clip in

Are you dying for some length? Extensions are a quick way to get hair that would take years to grow. When it comes to temporary, commitment-free options that are great for a night out, plumping up updos, or giving a little extra va-va-voom, clip-ins are the best option. Click the notes for everything about them. –– Kelly Rowe

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prada

Fashion’s month in the spotlight is nearly here. . . .who are we kidding? Fashion is in the spotlight every month, and the pre-fall and menswear shows are already in full swing.

Every season I’m always anticipating the Prada shows, because Miuccia never disappoints. Of course, I’ve already spotted a ponytail on the runway that screams cool girl alert. According to the Prada beauty team, the inspiration behind the look is the girl everyone wants to be out in the club. Well, that’s good enough for me; will it be good enough for you? Click through to style notes to learn how to emulate this look. –– Michelle Rotbart

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In the dead of winter, when the sun sets at 5 p.m. and your legs are the same color as the snow, you may find yourself longing for tropical climates and warm ocean breezes. Even if a beach vacation is out of your reach you can incorporate a touch of tropical paradise into your look with one of these lovely oceanic shades. Click the style notes to learn more about this trending palette. –– Laura Martin

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about banishing hairdryers and embracing natural texture. But if your hair is fine, straight and limp like mine, natural drying doesn’t mean tousled waves, it means flat limp strands. Thankfully with a few simple tricks I can fake natural waves and get the cool, behead texture everyone’s wearing right now. Learn my tricks in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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low messy bun

At this time of year all the major publications are clamoring to be the first to hit on the big trends for the coming seasons. So that they can take the kudos when one of their forecasts hits, they tend to load their bases with juxtaposing remarks like ‘polished’ and ‘undone,‘ ‘disheveled’ and ‘refined.’ This can leave followers of style trends in a tizz, not knowing which way the pendulum will swing. Instead of focusing on the next fad, it’s better to have a few classic looks in your locker, and adapt and modernize them based on current fashion inspirations. For example, what girl doesn’t know how to do a low bun? And who hasn’t seen celebrities wearing tousled low buns recently? It’s a look that is on trend, easy to do, and beautifying. Get our pro tips in the style notes.

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