BEST HAIR at NYFW? Olivia Palermo by Marco Santini on HARPER'S! 

Harper's Bazaar is talking Olivia Pelermo's hair at the front row of NYFW 2016 - undone chic, downtown cool, uptown polished - all my our own Marco Santini!

"Spring 2016 was the season of slip-dressing, Gucci's full-fledged revival, electric blue eyes and natural texture. It was also, perhaps most importantly, the season Olivia Palermo decided to deprive us of off-the-runway inspiration by taking a fashion week hiatus. Where she went and what she did, nobody knows (somebody probably knows), all that matters is she's back for Fall and I can't even be mad at her for disappearing because my god, have you seen how good she looks?! It's raining, it's snowing, it's 55° one day and 3° the next and her perfect hair just yawns and says, "So?" And sure, access to a hairstylist Marco Santini of ION STUDIO NYC and door-to-door car service improves the odds of having a good hair day, but every other celebrity with those things still manages to misstep. Palermo does not. Undone chic, downtown cool, uptown polishedtechnically, she's never directly referenced backstage, but who are we kidding? Her hair is what we talk about when we talk about hair." - Harper's Bazaar, February 2016

Olivia Palermo sports Edgy Braids by Marco Santini!

It’s hard to pull off a braided hairstyle and not end up appearing too cutesy but leave it to Olivia’s creativity and the skill of one of her hairstylist’s, Marco Santini, to create a look that has some significant rock n roll edge to it. Our favorite part? Olivia wore this look out to a black tie affair in New York City, pairing it with an ethereal Dennis Basso robe which brought the whole look into a perfect harmony of hard and soft. Read on to see how you can replicate the look.

"We started off with French braids on both sides of her head. starting at the front of the hairline, working our way down and finally wrapping behind the ear and closing with clear elastics (Olivia’s hair was dry when we started). Next, I blow dried the top middle portion of the hair starting at the crown and utilizing Davines Volume Spray, I moved from front to back with a medium round brush to create a smooth panel of hair that was pushed off of the face. To make sure the hair stayed secure in the style we created, I took one end of a thin transparent thread and secured it to a long bobby pin which I think threaded through the center back of the hair (like a thread and needle) and finished with a light hairspray." - Marco Santini

*text from by Jillian Magenheim