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In the oppressing heat of July temperatures, it’s basically routine to simply throw your hair up into a bun and go on with your day. It’s a quick and easy solution and provides relief from a sweaty neck. And while top knots are fab, they’re not always practical depending on your length and if you plan to put your hair back down during the day. That’s why you should start perfecting your low bun game. A low chignon won’t disturb the hair at your crown like a topknot will. So if you catch yourself getting a bit too sweaty for your liking, simply swoop hair back and secure with an elastic. Once you are ready to take it down again, shake out. It won’t look like you ever put it up…plus no dents. And the possibilities are endless. To up your low knot game, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Pull your hair up and out of your face ladies, because the neck-grazing low chignon is in. Currently underway is men’s Fashion Week in Milan, and low bun’s are all over the street—hardly a high pony or top knot in sight. I’ve spotted everything from tight sleek buns to unraveling knots with face framing wisps. This successful summer style works perfectly for catching the latest show or strolling down to the water-front. And no matter what style you decide to wear, it’ll keep you cool and chic all summer long. Click through to the notes to see my favorite street style stars rock the chignons you should be wearing. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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I love bangs and I’m always happy when the thick ones are on trend. But as a long-time bang lover, I know this particular style comes with some challenges, especially when it comes to wearing your hair up. A blunt fringe negates the possibility of wispy edges or face framing tendrils. The strong line of a full bang can give the right updos a cool, contemporary edge, but on the wrong look it can feel blocky and awkward. Click the notes to find out which styles pair best with a strong fringe. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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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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Singer Ciara isn’t the first person I used to think of when it came to great style, but over the last year the 29-year-old new mom has seriously upgraded her look. From fashion deals and well-styled red carpet appearances to being a muse to Ricacardo Tisci for Givenchy, Ciara is now a fashion insider. The singer/muse is known to have fun with her hair, so when she was spotted on the red carpet at the American Music Awards with a modern updo, everyone took notice. The hair was fashioned into a clean and slick low bun with a middle part. The face-framing tendrils made the look, with the needed detail complementing her intricately beaded gown all while giving a lived-in appeal to the outfit. Bravo Ciara! I’ll definitely be watching you now. To see some my favorite looks from this style star, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →