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In the city that never sleeps, there is a renaissance of that much-loved old neighborhood standby: the barbershop. Authentic-looking barbershops –– done up with antique fixtures and fittings, vintage barbering chairs, and a bottle of bourbon on the counter –– are popping up all over the five boroughs, ushering in, with a Johnny Cash soundtrack, a new era of gentlemanly fashions. Ahead of the curve, ARROJO’s new collection, Control, is a bespoke example of modern men’s grooming.  Click for StyleNotes →

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(left and bottom right: Adam Finch,; top right: Anton Kirsanov,

The time may soon come when we talk about fashion without gender labels, when trends will no longer be divided between men and women. Color-trend forecaster Pantone has already done away with a gendered system, providing a seasonal palette that works for both sexes. Hair and beauty looks still show a definite divide, but the lines are softening. We’re seeing more women in buzz cuts and more men with dyed strands. For the coming year blonde hues, detailed fringes, and diffused textures are taking mens looks into softer territory. Click the notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Most of the information in Google’s 2015 Beauty Report is no surprise. Braids are still big. Purple, silver, and ash blonde are the most consistently searched colors. But, unexpectedly, men’s hair has become a very popular search, especially the man bun and the comb over. Yes, comb over. At first I thought this had something to do with Donald Trump running for public office, but it turns out that the term has been appropriated for vintage styles reminiscent of Don Draper. The latest variations pair a parted and slicked top with tightly barbered sides creating a hybrid of grooming and toughness. Learn more about the look in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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Last week I attended the Deep Roots Festival, the biggest event of the year in the small southern town where I go to graduate school. The headliner this year was a JR JR, an atmospheric, electronic duo with seriously inspiring hair. Daniel Zott keeps his hair in a modified curly mohawk that’s reminiscent of European soccer stars while Joshua Epstein wears his bouncy curls in a high side ponytail. The ponytail is the perfect accessory for their buoyant, intelligent sound. It moves and shakes like a rock and roll pompom. I’d like to see this pony replace the man bun and the topknot as a new, gender-defying trend. Learn to create it on the notes. –Laura Martin 

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