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Most of us are our own worst critics. I often hear women complain that they dislike the roundness of their face or the fullness of their cheekbones, but usually what they’re perceiving is an illusion created by their hairstyle. Many trendy looks—center parts, geometric bobs, and long bangs just to name a few—can foreshorten or square off the face while other styles will lengthen and elongate. Click the note to learn how to style your hair for a longer, leaner look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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It is way to warm to think about sweaters or velvet pants, but adding some hair accessories is a great way to wear fall fashion without overheating. This autumn, hair adornments run the gamut from understated hairpins to over-the-top jeweled headbands and everything in-between. Vintage-inspired fabrics, tulle veils, and playful shapes provide plenty of opportunity for experimentation. Click the notes to learn more about the season’s top trends. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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If you’ve been following awards season, you’ve probably noticed that the red carpet has been sparse on rainbow tresses. Even at New York Fashion Week there wasn’t much in the way of vibrant color. It seems we’re entering a season of subtlety, but that doesn’t mean that vibrant hues have disappeared, just that they’re being used in more understated ways. The looks pictured above feature a splash of vibrancy painted on the top surface of the hair. Creating a bright splatter-paint splash. Learn more about this emerging technique in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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The Oscars are fairly conservative in regards to hair and makeup, which allows the gowns to shine. Unlike fashion week, most of the styles seen at award shows are wearable in real life. It’s a good place to get a sense of the trends for the coming year. Many of the styles confirmed established trends: beach waves (seen on Margot Robbie and Kate Winslet), old Hollywood glamour (on Lady Gaga and Emily Blunt) and pretty ponytails (on Amy Adams and Sofia Varagara). But there were also some surprises that signaled exciting things to come. Brie Larson’s embellished half up style, Rooney Mara’s sleek twisted updo and Rachel McAdams wet-look pleat were standouts. Click the notes to learn more about each look. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Often the things that I find most inspiring are small things, simple things, like the cluster of rainbow bobby pins that adorned the models’ hair at Max Mara’s Fall 2016 show in Milan. Pinning hair back from the face evokes activity while the primary colors and clean small shape of the pins add cheery youthfulness. The result feels both familiar and novel, especially when paired with matte skin, unembellished eyes, and a bold dark lip. Learn to create the look in the notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →