From the daily archives: "Thursday, January 14, 2016"

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Image: Instagram Chanel Iman

Out and about in LA, Victoria’s Secret “Angel” Chanel Iman posted a pic of this adorable ensemble. By keeping her hair up and away from the face, the style has the dramatic, cheekbone-lifting, shoulder-and-neck exposing appeal of an updo, while the braids from the front help the look retain the casual informality of contemporary beauty trends. Chanel looks angelic, but also fearlessly modern, hip, and cool. Steal her hairstyle in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: Getty / Jason Merritt

Don’t believe the naysayers that say braids are so 2012. Braids have remained relevant because they’re versatile and can be worn as a detail, accessory, or statement. They are totally in right now, as seen at the Golden Globes and People’s Choice Awards. These will be the braids most pinned and liked on social media and will surely be your inspiration for your next big night out. So if you’re as braid-brained as I am, click through to the notes to see the most pin-able braids of the award show season. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Image: A. Federico, hairbrained.me

The bob cut uses the angle of the head and the line of the jaw as guides for its shape. It has strong geometry and yet, because it is so closely aligned with bone structure, it also feels organic, natural. This bob explores both sides of the cut’s nature by emphasizing strength with a blunt micro-fringe and softness with airy texture and diffused layers. Click the notes to learn more about this inspiring shape. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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(all images from Indigital)

Baby bangs are back for 2016, with enough variation to suit everyone’s style. Blunt, choppy, and soft wispy versions were all seen on the Spring/Summer 2016 runways with lengths ranging from less than an inch above the brow to just below the hairline. Short bangs open up and lengthen the face and make eyes look larger and wider. What’s not to love? Click the notes to learn more about this season’s trending fringes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →