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This spring, the beret is making a comeback. It’s not hard to see why—francophile style is all the rage—but it is a little hard to see how. Berets have become such a stereotypical indicator of French-ness that we now associate them with Pepe Le Pew. Berets are also associated with beatniks, jazz musicians, and Che Guevara. Thats a lot of connections and they can make this particular topper feel a little costume-y. How do you make this historic accessory feel contemporary? Click the notes to find out. ––  Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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As a hairdresser of over fifteen years, I feel like my favorite hairstyle should be something technically impressive and sophisticated: a classic French twist, intricate basket weave, or perfectly executed finger wave. But the truth is, in my mind, no style holds a candle to the simple allure of a pair of pigtails. They keep hair close to my face, which feels like I’m wearing it down, but also controlled like I’m wearing it up. When I was a little girl, this style allowed me to admire my favorite baubled hair bands. Now, pigtails are my solution to weird bedhead, disguising flat roots, and giving curls an extra day of wear.  I simple can’t get enough. Click through to see more of my favorite examples. –– Laura Martin   Click for StyleNotes →

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Hair products are usually marketed to a specific hair type: straight, wavy, curly, colored. But these distinctions often have very little to do with what hair actually needs. Some curly hair is fine, some coarse. Some chemically treated hair is still oily, some dry. Following your hair type in product selection can get you into trouble. So how do you find the products that will make your hair look its best? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


As we perused these pictures of Penelope Cruz, we couldn’t help but notice all the texture in her hair! Tumbling cascades of wave and curl is one of our favorite styles, while texture has been a simmering trend for several years now, without ever reaching the stratosphere. But with the Spanish star now crowned the sexiest woman alive (by Esquire), and tossing her tresses negligently around with artful tousle, perhaps it’s time for texture to take off? If it’s something you’d like to try, we recommend American Wave. Otherwise, feel the full force of Penelope’s passion in the style notes.

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After a few years of beach waves and loose carefree styles, the texture trend is about to explode. Although a curling iron or wand can be a great tool, making it easy to create waves and curls as quick as a flash, there are some downsides: It’s a fairly temporary solution, lasting a day or two at the most; and the blistering heat of hot-tools can dry out and damage your locks, especially if you use them regularly. For those looking for a full-time fix, American Wave is a permanent texture enhancing service for creating tailored modern textures. Alternatively, why not bring back the age old art of setting hair on rollers? A breeze to work with, rollers get hairs working together so you can shape and style in a new way. It makes rollers creative and fun to work with. Here’s the basics of successful roller-setting….

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