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Bleached and distressed denim originated in the punk movement, but by the nineties, everyone seemed to have stone-washed jeans. The look is created by literally washing heavy material with pumice or other stones to soften the fabric and fade the hue. The method creates a mottled effect that is mostly very pale but with small bits of deeper color along the seams and flecked through the near-white fabric. Translating this look to hair gives an icy blonde base with dishwater roots and a fine smatter of lowlights. Get the formulas and application tips in the style notes. –Laura Martin 

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With her distinctive features, bleached-blonde hair, and punk-rock attitude Debbie Harry will always be a darling of fashion and style. The latest star to take on her iconic 80s image is modern beauty, Scarlett Johansson. Pictured for the cover story of W, the voluptuous leading lady hardly has the same body shape, and her plain-vanilla virtues are no match for Debbie’s badass ways, but even so, she looks great. Her hairstyle is particularly reminiscent of the pioneering songstress; learn how to create your own retro-inspired 80s ‘do in the notes.

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