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Sometimes looking chic doesn’t have to mean lots of effort. Case in point: this simple 2-minute updo. A center part and messy low loop create an elegant silhouette that’s easy to customize. Wear it in the daytime with a few loose bits tucked behind the ears or dress it up for evening by creating a wider shape at the neck and adding some shine. However you wear it, you’re sure to look stylish and effortless. Click the notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Nothing says romance like a big pile of voluminous hair pinned loosely atop the head. Pair it with a shoulder-baring top, lightly smudged eyes and nude glossy lips for the ultimate come-hither look. This style should look effortless, but attaining lots of volume while keeping texture loose can be a challenge. Learn how to do it in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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The Spring Summer 2015 runways were, for the most part, extremely understated. Blowouts were the exception, not the rule. Models wore little to no makeup. Sheer fabrics, soft suedes, and feather embellishments gave earthy appeal to designer collections. All of this minimalism made bold touches really pop: a swipe of orange shadow, a bright shoe, or a statement hairstyle. The edgy styles shown here were some of our favorites. Clusters of tight knots and wild tendrils exhibit punk influence, but paired with minimal makeup and feminine ensembles the styles feel playful, not confrontational. Learn about adding some quirky rebellion to your look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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low bun

Is it just us, or have you too noticed that low buns are are having a major moment? We saw them all over the resort collections and are expecting them to remain the hot style for next month’s fashion shows. Low buns are super versatile and super chic––what more can we want in a hairstyle? Click through to style notes and wear this trend before the rest of the cool kids catch on. –– Michelle Rotbart

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In the summer it’s nice to look like you stepped off a beach, whether you live near the ocean or not. Summer chic is as simple as bronzed skin and a casual, wind-blown updo. A few wispy tendrils make updos looker softer a sexier, but getting them can be difficult; pulling strands loose with your fingers creates clunky chunks instead of soft wisps. Read on to learn the trick to achieving a breeze-ruffled finish. –– Laura Martin

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