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Its getting hard to remember the time when bobs were considered the signature style of soccer moms. The cut was so uncool that, when growing out my pixie 7 years ago, I opted for an awkward mullet over the blunt line of a bob. But, in the last few years, the bob cut has become an unstoppable trend, with new converts every day. Just last week, Cara Delevingne joined the ranks of bobbed celebs. It’s clear that the bob is having a moment, but how long will it last and what has made the cut so popular in the first place? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin 

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Despite it not being on every single beauty blog and news article, I still love a great ombré do. It’s been over five years since the trend really hit strong and every girl on the A-list as well as her followers rocked it. During that span we saw everything from natural options of subtle gradation to obvious statement making dip-dyed ends. As lengths came and went, ombré was a constant, gracing every style from bobs to mermaid inspired lengths. I loved the style because it is a fabulous way to experiment with different colors and add depth and definition to any look.. So even years later, I’m deeming this look more than just a fad and a definite do! In case you need added confirmation, click through to the notes to see my favorite looks from today’s it-gals. You’ll be booking an appointment with your colorist in no time.  –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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We often hear about Parisian chic or London polish, but do you ever wonder how much styles really change from one place to another? Which trends are strictly regional and which ones circumnavigate the globe? Curious about how universal the current haircut trends are, I did a little research. Click the notes to see what I learned. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Symmetry is calming, comforting, and classic; our brains like it because it is easy to process. Asymmetry is more complex, closer to chaos, but when properly balanced, it creates both harmony and energy. Asymmetric shapes are stimulating, and this makes them the perfect fix for boredom. So if you love your bob’s easiness, versatility and flattering line but are feeling the urge for a change, adjusting its proportions is the perfect solution. Learn more about shifting the balance of your bob in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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A recent article on Byrdie quotes stylist Harry Josh on his boredom with “a very style-heavy past 10 years, where people rely on products and tools” and his longing for “the return of the haircut.” It does seem that hair has lost a lot in the way of shape. We see long layers and bobs, but little in the way of bold textures, unusual outlines or strong bangs. Why do we shy away from strong shapes? Josh claims “everyone is scared to death of an interesting haircut.” Toward the end of 2015 we saw a slew of statement fringes. Since the new year, a few celebrities have made dramatic transformations, like Zendaya’s shaggy blunt bangs and Stacy Martin’s box bob. Are we entering a new age of bold cuts? Click the notes for my predictions. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →