Top Winter Beauty Tricks

Seven ways to break out of a winter beauty rut.


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    Plaits Please

    Oversize, slightly mussed braids — fashioned across the crown or cascading down the back — transformed manes at Valentino and Ruffian for a sophisticated (not schoolgirl) vibe.

    GET THE LOOK: "It's a woven look, not a perfect braid," says Kayley Pak of the John Barrett Braid Bar in NYC, who suggests applying pomade to fingers before braiding to ensure a good grip on hair.

    MC RECOMMENDS: TRESemmé Fresh Start Smoothing Dry Shampoo, $5; Pureology Colour Stylist Radiance Amplifier, $26; Bumble and Bumble Concen-Straight Smoothing Treatment, $45.

    Greg Kessler
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