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Effortless-looking beauty is an oft strived for ideal that’s hard to pull off. This look walks the line perfectly, creating thrown-together chic from a few simple elements. Cheekbone-skimming fringe with textured ends has a pretty, disheveled quality, especially when brushed aside from a slightly off-center part. Gentle movement through the lengths enhances the organic quality while a bit of gloss keeps it from feeling messy. Get this casually cool style in a few quick steps. –– Laura Martin 

Step 1: Ask your stylist for a long cut with a subtle face frame. For thick textures, removing bulk from the ends will free up the shape. The fringe should be cut in a slightly rounded shape that falls to the cheekbone, covering the eyes if brushed straight down.

Step 2: To style, apply a liberal amount of hair creme roots to ends and create a slightly off-center parting. Dry with fingers, smoothing roots and allowing the ends to retain some movement.

Step 3: Mist ends lightly with healing oil. Wrap large sections loosely around a styling wand for 5-10 seconds to enhance texture. Finish completed look with holding spray.

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 

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