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Brigitte Bardot is an icon for women and men. Her nonchalant sex appeal, wild freedom, and activism made her a powerful role model. Yet her hairdo should not be underestimated in her rise to international idol. Her voluminous half-up half-down hairstyle paired with loose waves made bouffants the style de jour, and her look is still copied today. With the right amount of teasing, you too can bounce around town looking sultry and flirty and fabulous. Get our easy guide in the notes. . .  Click for StyleNotes →


Image: Steven Klein for W Magazine

Captured by high fashion photographer Steven Klein for W’s March cover story, Selena Gomez, wittingly or not, provides a perfect update to the beachy wave look. Rather than the big tumbling ‘C’ shaped swirls that ushered in this trend a few years ago, here we see a wet and wild, snaking wave.  With the subtle headband adding height to the crown, there’s a rakish 70s vibe going on. If you love looking a bit of a louche, steal this style in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

french twist

Outside of a wedding or a red carpet event it can be hard to pull off an old school updo. The formality of classic French twists, chignons, and bouffants doesn’t really gel with street style. The usual solution is to mess-up the style with intentional wisps and wild texture. But on the runways we’ve seen a different fix: naked skin. The absence of makeup (or its application on a single feature) gives updos a surprising, youthful, freshness. Learn how to create this high fashion style in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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Nowadays, with TV shows like Mad Men reminiscing about the timeless elegance, beauty and grace of the 1960s, the bouffant has come back into fashion. Though it looks like a lot of work, it’s easier than what you think; it only requires backcombing to build vivacious volume at the crown, with soft romantic tousle perfectly fine for the rest of the style. For our tips on shaping your own bouffant, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

spring hair

From mod crops to Bardot bouffants to sleek, center parted strands, this season’s looks encompass the full range of styles from the sixties and seventies. This provides a polarized aesthetic: big curls or silky smoothness, teased volume or flat sleekness, extra long or tightly tailored length. These dichotomies provide plenty of options for chameleon-like style changes. Look disco fabulous one day and Jackie-O chic the next. Learn to create looks from both decades in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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