From the daily archives: "Wednesday, November 25, 2015"


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Gigi Hadid caused quite a stir at the American Music Awards the other night, showing up in a sexy and tousled bob. While some speculated it was break up hair, the Victoria Secret model confirmed to E! red carpet host Giuliana Rancic, that it was just a beauty illusion. Turns out her stylist Bryce Scarlett created the look courtesy of some product and a half wig. Scarlett was heavily inspired by Gigi’s Bao Tranchi dress and decided it called for some short and sexy devil-may-care tendrils. I dont’ know about you, but I’m loving this look, so if Gigi goes for the crop, I’ll be in full support. Want to get a similar style to Gigi’s? Click through to style notes to learn how to get the look. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Can we talk for a minute about how much I love Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” playlist? In the past I’ve always been pretty disappointed with technological attempts to predict my taste. Amazon is not good at recommending books I’ll like, Pandora playlists constantly disappoint, but the Discover Weekly playlist knows me well. It was there that I first found Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel. Check out her clear voice and melancholy melodies, here She’s a genius on the piano. She also has fantastic hair. She wears her golden strands in understated braids, knots, and ponytails that look both girlish and grownup thanks to subtle wisps and glossy shine. Get tips for creating her quirky classic looks in the style notes. Click for StyleNotes →

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Hairspray isn’t new and sexy like dry conditioner or curl enhancing oils but it does have some uses you may not be aware of. If you’re a child of the eighties like I am you probably associate hairspray with creating helmet-like, gravity-defying styles, but hair spray isn’t just for strong hold. In fact, hairspray can create separation, flexibility, and shine all at once. It’s one of the most versatile products out there, if you know how to use it. Get my pro tips in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →