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In the new Star Wars movie, when Han and Leia are reunited after a long separation, the first thing he says to her is, “You changed your hair.” It may seem an arbitrary observation, but a new hairstyle is rarely a purely aesthetic adjustment. Our hair is one of the primary ways we self-identify. What’s happening on our heads usually reveals a lot about what’s going on in our minds. Getting a dramatic color change or major chop has a huge emotional impact. In fact, I’d argue that changing your hair is one of the most powerful symbolic gestures a person can make. What does your hair say about you? –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Volume on top with sleek sides is a flattering look that elongates the face and draws attention up to the eyes. We often credit the mohawk for creating this type of proportional balance, but Lucille Ball was wearing the look long before the punk movement adopted it as their signature haircut. And after being in and out of fashion over the past decades, contemporary “mohawk” shapes now have more in common with the coifed looks of the fifties than the rebellious styles of the seventies. High, curly shapes with sleek sides are back, and whatever we call  them, they invoke both rock inspired rebellion and classic femininity. Click the style notes for tips on creating the shape. –– Laura Martin

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