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My Look: Bronte Tagliani's Chic Mohawk

The Fashion Mall’s resident blogger, Bronte Tagliani, is also the wife of IndyCar driver Alex Tagliani—and she’s become notorious for a hairstyle daring enough for both the runway and the racetrack.

Who keeps your ’do upright?
Patrick Mathes is a wonderful stylist here in Indy who created my signature cut, but he is no longer doing hair full-time. Now, I see Phillip Watson at Rain Salon and Spa. No matter what stylist I use, it’s a collaboration of their skills and my vision.

What do you call it?
A faux-hawk, and kind of an undercut.

How about “the Bronte”?
Yeah, you could call it that.

What do you wear to the track?
In IndyCar, there’s a moto vibe. I like to wear jeans or leather elements and dress them up.

Bet you’ve seen some fashion don’ts.
Bikini tops are definitely a don’t. This year, crop tops are really in, so maybe high-waisted shorts or pants and a crop top is a classier version.

Tell us about being The Fashion Mall’s Style-Setter.
It allows me to show my creative side. I love working with the brands and talking about the new styles.

How do you stay fit?
At Pure Barre in Carmel. I call it my “booty burn.”


This article appeared in the May 2014 issue.

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.