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We love looking at eras of fashion for creative inspiration and today we’ve got the 1960s on the mind (see the bouffant post above). One of our favorite style icons from the time of the Mod is Twiggy. If it hadn’t been for THAT haircut, Twiggy, could have been just another good looking girl swinging in London. But when she chopped it off, the world stopped and watched. Ever since, celebrities –– think Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson from the modern era –– have been taking radical cuts as a means to get themselves noticed. Twiggy was a pioneer, as well as an icon.  You can learn how to recreate her look in the notes.

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Nowadays, with TV shows like Mad Men reminiscing about the timeless elegance, beauty and grace of the 1960s, the bouffant has come back into fashion. Though it looks like a lot of work, it’s easier than what you think; it only requires backcombing to build vivacious volume at the crown, with soft romantic tousle perfectly fine for the rest of the style. For our tips on shaping your own bouffant, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

festival pastels

Tomorrow marks the start of the biggest music festival in the United States, the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. What better way to celebrate than with weekend pastel hair? Whether you are headed to Sin City or have your own set list, this is a fun color change that you can do at home or on the road. It’s temporary, great for the weekend, and for dancing like you just don’t care! Click the notes for more. –– Kelly Rowe

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sea breeze bun

Overused words and phrases lose the rich context of their original meaning, becoming clichés. Case in point: beach hair. Before the word “beachy” became the darling of the beauty industry it had lots of connotations: sun streaked, damp, wind-blown, wavy. This style recalls these original associations. It’s not wavy, but the wind blown messiness, seaweed textured tendrils and dampish gloss bring to mind a day at the ocean. Learn to create the look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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faux pixie

Playful, confident and androgynous, the pixie cut is timeless and daring. For long-haired girls, a cropped cut may be out of the question, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fake one for a day. These faux-pixie styles create the illusion of a short gamine shape with none of the commitment. They’re cool, stylish, and easy to create. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

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