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Image: Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue

Amy Adams steals the show in the latest Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, due for national release next week. Her glamorous gown and elegant pose are framed by a vintage Hollywood wave, the signature look of the leading ladies of the 40s and 50s. With one side of the hairstyle tucked behind the ear, the ‘do creates beatifying face-face-framing asymmetry. Yet the real magic is the ‘C’-shaped waves falling romantically off the shoulder. It encourages the eyes to look all around the face frame, taking in cheekbones, chin, lips and eyes. A little softer and less severe than the original interpretations of this style, Amy’s take puts the best of old world allure with modern beauty trends. Learn how to recreate it below.  Click for StyleNotes →


Shared with us by Peggie Huang, stylist at ARROJO Studio SoHo, we love both the artistry of this chunky plait on the bias, and the way the tail of the braid has been fanned out into wonderfully nonchalant wisps. Peggie was also kind enough to share her steps to creating this eye-catching look. Great for a night out, a weekend brunch, or even just keeping hair off of the neck in this Indian Summer, learn how to create it in the notes.

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Photo: Natalia Oberhanss for Forget Them Magazine

It’s about to be wedding season again. Which can be loads of fun, but also quite panic inducing. Usually I’d love to just attend an event with my waves simply flowing, but who wants to be sweaty and uncomfortable in the summer heat? So why not opt to do a classic chignon? They’re sleek, sophisticated and best of all will keep you cool. And if you’re already at your budget with shoes and makeup (I know I am), why not opt to do one yourself? They’re a little bit tricky, but with some practice you’ll get it. Click through to the notes to get started.  –– Michelle Rotbart  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 →


A U-pinned updo is a fantastic fit for when you need to change up your look, keep hair off the face, or attend a special summertime occasion. With hair swept away, pretty eyes are for all to see, cheekbones lift up, shoulders and neck get beautifully exposed. It’s why we see lots of updos at weddings and red carpet events. In the pictured look, we love the wonderful patterned texture seen from the back, along with the inventive use of colored U-pins. It gives updos, which can sometimes get to formal-looking, visual interest and whimsical appeal. Learn how to create something similar in the notes.

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