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The recent New York Times article about “mom hair” received outraged responses from Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and dozens of blogs. The view it presents is pretty narrow-minded about short hair, but it got me thinking about “mom hair” and how that term might be changing now that bobs and lobs are cool again. “Mom hair” as defined by the NYT is a “longer-in-back, slightly-shorter-in-front bob” without acknowledging that half of Hollywood is currently wearing that exact style. In fact, bob-length cuts with face framing layers are so trendy that I can’t help but wonder if it will soon by the moms with long shapeless strands who will be accused of “mom hair.” Click the notes to see examples of what the Times considers “mom hair” and let us know what you think of this look! –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

face frame layers

Layers can do a lot for your hair: remove weight, add volume, boost waves, and enhance your features. And while not everyone wants more curl or volume, everyone can benefit from a little face framing. This type of layering creates a waterfall of steeply angled strands that curve around your face and neck. The shape works on most hair types, and looks great tousled or sleek, side-swept or center parted. Learn to frame your face in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Most articles about growing out bangs go something like this: buy lots of bobby pins, wear lots of updos, good luck. As a stylist I will tell you that this is just silly. People wear bangs at all lengths from mid-forehead to chin. Growing out gracefully is about transitioning from one shape to the next, adding texture, and blending your fringe into the rest of your cut. Learn more in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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There are few women that have looked as stylish and as effortless as Jane Birkin. Case in point: her signature hairstyle. Loose waves, sexy long bangs, and chunky layers that hit just at the chin. It’s an easy-going look, but it also feels a little tough. It’s a little shaggy, a little mod, and a lot sexy. Click the style notes for tips on what to tell you stylist and how to style it at home. –– Laura Martin

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In the modern fashion, celebrity Selena Gomez took to Instagram to reveal how she gets banged up. Her bumptious new fringe reminds us of Brigitte Bardot’s iconic look, but according to her post, it was British ‘IT’ girl Suki Waterhouse that provided the inspiration: “Tried my best @sukiwaterhouse,” she said. In any case, the disheveled, devil-may-care waves combine with the bangs for a sexy, bedhead look. Do you have the swagger to pull off this style? Get tips in the notes.

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