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If you’re going to sit in the front row at a big show like Christian Dior, you’d better look great from behind. Jessica Alba’s jeweled collar and sleek, folded updo nailed it at Paris Fashion Week. From behind, her folded bun had a fan shape reminiscent of a geisha’s chignon. In front, her dark roots, center part, and glossy smoothness gave the style classic appeal. Click the notes for step-by-step instructions to recreating this fashionable look. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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When a trend is worn by as diverse range of women as Kendall Jenner, Jessica Biel, and Jennifer Lawrence you know it’s got staying power. Center parts are ultra cool, but they can also be challenging to wear for us non-celebrities because they bisect the face, drawing attention to asymmetry. But tucking one side breaks up the even split and minimizes the attention to evenness. It’s a stylish twist on the center part that anyone can wear. Click the notes for tips on pulling it off. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Zooey Deschanel, Alexa Chung, and Bella Thorne have refreshed their looks with this pretty trend. Center-parted bangs are a great option if you’re transitioning from a straight heavy fringe to a side sweep, growing out a short bang, or looking for a low maintenance, feature-framing option. The middle split and slightly imperfect finish lend a sexy bohemian vibe to this brow-dusting accent. Bangs perform many functions from disguising prominent foreheads to emphasizing cheekbones, but many women avoid them for fear of maintenance and styling challenges. The tousled finish of this bang requires little effort and the parting pushes hair to the sides for long-lasting shape that is easy to grow out. Click the style notes for tips on styling and maintaining this fringe. –– Laura Martin

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The poses and guises of Kendell Jenner kept the proles coming back for more in 2015. Despite a vast array of envy-inducing social media postings, and the serendipity of her rise as a fashion model, this simple profile picture offers up one of Kendell’s best and most achievable looks of the year. Every girl has a white top and a pink lipstick, so all you need is the hairdo. Steal it below. . .  Click for StyleNotes →

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Sometimes looking chic doesn’t have to mean lots of effort. Case in point: this simple 2-minute updo. A center part and messy low loop create an elegant silhouette that’s easy to customize. Wear it in the daytime with a few loose bits tucked behind the ears or dress it up for evening by creating a wider shape at the neck and adding some shine. However you wear it, you’re sure to look stylish and effortless. Click the notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →