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Once upon a time sleek bobs and flatirons dictated our hair regimes. But thankfully we’ve loosened up, and wave and curl has made its well-anticipated return. In the latest testimony for texture, bountiful coils and tousled locks were seen all over the 2016 MTV European Music Awards red carpet. Anne-Marie and Zara Larson delivered two of the most notable looks, showing how curls can be applied to shorter and longer lengths.  As Europe’s most revered young musicians and bands rocked the red carpet, daring and textured hair was the look of the night. To get an amped-up look of your own, with just the right amount of curl, see steps below. . .  Click for StyleNotes →


Theory fall-winter 2016 campaign. Image:

As we lie back for the last days of summer, fashion houses are dousing us in their fall/winter campaigns. There’s plenty tips one can take from the imagery, even if not quite ready for knits. Theory, for example, is lobbying for minimalistic essentials. More interesting, though, are the beauty looks that go with their campaign; they once again show a high fashion house portraying women and girls with waves and curls. We’ve seen a slew of marketing imagery showing the same looks, which means the summer trend for beachy waves and undone elegance is set to snowball into fall and winter. Time for an American Wave! Meantime, see the full spread of stylistic imagery below.   Click for StyleNotes →


Photo: Mango Spring 2015 Editorial Campaign

Yesterday’s post on undone waves called out how perfectly imperfect tendrils are more difficult to achieve than you’d initially imagine. Often it means reaching for heat styling tools and a combination of technique and product, which is basically not so easy and effortless. However, lucky for all of us, there is more than one way to achieve great hair! There are actually plenty of easy ways to make tousled tendrils with minimal effort. These steps are especially perfect for summer considering they’re heat free and take mere minutes. So if you’re a lazy gal, but still desire great tousled texture, click through to the notes for three easy waves to achieve the best summer waves. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: Instagram user tanya_lange

Wavy hair feels lighter and softer than straight strands, making it a go-to for summer months. You probably already have a method for adding some bend to your mane, but if you only use one method for making waves, maybe it’s time to try something new. The techniques detailed below will create textures ranging from barely-there undulations to deep, shining s-curves. Click through to the notes for links to videos and step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →