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Bobs are great for their clean-lined simplicity, but on thick hair they can sometimes feel heavy or bulky, lacking the flow of longer, layered styles. These disconnected shapes offer a perfect solution, creating space by combing two disparate shapes on a single head without blending. The result is hair that naturally shifts and slides, at the place where the contrasting lines come together, creating swingy movement. You can enhance the separation between the shapes with color, creating visual contrast as pictured above, or go with a single color and opt for a softer look with all the same benefits. Click the notes to learn more about incorporating disconnection into your look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →



Last week and Coach hosted a karaoke dance party on Second Avenue’s Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. Besides the menu of pierogies, veal meatballs, and sausages, (who says you can’t talk about food on a hair blog ) the main highlight of the evening was all of the custom flower crowns, aka Ukrainian wreaths, aka vinoks. The simple yet incredibly charming hair adornments of delicate chamomile buds and tea cup roses were a refreshing and lighthearted alternative to the previous season’s floral crowns. Folk and Eastern European influences have been trending this season in fashion and the vinoks continues to gain popularity as a stylish statement. Take note of the models at the party and wear your blooms with great messy texture or a plait and choose small florets. It’s mid-summer beauty, done right. Click through to style notes to see my favorite vinoks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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When a trend is worn by as diverse range of women as Kendall Jenner, Jessica Biel, and Jennifer Lawrence you know it’s got staying power. Center parts are ultra cool, but they can also be challenging to wear for us non-celebrities because they bisect the face, drawing attention to asymmetry. But tucking one side breaks up the even split and minimizes the attention to evenness. It’s a stylish twist on the center part that anyone can wear. Click the notes for tips on pulling it off. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →


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Captured by high fashion photographer Steven Klein for W’s March cover story, Selena Gomez, wittingly or not, provides a perfect update to the beachy wave look. Rather than the big tumbling ‘C’ shaped swirls that ushered in this trend a few years ago, here we see a wet and wild, snaking wave.  With the subtle headband adding height to the crown, there’s a rakish 70s vibe going on. If you love looking a bit of a louche, steal this style in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →



My vanity is stacked with hair styling products that could rival a small salon. Whips, crémes, volumizers, texture sprays, oils, dry shampoos—you name it, I got it. And while I used to feel overwhelmed for having so many bottles, tubes, and jars, I soon realized that just one product wasn’t going to be enough. And the pros agree with me—cocktails aren’t just for happy hour anymore. You need a few good products to master a great hair day. Since most products excel at doing one to two great things, it’s important to use a few different stylers to get maximum results and benefits ( i.e. whips for body, oil for shine.) Depending on the look you want to achieve, you may even apply different stylers to only certain parts of your head. Overwhelmed? Don’t be, there’s no right formula; take it as a chance to be creative. A few good guidelines will help you create your one-of-a-kind look. To get the insight, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →