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Gigi Hadid may be the bigger social media star, but Bella Hadid is a darling of the glossies. In a surprising twist, this editorial from Vogue Paris – which highlights Dior’s Spring Collections – combines high fashions from the French label with an armor and swords fencing story. Perhaps someone was looking to score points in the influencer stakes? Bella’s beauty and the dreamy Dior designs create a captivating editorial but what catches our eye is the slicked back hairstyle. It reminds us of the power and the beauty of a sleek off the face look. It’s a great way to make cheekbones appear stronger and higher while adding drama to any look. There’s more inspirational photos from this collection after the drop.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Center-parted bangs are top-notch for transitioning from a straight heavy fringe to a side sweep, growing out a short bang, or low maintenance, face-framing options. The middle split and slightly imperfect finish lend a devil-may-care boho vibe to this brow-dusting accent. A fringe can perform many practical functions too, like disguising prominent foreheads and highlighting cheekbones, but many women avoid them for fear of maintenance and styling challenges. The tousled finish of this bang requires little effort and the parting pushes hair to the sides for long-lasting shape that is easy to grow out. Click the style notes for tips on styling and maintaining this fringe. Click for StyleNotes →

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Rose gold is magic. It flatters every skin tone, looks both natural and pastel, and pairs will with lots of other colors, making it an ideal highlight/lowlight. While rose gold used to refer to a specific level and tone it’s definition has widened to include everything from pale rose-peach to dark copper-pink. It’s not really a trend anymore. It’s become a classic! Trends are passing styles, things that change each season, but rose gold has serious staying power. Click the notes for a gallery celebrating this modern classic shade. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Have you ever gotten a fantastic haircut, one you were so pleased with that at your next appointment you ask your stylist to do exactly the same thing, only to end up with a cut that while similar is definitely not the same? If you’ve experienced this—and most of us have—you may think your stylist has made a mistake or forgotten what he/she did previously, but the truth is more complicated. A haircut has a geometric foundation, but it also relies on creative detailing, growth patterns, and styling. Click the notes to learn more about the factors that create deviations in your haircut and why they shouldn’t make you lose faith in your stylist. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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A change of seasons is a great excuse for changing up your color, something often easier said than done for brunettes. Darker shades reflect less light, so changes in tone aren’t as noticeable. As a result, most brunettes tend to stick with their signature hue, maybe adding a few caramel highlights in the summer. This look switches it up and creates dimension with ribbons of navy blue painted through the lower layers. The shade is subtle enough not to upset your boss, and trendy enough to take your autumn style to another level. Click the notes to learn more about this trending color placement. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →