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I have a love/hate relationship with bangs. When I have them, I get annoyed with them; when I grow them out, I miss them. Bangs can do so many great things: hide forehead wrinkles, draw attention to your eyes, make your hair look thicker. But they require a lot of maintenance, and when they decide not to cooperate they can be extremely frustrating. I’m currently overdue for a trim and my bangs have grown out just enough that I was toying with the idea of ditching them, until I saw this stunning fringe on Mulligan. I’ve got an appointment in a week and I’m bringing this picture. Why am I so obsessed? Click the notes to find out. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Carey Mulligan’s glossy brown dusted with golden caramel tips isn’t just pretty, it’s decadent. The hues are reminiscent of an artisanal chocolate treat. The warmth of the colors gives them a bit of softness so they accentuate Mulligan’s pale skin without washing her out. The color also matches the tones of her eyes, creating a soft, monochrome effect. Get the formula for this delicious shade in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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I had the special opportunity to attend a preview of China: Through the Looking Glass, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute yesterday. With its 140-plus-piece collection of ready-to-wear, haute couture, traditional Chinese arts and textiles, and films on display, the exhibition is truly spectacular. Paralleling the glamor of the exhibit was the celebrity crowd on the red carpet leading up to The Met Gala last night. It’s great to see true beauty on the red carpet––we certainly need to celebrate something. There were lots of great styles on the scene, everything from polished updos to flowing locks, and even some crazy headware ( I’m talking about you Sarah Jessica Parker). To see some of the best styles of the night, click through to style notes.  –– Michelle Rotbart

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At the London premiere of the big screen adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far From The Madding Crowd, it was hard to miss Carey Mulligan in that dazzling dress. But we think her rumpled, rolled-out-of-bed updo is just as fabulous. Keeping hair off the face is a classic occasion look; the way to make it modern and fashionable is to give it a perfectly imperfect, undone feel. The British beauty achieves this by creating soft texture in her strands, and then pushing the hair back off the face and pinning in the back. For our tips on making a similar shape, click the notes.

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Wet look hair is a growing trend, but we’ve seen the look mostly on longer shapes in the form of sleek roots and damp looking waves. On shorter styles wet texture adds separation and grit. It looks great worn tousled or slicked. Try a smoothed-back half-dry finish for a dramatic evening look, or a tousled, damp fringe for a sexy addition to a casual daytime style. Read on for steps and product recommendations. –– Laura Martin

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