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Every stylist has a unique aesthetic, but certain trends—like a crisp bob or a perfect bleach and tone—are pro favorites while others are despised by professional hairdressers. Some of these looks are almost always unflattering, others are good in theory but might only suit a certain type of face or are almost impossible to achieve if the hair is not in the appropriate condition. From a horrid crop to a groan-producing color, to a cringe-worthy style, click the notes to see which trends give hair pros nightmares. –– Laura Martin 

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Summer has a way of invoking all things ethereal in fashion and in beauty looks. I currently love the look of ribbon headbands, even more when doubled up for a layered style. Tie headbands are a great away of wearing a delicate and feminine hair accessory, without looking too much like a princess. They’re perfect for everyday or even a special occasion. Best yet, they’re super easy to wear and give you some instant goddess appeal! Click through to the notes to learn how to get the look and don’t forget to pair your style with a maxi dress and wrap sandals. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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This formula is a happy medium between two of my favorite color trends: rose gold and gray violet. Rose gold is slightly warm, and adding it to an ultra-cool shade softens and brightens. This color is unusual in an understated way. The subtle pink tone makes skin glow while the balanced beige that makes up the hies primary tone provides a classy neutral backdrop. Click the notes for a glaze formula and an optional accent color. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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As a gal who mostly had long hair all her life, I understand the notion of waking up too late and simply throwing your hair up into a mussy bun. Now that I have a bob haircut I have a harder time accomplishing this look. I beyond love my bob, but now it’s definitely harder to just throw my tendrils up and back. The good news is that it is still possible to rock a messy bun, or at least a great alternative of a half up messy topknot.  Just grab your refinish, pins, and hair ties and you’re good to go. Best part is that this look will take you less than five minutes to complete, so snooze away short-haired sisters! Click through to the notes to get the look. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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You probably know that some haircuts flatter your face while others don’t pair well with your specific features, but what’s less obvious is why a certain cut works. The shape of your hair, like the shape of your clothing, creates a visual illusion. Your cut adds width or elongates, sharpens or softens. It can also draw attention to—or minimize—specific features, like your cheekbones. Click the notes to find out how your hair can give your bone structure a boost. –– Laura Martin 

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