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Shoulder-length hairstyles are usually styled sleek and smooth, or allowed to air dry for the natural texture of a wash and wear style. But adding bouncy volume is another great option. Extra oomph is always sexy, especially when paired with tousled waves. The image above is a great example. The off -center center part creates soft asymmetry for fulsome waves to hang deliciously off of the shoulder. This style works best on minimally layered cuts that sit on – or just above or below – the shoulder. Click through the style notes for tips on getting lots of body in mid-length hairstyles. Click for StyleNotes →




Everyone says spring is the season of renewal but, beyond the natural world, I really think it’s actually autumn. There’s plenty of change in the air and it’s a great time to learn a new beauty skill. You know I’ve never met a braid I didn’t like, but I’ve especially always loved the fishtail braid. It looks intricate and intimidating but its’ actually an easy plait to master. All you need is second day hair, your hands, a little bit of product, and a hair tie. Get braiding ladies, I’m predicting this will be the it accessory to match your fall fashions. Click through to the notes to get started. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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As the largest and most prestigious of the independent film festivals, Cannes is both art-driven and high-profile. It’s a place to be seen, but the red carpet is less formal than a Hollywood affair. This year some of our favorite leading ladies blended Old Hollywood glamour with a bit of modern edge, pairing glossy waves and a deep part and slicked side. The asymmetry makes the shape feel modern and adds drama. Click the notes for steps to creating the look at home. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Messy buns have become more than just ideal for lazy Sunday brunch, they’re now accepted as an everyday go to for many women. Even celebrities and models are tying up their topknots, on duty! There is just something so desirable about getting a perfectly imperfect style with minimal effort. Lucky for us lazy gals, this style is basic to execute. If you can put your hair up in a ponytail then you too can rock this look. It’s the freshest way to look cool for spring. Click through the notes to learn how to perfect your messy bun game. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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Over the last year and a half I’ve grown my hair from an undercut pixie to a collar-bone-length shag (no that’s not me in the picture; it’s blogger Nadia Esra is my go-to for long hair inspiration) and you know what? I’ve loved it every step of the way. I mean sure, I’ve had bad hair days like everyone else, but no weeks or months of awkward in betweens. As a hairdresser, I can’t have bad hair. You may have noticed this with your own stylist, that when they grow out their length, layers, or bangs, they don’t seem to go through any awkwardness. Learn pro tips for growing-out gracefully in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →