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Center-parted bangs are top-notch for transitioning from a straight heavy fringe to a side sweep, growing out a short bang, or low maintenance, face-framing options. The middle split and slightly imperfect finish lend a devil-may-care boho vibe to this brow-dusting accent. A fringe can perform many practical functions too, like disguising prominent foreheads and highlighting 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. Click for StyleNotes →

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Most of us are our own worst critics. I often hear women complain that they dislike the roundness of their face or the fullness of their cheekbones, but usually what they’re perceiving is an illusion created by their hairstyle. Many trendy looks—center parts, geometric bobs, and long bangs just to name a few—can foreshorten or square off the face while other styles will lengthen and elongate. Click the note to learn how to style your hair for a longer, leaner look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


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Last week’s Fendi Fall 2016 Couture collection was beyond enchanting. The collection, a full-blown couture fantasy, was inspired by a 1914 book of fairy tales, East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Karl Lagerfeld pulled much of the inspiration directly from the illustrations in the book, including plenty of beautiful details like empire waists, bell sleeves, floral details, wispy dresses and plenty of fur accents. And of course, fairy tale creations require fantasy hair, which the beauty team interpreted as a mixture of Pre-Raphaelite damsel meets Scarlett O’Hara. The models’ hair was parted in the center and curled into soft and fuzzy ringlets, tied half up, and finished off with pastel ribbons. Talk about inspiration for your next Midsummer Night’s Dream party! To see more looks from this surreal summer show, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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Think there’s only one way to wear a center part? Think again. The middle split can look cool and trendy if worn right, or harsh and unflattering if styled incorrectly. To get this look right, you need to think about balance. So how do you make your center parting look its best? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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New York Fashion week is known for pushing the envelope, and the looks can be hard to translate to the street. If the runways at home seem too extreme, you may find inspiration abroad.The French are famous for gamine chic: an understated, effortless and slightly androgynous style.  From shirred waves to boyish pleats, these subdued looks are subtle enough for everyday wear and oh so stylish. Click the notes to learn more about each look. ––Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →