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We often hear about Parisian chic or London polish, but do you ever wonder how much styles really change from one place to another? Which trends are strictly regional and which ones circumnavigate the globe? Curious about how universal the current haircut trends are, I did a little research. Click the notes to see what I learned. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Do you lust after thick locks? Have you tried volumizing shampoos, plumping products and thickening agents to no avail? The right styling aides can go a long way toward making your hair appear fuller, but they aren’t the only solution, and if used incorrectly may do more harm than good. But don’t despair, after fifteen years in the industry, I’ve learned quite a few tricks for adding fulness. Click through for the best 7 ways to make your hair appear more voluptuous. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →



I’m always on the hunt for new hair accessories. I live for a trendy statement like reverse headbands or bejeweled hair ties, but I also love a stand out classic. And pearls are definitely a classic! No longer just considered old-fashioned jewelry, pearls have come back into fashion with young and modern women, especially in hair accessories. Unique designs and beautiful arrangements have been used to create headpieces and pins that add charm and an elegant spin to an updo or simple ponytail. So pull out those pearls ladies. If you need some inspiration, click through to style notes to see some of my favorite pearl hair accessories.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Over the last few months, I’ve grown out my bob, added some bangs, and tried face-framing layers. The result is grungy, easy to style, and adds volume to my fine mostly-straight strands. It’s a cut that was seen frequently on the runways at NYFW—check out the images above for examples. I call this look a shag, but it’s a far cry from the styles with that moniker worn by Jane Fonda, Pat Benatar, or Meg Ryan. The new shag—or “swag” if you’re into rebranding—is predicted to be one of the hottest cuts of 2016. But what does it look like and how exactly does it differ from previous variations? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →



As I was looking for inspiration for a hairdo for an evening soiree, I came across the pictured look above from the Spring 2016 runway show of Cushnie Et Ochs. Overall, the brand has a super sexy and feminine style so I loved how this stacked geometric style added some power to the looks of the models. I decided it could add some power to my look too, transforming my two day old blow out from bordering on meh to stacked, veering on the path to fembot. Best yet, this style is easy to do and can certainly be worn straight or with rumpled waves. Click through to the notes to learn how to emulate this look. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →