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If the beauty looks from the Fall 2016 collections taught me anything, it’s that the prim coifs are back in style. This can be difficult for many of us to handle, since most of us are used to rocking either messy waves or throwing up our messy waves into a messy bun as we rush from barre class to the bar. The answer to this hair dilemma? The U-shaped hair pin.  It’s a ’90s era hair accessory that cool girls like Kate Moss used to wear to achieve their signature look. It’s an effortless accessory that is sleek and classic. And don’t let it overwhelm you, to wear just push the pin upwards and then twist it around, grounding it down in to your hair. To start wearing this ‘90s throwback, click through to stylenotes to see of the best updated looks.  –– Michelle Rotbart

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Boxer braids are a hybrid of pigtails, french braids, and cornrows, and they carry a bit of the energy of each of these styles. They’re athletic, girlish, and classic. Kim has adopted the look as her post-baby go to—she’s literally worn it every day since giving birth—and surprisingly it never seems out of place. When dressing up she pins the ends into a bun while on casual days she lets the braids hang loose. Both ways, the style is winner. Learn to create it in the notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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In the new Star Wars movie, when Han and Leia are reunited after a long separation, the first thing he says to her is, “You changed your hair.” It may seem an arbitrary observation, but a new hairstyle is rarely a purely aesthetic adjustment. Our hair is one of the primary ways we self-identify. What’s happening on our heads usually reveals a lot about what’s going on in our minds. Getting a dramatic color change or major chop has a huge emotional impact. In fact, I’d argue that changing your hair is one of the most powerful symbolic gestures a person can make. What does your hair say about you? –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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It’s easy to forget the beauty of simplicity. I love wild layers and edgy textures, but there are few things I find more elegant than the clean, classic blunt cut. It’s just so effortless. The precision edge looks gorgeous smooth or tousled, flowing loose or tucked behind the ears. No other cut will make your hair look as thick or as healthy. Try it below the shoulder or above the chin, the cut works great on a variety of lengths. Click the notes to learn more about this understated classic. –– Laura Martin

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This bun is classic and pretty, simple and smooth with an extreme side part that adds structure to the look. The soft bits of hair escaping at the nape and temple blur the clean edges, creating a polished, but not-too-perfect, feminine finish. The soft volume at the crown gives us a hint of sixties allure. Read Style Notes to see how to make your own classic bun.

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