celine

Nobody does the less is more look better than Celine. This season the effortless approach extended to the hair. The beauty team created an easy half-up, half down style and finished it off with a perfect circular gold barrette created by the brand. It was simple, polished, and pulled together. It’s amazing how one little detail can pull together a whole look. No word if the must have barrette will be on retail this spring, but we’re already scouring retail sites to find a similar option. To emulate this style, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Ombre may finally be fading away, but dimension will never disappear. Light blonde and silver shades are big trends for the fall; adding depth at the root makes these colors more wearable and adds visual thickness and texture. The contrast of dark roots will make light ends look lighter, and the blended edge will make touch-ups less pressing. Learn about creating this trending look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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When we see modern versions of vintage techniques, like finger waves and pin curls, they’re usually prim and polished, worn in sleek updos or coifs, which makes sense if you’re using old school methods: meticulous patience and lots of gel. The looks shown here take a different approach: waves are whipped up with a curling wand, or sculpted onto nearly-dry strands with product, and then tousled and teased to create a freer, less formal look that retains a sense of retro glamour. Learn to create the fast and flexible look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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reed krakoff

Our favorite hairstyles are chic, unexpected and best yet if they’re super easy to master The looped buns tied with a blue strip of leather we saw at the Reed Krakoff spring show were definite contenders for our favorite looks for the season. We love them for their playful take on sophistication and wearability. We’re already running to the fabric store to stock up on leather strips in every color. Care to try this cool and season-less look on? Click through to style notes. –Michelle Rotbart 

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If you have a round face you may think that bobs are off limits, but the classic shape can work with the right details. Round faces, or faces that are wider than they are long, can be challenging to flatter. Many popular styles add width at the sides of the face, exaggerating the proportions of this face shape in an unflattering way. Even adding height at the top isn’t a simple solution; it can make the head look triangular instead of balancing width. What works better are clean vertical lines and soft diagonals which elongate and soften. Waves, deep side parts and asymmetric lengths are great options. Click the style notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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