came from when?

Lately I’ve been looking at a lot of vintage fashion and I’m always surprised to see how current trends looked in past eras. For example, check out the wavy bob pictured above. Worn by Norma Shearer in1936, it doesn’t look much different than the wob styles trending now. Pastel colors, pixies, and milkmaid braids aren’t as new as you might think. Click the style notes to learn about the surprising origins of your favorite looks. –– Laura Martin

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Hair Shampoo

Making products do double the work can help your budget and make choosing product while getting ready less of a challenge. Products are extremely versatile and it’s just about figuring them out and how they work in your hair. Click the notes for a general guide when choosing products you can use more ways than one. –– Kelly Rowe

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hair sewing cover

Updos can be such a nuisance. The bobby pins. The hairspray. The chance you may end up looking like Bride of Frankenstein. That’s where hair sewing steps in. My latest beauty discovery is a technique which takes the place of bobby pins. Your hairstylist gets to channel their inner seamstress with a needle and thread and you get a secure and stylish look. This is a great option for a glamorous off-the-neck do that doesn’t look or feel overly done, so it’s perfect for weddings or outdoor cocktail parties. And it’s certainly a modern approach to putting hair up, as the end result is more wearable and has an element of difference. To see some of my favorite looks using hair sewing, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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travel checklist

You know how when you travel you always forget something, like your toothbrush, or your shampoo? Have you even spent your first day of vacation trying to find somewhere to buy hairspray or sunscreen? Do you know about sitting through an eight hour flight with something stuck in your teeth? Let’s put an end to all of that, right now. We’ve put together a simple, but complete, list of must have hair and beauty essentials to keep you looking your best while jet setting. Click the style notes for your complete packing guide. –– Laura Martin

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