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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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Over the last year and a half I’ve grown my hair from an undercut pixie to a collar-bone-length shag (no that’s not me in the picture; it’s blogger Nadia Esra is my go-to for long hair inspiration) and you know what? I’ve loved it every step of the way. I mean sure, I’ve had bad hair days like everyone else, but no weeks or months of awkward in betweens. As a hairdresser, I can’t have bad hair. You may have noticed this with your own stylist, that when they grow out their length, layers, or bangs, they don’t seem to go through any awkwardness. Learn pro tips for growing-out gracefully in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


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Leave your broken pins and stretched out scrunchies at home. Spring 2016 was the season of some serious statement hair accessories, from the tiaras at Saint Laurent to the retro headbands at Dolce & Gabbana. Well-placed ribbons at Oscar De La Renta channeled a lady-like vibe and could have easily complemented the Victorian trend see at Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. Even the little barrettes at Marc Jacobs, paired with lived-in 1940s styles, proved that the tiniest detail can bring a whole look together. So if you want to dive hair first into this trend, opt for a hair tie with a textured accent or an embellished leather headband. This season there is no excuse to neglect your head. To see some of my favorite hair accessories, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →



This creative, graphic shape features heavy emphasis on the bangs and a strong, face-framing outline. A mid-length layer cut with layers beginning around the cheekbones, it’s a great cut to update your look for 2016, especially if your hair is fine or thin as these kinds of styles help to create an illusion of fullness. Layers also create space which gives texture room to work, meaning it’s easy to create a trendy, soft and natural-looking wave. Loose and shaggy through the back and sides, the heavy beans emphasize the eyes, adding boldness to the style.

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A painter doesn’t have to worry about flattering his canvas, but hairdressers work on people and they tailor their artistic visions to suit them. Fashion exists along a spectrum of functionality and artistry. Some hair trends—long layers, subtle highlights—call little attention to the wearer, while others—geometric cuts, rainbow hues—shine the light on themselves. Strong looks that are more statement than enhancement are on the rise. What’s causing this trend? Will it continue to grow? Click the style notes to find out. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →