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low messy bun

At this time of year all the major publications are clamoring to be the first to hit on the big trends for the coming seasons. So that they can take the kudos when one of their forecasts hits, they tend to load their bases with juxtaposing remarks like ‘polished’ and ‘undone,‘ ‘disheveled’ and ‘refined.’ This can leave followers of style trends in a tizz, not knowing which way the pendulum will swing. Instead of focusing on the next fad, it’s better to have a few classic looks in your locker, and adapt and modernize them based on current fashion inspirations. For example, what girl doesn’t know how to do a low bun? And who hasn’t seen celebrities wearing tousled low buns recently? It’s a look that is on trend, easy to do, and beautifying. Get our pro tips in the style notes.

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updo

This is the time of year when you attend many parties where you may want something special for your hair. Describing an updo is one of the hardest things to do. The best way to get what you want is bring a picture of something in as close as possible to what it is you are looking for. However, getting exactly what you desire may prove more difficult than you hoped. That’s where being able to describe what you are going for and knowing what you are actually want come in handy. Click the notes for more. — Kelly Rowe

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modern french twist

In the next few weeks, between the work parties, family gathering and holiday soirees we’re all been talking about, we’ll have plenty of reason to break out our best party dresses. And that also gives us a great excuse to get our glam on and try out a modern yet elegant classic updo—the French twist. This style will glam up even the dowdiest of Christmas sweaters, and make any outfit shine brighter. To learn how to create it, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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kate hudson

Just when we thought the top knot had gone to hair heaven, Kate Hudson appears at Art Basel in an amazing unkempt ballerina inspired knot. It was effortless and looked like she just threw it up in seconds. In other words, it’s super easy to emulate and perfect for a less than five minute hair do that’s great for when you’re too lazy to wash and blow dry, but have to go out. To learn how to get this look, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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