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A fresh haircut is exciting, but it can also be a little awkward. The first few days of a new cut, it never looks quite right. Have you ever wondered why? Is it simply because you’re getting used to seeing something different or is it really true that a haircut settles over time, that it actually looks better once it’s been lived in? The truth is its a bit of both. Click the notes for details. Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →


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Is it summer yet? This meh weather has me longing for the warmth of summer—triggering memories of long golden weekends and sticky metropolitan afternoons. Though I’m not looking forward to the latter, it reminds me that while a neck exposing crop is the cool girl’s answer to a scorching July afternoon, not all of us are reaching for the scissors. So what’s a long-hair-don’t-care kinda girl to do? Put your hair up! I’ve seen a plethora of celebrity and it-girl editorials offering hot weather hair inspiration. The options are endless, and they’re anything but meh. Click through for images. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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The rose gold trend is usually seen on blondes, but its increasing popularity has inspired a wider range of variations. Lately I’ve been seeing darker versions, brunette with rose gold highlights and coppery renditions like the ones pictured here. The bright warmth of these colors makes them perfect for celebrating the arrival of spring. Click the notes for the formula and tips on application. — Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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A braid, like a ponytail, can function as a way to keep hair contained, but it also works as a textural element, a way to create contrast. My favorite braided styles mix the twining with straight or wavy strands to enhance and add complexity. This asymmetric look which blends a single side braid with sleek strands creates a beautiful contrast the looks casual yet polished. Learn to create the look in the notes. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Before making the chop, Emma often wore her long locks in half-up styles. At the recent H&M fashion show, she applied the technique to her wavy lob. The glossy finish and side-swept front feel elegant and sweet. A bit of height at the crown adds drama. It’s a classic, simple style that pairs beautifully with Emma’s subtle cat eye and matte lips. Click the notes for step-by-step instructions to recreating the look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →