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As we perused these pictures of Penelope Cruz, we couldn’t help but notice all the texture in her hair! Tumbling cascades of wave and curl is one of our favorite styles, while texture has been a simmering trend for several years now, without ever reaching the stratosphere. But with the Spanish star now crowned the sexiest woman alive (by Esquire), and tossing her tresses negligently around with artful tousle, perhaps it’s time for texture to take off? If it’s something you’d like to try, we recommend American Wave. Otherwise, feel the full force of Penelope’s passion in the style notes.

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Harper’s Bazaar is making quite a statement in its September issue. Not content with one iconic woman, the style resource for “women who are the first to buy the best, from casual to couture” ups the stakes with three celebrity superstars on three different covers. In the musical corner, goes Gaga; for the actor’s guild, comes Cruz; and batting for supermodels, it’s Linda Evangelista. See all the covers and pick your favorite in the style notes.

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You may have heard hair described as an art form, but what you may not know is that the principles of design taught to painters and architects are the same ones used to create flattering cuts and updos. Line, form, shape and proportion can alter and enhance both the shape of the face and the balance of the features. A high chignon can elongate the cheekbones and chin, a geometric bob can give the illusion of a perfect jaw line. a cascade of curls can deemphasize a large nose or a pointy chin. The size and form of the frame surrounding the face is just as important as the internal outline of the shape. A few weeks ago we brought you a detailed look at the use of negative space; now we’ll look at how to use line and volume to get the most out of your ‘do. Read on for more details about getting the right silhouette and celebrity examples of the principle at work. –– Laura Martin 

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Kim Kardashian and Penelope Cruz apparently have more in common than their similar brunette locks; it seems that both women have a fondness for the same slicked-back hairstyle. Last month Penelope sported the sleek look at the premiere of her new film, and Kim recently gelled back her hair for a Paris fashion show. Kim nearly looked over-the-top in her elaborate dress, while Penelope stunned in a shimmering gold number. But the choice is up to you! Who wore it best?

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