70% off!), we scour it to add everything we can to our carts read