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There’s no one haircut that is low-maintenance for everyone. An easy, wash-and-go style depends on your particular hair type and texture. Medium density wavy hair cut into a long bob will look great with little more than a casual tousle, while the same cut on thick coarse hair will require serious styling to look polished. So what are the easiest, low-maintenance shapes for your hair? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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A recent article on Byrdie quotes stylist Harry Josh on his boredom with “a very style-heavy past 10 years, where people rely on products and tools” and his longing for “the return of the haircut.” It does seem that hair has lost a lot in the way of shape. We see long layers and bobs, but little in the way of bold textures, unusual outlines or strong bangs. Why do we shy away from strong shapes? Josh claims “everyone is scared to death of an interesting haircut.” Toward the end of 2015 we saw a slew of statement fringes. Since the new year, a few celebrities have made dramatic transformations, like Zendaya’s shaggy blunt bangs and Stacy Martin’s box bob. Are we entering a new age of bold cuts? Click the notes for my predictions. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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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 →