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The MTV movie awards are known for playfulness and controversy, and the red carpet tends to be a place for celebs to wear their edgiest looks. This year Cara Delevingne took the bold vibe to her hair, which was an usual shade of dirty golden blonde, that had a very cool 90s grunge vibe, especially when paired with a dark, matte lip. Click the notes for a copycat formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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We refer to the stuff that grows from our heads as hair, and the material that covers our pets as fur, but have you ever wondered if there’s really a difference? The answer is, not really. In most ways, hair and fur are the same. They’re both made of the same protein (keratin) but so are skin and nails. The differences have to do with the microstructures of which hair/fur is composed. Some animals have a protective coating that is nearly impenetrable. This is why it’s so hard to dye some types of fur. Some kinds of fur are more coarse or fine, but human hair falls within the middle of the spectrum. There’s a range of variation among fur, and human hair is simply one of these variants. See photographic proof in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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New York City does festival style a little different than our west coast counterparts. With hardly any flower crowns in site, festival dressing on the east coast is more eclectic, with a devil-may-care attitude and lots of great textured hair and amazing toppers. It’s what I love about NYC style –- individual, fearless, bad-ass. These looks will certainly set the standard for the rest of the summer. To see some of the best styles from Randall’s Island, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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When we see modern versions of vintage techniques, like finger waves and pin curls, they’re usually prim and polished, worn in sleek updos or coifs, which makes sense if you’re using old school methods: meticulous patience and lots of gel. The looks shown here take a different approach: waves are whipped up with a curling wand, or sculpted onto nearly-dry strands with product, and then tousled and teased to create a freer, less formal look that retains a sense of retro glamour. Learn to create the fast and flexible look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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