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This style created by Amanda Jenkins, Master Stylist and Artistic Director of ARROJO Cosmetology School, is part of a collection titled “Transmogrify” that shows the magical transformation of modern textures. Long gone are the poodle perms and stiff curls of the 1980s; they’ve been replaced by the timeless elegance, beauty and grace of tousle, flow and soft sexy movement. Epitomizing the change, this long layer shape with full, deep set bangs and natural-looking ‘C’ shaped swirls (created using American Wave), is typical of the look the women and girls of New York now prefer. Learn more about it in the notes.

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This is a superfly beauty look from top model, Jourdan Dunn. Featured in the December issue of Vogue Japan, the colorful editorial sees the return of crimped hairstyles. Unlike the eighties, when crimps looked steely-tough, modern crimps are softer, fluid, add texture, volume, and visual interest. They also work with a bun or a twist. With narrower, shallower ridges, today’s crimping tools are helping the evolution. They are more versatile and can be used to create a tailored look. For tips on adding crimping to your own beauty routine, click style notes.

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Beauty takes many forms. For some women, beauty is long hair, soft makeup, floaty dresses. Others like clean lines, short cuts, and leather jackets. My own form of femininity is a blend of the two. I look ridiculous in ruffles and I can’t be bothered with lipstick, but I love heeled booties, antique barrettes and pink nail polish. I can’t pull off leather or tattoos, but I love my strong eyebrows and muscular arms. Most women’s style is a balance between these two extremes, but some lean more towards softness while others prefer a bold expression of femininity. Where do you fall on the spectrum? Does it change day to day? Cara Delevigne (pictured above) looks great on both ends of the spectrum. Click the notes for more celebrities examples. –– Laura Martin 

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Romee Strijd’s beautiful textured curls are the standout star of a new editorial for the October issue of Vogue Spain. Wearing a variety of jackets and jeans, scarves and skirts, the Dutch fashion model gives us a hint of fall fashions while making us drool over her astonishing blonde swirls. See the full spread in the notes.

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At the much anticipated Alexander Wang show, the designer proved he still knows how to make cool downtown girls even cooler. The Wang Gang was more eclectic than ever this go around. Instead of uniform meh waves, Irina Kravchenko, Anna Ewers and Peyton Knight strutted down the runway in a variety of easy styles—from micro bangs to shoulder length bedhead, and shorn shags. The beauty team did a wonderful job bringing out each model’s personality and natural hair with just a bit of tousle, snip and reshaping. The no concept show, according to Wang was the epitome of modern. And the looks certainly paralleled it by presenting no singular idea of beauty. To see more styles from the Alexander Wang show, click through to style notes. –Michelle Rotbart 

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