hat cover

Headed off on a trip? Lighten the load –– forget packing hot tools and top off your bedhead with a cool hat. Hats are nearly impossible to pack in your luggage, and you’ll look super glamorous arriving to your final destination in a Panama topper (did someone say upgrade). Not to mention, wearing a hat will protect your hair and your skin from harmful UV rays. The only thing I do suggest is packing a TSA-friendly dry shampoo like refinish, so you can bring some rumple back into your waves. Need some inspiration on what type of headgear to rock? Click through to style notes to see some of my favorite looks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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braids

This look combines the sweet femininity of milkmaid braids with the toughness of cornrows for a style that’s both edgy and girly. Soft makeup and floral accents add playfulness. It’s a great way to add a little balance to your flirty summer ensembles. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

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Hairstyles are part of our identity. Some people prefer to stick to a signature look while others like to switch up their style often. Whether you prefer a new ‘do every season or only opt of a big change once a decade there are a few looks that should be on your hairdo bucket list. These styles are an experience; they’ll change the way you see yourself, and the way the world sees you. Click the notes too see the top five styles every woman should try. –– Laura Martin

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mens tapered look

The men’s look that’s dominated the trends for the last few years has been a prohibition-era inspired disconnected shape: super short sides and back, longer disconnected top. What’s kept the look fresh season after season is variations in styling. We’ve seen it slicked back, brushed to the side, tousled, and now elevated. Gelled or waxed, roots lifted and ends flicked back, creating shape that adds a little eighties influence to the twenties inspiration for a look that’s part dapper and part skater. Pair it with a denim jacket or a fitted suit. –– Laura Martin

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It’s award and gala season again, and the warm weather is driving a cool new look among models: an easy slick back. Prim yet not stuffy, this frizz-be-gone style proved to be essential on the red carpet for models like Kendall Jenner and Joan Smalls. You don’t have to be a model to rock this look, it’s a perfect option for all your summer weddings and events. To learn how to emulate this style, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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