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Cosmopolitan

The Met Gala is most notably known as a star-studded evening filled with glitterati and paparazzi honoring a designer of choosing, and this year’s honoree was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcon.  As daring as the fashion choices were (as to be expected with such an eponymous designer), we saw everything from peacock-adorned dresses to wearable forms of art such Rihanna’s sculptural, multi-layered gown.  With such an outlandish and exaggerated theme, it would only be expected that hair and makeup would be be competing to be outrageous and forthright as well.

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NY TIMES

With texture trending, there were a surprising amount of slicked center-part bobs, which were a nice breath of fresh air.  Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid were those who opted for the classic style, while others such as Rose Byrne and Gigi Hadid took a more tousled approach paying homage to natural textures.

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Even more daring, was Zendaya Coleman who stepped out in more of an editorial-inspired shoulder grazing, three-dimensional texturized look.

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Gearing up to more jaw-dropping looks were those such as Kate Hudson, who donned a silver-bleached  exaggerated top knot and even more daring was Cara Delevingne with what seemed to be a silver-painted, bedazzled freshly painted buzzed head.

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And the most Avant-Garde of them all?  Katy Perry, who ditched the hair-scene overall by covering her locks with a red voluminous veil.

So might you ask yourself our favorites over here at Style Noted Towers?  Lets start with Lily Collins’ blunt, dark brown bob and Rihanna’s piece-y top knot with textured bangs.  We also were a big fan of J-Lo’s flowing locks that made us reminisce of repunzel.

What were your favorite looks? Comment below!

 

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It’s nearly impossible to picture Gwen Stefani without her platinum strands, or imagine Alexa Chung without her tousled brown waves, or to think of Anna Wintour without her signature crisp bob. These details make them easy to identify and provide the illusion of consistency even if they wear a wide range of clothing styles and makeup looks. There’s something appealing about a person who can stick to a single hairstyle—or slight variations on a theme—for decades. But why are we drawn to this sort of regularity? Is it only because consistency is unusual that it is appealing, or does a signature look signify something else, perhaps self-knowledge, or acceptance? If nothing else, a signature look is a quiet rebellion against the constant shifting of fashion trends, a way of dictating your own rules of styling instead of feeling pressured to follow someone else’s. Do you have a signature style? How long have you worn it? Click the notes to see celebs who are know for their signature ‘do and share your thoughts in the comments. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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While spring was still in bloom we brought you Style Notes on the Met Gala’s exhibition, PUNK: From Chaos to CoutureIn the post, we noted how a new wave of punk-inspired trends, like mohawks and devillocks, would soon be back in the center of fashion’s eye. Here’s the confirmation! This spread, Punk Me, by Vogue Taiwan, blends punk-rocker chic with contemporary beauty trends for a hard-edged look at the future of hair and style. A great collection for getting into the smash-the-hotel-room spirit this weekend. You can see the full spread via the style notes.

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