while i was looking through the spring '13 shows for about the one hundredth time, i stumbled across dkny - which i hadn't taken a good look at til now - and not only are the clothes sleek, modern, and quintessentially new york, but the hair is minimalist perfection. those smooth, ultra-straight-yet-still-touchable locks with the super deep part and swept-over bangs.... if only i could get my hair to do that!
images via style.com
to get the look, use a lightweight silkifying spray like garnier fructis weightless conditinoing triple nutrition nutrient hair spray on wet hair, then create a deep side part (use the arch of your eyebrow as your guide - just part straight back from there using the end of a comb). then blow dry sections with a rounded board bristle brush, pulling down on the hair to straighten it and ensuring the front pieces lay flat across your forehead. make sure you're using a nozzle, and point the heat down so it doesn't rough up the cuticle of your hair and cause frizz. once it's all dry, you can follow with a straightening cream or serum to ensure everything stays perfect.