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Tom Ford kicked off London Fashion week in none other than Los Angeles, so it’s no surprise the beauty looks in his Fall ’15 collection pulled inspiration from Old Hollywood –– as well as his usual sex appeal. Per, the inspiration for the hair was a lot of volume on top, like Tippi Hedren, the Hitchcock heroine. To create the looks, the beauty team slicked strands back and off the face and teased the crown, blasting it with a texturizing spray. After pulling hair to one side, extensions were added and braided into a bun. The final look was prim, but not entirely proper––a great interpretation of what Tom Ford sees as LA beauty. To see some of the best looks, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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How many of today’s stars will sign hair and makeup deals 60 years after they begin their eternal rest? Her posthumous advertising campaigns just go to show what a world-changing icon Marilyn Monroe truly was. Candice Swanepoel is the latest celebrity to stand in her reflected glory, interpreting Monroe’s customary hair and makeup look for a picture posted on Instagram. You too can channel the sex appeal of Hollywood’s sauciest star. Learn how in the style notes.

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We love a good vamp, especially the Old Hollywood kind. During the hype of the Film Noir era of the ‘40s and ‘50s, femme fatale dominated the silver screen. The tailored dresses, the bold lip, the seductive come-hither look. Hair-wise, you can channel your inner femme fatale with a deep side part and a Veronica Lake-inspired wave cascade. An easy way to add asymmetry, this timeless style gives sophistication and class –– with minimal effort. A deep part is flattering on all face shapes, and leaves lots of hair to play with on the long side. As seen in the collage above, today’s bad girls are flaunting their own versions of Veronica’s glamorous look. You can too. For tips on creating the deep sweep, click style notes.

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