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Shorter we go. Joining the likes of Rita Ora and Ginnifer Goodwin, British-born beauty Lily Collins has chopped off her bob, going for a playful and chic pixie cut. Pixie cuts are a trendy, fun and flirty alternative for spring, especially when worn with a bespoke fringe, tight nape, and loose ends that tousle, swish and swoop. Learn about getting a fashionable pixie in the notes.

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While some may think fashion and beauty are all fluff, they actually have strong ties to politics and social issues. For the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall ’15 collection badass babes stormed the runway to the beat of T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution.” Their militant outfits of army khakis and studded boots definitely said radical, but for me it was their black studded berets and grungy, unkempt hair that made the connection to activism and revolution. Think Che Guevara, The Guardian Angels, or even Debbie Harry and Johnny Rotten. With a great focus on youth culture and spirit, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, the design duo behind the brand, certainly must have girl power on the mind. Check out the video below to see Luella, Style.com’s Tim Blanks, blogger Susie Bubble and others talk about their view on the collection. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Last year was all about knots: topknots, low knots, half-knots. So far 2015 seems to be the year of the loop. Looped styles create a pretty fan shape that can be smooth and polished or loose and imperfect. The half-up looks shown here come together in minutes; they work for long lengths or chin length crops. Get step-by step instructions in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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The word undercut usually calls to mind extreme contrast and punk influence, but not all undercut styles are edgy statements. Recently, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, and Malin Akerman have debuted short shapes that show a different side of the undercut, a more glamorous, tailored side. These cuts aren’t conservative, but but they use contrasting lengths to create versatile, feminine, lean silhouettes. Learn more about getting the look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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