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Only 2 1/2 months into 2016 and we’re already seeing major moves toward ungendered fashion. Pantone has released a gender neutral palette and even chosen a pairing of pastel pink and blue—the traditional hues representing masculine and feminine—as the colors of the year. Urban Decay has made androgynous model Ruby Rose their new ambassador. Zara released its first gender fluid clothing line, and Landeros presented a genderless clothing line at New York Fashion week. What does the trend mean for hair? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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(left and bottom right: Adam Finch, hairtrend.ru; top right: Anton Kirsanov, hairtrend.ru)

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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Pantone calls their Rose Quartz shade calming, persuasive and gentle. It’s certainly soft, but when applied to hair fibers instead of cloth, it feels a bit more playful and fashion forward. It’s a very feminine hue and I love the way it contrasts the bold geometry of the cut pictured above. If you’re looking for a hue that’s soft, feminine, and fashion forward, this soft pink is an excellent choice. Get the professional formula in the notes. — Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Pantone announced the official 2015 color of the year earlier this week – Marsala! Like the wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This terra cotta red shade will be sure to dominate the makeup shelves very soon. Get ahead of the trend and stock up on these Marsala hued products. –– By Katie McBroom