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The wavy lob that’s been the go-to for the last few seasons is starting to feel a bit tired. Hairstyles are moving away from the middle ground and toward the ends of the spectrum. So you can still wear a bob and be on-trend, but it’ll need to be a crisp, chin length version. If that sounds too extreme, you may want to head in the opposite direction to the aggressively layered, unruly shape of a shag. THe shag is often shown as a longer cut, but the original shag, worn by Jane Fonda in the 1971 movie Klute, was shoulder length and subsequent versions—worn by celebrities ranging from Joan Jett to Meg Ryan—range from mid-back to chin, with plenty of variations you can have right now. Click the notes for classic examples of shags that you won’t need to grow into. ––  Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →


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Air-drying hair is a topic I’ll never get sick of revisiting. First, because I gave up my hairdryer years ago for Jewish lent (ok that doesn’t really exist, but I needed an excuse). Second, because it’s really the best option if you want to have healthy hair AND want to shorten your morning routine (lazy beauty junkie here!) I actually really love my hair natural and a bit messy, so you may too. So if you want to leave the house without a hair care in the world, click through to style notes to learn how to give your air-dried hair the best life ever. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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We throw the word icon around rather loosely these days, draping it over those that takes are fancy. But there are few people who are actually synonymous with style, who epitomize the look of a specific era, and become essence of a particular movement. Bardot is one of the few. Her fashion sense has inspired decades of imitation and countless riffs and variations. This is true of her clothing, her makeup, and, most importantly, her hair. Her bouncy, tousled blonde tresses still inspire envy; they’ve also inspired many of the current trends. Click the notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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hair tuck

As a big fan and self-proclaimed expert in runway and street style, I’m obsessed with the hair tuck. As in that nonchalant look where a fashionista’s hair is loosely half-tucked into a scarf or sweater and she can’t be bothered to pull it all the way out of the neck hole.  And though it may seem like a casual detail, this style trick actually takes some work to achieve. Care to learn how to achieve this it-girl staple?  It’s the perfect time of year to rock this look, so click through to the notes to get the know-how. –– Michelle Rotbart

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