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Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? You could go as a sexy cat woman for the fourth year in a row, or you could try something a little more sophisticated and go as your favorite female celebrity. Whether you’re inspired by the sultry beauty of Marilyn Monroe or want to pay tribute to your favorite presidential candidate, getting the hairstyle right is key. Click the style notes for steps to creating the signature looks of five inspirational women, and take your halloween look up a notch. –– Laura Martin

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Truman Capote’s quirky character Holly Golightly became a national treasure when she was brought to life by Audrey Hebburn in the movie adaptation of the novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Aside from her breezy positively, what captured the imagination was her elegant, effortless style: little black dresses, gorgeous necklaces, and beautiful swept updos. It was the epitome of the free-spirited poise and panache of the hopeful 1960s girl. More than 50 years on, her updo can still make you the queen of society. Learn how to get it in the notes.

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Beauty is a word that can mean many things: aesthetics, nature, self-expression, impossible standards. But most of all, beauty is something that we all see differently. It’s a concept that has inspired artists, philosophers and designers for centuries. Here are ten of my favorite quotes about beauty. I hope you’ll find them as inspiring as I do. –– Laura Martin

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This sophisticated accessory was a signature piece for fashion icons ranging from Audrey Hepburn to Bridgette Bardot. A clean strip of black punctuates your favorite looks without calling attention to itself; it’s the hair equivalent of classic black eyeliner. The minimal accessory enhances a multitude of styles. Read on for tips and tricks on all the ways to wear it. –– Laura Martin 

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Jennifer Lawrence’s recent crop has gotten me thinking about pixie cuts, and the strong reactions they tend to elicit. Mia Farrow is often credited with the original pixie cut, but Audrey Hepburn and Leslie Caron embraced their own crops a decade before. Hepburn’s cut, in the film Roman Holiday, allowed her to shed her life as a princess and have an adventure.  Leslie Caron’s cut made its debut in An American In Paris. She created the chop herself after her stylist refused to go short enough. The cut was so scandalous it actually delayed the film for three weeks. These ladies embraced their dramatic styles at a very conservative time in fashion, bringing sultry daring to the bland 1950s. Learn how to style a modern version of this classic look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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