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Featuring a mixture of indigenous textiles and prints, modernized by slinky silhouettes, Rebecca Minkoff’s inspiration for SS14 is taken from the Mexican surrealist, Frieda Kahlo. No surprise then, that we see bright colors, flouncy skirts, statement jewelry, and milkmaid braids –– all were staples of Kahlo’s remarkable self-portraits. Whether or not Mexican folklore is your thing, the artfully undone messiness of this milkmaid is as impacting as it is current. To learn to create it at home, click style notes.

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If you lived through the nineties you may remember this move; supermodels, movie heroines, and popular girls would do it all the time. Sometimes it involved a casual motion of the fingers, sometimes a flick of the neck, but however it was achieved, the flip-over provided instant sexiness. It made hair look fuller, it created a cascade of movement, sometimes it even fell seductively over one eye. The trick was to make it look effortless, almost accidental. A defined part or stiff texture would ruin it; this look is all about movement. Learn how to get it in the style notes. –– Laura Martin 

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Black hair can be harsh and unforgiving, but it also highlights bone structure and makes eye color pop. This ultra-rich espresso shade gives the benefits of black but with just enough warmth to soften the darkness. The resulting color is dark enough to satisfy the craving for raven strands and works well on a variety of skin tones both dark and light. Read on for the formulation for this deep, dark hue. –– Laura Martin

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The flamboyant florals permeating Custo Barcelona’s collections are always worth a watch. This season, designer Custo Dalmau, took it up a notch with bright tribal patterns inspired by Navajo culture. What we found the most fun was how the hair matched the ruffled texture of the clothes. Described as “effortless and easy….sprayed back-knots,” rough, loose ponytails spring out of feathered ends, strutting like a peacock. With the right products and tricks, you too can put the textural subtleties of high fashion design into your hairstyles. For our tips, click style notes.

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With all eyes on New York Fashion Week, for once, celebrities are taking a back seat. Nobody seems to have told Taylor Swift. Hitting up the photo call for One Chance at the Toronto Film Festival, she pleasantly surprised with a change up to her usual signature retro aesthetic of red lips, flowing waves. An intricately done, braided fishtail bun, it adds textural interest to the style, while it’s nice to see Taylor with hair off the face, as it creates space for her strong cheekbones and scintillating eyes. If you can fishtail, you can easily recreate this look; for our tips, click style notes.

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