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I started wearing earrings every day when I first went pixie short back in 1998. Since then, I’ve amassed quite a collection of hoops, studs, and chandeliers. When my hair is chin length or above I wear a pair almost every day, but when its longer I often forget about earrings for so long that when I do don a pair my tender lobes can barely take the weight. Determined to get back in the habit of adorning my ears without constantly wearing some sort of updo, I’ve devised a series of looks to keep my hair down and still show off my favorite jewelry. Learn my style secrets 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 →

valentino hair


We love any styles that emphasize a soft and carefree attitude. Which is why we’re especially into the easy waves adorned with an ethereal gold headband and adornments at the Valentino 2015 show. Highly romantic and delicately imperfect this style conjures our favorite memories of sun and sea. It’s a lovely deconstructed flowing style that’s easy to recreate and can be easily worn all year long. To learn how to emulate this ethereal style, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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During this year’s Oscars, Kerry Washington drew a plethora of plaudits for her pregnancy-appropriate ensemble. Her couture dress and diamond earrings may be out of reach, but if you wear long hair, Kerry’s elegant take on the archetypal half up, half down hair ‘do can be yours with a few products and tools, tips and tricks. The beauty of this style is that it keeps your locks off the face, yet retains the feminine appeal of tresses tumbling down the back. Plus it’s formal enough for special events, casual enough for brunches and lunches. For styling tips, click notes.

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Embrace a minimalist aesthetic with this simply sophisticated style. Sleek, wet-look roots give polish and chicness to a simple half-ponytail. The smooth surface, straight texture and simple lines of the shape provide a futuristic feeling. The ponytail element, exposed ears, and hanging length add just enough girlishness to keep it from feeling severe. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin 

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