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We all have different aspects to our personalities. You may be a mixture of boho and punk, preppy and girly, or athletic and romantic. Whatever your specific combination, the interplay of disparate aspects can make for stunning looks. These styles pair different hues on opposite sides of the head, emphasizing contrast. Wear them parted in the center to play up the placement, or simply sweep hair to one side for a softer, blended look. Learn more about this emerging trend in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Every city has its own aesthetic. New York can never seem to fully shake the eighties. Paris is tied indefinitely to the chicness of a scarf. London is the home of both preppy and punk. Combining the two influences, this short shape feels both buttoned-up and roughed-up. Frayed edges counter classic lines in this outgrown shape that pairs equally well with leather and polos. If you’re looking for a new cut, a bit of British influence may be just the thing. Click the style notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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The preppy styles of summer in New England are like a postcard. The navys, deep reds, and bright whites rooted in American traditional culture immediately bring up thoughts of “the cape,” Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, clambakes, and sailing. No matter where you live, embracing this style can give you a sense of being near the ocean, which is what everyone yearns for in the summer. Click the notes for tips on getting these looks.  –– Kelly Rowe

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