From the daily archives: "Monday, November 16, 2015"

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Trending: Groupon’s Clip-In Man Buns 

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Mock if you will, but I love a great man bun on a hot and scruffy guy. A sexy man is even sexier with great hair. Hipsters in Brooklyn made it a thing and leading men like Jared Leto and Charlie Hunnam gave the look the jump to Hollywood. Now it has reached the masses. Groupon, the coupon site, is now selling clip-on man buns, “for the man who wears many hats but no buns.” Hmmmm. Is this for real? Or perhaps an inside joke? The accompanying marketing copy on the site recommends to “put it on when you smell fair-trade coffee” and take it off “ when someone utters the word bro.” It’s a bit early for an April Fool’s gag but it seems that Groupon will have the last laugh on this new trend. Over ten thousand have already been purchased. To see more of this—ahem—interesting look, click through to style notes.  –– Michelle Rotbart

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Last week we learned that the it look for fall is an updo. And this weekend proved that a definite do, for functional and fashionable reasons. With the windy-days upon us I think we’ll all want to start putting our hair up to keep it out of our faces and out of our way. There are many variations on classic chignons but I’m really into a new and modern twisted version. It looks elaborate but is easy to create. Try it for work or for your next date, you won’t go wrong. Click through the notes to get the know-how. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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The mille feuille is a simple french pastry, made from thin layers of puff pastry and rich ribbons of pastry cream topped with fondant, and painted with a wisp of chocolate. It’s light and decadent, rich in both simplicity and complexity. It’s the perfect inspiration for dimensional blonde, which like the mille feuille is made of a complex arrangement of simple ingredients: buttery, toasty and creamy blondes layered and blended into a delightful confection. Get the formulas and tips on applying them in the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Like a well-fitting pair of jeans, these lean haircuts show conform to curves, accentuating the structure of the head, making a svelte silhouette. The slim shape is created with a combination of short and long lengths blended along steep diagonals, reducing bulk without shattering edges. Learn more about these trending shapes in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →