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Fashion month is in full swing in New York City and I’m predicting there will be an assortment of changes in fashion and beauty. One thing that’s staying the same? Enviable, looks-complicated-but-isn’t hairstyles. I’ve seen braids and ponytails come and go and have loved most, but I’ve always held on to the knotted ponytail. It’s an easy update to the classic ponytail and requires no hot tools or braiding skills. A win all around. So even if you don’t know what will be in next season quite yet, this look transcends time. Click through to the notes to learn how to get it. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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Following this weekend’s heat wave, I’m considering a sun umbrella or a mobile electric fan. But since neither go particularly well with my outfits, I’m sticking to the next best thing: a headscarf. Scarves are an incredibly chic way to add print and color to your ensemble while protecting your strands from the elements. The trick is to pick one that not only goes with your look but doesn’t end up looking too forced or costume-like. Wearing a scarf with a look that has great texture that comes up off your neck are the the key elements in keeping your do modern and yourself cool. So If you’re ready to look chic and survive the heat,click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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You already know that washing your hair every day can dry it out and make your color fade faster, and yet, you can’t seem to give up the habit. You’ve tried skipping a day or two and your hair looks terrible: your hair line breaks out, your roots look greasy, and your strands feel limp and lifeless. You’ve seen all the cute “second day” hairstyles but your second day hair is only fit for a ponytail. You know that if you could suffer through a few months of bad hair everything would even out, but you can’t just look rough for 3 months! Sound familiar? Click the notes and learn my secrets for transitioning into less frequent shampooing without looking or feeling terrible. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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In case you haven’t noticed, half-up topknots have been practically everywhere the last few months, on the heads of models and all over Instagram. And there are plenty of reasons to embrace this look, it’s perfect for days your hair is too messy or even too dirty too wear down, but you don’t really want to hide all of it. And depending on your style, you can either wear it casual or dressed up. Personally I love it when the look has a little more attitude, which is why I love adding the French braid detail to it. And you don’t even need much time to execute it. Click through to the notes to learn how to emulate this style. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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My long bob suffers from what I call “Mary Tyler Moore Syndrome.” Despite my best efforts, it flips out at the ends instead of under. Not a cute flick, but a full-on semi-circle of curve across the entire bottom edge. It drives me crazy, and I’ve seen many of my clients fight the same thing. When I cut an un-layered shoulder-length shape I usually start with a caution: Warning! Hair may flip! But this problem never seems to happen to celebrities, for one simple reason, their lobs are all A-line. Cutting hair shorter in the back, so that it sits on top of the shoulders, makes it want to kick under instead of out. It’s a trick embraced by Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Aniston, just to name a few. Is this trick right for you? Click the notes to find out.  –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →