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At the recent American Music Awards Julianne Hough brought something unexpected to the red carpet: a zigzag part. Back in the nineties, the zigzag was a favorite of celebrities ranging from Jennifer Aniston to Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown. It’s been at least a decade since its made an appearance in Hollywood, but the reactions to Hough’s style was surprisingly positive. Hollywood Life called it “insanely cool” and Fresh News Online referred to the style as “seriously sleek.” Was the turban-like effect merely the perfect compliment to Hough’s exotic beaded gown, or are zigzag parts about to become a trend? Get me take in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

This could catch on…After all, we’ve seen hair take a decidedly playful turn for the past few seasons with rainbow colors, retro accessories, and wild textures.

It will need some updating…Whenever a trend gets pulled from fashion’s dusty closet it needs a twist to make it new again. Julianne’s part is deep, but soft. The hair overlaps, but the part lines are hidden, giving it a fresh twist.

It might take a while…This look seemed so out of the blue that it might not go mainstream for some time, but I expect to start seeing it pop up from time to time, slowly working its way back into the rotation.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter  @LarMarStyle   



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