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tousled hair

Many of us love tousled hair because there’s no pressure. No need to keep everything in place totally perfectly. You actually want your hair to be messy and out of place. A little beachy or a bit windblown are things that you’re looking for when getting your hair into its tousled state. However, there is an art to messing up your hair in the correct way. Every time you see a model or celebrity looking perfectly disheveled you know there’s a pro behind it. To learn how to get perfectly imperfect strands, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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fishtail

Braided hairstyles offer a whimsical, bohemian, carefree quality that sits easily with modern fashion and beauty looks, making them one of the hottest style trends of the millennium’s second decade. But now that they are so popular, the original attraction of wearing a twine –– individuality –– is fizzling out. Taking inspiration from the pictured fishtails is just the ticket to ride ahead of the rank and file. Intricate and visually interesting, fishtails feel unique, while artfully breaking apart the texture adds disheveled, lived-in elegance to the look. Want it for the weekend? Get it in the notes.

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It’s party season, which means you probably already have your cocktail dress and fancy shoes and festive jewelry all picked out. You’re probably planning to finish off the look with a red lip, tastefully black liner and a classic chignon or french twist. But I’ve got a better idea: neutral makeup with one bold feature and loose air-dried hair. Taking hair and makeup down a notch will give your formal attire a youthful twist that cool and sexy instead of formal and stuffy. It’s a great way to update your idea of dressed up. Click the style notes for steps to pulling it off. –– Laura Martin

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Sienna is one of those women who seem to look good in everything. Over the past few years we’ve seen her hair pixie-short and boho-long. We’ve seen her with and without bangs, in tones ranging from coral to cool-khaki. But even though her style has undergone many transformations it’s the common threads that make it all work. Learn about Sierra’s beauty secrets in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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umathurman

Spotted at the Venice Film Festival Uma Thurman looks suitably classy and elegant in this romantic updo. With strands flying free, the style feels delicate and light, while the back has the magic touch. Adding visual interest, Uma has rolled her hair into two mini braid-like twists, and swirled them into a bun. Messy, undone, and with a unique twist in the back the style is contemporary, on trend, and ripe for stealing. Get our tips in the style notes.

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